Sometimes, even Frederick H. Dyer stands need of correction. Or at least a small adjustment. What he called Allee’s Battery in the Compendium probably should be Allis’s.
On April 30, 1865, Major-General Quincy Gillmore issued a new mission to Brigadier-General Edward E. Potter and his “provisional” division. Recall that Potter’s force spent most of April on a very successful and destructive raid, reaching Camden. But five days after completing that raid, Potter’s new mission reflected the events which had transpired – aContinue reading “April 30, 1865: Gillmore to Potter – “proceed to Orangeburg” with a new sort of mission”
The Civil War might be winding down in the last week of April 1865, but Brigadier-General Edward E. Potter’s provisional division was still in the field, though marching back to the coast from a successful raid reaching the Sand Hills of South Carolina. On April 21, 1865, a flag of truce relayed the news ofContinue reading “Potter’s Raid, April 25, 1865: After 23 days and 300 miles, the raiders return to Georgetown”