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1861/10/01Confederate naval forces, including CSS Curlew, Raleigh, and Junaluska, under Flag Officer W. F. Lynch, CSN, captured steamer Fanny (later CSS Fanny) in Pamlico Sound with Union troops on board. (NavHist)
1861/10/156th Regiment mustered into U. S. service. (Dyer)
1861/11/23William H. Flint: Informed that the quota for R.I. cavalry was full and that we would not be obliged to go to war. But all but two of the company enlisted then and there in what was to be the 2nd Vt. Light Artillery. (Diary)
1862/10/01The Western Gunboat Fleet was transferred from the War Department to the Navy. (NavHist)
1862/10/03Naval forces under Commander William B. Renshaw in USS Westfield, including USS Harriet Lane., Owasco, Clifton, and mortar schooner Henry Janes, bombarded and captured the defenses of the harbor and city of Galveston. Six days later, Galveston formally surrendered to Renshaw. Rear Admiral David G. Farragut reported 'I am happy to inform you that Galveston, Corpus Christi, and Sabine City and the adjacent waters are now in our possession. ... All we want, as I have told the Department in my last dispatches, is a few soldiers to hold the places, and we will soon have the whole coast.' The failure to have a sizeable effective Marine Corps to send ashore in conjunction with fleet operations reduced considerably the effectiveness of the Navy and may have lengthened the war. (ORN)
1862/10/0412th Regiment mustered into U. S. service. (Dyer)
1862/10/04George Benedict, 12th Regiment: 'yesterday afternoon was rendered memorable by our first knapsack drill. The orders were for a review of the regiment, fully equipped, with knapsacks packed. The overcoat was accordingly folded and placed within the knapsack; the change of underclothing, socks, etc., ditto; and the woolen blankets rolled tightly within the rubber blanket and then strapped on the top. The whole concern, with the straps, weighs on an average about thirty-five pounds, and there goes science, let me tell you, to the production of a skillfully packed knapsack.' (Army Life)
1862/10/05Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from camp near Fort Lincoln, D.C. (more)
1862/10/05George Benedict, 12th Regiment: 'the review by Gov. Holbrook and inspection yesterday, was not as tedious as we expected. One man of our company fainted and two or three fell out before it was over; but most of the men agreed that it was on the whole an easier job than that of the day before.' (Army Life)
1862/10/0712th Regiment departed Brattleboro for Washington, arriving October 10. (Dyer)
1862/10/07Two cutters from USS Montgomery sent to investigate the steamer Blanche, which had beached nine miles from Havana, Cuba. After the crew of the first cutter, in charge of Acting Master Charles G. Arthur, had boarded the suspected blockade runner, Acting Ensign William O. Putnam, on the second cutter, noticed the vessel was on fire, raised the alarm, and managed to rescue several members of Montgomery's crew, as well as some members of the Blanche's crew. (ORN)
1862/10/08Pvt Joseph W. Taylor, Co. I, 3rd VVI, died; originally buried at Lovell General Hospital, Portsmouth RI; reinterred at Cypress Hills National cemetery (Cemetery database)
1862/10/10Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from camp near Fort Lincoln, D.C. (more)
1862/10/1013th Regiment mustered into U. S. service. (Dyer)
1862/10/10George Benedict, 12th Regiment, on the arrival of the regiment in Washington: The behavior of the regiment throughout the whole journey, elicited expressions of surprise and praise from the railroad and steamboat men and the citizens of every place at which we stopped. One of the managers of the Relief Association at Philadelphia said to me: "We have a good many regiments through here-thirteen this week, and on an average two regiments a day, now-a-days-and I think I have never seen a regiment of a thousand such universally well-behaved, orderly and gentlemanly men." (Army Life)
1862/10/1012th Regiment in camp on East Capitol Hill, Washington, until October 30. (Dyer)
1862/10/12George Benedict, 12th Regiment, on visitors to camp: 'We have already been visited by many of our friends of other regiments-by Quartermaster Dewey, Capt. Erhardt, Sergeant Morse and other of the First Vt. Cavalry, whose camp is across the river; by several from the Eleventh Vt., which is in camp about four miles away, by Lieut. Carey, of the 13th Mass., which fine regiment, once of 1100 men, has now 700 in hospital, sick and wounded, and is reduced by losses (in battle mainly) to 191 effective men; by Lieut. "Willie" Root, of the 22d Conn., which was in camp close by us yesterday, but to-day has struck tents and moved away to Chain Bridge; and by others, whose brown and hearty faces it was pleasant to see.' (Army Life)
1862/10/13Letter from Governor Frederick Holbrook to Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War, demanding a court of inquiry in regards to Maj.-Gen. Butler's General Orders 62, criticizing the regiment for their action at the Battle of Baton Rouge. (Benedict)
