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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 14 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 10 0 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 6 0 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 4 0 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 4 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Index (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 4, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 24, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. 2 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 2 0 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.1 (search)
d. [See p. 66.] I protested against the bombardment of a city filled with old men, women, and children before giving the customary notice of three or four days in which to allow them to escape from danger. From a work which was called the Swamp Angel, because of the spot where it had been erected, the enemy, with an 8-inch Parrott rifle-gun, and before receiving my answer, did open fire upon the heart of the city. I have reason to believe, however, that the energy of my protest, which. iquarters of the Federal commander, forced him to recede somewhat from the position he had at first taken, for he ultimately ordered the firing upon the city to be suspended for the space of two days. When resumed it was not continued long; the Swamp Angel gun, after 36 rounds, very fortunately burst, and none other was mounted in that locality to take its place. The result of the seven days bombardment of Sumter was to convert that historic fort into a confused mass of crumbling debris, but wi
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The army before Charleston in 1863. (search)
al being that fire would be opened on the city of Charleston. Existing circumstances furnished a full justification for this step. Charleston had been besieged for seven weeks, was occupied by the enemy's troops and batteries, gun-boats had been built and were then building along its water front, and the avenue of escape for non-combatants was open and undisputed. The demand being refused [see p. 17], the marsh battery, containing one 8-inch Parrott rifle, previously referred to as the Swamp Angel, opened fire on the night of August 21st. The gun burst on the second night at the thirty-sixth round. Some of the projectiles reached a distance of about five and three-quarter miles. Firing on the city was subsequently resumed from Cumming's Point. Fort Sumter was subjected to another severe cannonade of some days' duration, The bombardment continued forty days and nights without intermission.--editors. beginning October 26th, directed mainly against the south-east face, on a r
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.9 (search)
fle gun which did such execution on that fort never fired into Charleston.--editors. It was immediately christened the Swamp Angel by the soldiers in the camp. On the morning of August 21st General Gillmore sent a communication to General Beauregservice charge. At half-past 1 on the morning of August 22d the first shell with percussion-fuse was fired from the Swamp Angel. The noise made by bells and whistles in the middle of the night told the Union soldiers that the shell had fallen in exploded in the gun, doubtless shortening the life of the piece to some extent. On the thirty-sixth discharge of the Swamp Angel, the breech of the gun just behind the vent blew out of its jacket and the gun was thrown forward on the parapet. Theregardless of its army, its cannon, and its great fortifications, which were within close sight and easy range. The Swamp Angel was purchased after the war with some condemned metal and sent to Trenton, New Jersey, to be melted, but, having been