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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 9: the Red River expedition. (search)
ock the next morning. Then Admiral Porter wrote May 16, 1864. to the Secretary of the Navy, saying: There seems to have been an especial Providence looking out for us, in providing a man [Colonel Bailey] equal to the emergency. . . . This proposition looked like madness, and the best engineers ridiculed it, but Colonel Bailey was so sanguine of success, that I requested General Banks to have it done. While the army was detained at Alexandria on account of the fleet, it was re-enforced April 29. by a large portion of the troops that had been garrisoning ports in the vicinity of Matagorda Bay, on the Texan coast. 2 See page 224. They were led by General John A. McClernand, who left General Fitz-Henry Warren in command of the remainder at Matagorda. These posts had been evacuated by order of General Grant; and McClernand was soon followed by Warren, who likewise ascended the Red River, until stopped by Confederate batteries, when he fell back to the remains of Fort de Russy, and
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 22: prisoners.-benevolent operations during the War.--readjustment of National affairs.--conclusion. (search)
s in the field. The women of Cleveland, Ohio, formed an association April 19. for the more immediately practical purpose of taking care of the families of volunteers. These were the first outcroppings of the tenderest feelings of women, everywhere, when the men were summoned to the field. They were suggestions which speedily developed the most powerful associated effort. Earnest women in New York, at the suggestion of the Reverend H. W. Bellows, D. D., and Doctor Elisha Harris, met, April 29, with a few earnest men, as we have observed, See page 575, volume I. and formed the Women's Central Association for Relief. Its constitution was drawn up by Dr. Bellows. Auxiliary associations were formed, and after much difficulty an organization was made on a far more extended and efficient plan, which contemplated the co-operation of the association with the Medical Department of the army, under the sanction of the Government, in the care of the sanitary interests of the soldiers.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 3: closing of Southern ports.--increase of the Navy.--list of vessels and their stations.--purchased vessels.--vessels constructing, etc. (search)
pril 9 May 18 June 8   Vincennes Boston April 9 June 24 July 12   Marion Portsmouth April 20 June 30 July 14   Dale Portsmouth April 20 June 30 July 17   Preble Boston April 20 June 22 July 11 Brigs--           Bainbridge Boston April 20 May 1 May 21   Perry New York April 20 May 1 May 14 Steamers--           Roanoke New York April 20 June 20 June 25   Colorado Boston April 20 June 3 June 18   Minnesota Boston April 3 May 2 May 8   Wabash New York April 9 April 29 May 30   Pensacola Washington         Mississippi Boston April 6 May 18 May 23   Water Witch Philadelphia Feb. 14 April 10 April 17 When the vessels then building and purchased of every class, were armed, equipped, and ready for service, the condition of the Navy would be as follows: Old Navy. Number of vessels. Guns. Tonnage. 6 Ships of the Line (useless) 504 16,094 7 Frigates (useless) 350 12,104 17 Sloops (useless) 342 16,031 2 Brigs (usel
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
a salute directly, and gave the information to other vessels near. I sent a recall for my party, there being no further use to prosecute the work here, and Captain Porter had expressed a desire that I should join him at the forts as soon as they were ours. In the evening, General Williams came in the Miami, and when I communicated the news, the cheering, Yankee Doodle and Hail Columbia it seemed would never end. At 11 o'clock P. M., we got under way and steamed towards Pass a l'outre. April 29.--We crossed the bar at 6 A. M. with fifteen feet, half-tide, running the north side of the middle ground again as before. We passed the forts early in the afternoon. At 4 o'clock, I took the commander of the flotilla over to Fort Jackson, my officers having also arrived in a separate boat. We inspected closely for a couple of hours the damage done by the mortars, and I cannot understand to this minute how the garrison could have possibly lived so long in the enclosures. The destruction
been ordered up from Georgia to re-enforce you.. He thinks that if all the boats on the river are secured and a force displayed on this side the enemy will not venture to attack. Most respectfully, your obedient servant E. Cunningham, Acting Aide-de-Camp. Brig. Gen. D. Leadbetter, Commanding Troops, Chattanooga, Tenn. headquarters Department of East Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., May 12, 1862. General: Acknowledging the receipt of your report, dated May 5, of your operations at and near Bridgeport on April 29 and the succeeding days, the major-general commanding directs that you will state whether or not the two pieces of artillery abandoned on the east bank of the river on the 29th ultimo fell into the hands of the enemy. You are also instructed to make a full report of the casualties which occurred at that time. Answer, if any, not found. Respectfully, your obedient servant, J. F. Belton, Aide-d. Camp. Brig. Gen. D. Leadbetter, Commanding, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), April 29-June 10, 1862.-advance upon and siege of Corinth, and pursuit of the Confederate forces to Guntown, Miss. (search)
April 29-June 10, 1862.-advance upon and siege of Corinth, and pursuit of the Confederate forces t, U. S. Army, of skirmish at Monterey, Tenn., April 29. No. 41.-Col. Washington L. Elliott, Second Second Iowa Cavalry, of skirmish at Monterey, April 29. No. 43.-Brig. Gen. Patton Anderson, C. S. Aeparations for an advance commenced on the 29th of April. My army moved close up to Lick Creek, ancommanding Fifth Division, of operations from April 29 to June 16. Hdqrs. Fifth Division, Army anding Fourteenth Brigade, of operations from April 29 to June 16. Hdqrs. 14TH Brig., 5TH Div.,b, Company M, only, he took 13 prisoners. April 29.-The Second Brigade, ColoneLElliott commandines could be procured on the morning of the 29th of April I marched to attempt the surprise of the rIowa Cavalry, of skirmish at Monterey, Tenn., April 29. Hdqrs. Second Brig., Cav. Div., Army MiIowa Cavalry, of skirmish at Monterey, Tenn., April 29. headquarters Second Iowa Cavalry, Camp [19 more...]