1862/10/14George Benedict, 12th Regiment: 'We are for the present attached to Gen. Casey's Division of the Reserved Army Corps for the Defence of Washington, and it is the general impression among the men that we may remain here for some weeks.' (Army Life)
1862/10/17Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Camp near Fort Lincoln, D.C. (more)
1862/10/18Commander Emmons was ordered to leave USS Hatteras, and assume command of USS R. R. Cuyler. (ORN)
1862/10/2114th Regiment organized at Brattleboro October 21, 1862, for nine months. (Dyer)
1862/10/2214th Regiment traveled to Washington, October 22-25. (Dyer)
1862/10/2215th Regiment was organized at Brattleboro and mustered in. (Dyer)
1862/10/23A Board of Inquiry is ordered regarding the discipline and efficiency of the regiment at the Battle of Baton Rouge, published as Special Order 462, Headquarters Department of the Gulf by R. S. Davis, Captain and acting Adjutant-General. (Benedict)
1862/10/2316th Regiment organized and mustered in at Brattleboro. (Dyer)
1862/10/2315th Regiment traveled to Washington, October 23-26 (Dyer)
1862/10/2416th Regiment traveled to Washington, D.C., October 24-27. (Dyer)
1862/10/2514th Regiment was at Camp Chase, Arlington, Virginia, October 25-28 (Dyer)
1862/10/2716th Regiment camped at East Capitol Hill, Washington, until October 30, 1862. (Dyer)
1862/10/3015th Regiment marched from East Capitol Hill to Munson's Hill. (Dyer)
1862/10/3016th Regiment marched to Munson Hill. (Dyer)
1862/10/3112th Regiment at Camp Vt., near Hunting Creek, until December 12. (Dyer)
1862/10/3112th Regiment moved from Munson's Hill to Hunting Creek. (Dyer)
1862/10/31During October the Confederate Torpedo Bureau was established under Lieutenant H. Davidson, continuing work pioneered by Commander M. F. Maury. (NavHist)
1863/10/02Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Brattleboro (more)
1863/10/03President Lincoln issued a Proclamation for Thanksgiving. (Lincoln)
1863/10/041st Vt. Cav. engaged at Falmouth, Va. (Battles)
1863/10/05CSS David, Lieutenant W. T. Glassell, exploded a spar torpedo against USS New Ironsides in an attempt to destroy the heavy blockader off Charleston. New Ironsides was damaged but not destroyed. (NavHist)
1863/10/0711th Regiment, Co. M., organized. (Dyer)
1863/10/101st Vt. Cav. engaged at James City, Va. (Battles)
1863/10/111st Vt. Cav. engaged at Brandy Station, Va. (Battles)
1863/10/15Lieutenant Henry Jones, Company C, captured by guerrillas. (Benedict)
1863/10/15Lieutenant Commander William C. West, commanding USS Wissahickon, reports on affairs in the vicinity of North Edisto River, to Captain Emmons, Chief of Staff, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, at Charleston, S.C. (ORN)
1863/10/15Submarine H. L. Hunley sank for the second time in Charleston harbor. The part owner for whom she was named and a crew of seven perished in the accident, but she was again recovered and a third crew volunteered to man her. (NavHist)
1863/10/17Acting Master Gilbert Morton, commanding USS Conestoga pro tempore off Bolivar [County], reports the detention of the tugboat Sweden, near Napoleon, Miss., with 50 bales of cotton onboard. (ORN)
1863/10/18Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Brattleboro. (more)
1863/10/181st Vt. Cav. engaged at Gainesville, Va. (Battles)
1863/10/191st Vt. Cav. engaged at Buckland Mills, Va. (Battles)
1863/10/191st Vt. Cav. engaged at Gainesville, Va. (Battles)
1863/10/23Rear Admiral Dahlgren, to Secretary Welles, forwards the comments of several officers, including Captain Emmons, in regard to future operations against Charleston, S. C. (ORN)
1863/10/24Acting Master Morton, USS Conestoga, indicates he sent the steamer Lillie Martin and the tug Sweden, suspected of trading with the Confederates, near Napoleon, Miss. , to Cairo. (ORN)
1863/10/24U.S.S. Conestoga, Acting Master Gilbert Morton, seized steamer Lillie Martin and tug Sweden, suspected of trading with the Confederates, near Napoleon, Mississippi. (NavHist)
1863/10/24A joint army and navy expedition, consisting of the vessels USS Daylight and USS Howquah, and 125 men from the 158th New York, led by Lieutenant Colonel W. H. McNary, 75 men from Ninth Vt. regiments under the command of Colonel E. H. Ripley, and a battery from the 2nd Mass. Heavy Artillery, left Beaufort, N.C., proceeded to Bear Inlet, and destroyed 'without loss or serious opposition, three salt works, 150 sacks of salt, and a large number of empty barrels for spirits of turpentine.' (ORN)
1863/10/31During October, instruction began for 52 midshipmen at the Confederate States Naval Academy on board CSS Patrick Henry in the James River. (NavHist)
1864/10/01To this point, Vt. had furnished 32,710 men, 1,014 more than its quotas required. The number of Vermonters in service on this date was approximately 12,250 men. Of these, 1,304 were in hospitals. (Crockett)
1864/10/01Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/01Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/02Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/02Captain Greene, commanding East Gulf Blockading Squadron, reported to Secretary Welles, on the arrival of the schooner O. H. Lee, Acting Master Oliver Thacher, from Boston, and her assignment to blockading duties at St. Marks. (ORN)
