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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
ortion of Magruder's troops. He did not feel strong enough to undertake a task so perilous. He asked for re-enforcements, but they could not be furnished, and at about the close of the year he returned to New Orleans, leaving General Dana on the Rio Grande. That officer sent a force more than a hundred miles up that river, and another toward Corpus Christi, but they found no armed Confederates; and when, by order of General Banks, he left the Rio Grande and took post at Pass Cavallo, Jan. 12, 1864. he found some National troops in quiet possession of Indianola and of the Matagorda Peninsula, on the opposite side of the bay. The Confederates had withdrawn to Galveston; and all Texas, west of the Colorado, was abandoned by them. With a small additional force Banks might have driven them from Galveston, and secured a permanent military occupation of the State. It remains for us now, in considering the military events west of the Mississippi, to the close of 1863, only to take a g
rate reinforcement, he might have seized Galveston Island ā€” sealing up the coast of Texas against blockade-runners: as it was, he felt obliged to desist and return to New Orleans. Gen. Dana. after Banks had left him in command at Brownsville, sent an expedition up the river 120 miles to Roma, which encountered much privation, but no enemy; then another 70 miles eastward, toward Corpus Christi, which found no Rebel force in this direction. The Rebels had shifted their Mexican trade to Eagle Pass, 350 miles up, whither Dana was unable to follow them. Being afterward ordered to Pass Cavallo, he found Jan. 12, 1864. two of our brigades in quiet possession of Indianola, on the main land, with an equal force on the Matagorda peninsula opposite, and all Texas west of the Colorado virtually abandoned to our arms. He believed we had force enough then on that coast to have moved boldly inland and contested the mastery of the State; but he was overruled, and soon relieved from command
ill. Some have fallen, and now sleep well amid the sands of Morris Island, and of the banks of the Mississippi; others have been taken prisoners, and their fate is enshrouded in impenetrable mystery. All have done their duty. It is to be regretted that they were not permitted to enter the service under the auspices of their own State, whose soil they had defended; but this privilege which the authorities of their State denied them, was granted them by the sagacious, patriotic, and noble Governor of the ancient commonwealth of Massachusetts. But there has been progress; and since then numbers of the Black Brigade have entered the service in their own State. There can now, therefore, be no objection to preserving in the archives of the State, as a part of the history of the times, this enrolment of the first organization of colored men in the West for military purposes. Respectfully yours, William M. Dickson, Commandant of the Black Brigade. Cincinnati, January 12, 1864.
plant, and gather for the government. Then, and not till then, will the bright rays of peace break through the clouds of war which overhang us. P. W. White, Major and Chief Commissary. P. S.--You are specially requested not to allow this circular to go out of your possession, but to read it to such persons as you know to be true and prudent, and to begin the work contemplated immediately. Restrictions on food: circular. headquarters, District Eastern Florida, Lake City, January 12, 1864. In conformity with instructions front department headquarters, of December twenty-eighth, 1863, and with the urgent request of Major P. W. White, C. S. for the State of Florida, the removal across the borders of the State (except for army consumption) of all articles of subsistence which make part of the army ration, without special permit, is hereby prohibited, except in cases manifestly for family use, or under circumstances which relieve the transaction from the possibility of be
Doc. 48.-expedition into Virginia. The expedition embarked from Point Lookout on the morning of the twelfth of January, 1864, under command of Brigadier-General Marston, accompanied by Adjutant-General Lawrence and other members of his staff. It consisted of three hundred infantry and one hundred and thirty men of the Second and Fifth United States cavalry, under command of Lieutenants John Mix and Clark. A landing was effected at Kinsale, Virginia, on the Yeomico River, at an early hour, and thirty of the cavalry were detached to accompany the infantry. The remainder of the cavalry, numbering about one hundred, proceeded direct to Warshaw Court-House, Richmond County, where they found a large quantity of rebel government stores, consisting of pork and bacon, which they took possession of and destroyed. A quantity of grain was also destroyed, and a rebel major and several other prisoners, who were in command of the post, were taken prisoners, the appearance of our troops b
