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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 172 4 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 48 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 44 6 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 31 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 15 1 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 13 1 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 11 3 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 11 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 10 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 9 3 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., With Slemmer in Pensacola Harbor. (search)
was considered the best on the Gulf. The chief events during the Confederate occupation were: September 2d, 1861. Destruction of the dry-dock at Pensacola by order of Colonel Harvey Brown. September 14th. Destruction of the Confederate war schooner Judah by a night expedition. The Judah was moored to the wharf at the Navy Yard under the protection of a battery and a columbiad, and was armed with a pivot and four broadside guns. The expedition, which was matured by Captain Theodorus Bailey of the Colorado, consisted of 100 men in 4 boats, under the command of Lieutenant John H. Russell, U. S. Navy. Lieutenant Sproston and Gunner Borton, from one of the boats, succeeded in spiking the columbiad. Lieutenants Russell and Blake with two boats, after receiving a volley from the Judah, boarded her, and, joined later by their comrades, engaged in a hand-to-hand conflict with her crew of 75 men, who made a brave resistance, but were driven off to the wharf, where they rallie
December 9. A fight took place near La Vergne, Tenn., between a detachment of Union troops, acting as a guard and escort to a forage-train of fifty wagons, and a large force of rebels, resulting in a retreat of the latter with considerable loss.--(Doc. 66.) Yesterday the steamer Lake City was set on fire and destroyed by a band of guerrillas at Concordia, Ark., and to-day the United States naval despatch-boat De Soto went to Concordia, and burned forty-two houses. Theodorus Bailey, Acting Rear-Admiral of the United States Navy, assumed command of the Eastern Gulf Blockading squadron, and issued general orders to that effect.--At New Orleans, La., General Butler issued a repetition of General Order No. 55, by which certain cotton-brokers, who had subscribed to aid the rebellion, were assessed at the rate of twenty-five per cent on the amount of their subscription, for the relief of the poor of the city.--Butler's General Orders, No. 105. A skirmish took place near
Doc. 200.-destruction of blockade Runners. Rear-Admiral Bailey's report. United States flag-ship San Jacinto, key West, October 24, 1863. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: sir: I have to report the destruction of the blockade-running steamer Scottish Chief and the sloop Kate Dale, in Hillsborough River, by an armed expedition from the United States gunboats Tahoma and Adela. Having learned that these vessels were loading with cotton and about to sail, and being apprehe I regret seriously our loss, yet I feel a great degree of satisfaction in having impressed the rebels with the idea that blockade-running vessels are not safe even up the Hillsborough River. I am respectfully, your obedient servant, Theodorus Bailey, A. R. Admiral, Commanding E. G. B. Squadron. A National account. key West, Fla., Oct. 23, 1863. On the twelfth instant, the United States gunboat Tahoma, Lieutenant-Commander Semmes, after three months repairing and preparatio
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Early operations in the Gulf. (search)
eparatory orders, they directed him to hold himself in readiness to take command of the West Gulf Squadron and the expedition to New Orleans. Farragut received his full orders as flag-officer on the 20th of January, 1862, and sailed from Hampton Roads in the Hartford on the 3d of February, arriving at Ship Island on the 20th. The East Gulf Squadron, comprising the vessels on the west coast of Florida, remained under the command of Flag-Officer McKean. On May 10th, 1862, Pensacola was evacuated, and came once more into the possession of the United States. A month later, on June 4th, Flag-Officer McKean was relieved by Captain J. L. Lardner, who was followed by Commodores Theodorus Bailey and C. K. Stribling. Operations in this quarter during the remainder of the war consisted chiefly of boat expeditions, encounters with blockade-runners or armed schooners, attacks upon guerrillas in the neighborhood of the coast, raids upon salt-works, and other small affairs of like character.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The opening of the lower Mississippi. (search)
had arrived, but Flag-Officer Farragut and Captain Bailey both came to the conclusion that she could over looked even more difficult. I asked Captain Bailey to lend me the Colorado for a short time, rate rams and sinking vessels. Rear vessel of Bailey's division. Farragut's first plan was to lluctant consent to an arrangement by which Captain Bailey was to lead in the gun-boat Cayuga, commanent men, well qualified for the position. Captain Bailey had volunteered for the service, and left nebec. Pinola. Itasca. Winona. Captain Theodorus Bailey, in the Cayuga, breaking through the y, and the action commenced in earnest. Captain Bailey, in the Cayuga, followed by the other vess greatest injury. As most of the vessels of Bailey's division swept past the turn above the fortsline and passed up ahead of her Rear-Admiral Theodorus Bailey, at New Orleans in command of the ot in my first broadside just as the middle of Bailey's column was opened upon by Fort Jackson. The[3 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The opposing forces in the operations at New Orleans, La. (search)