1864/10/02Rear Admiral Farragut informed Secretary Welles that Captain Theodore P. Greene, in Key West, had refused to accept new sailors from USS Kensington when it visited, 'on the ground, which appears to me to be a just one, they would only fall victims to the yellow fever.' (ORN)
1864/10/02Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/03Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/03Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/04Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/04Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/047th Regiment veterans sailed from New York, bound for New Orleans, LA. (Dyer)
1864/10/05Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/05Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/06Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/06Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/071st Vt. Cav. engaged at Columbia Furnace, Va. (Battles)
1864/10/07Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/07USS Wachusett, Lieutenant N. Collins, captured CSS Florida, Lieutenant C. M. Morris, at Bahia, Brazil. Thus, in the same year were the cruises of the dread raiders Alabama and Florida ended. (NavHist)
1864/10/07Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/08Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/08Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/091st Vt. Cav. engaged at Tom's Brook, Va. (Battles)
1864/10/09Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/10Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/10Third Assistant Engineer Luther R. Harvey was assigned to the prize crew of a captured blockade runner, the British steamer Bat, which had been captured off the Western Bar, Cape Fear River. The prize was sailed into Beaufort, N.C. (ORN)
1864/10/10Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/11Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/11Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/12Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/12Rear Admiral Cornelius K. Stribling relieved Captain [Theodore P.] Greene as commander of the East Gulf Blockading Squadron. Captain Greene had assumed temporary command upon the departure of Rear Admiral Bailey in August 1864. (ORN)
1864/10/12Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/13'Lt. Edward B. Parker; [Company B,] died a prisoner at Columbia, S.C., Oct. 13, 1864, from injuries received from bloodhounds.' (Fox vii-60)
1864/10/13Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/13Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/137th Regiment returning veterans arrived in New Orleans, where they would stay until February 1865. (Dyer)
1864/10/14The quota of Vt. under the President's call for three hundred thousand men for three years, was 3,336 men. (Crockett)
1864/10/14Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/14Acting Rear Admiral C. K. Stribling relieved Captain Greene as commander East Gulf Blockading Squadron. (ORN)
1864/10/14Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/15Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/15Secretary Welles disapproved an order by Captain Greene, temporarily commanding East Gulf Blockading Squadron, to USS Isonomia, to blockade duty at West Pass 'in light of a report from her commanding officer that she was unfit for sea service, and her incapacity to carry much coal.' Isonomia had been ordered to cruise in the vicinity of Nassau and the Bahama Banks in search of blockade runners, and Secretary Welles ordered Acting Rear Admiral Stribling, commanding East Gulf Blockading Squadron at Key West, to send her there. (ORN)
1864/10/15Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/16Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/16Brigadier General R. S. Granger to Major General Thomas: 'I don't believe either Forrest or Roddey can be with Hood. My scout from Blountsville, returned to-day, reports having heard of Hood moving toward Chattanooga, but makes no report of Forrest having passed that way, which he must have known had Forrest joined Hood. Captain Morton repeats his telegram that he is positive that his information is correct. The gunboats, in my opinion, will do but little toward stooping the crossing of the river by such a force as Hood must have. They have no protection for their boilers, none indeed for any part of the boat, and any of them could be totally disabled by three batteries in 15 minutes. They can only be stopped from crossing by batteries and heavy force on this side of the river. (ORN)
1864/10/16Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/17Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/17Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/18Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/18Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/19Multiple Vermont regiments were engaged at Cedar Creek, VA. (Battles)
1864/10/19Lieutenant Colonel Amasa A. Tracy, 2nd VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (MOH Page)
1864/10/19Colonel Stephen Thomas, 8th VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (MOH Page)
1864/10/19Colonel William W. Henry, 10th Inf., was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (MOH Page)
