Belcher, John D. -- Private - July 8, 1861. Captured at
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 5, 1863. Paroled at Point
Lookout, Maryland November 1, 1864. Received at Venus Point,
Savannah, River, Georgia, November 15, 1864. Surrendered,
Appomattox, Virginia April 9, 1865.
Brownlee, J. A. -- Private - March 17, 1864. Captured at
Winchester, Virginia September 19, 1864. Paroled at Point
Lookout, Maryland November 1864. Received at Venus Point,
Savannah River, Georgia for exchange, November 15, 1864. On
furlough in Georgia February 18, 1865. No later record.
HEADQUARTERS U.S. FORCES,
Savannah River, February 16, 1862.
SIR: I have the honor to report that the batteries on Venus Point were attacked at 3 o'clock p.m. on yesterday by four rebel gunboats with a view of effecting a passage from fort Pulaski for the rebel steamer then at that place. After an engagement of one hour the rebels were driven off, the flag steamer being disabled and taken in tow, and the steamer that attempted the passage of the river returning to fort Pulaski. The guns were manned by the Third Rhode Island detachment, under Captain Gould, and effectively worked. There was no loss on our side.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
EGBERT L. VIELE,
Capt. L. H. PELOUZE,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
[OR V6, pp. 90/1]