Vermont Civil War Timeline
What Happened Today, 26 August
Date Event

August 26, 1862

Franklin Buchanan promoted to Admiral, ranking officer in the Confederate Navy. (NavHist)

August 26, 1862

Aldace Walker, 11th Vt. Inf., writes home (Correspondence)

August 26, 1863

Aldace Walker, 11th Vt. Inf., writes home (Correspondence)

August 26, 1864

Abstract log of USS Saratoga: At 5 a.m. sent prisoners and contrabands on board the Harvest Moon. At 10:55 a.m. boats returned from the expedition. (ORN)

August 26, 1864

General order of commendation from Rear Admiral Dahlgren: 'I have the satisfaction to recognize the results of another expedition commanded by Captain Colvocoresses, consisting of men from his own ship, the Saratoga, and a detachment from the Sonoma. On the night of 16th August the party landed at South Newport, where it captured a lieutenant and 28 privates of Company F, Third South Carolina Cavalry, and would, no doubt, have secured the remainder--supposed to number 50 men-- if they had not taken flight. With them were captured 30 rifles, 54 sabres, and 2,000 cartridges. Captain Colvocoresses burned the encampment and stables, liberated 71 slaves, and destroyed the bridge on the main Savannah road. The whole affair was conducted handsomely and with complete success.' (ORN)


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