1864/10/19Corporal Frederick A. Lyon, 1st VVC, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (MOH Page)
1864/10/19Private James Sweeney, Company A, 1st VVC, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (MOH Page)
1864/10/19Sergeant Eri D. Woodbury, Co. E, 1st VVC, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (MOH Page)
1864/10/19St. Albans raid: A group of Confederate agents, dressed in civilian clothes, robbed three banks. (Raid)
1864/10/19CSS Shenandoah, Lieutenant J. I. Waddell, commissioned off the Madeira Islands. (NavHist)
1864/10/20St. Albans raid: Montreal Gazette reacts to the raid (Raid)
1864/10/20Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/20Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/21Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/21Abstract log of USS Saratoga: Acting Lieutenant Edgar Brodhead came on board from the Wild Cat to take command of this ship by order of the Secretary of the Navy. (ORN)
1864/10/21Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/22Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/22Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/23Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/23Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/24Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/24Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/25Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/25Acting Master Morton, USS General Thomas, to Captain M. Forrest, commanding Eleventh District Mississippi Squadron: 'The river is so low that I can not reach Claysville Landing. Got up to Beard's Bluff. From reliable information at various points on the river, which you can rely on, the enemy is in large force, with artillery and pontoons, between Guntersville, Warrenton, and Fletcher's, and threatens to cross at various points from Beard's Bluff to Triana. River so low that I can not go with safety below Whitesburg. I will endeavor to sue the utmost vigilance from White's Bar to Gunter's Bar until I hear from you. The Stone River is below Whitesburg. I would recommend you to telegraph to General Granger to keep her between Whitesburg and Decatur and communicate with me at head of Hobson's Island, 3 miles above Whitesburg. You can rely upon the information I give to be correct, for I have seen cavalry and officers dressed in regular uniform, which never saw before on the river, and at various points, too, and the information came direct from Warrenton here. Please send me dispatch via Whitesburg to-morrow. I return up river immediately to Beard's Bluff and will be down again to-morrow unless detained by the enemy. Be assured the Thomas is vigilant. Plenty of rails for fuel. (ORN)
1864/10/25Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/26Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/26Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/279th Regiment was engaged or present at Fair Oaks, Va. (Battles)
1864/10/2717th Regiment was engaged or present at Hatcher's Run , Va. (Battles)
1864/10/27Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/27Acting Master Morton, USS General Thomas, to Captain Forrest: 'Have been up the river in the vicinity of Port Deposit and Beard's Bluff. No enemy seen on the banks of the river this morning. Heard heavy trains moving along the mountain roads all night. Took on board one of General Granger's scouts, just in from Warrenton and Guntersville. He reports main force of the enemy moving down the river toward Decatur; courier going to General Hood; that a large Federal force is this side of Gadsden I pursuit. All right on board. It rained very heavily all night, and I will go down river as soon as possible. The probabilities are that the river will rise, and I will pass Whitesburg to-night. (ORN)
1864/10/27Torpedo launch commanded by Lieutenant W. B. Cushing destroyed ram CSS Albemarle in the River, assuring the North of renewed control of the waters around Plymouth, North Carolina. (NavHist)
1864/10/27Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/2817th Regiment was engaged or present at Hatcher's Run, Va. (Battles)
1864/10/28Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/28Secretary Welles to Captain Greene, at Brattleboro, Vt.: 'You are hereby detached from duty as temporary commander of the East Gulf Blockading Squadron…and you will regard yourself as waiting orders.' (ORN)
1864/10/28Major General Thomas, to Colonel W. P. Lyon: 'Your dispatch of this p.m. is received. Please express to Captain Morton my thanks for the activity displayed by him in patrolling the river, and also for the valuable information he forwards. (ORN)
1864/10/28Acting Master Morton, USS General Thomas, to Major General [George] Thomas: From the latest information I can get, the main force of the enemy had moved down the river, but I think they will attempt crossing at Guntersville or Port Deposit. I think the latter place, the river being narrow and a good artillery road for them to come on. Opposite this place is every appearance of fences being down for the moving of cavalry. I fired canister at them, and could see them running through the cornfield. I should go to Decatur and be back here to-night; the river rose last night. Russell's brigade of cavalry is left at Guntersville and one corps at Warrenton. (ORN)
