OPERATIONS IN SOUTH CAROLINA, SOUTHERN Georgia, MIDDLE AND EAST FLORIDA, AND WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA.
EMBRACING DOCUMENTS FOUNDOR RECEIVED TOO LATE FOR INSERTION IN VOLUMES 1, 6, 14, 28, 35, 44, AND 47.
January 1, 1861-June 30, 1865.
[The number in brackets at the lower left hand of each document indicates the volume to which it properly belongs.]
MARCH 13, 1862.-Affair at Mattis' Plantation, S. C.
Report of Lieutenant Colonel James A. Beaver, Forty-fifth Pennsylvania Infantry
HEADQUARTERS FORT DRAYTON,
Otter Island, S. C., March 15, 1862.
CAPTAIN: It is my duty to report to you, through your office to the general commanding, the details of an unfortunate occurence which took place on the morning of the 13th instant on the mainland at the plantation of a Mr. Mattis, resulting in the death of Captain Rambo and Corporal Reighand, of Company K, of the Forty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volumnteers, and the wounding of several others, privates in the same company, one of whom has since died from the effects of his wounds:
I started on the morning of the 12th instant with parts of three companies of the Forty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, for the purpose of reconnoitering the north bank of the Musquito Creek, which has heretofore been occupied by small parties of rebels. With two negro guides we proceed through the entire length of the cree, landing occasionaly at imortant points and making observation in the vicinity, and landing in the evening at the plantation of Mr. Michael
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