The opposing forces in the operations at New Orleans, La. The composition, losses, and strength of each force as here stated give the gist of all the data obtainable in the Official Records. K stands for killed; w for wounded; m for mortally wounded; m for captured or missing; c for captured. The Union forces. Union fleet: West Gulf Blockading Squadron, Flag-Officer D. G. Farragut. first division of gun-boats, Captain Theodorus Bailey. Second division of gun-boats, Fleet-Captain Henry H. Bell. Union casualties. prior to the action of Apr. 24th. during the action of Apr. 24th. Total Casualties. Killed. Wounded. Total. Killed. Wounded. Total. Hartford   5 5 3 10 13 18 Brooklyn       9 26 35 35 Richmond       2 4 6 6 Pensacola       4 33 37 37 Mississippi       2 6 8 8 Oneida   15 15   3 3 18 Varuna       3 9 12 12 Iroquois   3 3 6 22 28 31 Cayuga         6 6 6 Itasca         4 4 4 Katahdin 1   1       1 Ki
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Incidents of the occupation of New Orleans. (search)
nd having silenced the Chalmette batteries, anchored in front of the city of New Orleans in a drenching rain. Captain Theodorus Bailey, being second in command, claimed the privilege of carrying ashore the demand for the surrender of the city. Th that he had already withdrawn his soldiers, and that at the close of the interview he intended to join his command. Captain Bailey had to return and report to Farragut that there was no one on shore willing to surrender the city. Two or three gentlemen had accompanied Captain Bailey and. Lieutenant Perkins to the City Hall, and after the interview Colonel W. S. Lovell and one other of the general's staff escorted them to the landing. The mob, overawed by the frowning batteries of the ships aim, but women and children were shoved to the front, while the angry mob behind them shouted: Shoot, you---- Captain Theodorus Bailey and Lieutenant George H. Perkins on their way to demand the surrender of New Orleans. Yankees, shoot! The provo
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Farragut's demands for the surrender of New Orleans. (search)
sent, chiefly councilmen and members of the Committee of Public Safety. The senior officer, Captain Bailey, second in command of the fleet, then stated that he came as the bearer of a demand from Flastom-house, and Mint. The interview took the form of an informal, open conference between Captain Bailey and the mayor, Mr. Soule, and the other gentlemen whose connection with public affairs gave is coming, conversation turned upon other subjects. General Lovell appeared promptly, and Captain Bailey repeated his demand to him, prefacing it with the statement that his mission was to the mayo and shown to the flag-officer's cabin, where we found assembled the three commanders, Farragut, Bailey, and Bell. Captain Farragut, who had known me from my boyhood, received me with the utmost kia discussion of international law, which was listened to patiently by the flag-officer and Commanders Bailey and Bell. When Mr. Soul had concluded, Captain Farragut replied that he was a plain sailo
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., McClellan organizing the grand Army. (search)
nity of my years, to be filing daily complaints against an ambitious junior, who, independent of the extrinsic advantages alluded to, has, unquestionably, very high qualifications for military command. I trust they may achieve crowning victories in behalf of the Union. Editors. the natural inference being that McClellan would be designated his successor. Of great stature and of a martial figure, General Scott Confederate works on Munson's Hill, as seen from the Union advance post at Bailey's Crossroads. [see map, Vol. I., P. 172.] from a sketch made in September, 1861. joined to his physical advantages rare military and diplomatic attainments. He had known how to conquer Mexico without suffering a check; he had been able to establish a government that would warrant evacuation of the country, capable of maintaining itself without extraneous assistance, and he had secured a treaty with leonine conditions for the Americans. But age had attacked him physically and mentally. O
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
ver to the Navy Yard, and before daylight boarded a large schooner (the Judah), which was being fitted out as a privateer, and lying at the wharf there. They spiked a ten-inch columbiad, with which she was armed, and burnt her to the water's edge. By the use of muffled oars they eluded the vigilance of the sentinels until it was too late for useful resistance. Lieutenant Russell lost three men killed and twelve wounded. The planning and fitting out of the expedition was entrusted to Captain Bailey, of the Colorado. Lieutenant Russell was promoted to Commander on the 4th of October. This was a most daring feat, for at the Navy Yard near by there were at least a thousand Confederate soldiers. They were led by an officer with the courage of forty Numidian lions, and their success was perfect, said an account of the affair written by an officer at the Navy Yard. The Confederates soon became the aggressors. Early in October, they made an attempt to surprise and capture Wilson's tr
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