1864/10/28Extract from log of the USS General Thomas: Off Paint Rock from 12 to 4 p. m.: Stopped 'railing;' headed downstream; 2:45, landed at Limestone and took on board more rails; started downstream, had men at quarters; went downstream a short distance and came alongside the Stone River and opened on a rebel battery and received no injury until abreast of the battery, when they opened fire on us with6 other guns, we receiving one shot through the hull, one through the wheelhouse, and two through the cabin, wounding one mortally in the head, one through the back, and one in the neck. Passed the rebel batteries and landed at Decatur. From 4 to 6 p.m.: Weather clear; wind west. Fired 6 shots. Ceased firing. From 6 to 8 p.m.: Weather clear and pleasant. Cast loose from shore and anchored off Decatur. From 8 to 12 p. m. (midnight): Weather clear; wind S. W. Occasional picket firing. (ORN)
1864/10/28USS General Thomas, Acting Master Morton, engaged Confederate batteries near Decatur, Alabama, on the Tennessee River. His vessel sustained damage but passed the batteries, rounded to and, with Army gunboat Stone River, poured such a withering crossfire into the emplacements that the Southerners abandoned them. Brigadier General Robert Granger, commanding Union troops in the area, described the action: 'It was impossible for men to withstand this attack. They deserted their guns, a portion of them retreating to their main line, while many of them rushed down the bank and sought the protection of the trees at the waters edge. The guns of the boats, double-shotted with canister, were turned upon them at a distance of scarcely 300 yards, and poured in a terrible fire.' As the Confederates under General Hood neared the Tennessee River in their campaign to divert Sherman by invading Tennessee, patrolling Union gunboats, invaluable not only in guarding against river crossings, but also in collecting vital information about troop movements, were attacked by mobile field batteries with increasing frequency and intensity. (ORN)
1864/10/28Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/29Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Brown University (more)
1864/10/29Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/29Rear Admiral J. A. Dahlgren, commanding South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, reported to Secretary Welles that he had contemplated a move on the Georgetown, S.C. batteries, and had examined the locality with a view thereto, found the movement beyond his means because Commander Colvocoresses, who was to play a major part and had made a preliminary examination of the site had been withdrawn (not further explained). (ORN)
1864/10/29Extract from log of the USS General Thomas: Off Decatur from 12 to 4 a.m.: Weather cold, with heavy fog. 3 a.m.: The enemy removed their batteries from the bank of the river. Continued firing of pickets. 4 to 8 a.m.: Continual picket firing. 9 a.m.: A force on our left went out to reconnoiter. At 11:30 weighed another and headed upstream. 5 p.m.: Landed at Decatur. 6:50 p.m.: US Army gunboat Stone River came downstream and landed above us. 7:45, cast loose from shore and headed upstream. 11:30, heavy musket firing at Decatur. (ORN)
1864/10/29Brigadier-General Granger, US Army, to Acting Master Morton, USS General Thomas: 'The general commanding desires that you move up the river with your vessel at once, reconnoitering the banks very thoroughly, especially about Whitesburg, where it is reported the enemy will attempt a crossing. Please forward immediately any information of importance you may obtain. (ORN)
1864/10/29Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/29Bvt M.G. Thomas E. G. Ransom, of Norwich, Vt., died in Rome, Ga., after an illness of several weeks. (obituary)
1864/10/30Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/30Extract from log of the USS General Thomas: Off Triana: At 129:05 a.m. were fired into by some cavalry; went to quarters and returned the fire. 12:10 a.m.: weighted anchor and started upstream, shelling the woods. Came to anchor off Triana. 5:45 a.m.: Fired two shots at rebel cavalry. Weighed anchor, started upstream. 7:30, landed at Whitesburg; picked up two deserters on south shore. (ORN)
1864/10/30Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/10/31Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/10/31Extract from log of the USS General Thomas: Off Whitesburg: At 2:45 a.m. three muskets were fired south of Whitesburg. 9:30, the Stone River came down, made fast aft, and hauled us off the bar. 8:15 a.m.: Started up the river and fired 8 shots. 11:30, landed. 4:15 p.m.: Commenced firing at some rebel cavalry. 5:15, ceased firing. 7:30, stopped at Triana and communicated with some soldiers. 8 p.m.: Fired three shots. At 10:15, landed at Decatur. (ORN)
1864/10/31Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1865/10/01Nathan Parish Bowman, Additional Paymaster (Major) US Army, resigned after serving in the Department of North Carolina (US Army)
1865/10/05US General Hospital in Brattleboro closed. Previous Page