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The following narrative, written by
thc late Major Manigault, with no
view to publication, is of interest to
all students of thc wonderful defences
February, (Friday,) -10, 18G5. (A
bitter cold day, wind, N. \V.)
About ?unri.-ji' the Yankees com
menced shelling our picket linc, or
line of rifle pits, between Grimball's
and Iii ve rs's eau-ieway, from four gun
boats and a uioilar schooner lying in
Lcgarc's Creek or Little Folly Uiver.
As soon as 1 could have my horso sad
dled I rode down to the picket line.
Found the vessels as above described,
shelling briskly; also three other gun
boats in Stono River, which last, how
ever, were ?helliug only occasionally.
When I arrived, a considerable force
of Yankees had landed and were drawn
up near Lcgarc's overseer's house.
Our force at that timo consisted of
100 infantry, and a cavalry picket of
20. Total, 120, being the regular
picker on the linc. Capt. Kennedy,
2d S. C. artillery, as officer of thc
day, relieved tho preceding officer,
almost immediately after I arrived. I
directed him to take charge of thc left
of the line, while I would remain at
Grimball's causeway, where the attack
was threatened. I told him to assist
mc as well as he was able with thc left
picket force if tho attack should be
uia?e on Grimball'a causeway. I
d* <v in the pickets ou tho bank of
. M? Stono ll vcr, on the extreme right,
and concentrated them as well as I
could from thc loug intrenchment
facing the peninsula extending to
wards the Stono in the direction of
Legareville, along the rifle pits to
Grimball's causeway. I sent dis
patches to Col. Brown, giving infor
mation and asking reinforcements, as
soon as could bo done.
Col. Brown sent me thc "Palmetto
Guard," Capt. Webb; "-" Guard,"
Capt. Cullen; the "Cobb Guard,"
Capt. Turnipseed; also 29 dismounted
cavalry under Lieut. Roberts, 1st S.
C. cavalry, ile ordered me through
Lieut. Ilasoll "to huid thc picket line
to tho lust extremity.'' Our force
theo stood thus:
Regular infantry picket, 2d S.
Regular cavalry picket. 20
Palmetto Guard, infantry, Capt.
Cant. Cullen's company.50
Capt. Turnipseed's company .57
Alco Lieut. Roberta's dis
mounted cavalry of 1st S.
Making io all. 308
This force oooupied a line ooo mile
long. Forty-eight of them occupied
the left posts and I eould not with
draw them, as an nttaok might be
made by Rivers'H causeway. Also
the mounted and dismounted cava'ry
were kept at Rivera's causeway for
the sante reason.
This left mo 211 mon; of this 211
Capt. Cullen's company, 50, were left
in reserve so that I bud ouly 161 men
on this part of thc lino actually at
tacked. The shelling continued for
several hours with no effect whatever.
Average distance, one milo; 8 and I
think 11-inch guns, besides rifles of
different calibres, and one 12 inch mor
tar. After much marching and coun
termarching the Yankees advanced
their skirmishers about 2 p. m. eup
ported by a pretty heavy lino in rear.
A ttroog line of skirmishers advanced
to within yOOor 850 yards, the main
body Wing drawn up beyond tho
sands, in the road leading to Legaro's
"overseer's bonne," dtMnnoc 700
yards A pretty sharp fin* WHS ex
changed betweu itivir sk'rmishera
and our Vino, wheo nf tur some lime
their skirmishers were recalled. Pre
vious tu ihi.H I had CNliinated their
force >a from 1,500 to 2,000 men.
They evidently had five rcgiinent3,
one of which appeared to bc a very
large regiment, judging by thc front
it occupied, say even as much as 800
men; the four other regiments esti
mated at 250 apiece, would give 1,000,
say 1,800 men.
After some time had elapsed a sec
tion of artillery advanced to near the
south end of Grimball's causeway,
distance 700 yards, and commenced
shelling us; no damage was done by
. -""'At about 5 p. m. a general advance
of their line took place. Their skir
mishers on their left, composed of
54th New York, (white,) and ono com
paq .of 144th New York, (white,) made
a. tu.-d.-.?beautiful charge at a run, ex
pending ?i? ter val, as soon as they dis
ongflgeo themselves from the marsh
an4 approaching our lina obliquely, so
, that it wa* very hard td bit them.
