War of the Rebellion: Serial 060 Page 0047 Chapter XLV. EXPEDITION AGAINST NEW BERNE, N. C.

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JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 10, 1864. - Expedition against New Berne, N. C.,

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.

Feb. 1. 1864. - Skirmish at Batchelder's Creek.

2, 1864. - Skirmish at Gales' Creek.

Skirmish at Bogue Sound Block-house.

Skirmish at Newport Barracks.

Capture of the U. S. steamer Underwriter.

6, 1864. - Skirmish near Newport Barracks.

REPORTS. *

Numbers 1. - Captain Jesse Merill, U. S. Signal Corps, chief signal officer, Department of Virginia and South Carolina.

Numbers 2. - Brigadier General Innis N. Palmer, U. S. Army, commanding District of North Carolina.

Numbers 3. - Major General John J. Peck, U. S. Army, commanding District of North Carolina.

Numbers 4. - Colonel Peter J. Claassen, One hundred and thirty-second New York Infantry, commanding outposts, &c.

Numbers 5. - Colonel James W. Savage, Twelfth New York Cavalry.

Numbers 6. - Captain Ira Winnas, Ninety-ninth New York Infantry.

Numbers 7. - Captain Charles G. Smith, One hundred and thirty-second New York Infantry.

Numbers 8. - Colonel James Jourdan, One hundred and fifty-eighth New York Infantry, commanding Sub-district of Beaufort.

Numbers 9. - Lieutenant Colonel Valentine G. Barney, Ninth Vermont Infantry.

Numbers 10. - Major General William H. C. Whiting, C. S. Army, commanding at Wilmington, N. C.

Numbers 11. - Brigadier General James G. Martin, C. S. Army, commanding brigade.

Numbers 12. - Major General George E. Pickett, C. S. Army, commanding Department of North Carolina.

Numbers 13. - Brigadier General Robert F. Hoke, C. S. Army, commanding brigade.

Numbers 14. - Brigadier General Seth M. Barton, C. S. Army, commanding brigade.

Numbers 15. - Brigadier General Thomas L. Clingham, C. S. Army, commanding brigade.

Numbers 16. - Colonel John Taylor Wood, C. S. Army.

Numbers 1. Report of Captain Jesse Merrill, U. S. Signal Corps, chief signal officer, Department of Virginia and North Carolina.

HEADQUARTERS SIGNAL CORPS,

Fort Monroe, Va. February 27, 1864.

MAJOR: In accordance with a general order from the Signal Officer of the Army, directing that in every engagement with the enemy in which officers and men of the Signal Corps take part, a report of their operations be made by the chief signal officer to the commanding general of the department or army, I would respectfully submit the following as to the operations of the detachment of the corps in the District of North Carolina in the recent attack upon New Berne. This report is made up from the reports of Lieutenant Thayer,

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*For reports of Acting Rear Admiral S. P. Lee, Commander Henry K. Davenport, and other U. S. naval officers, see Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy, December 5, 1864.

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