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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 9 9 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 6 6 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 6 6 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 4 Browse Search
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.) 4 4 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 2 2 Browse Search
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union 2 2 Browse Search
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 2 2 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. (search)
e approached very close to the obstructions extending from Fort Sumter to Fort Moultrie--as near, indeed, as I could get without running upon them. They were marked by rows of casks very near together. To the eye they appeared almost to touch one another, and there was more than one line of them. To me they appeared thus: Obstructions near Fort Moultrie. When we landed on Sullivan's Island (February, 1865), several telegrams came into my possession. One of them, dated Sumter, April 8, 1863, runs thus: Blue and red Coston lights indicate the enemy's boats trying to cut the net; the batteries will open with grape. Colonel Freemantle, of the Cold stream Guards, in the published account of his visit to Charleston, June, 1863, says: There are excellent arrangements of — and other contrivances to foul the screw of a vessel between Sumter and Moultrie. As soon as the picket and scout boats of the fleet were able to approach the entrance, the presence of the obst