Seeing Che danger o? iht\ extreme
i thc Last Fight for
right of our lino, I immediately run to
tin.- next rifle pit on the right of G ri ta -
; hall's causeway and ordered Lieut.
- , of Company O, 2d S. C. artil
' lory, to take 20 or 25 men with him
! sind reinforce the extreme right rifle
j i ? i t rt. 1 then turned to go back to the
I little earthwork at Griniball's cause
j way, where the attack in line or col
; mun would evidently be made, when
: on being called to by Lieut. ?-, 1
i turned, and Kaw that our meu on the
! extreme right were giving way.
i I returned to GrimbaH'B causeway;
the Yankee line was then GO to 70
yards distant, as well as I could judge;
they seemed to me to ho wavering and
if thc right of our line had not given
way and I could have got at Cullen's
company immediately, I think the
main attacking forco would have been
Hut, turning and Beeing thc men of
our right rifle pits in full retreat and
thc eoeuiy pressing on them, I gave
the order to retreat, and I followed as
Boon as the linc had paused mc. Hand
ling skirmishers in retreat when 0 or
S times their number arc firiDg upon
them, is rather an impracticable affair.
Corpl. Manson behaved very bravely
during the retreat, halting, facing
about and firing at the enemy.
immediately afterwards I fell, struck
hy a minnie ball in thc back, within
an eighth of an inch of the
base of thc spine. Corpl. Macbeth
pasned mc immediately afterwards-I
told him to hurry on, that I waB mor
tally wounded, ile gave me a mouth
ful of water from his cauteen and hur
ried on. Bowie, of the "Palmetto
Guard," came up and said he could
go no further. I urged him to hurry
on, that a stand would bo made at thc
next hedge aud ditch, etc., but he ap
peared to bc broken down (though
young and robust, having been much
weakened by chill and fever ) Imme
diately after six mon of the 54th New
York, (with au unmistakable brogue)
enuc up and took him prisoner and
then took me. I was io a moment de
spoiled of my watch, sword, pistol and
field glass, and shortly after taken on
a blanket to Grimball's causeway,
whero Capt. Blau, 54th New York,
was in command of our men's rifle
pits or earthwork, which we had just
I fell, I suppose, 300 yards in rear
of our lines, believing that the wound
was mortal. I was utterly powerless
from the shook, though not exaotly
paralyzed. I fainted immediately
after being taken up in a blanket,
i though I think that my unconscious
ness lasted but a moment. Capt.
Blau, who waa very polite, ordered
four mon to take me on a stretcher to
the Yankee hospital on Dixon's Is
land, where I arrived considerably
after dark. In going to the rear I
passed two regiments in reservo, one
behind the other, the first perhaps 350
yards from our line, and the other per
haps 500 yards from it. I also passed
the Yankoo commander and his staff,
(whother Gen. Sohimmelfenoig or Col.
Bennet,) I cannot say. They were
mounted aud stationary on the sands
a littlo to thc right or west of Grim
ball s causeway, about 300 yards from
our linea. Tho Yankees had engaged
the 54th New York, white; 144th New
York, white; 32d United States color
ed troops; 55th United States co.orod
troops, und one Bcotion of artillery;
probably from 1,250 to 1,500 men,
(one of their officers admitted to me
that thoy had 1,200 men.)
Capt. Blau, 54th New York, com
manded tho skirmishers who attacked
tho right of our line, composed of the
144th New York. Tho other compa
nies of the 144th New York and one
colored regiment (the 144th on right)
! made thc attack iu linc ou main posi
tion at Grimball's causeway. Twonc
| gre regiments held in reserve in rear
of tine last named attacking party.
Gen. Schimmelfcnnig was said to bc
in command, but Col. Bennett in im
mediate command of the attacking
forco. I was told that after tho first
demonstration it was intended to rc
I tiro, but Gen. Gillmoro himself order
ed tho last attack. ^
The casualties annng the' Yankees
amounted to 83. I hoard this from
undoubted authority. Our casualties
wcro as follows: Corpl. Nagle and
Private Kerr, Palmetto Guard, killed;
also iour or five others wounded, but1
, not prisoners.
Myself and Lieut. "Wells, company
B, "Cobb's Guard;" Privates Camp
bell, Haig, Houston, Mouzon, of Pal
metto Guard; Privates Swan, Wood,
Mills, Johnson, of Cobb's Guard, were
all wounded and taken prisoners. To
Two Bowies, Humphreys, privates,
"Palmetto Guard," and Privates Jack
son and throo others of "Cobb Guard,"
were taken prlsonors, unwounded.]
