War of the Rebellion: Serial 020 Page 0013 Chapter XXVI. ABDUCTION OF STEAMER PLANTER.

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armed Yankees for nearly an hour, and retreated only because they had no more ammunition with which to fight.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. DOUGHLASS,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

Captain MALLORY P. KING, A. A. G., Second Brigade.

APRIL 29, 1862.-Engagements at Pineberry Battery, Willstown, and White Point, S. C.

Report of Brigadier General Nathan G. Evans, C. S. Army, commanding Third Military District of South Carolina.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD MILITARY DISTRICT,

Adams Run, S. C., April 30, 1862.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report, for the information of the major-general, that the enemy came up the Dawho and attacked the battery at Pineberry, and after and engagement of four hours succeeded in landing and destroying the battery. I immediately repaired to the spot and made preparations to meet him. After going up the Pon Pon, near Willstown, I met him with two pieces of field artillery, when he commenced to retire. Watching his movements, I again intercepted him near White Point with four pieces of artillery and two companies of infantry and engaged him at 50 yards. The contest lasted an hour very hot, and no doubt many of the enemy were killed and wounded. He retired in a crippled condition. I am, expecting a renewed attack to-day.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

N. G. EVANS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Captain J. R. WADDY, A. A. G., Charleston, S. C.

MAY 13, 1862.-Abduction of the Steamer Planter from Charleston, S. C.*

REPORTS.

Numbers 1.-Major General C. Pemberton, S. C. Army, commanding Department of South Carolina and Georgia.

Numbers 2.-Brigadier General Roswell S. Ripley, C. S. Army, commanding Second Military District of South Carolina.

Numbers 3.-Lieutenant F. G. Ravenel, C. S. Army, Aide-de-Camp.

Numbers 4.-Major Alfred Rhett, First South Carolina Artillery.

Numbers 1. Report of Major General John C. Pemberton, C. S. Army, commanding Department of South Carolina and Georgia.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA,

Savannah, Ga., May 13, 1862.

I have just learned by telegraph that steamer Planter, with five

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*By Robert Smalls. See Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy, December 1, 1862.

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