every eight (8) days. These losses must greatly lessen the means of the rebel authorities to export cotton, obtain supplies, and sustain their credit, and thus dispirit and weaken them very much. I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, yours, S. P. Lee, Acting Rear-Admiral, Commanding N. A. B. Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C. Report of Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Edward F. Devens. United States steamer Aries, off Little River, January 12, 1864. sir: I would most respectfully report that the steamer stranded between Tubb's Inlet and Little River is the blockade-runner Vesta. Boarded her this A. M., made a hawser fast to her, but on examining her found her whole starboard side opened and several of the plates split; took two anchors from her, which was all we could save. The-Vesta was exactly like the Ceres. I left her a complete wreck, with five feet of water in her; her boats lay on the beach, badly stove. Very respe
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Resources of the Confederacy in February, 1865. (search)
1865. 9. Letter of Major James Sloan, Chief C. S. for North Carolina, of date 2d February, 1865. 10. Report on supply of salt. 11. Report on supply of beeves. 12. Report on Government Fisheries. 13. Letter of Major French, of January 12, 1864, as to difficulties of transportation. 14. Letter of Lieutenant-Colonel Ruffin, of February 11, 1865, as to contracts. Enclosures in report from Bureau of Subsistence. No. 1. [Withdrawn from the file, probably before the Governmehem entirely broken up. Much may be expected from those in Florida, if unmolested, and from them some results may yet accrue. Respectfully, L. B. Northrup, Commissary-General C. S. A. No. 13. Bureau of Subsistence, Richmond, January 12th, 1864. Colonel L. B. Northrup, C. G. S.: Colonel ā€” Herewith I beg leave to submit for your consideration the following extracts from letters and telegrams received at this bureau from officers of this department in relation to the collection a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Meeting at the White Sulphur Springs. (search)
f his five hundred armed men, and the occasional display of his large number unarmed, he fought several successful skirmishes, captured the bridge over Wolf river near Lafayatte station, on the Memphis and Charleston railroad, and held the enemy in check at Collierville until he passed into Mississippi, with thirty-five hundred men, forty wagons loaded with subsistence, two hundred beef cattle and three hundred hogs. The correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial, writing from Memphis, January 12, 1864, says: Forrest, with less than four thousand men, has moved right through the Sixteenth army corps, has passed within nine miles of Memphis, carried off one hundred wagons, two hundred beef cattle, three thousand conscripts and innumerable stores, torn up railroad track, cut telegraph wire, burned and sacked towns, run over pickets with a single derringer pistol, and all, too, in the face of ten thousand men. General Forrest was met near Lafayette by General Chalmers, with twelve hun
4. 48,073B. F. JoslynJune 6, 1865. 133,770A. T. FreemanDec. 10, 1872. 139,190T. RestellMay 20, 1873. 2. (g.) Hinged at Rear and swinging Downward and Backward through Mortise. 2,627C. H. BallardNov. 5, 1851. 12,528R. WhiteMar. 13, 1855. 35,947H. O. PeabodyJuly 22, 1862. 36,709E. Gwyn and A. C. CampbellOct. 21, 1862. *38,702C. M. SpencerMay 26, 1863. *38,935A. BallJune 23, 1863. 39,479H. GrossAug. 11, 1863. 41,166J. Merwin and E. P. BrayJan. 5, 1864. 41,242W. X. StevensJan. 12, 1864. *43,827A. BallAug. 2, 1864 60,607T. YatesDec. 18, 1866. 65,607B. S. RobertsJune 11, 1867. 70,141L. WheelockOct. 22, 1867. 72,076H. O. PeabodyDec. 10, 1867. 76,805H. O. PeabodyApr. 14, 1868. 83,442E. F. GunnDec. 29, 1868. *89,705L. Z. TerrellMay 4, 1869. 90,024B. S. RobertsMay 11, 1869. 90,614f. Von MartiniMay 25, 1869. 91,668W. RichardsJune 22, 1869. 92,673Z. R. Von WesselyJuly 13, 1869. 95,395A. L. VarneySept. 28, 1869. *105,093J. KraffirtJuly 5, 1870 110,024W. H. Elliot
, the contents of which are moved by stationary stirrers. Revolving-hearth furnace. Another form of roasting-furnace has inclined cylinders, through which the ores pass, being heated by the furnace. Reverberatory furnace. In Rivot's furnace (Fig. 4370), the gold or silver ores are mixed with oxide of iron, and then submitted during the roasting process to the action of superheated steam. Whelpley and Storer's shaft-furnace. In Whelpley and Storer's furnace, patented January 12, 1864, the ore, in a finely comminuted state, is forced by a fan-blower a through the tube b into the descending shaft c of the apparatus; this has furnaces d dā€² on each side, provided with chimneys e e, to the action of which the ore falling from the tube b is exposed. The bottom of the horizontal shaft f is covered with water, into which the heavier particles of ore fall; the lighter portions are arrested in the chamber g by means of a spray of water injected thereinto. A rapidly revolvin
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