Earl Van Dorn: M. M. Kimmel. headquarters, Richmond, Va., May 27, 1862. Maj. Gen. E. Kirby Smith, Commanding Department, Knoxville, Tenn.: General: On the 29th April Governor Brown, of Georgia, was requested by telegraph to send the regiment of cavalry at Dalton commanded by Colonel Glenn, and that at Cartersville under Colo of the 27th instant, Not found referred by you to me, has been considered, and I beg leave to submit the following remarks in reply thereto: Your order of April 29, suspended by General Beauregard increased the flour, if needed, and reduced the meat ration by one-fourth of a pound each. That is sufficient for robust men atention to be sent to Chattanooga if the Ordnance Department can supply one. I wrote to you on May 27 to inform you that I telegraphed the Governor of Georgia on April 29 to order Colonel Glenn's regiment of cavalry at Dalton, and that of Colonel Morrison at Cartersville, to proceed at once to Chattanooga, to report to the command
ht-cars, beside a train which he had taken, with 159 prisoners, two hours before. Thus provided, he had uncontested possession of 100 miles of the Memphis and Charleston road before night, or from Stevenson on the east to Decatur on the west; seizing five more locomotives at Stevenson, and pushing on so far west as Tuseumbia, whence he sent an expedition so far south as Russelville, Ala., capturing and appropriating Confederate property on all hands, without the loss of a life. He took April 29. Bridgeport, Ala., with a force of five regiments, by striking rapidly and attacking from a quarter whence he was not looked for, driving out a force nearly equal in number to his own, with a loss of 72 killed and wounded, 350 prisoners, and 2 guns; while his own loss was inconsiderable. He was soon compelled, by the gathering of Rebel forces around him, to abandon Tuscumbia and all south of the Tennessee, burning the railroad bridges at Decatur and Bridgeport, but holding firmly and peace
vor, and Messrs. Diddle, of Pa., and Crittenden, of Ky., in opposition, it was passed — Yeas 86; Nays 37--and, being signed June 5. by the President, became the law of the land. Previous to the triumph of Emancipation in the Federal District, there was no public provision for the education of the blacks, whether bond or free; and very few, even of the latter, received any schooling whatever. The great obstacle to improvement having been s wept away, Mr. Grimes, of Iowa, submitted April 29. to the Senate a bill providing f)r the education of colored children in the city of Washington ; prefacing it by a statement that, whereas the number of those children was in 1860 no less than 3,172, and while the Free Blacks of the District were taxed $36,000 per annum , whereof a tenth was appropriated to the support of schools, not one of their children was permitted to enter those schools or to receive any benefit whatever from the money thus wrested from them by law for the education
and two brigades of cavalry, to McMinnville; whence he drove out Morgan, talking 130 prisoners, destroying a large amount of Rebel store;, and returning April 26. without loss. Col. Watkins, 6th Kentucky, with 500 cavalry, surprised April 27. a Rebel camp on the Carter's creek pike, 8 miles from Franklin; capturing 140 men, 250 horses and mules, and destroying a large amount of camp equipage. Col. A. D. Streight, 51st Indiana, at the head of 1,800 cavalry, was next dispatched April 29. by Rosecrans to the rear of Bragg's army, with instructions to cut the railroads in northwestern Georgia, and-destroy generally all depots of supplies and manufactories of arms, clothing, &c. Having been taken up the Tennessee on steamboats from Fort Henry to Eastport, Ala., where lie was joined by an infantry force under Gen. Dodge, they attacked and captured Tuscumbia, inflicting considerable loss on the Rebels; and, while Gen. Dodge made a sweeping raid through North Alabama, returning
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