Total, 7. 1
The total casualties on oar side
were 17 taken prisoners, and 7 or 8
cither killed or wounded, not taken
prisoners. Total, 25.
'J.'be Yankees therefore did not gain
much by their attack, as their casual
ties were 3J to 1 of ours.
Mills and Johnson, of the "Cobb
Guard," died, the rest recovered.
The Yankees retired that night
from our picket line, which was reoc
cupied the next day by our troops.
As soon as I arrived at the temporary
hospital at Dixon's Island tho
bullet was cut out of my hip. Thc
next evening, about sunset, we were
moved in a steamboat to Folly Island.
Remained there till the 13th (Monday)
evening, when we wcro put on board
thc steamer Canonicus. Tuesday
about midday, startod for Hilton
Head. Arrived there about sunset.
Landed Yankee wounded and proceed
ed to Beaufort; carried to Port Hos
pital in charge of Dr. Shue about 9 a.
m. February 15.
May 9, discharged from hospital and
sent to Hilton Head as prisoner of
war, accompanied by Campbell, Haig,
Houston and Mouzon; paroled May
10; left Hilton Head 11.30 p. m. May
Arrived at Charleston 7 a m., May
12. I write this February 9, 1866.
To-morrow will be one year ?ince I was
wounded. I am still on my crutches.
Some question having arisen as to
whether the ?ght.at Grin-ball's was
the last engagement in the defence of
Charleston, one of the veterans who
fought under Major Manigault recent
ly addressed letters to Mr. John Har
leston, of tho 1st South Carolina regu
lar artillery, and Dr. Robert Lcbby,
Jr., of Gen. Talliaferro's staff. The
attention of these gentlemen was call
ed to the alleged barge repulse at Bat
tery Simpkins on February ll, 1865,
mentioned in report of Gen. Ilardce to
Adjt. Gen. Cooper, page 1,070, Serial
No. 98, "War of tho Rebellion," offi
cial records. Tbe replies seem to in
dicate i h at thc affair at Battery Simp
kins was of little moment to the Con
federates. Mr. John Harleston thinks
it was not "serious."
Dr. Lebby in a letter, which, like
Mujor Manigault's narrative, was not
intended for publication, Bays:
My recollection of the attack on
Battery Simpkins, to which you refer,
waB not an attack properly speaking
on Simpkins, but was an affair of their
own, as the Federals mistook their
picket boats for ours and opened fire
on them, (four I think,) and we think
ing it was to be au attack on us, open
ed fire al?o as soon as our boats re
ported at the battery. The Federal
boats (two of them, I think,) were
seen the next morning on the inner
beach at Cummings's Point, apparent
ly muoh injured. The Federal long
roll was beat and BO was ours, and the
infantry camped in Mikell's field were
ordered to the point at a double quick,
and the hospital bomb-proof lighted
up for work. The whole affair oo
ourred at 1 o'clock a. m. and was a
false alarm. This is my recollection
of tho affair, which I think ie about
^ Johnny Knew.
The class was reoiting and little
Johnny Fellows was the laat one on
the line. The tei.ab.er started with
the head and asked what was the
feminine of "hero."
Number one shook her head. It
passed to two. She missed it; so did
three. As it came nearer and nearer
to Johnny he became very much ex
cited, apparently knowing the an
swer and waving his hand frantically.
"Well, Johnny," said the teaoher
at last, "everybody has missed. Can
you tell me the feminine of hero?"
"Shero!" shouted Johnny, exult
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A Famous Soldier of Laurena.
Below is printed a sketch of Capt.
Will Farley, the famous Confederate
scout, from the pen of thc late John
Esten Cooke, of Virginia, author of
"Surrey of Eagle's Nest" and other
popular books relating to the civil
war. The sketch appeared originally
in the Detroit Freo Press and was re
! printed in the Charleston News and
Courier in 1879. It is now reprinted
from a clipping of the latter found
among the papers of the late Mrs.
Capt. Farley was the son of the late
Samuel Farley and Mrs. Phoebe Far
ley anda brother of the late Gen. H.
L. Farley, Mrs. Mary Farley Todd,
afterwards Mrs. Kennedy, and Mr. L.
