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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—Richmond. (search)
of the campaign. The fate of Richmond trembled in the balance; Jackson's column, thrown at a lucky moment into the plateau, saved the Confederate capital. On the 25th, Shields' division, instead of moving forward, turned its back upon the real objective of the campaign, and regaining the valley road started on one of those fruitn the South Anna, in order that he might the more easily assist the troops who were on their way from Fredericksburg. This order was promptly executed, and on the 25th, Stoneman's cavalry was at work destroying the Gordonsville railroad between Hanover Court-house and the Chickahominy. But on this very day the mirage which had aabove Meadow Bridge. Longstreet and D. H. Hill, placed in reserve, were encamped near Richmond, on the Williamsburg and New Bridge roads. On the evening of the 25th, Jackson's heads of column arrived at Ashland. But notwithstanding the secrecy which attended his march, General McClellan was already informed of it. On the morn
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the naval war. (search)
ast resistance. The possession of the quarantine secured to Farragut a direct communication with the sea through a bayou of the Mississippi accessible to small boats. He immediately advised Butler to avail himself of the opportunity, and to ascend this bayou to land his troops above the forts, so as to invest them completely. Then, leaving a few gun-boats to watch the enemy's ships which he had not been able to destroy, especially the Louisiana, he had resumed his victorious march. On the 25th, toward eleven o'clock in the morning, he cleared an elbow in the river from which is obtained the first glance of the great commercial city, which is spread out in the shape of a crescent on the left bank. Shortly afterward he engaged the Chalmette batteries. A few broadsides sufficed to silence them; and soon after, the whole Federal fleet, sailing in a single column, cast anchor in front of the city, each vessel taking position to enfilade one of the long and straight streets which ru
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Maryland. (search)
or positive instructions, he replied: You ask me for information which I cannot give. I do not know either where General Pope is, nor where the enemy is in force. These are matters which I have all day been most anxious to ascertain. Meanwhile, the Confederate army, massed on the right bank of the Rappahannock, under the hand of its chief, and well rested, was preparing to resume the offensive by a bold march. Jackson had, in fact, put his three divisions in motion at daybreak on the 25th. Abandoning the positions he had occupied since the 22d in front of Sulphur Springs and Waterloo Bridge, he proceeded up the principal branch of the Rappahannock, which, under the name of Hedgeman's River, flows from east to west before reaching the extremity of the Bull Run Mountains. The Federals had not been able to extend their lines sufficiently to observe the upper part of its course. Leaving the village of Amissville behind him, Jackson crossed the river at Hinson's Ford without mol
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—Kentucky (search)
design of invading North Alabama. Instead of concentrating his forces upon his left, as Thomas had requested him to do, and placing himself so as to command the road to Sparta, the only one by which Bragg could reach Kentucky, he desired to take a position which would cover his centre, and he selected Altamount; but this village, situated in the barren and mountainous region, was almost inaccessible, and afforded none of the resources necessary to an army. Thomas, who arrived there on the 25th, was obliged to leave it for want of provisions, and returned to Mac-Minnville, which he had very imprudently been directed to abandon. McCook replaced him at Altamount on the 29th, to be soon compelled, in turn, to draw near his depots; the other divisions, stationed en echelon along the line of railway and the road which passes through Hillsboroa, Tracy and Battle Creek, faced to the north. The Federals were thus waiting for the enemy, who was turning his back upon them on his way to inva
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VI:—Virginia. (search)
ired three weeks to reach Falmouth at this rate of travelling. Captain Spaulding sent to Washington for a steamer, which came to meet him at the entrance of the Occoquan into the Potomac. Rafts were constructed, upon which were placed all the vehicles, as well as the rest of the materials, and the steamer, taking them in tow, brought them to Belle Plaine on the evening of the 24th. The animals, which had started at speed on the morning of the 23d, arrived there about the same time. On the 25th the three equipages, again placed upon the wagons, left Belle Plaine, and finally reached Falmouth. Burnside had been there for the last six days, and, what would seem incredible if he had not himself attested the fact, he was completely ignorant of the presence of the forty-eight boats at Belle Plaine, which he could have sent for and brought over by his wagons, and for which the carpenters connected with his army could easily have improvised in one or two days the flooring which was lackin
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VII:—politics. (search)
ait which connects Sabine Lake with the open sea, has a line of railway that places it in communication with Houston and the interior of the State. A battery of four thirty-two pounders had been erected by the Confederates to command the pass. The Federal steamer Kensington arrived in sight of this pass on the 23d of September, and the next day her crew got on board of two schooners of light draught for the purpose of forcing an entrance. This operation was successfully accomplished on the 25th; and while the Union vessels were engaged in silencing the four guns of the enemy, a landing-party was disembarked between the battery and Sabine City. It met with no resistance; and the Federals, after taking possession of the works, established themselves in the town. Unfortunately for them, they found the yellow fever there, which made their apparently easy success cost them very dear. The merit of this little expedition was due to Mr. Crocker, a merchant captain, who, like many others,