Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

Affair on Saint Helena Island, S.C., October 24, 1862

Report of Brig. General Rufus Saxton, U. S. Army

BEAUFORT, S. C., October 26, 1862.

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that on Friday last two boat loads of rebels attempted to land on Saint Helena Island, and were fired on and driven off by negro pickets. The people there are somewhat alarmed. I respectfully request that a picket guard of a non-commissioned officer and 12 men be sent there to give confidence to the people.

I am, general, with great respect, your odedient servant,

R. SAXTON,
Brigadier-General, Volunteers.
Major-General MITCHELL.


 

SOURCE: United States War Department. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Series I, Volume 14. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.

Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Reports - Union | Tags: Civil War in the Low Country
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