E. Farley, and an uncle of Sam. Ii.
Todd. It will bo recalled that he was
one of the heroes of "Surrey of Ea
gle's Nest," which contains a pathetic
and thrilling account of his death in
battle. lie is well remembered by
thc older people of Laurene, and the
younger generation should know some
thing of this dashing, gallant and gen
tle Confederate officer.
By the way, "Surrey of Eagle's
t'Nest" and the other books by John
Esten Cooke should be in tho Laurens
Public Library and every Laurens boy
and girl should read them.
The following is the sketch:
Tho stories of scout lifo and adven
ture in the civil war, related by writ
ers of tho North and South, are often
thought to be exaggerated. The gon
eral impression seems to be that they
arc too singular to be true. And yet
that is not a valid method of reason
ing. The singular was the rule in the
late war. Astonishing events were of
everyday occurrence. And men's
characters were as strange as their
performances. You could not tell
from a man's appearance what he was.
The whiskered giant, with his clatter
ing sabre and terrific air of militaire
and desperado mingled ofton failed in
time of need. The unassuming youth,
with his beardless face and modest
air, would lead a forlorn hope or die
by his guns.
One of the latter class, who had
passed through many such adventures
as are above referred to, was Capt.
Farley of Gen. Stuart's staff. I knew
I him well, and look upon him as one of
the most anomalous human beings I
have ever met. In character he was a
mixture of the most remarkable con
trasts. He was so quiet, amiable and
retiring that you might have suspect
I ed he would have shrunk from scenes
of ramage or any interruption of the
amenities of life. In reality he had
in him a little or a great deal of the
I tiger and the bloodhound. You had
I only to arouse him.
Farley v as a young South Carolinian
I of about 26, who entered the war, to
I use the expressive camp phrase, ''on
I his own hook." He did not want and
would not aooept, a commission when
I it was offered him. The routin? of
I oamp life was unpleasant to him, %ud
I he much preferred the liberty to go
I and oome as a simple scout to tho gold
I braid of an officer tied down to pre
1 scribed duties to ono spot. No doubt
Pta had wh/tt is oalled "the wild side'
I irk him, and was restive under re
I straint. In person Farley (he was
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Successors to fi
only "Coptain" by courtesy) was a very
attractive man. Hts face Tras mild
and handsome-his manners quiet and
unassuming. A certain air of modesty
and friendliness made him a favorite
and he was a person of nieo literary
taste. /His figure was well made and
vigorous, his eyes dark and peculiarly
soft and bright. In bis demoanor he
was easy and unartificial and had no
self-assertion whatever. A child
would have gone to him in a crowd as
a person to make friends with-who
would certainly not repulse him. He
never spoke of himself or of any scene
in which he had been an actor, unless
you directly cateohised him, and then
under a sort of a protest. From a
very intimate acquaintance with him
I can say that he had no vanity what
ever, and was one of the kindest men
in the world.
If the above conveys a just idea of
the impression Farley made upon his
associates, the reader of this sketch
will be hard to oonvince of the fact
that Farley was a good deal of a des
perado when it carno to fighting. Yet
such was the fact. The quiet, friend
ly, student-like young man was a
"tough customer" in action, and
seemed to find his greatest pleasure in
desperate affairs, where there were
heavy odds against him coming out
alive. It was no doubt the excite
ment of such affairs that he craved.
Fighting becomes a passion like gamb
ling in some natures. After much re
flection upon Farley's individuality,
and with a full knowledge of the mao
as one oan have of another seen night ?
and day, in camp, on the maroh and
in battle-I should say that his love
of hard fighting had this origin-tho
excitement spurred his quiet mood to
During my intercourse with him in
tho years 1862 and 1863, I talked a
great deal with him, and drew from
him by direct questions aooounts of
many of his adventures. These were
astounding enough, but it was impos
sible to believe that ho was over-col
oring them. The desire to boast was
evidently quite foreign to his disposi
tion. Ile talked about himself with
apparent repugnance-or if not with
exact repugnance-with no wish, ob
viously, of painting himself as a hero
or claiming that he had done anything
extraordinary. When questioned, he
replied and spoke in an unassuming
aud matter-of-faot manner. When he
had answered my questions he changed
the Bubjeoo or Btolled away to his tent
to go asleep.-Laurens Advertiser.
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