Friday, April 19 1861
BITTER BRIGADE BLASTS BALTIMOREANS
Federal troops continued to head for the Capital--which
trip continued to require a change of
trains in Baltimore. As on the previous day, hostile crowds of
Southern sympathizers harassed the men, in this case the 6th
Massachusetts Volunteers. Unlike yesterday, they went beyond
catcalls to throwing stones and shooting. The 6th Mass was armed and
shot their way out of the crowd, losing four dead and 17 wounded.
Future troops took ships out of Philadelphia.
Saturday, April 19 1862
MISCELLANEOUS MELEES MESSILY MADE
No large actions took place today, but some small ones proliferated.
The mortar firing on the forts below New Orleans continued. Gen.
Halleck progressed slowly with gathering his forces around Yorktown,
Va. Various violence took place at Trent Road, S.C.; Suth Mills in
Camden County, S.C. and Talbot’s Ferry, Ark.
Sunday, April 19 1863
HUMBLE HOWE HELPS HUMANELY
Elias Howe Jr. was discharged today from the 17th Conn. Volunteers,
along with his father. The father, being old (over 40) and suffering
a clubfoot, was not quite officially mustered in. Being quite
wealthy (he had invented the sewing machine) he was allowed to hang
around anyway. Once, when the unit had not been paid in months, he
wrote a personal check to cover the entire payroll, then went back
in line to pick up his private’s pay of $39.
Tuesday, April 19 1864
WATERY WARFARE WRATHFULLY WAGED
Things were looking grim for the Union garrison at Plymouth, N.C.
Under attack for two days, they had been saved yesterday by the
arrival of two gunboats. Today, at 3:30 a.m., the counterattack
came--the dreaded CSS Albermarle arrived. She immediately attacked
the USS Miami and Southfield, which had been tied together for
steadier firing. Southfield was fatally rammed, and the crew
frantically cut the cables as the survivors scrambled aboard Miami.
Miami turned tail and ran.
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