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he bow, four similar ones on each side, and two smaller ones astern. The casemate inclosed the wheel, which was placed in a recess on the stern of the vessel. Boynton's History of the Navy during the rebellion. To build this powerful squadron, all the resources of the forests, mines, rolling-mills, founderies, machine-shops,t movement, which was skillful, successful, and extremely rich in military results; indeed, it was the first real success on our side in the civil war. General H. V. Boynton, in his volume entitled Sherman's historical raid (Chapter II.), denies the justice of this claim. He gives the credit to General Grant; but also shows, fctual strength, and concluded his note, The attack upon the centre should be made by two gunboat expeditions, with, I should say, 20,000 men on the two rivers. Boynton also quotes a letter from Halleck to McClellan, January 20, 1862, which says: The idea of moving down the Mississippi by steam is, in my opinion, impractica
made, a rambling and ineffective fire was kept up. But, though the land-forces were thus paralyzed by the rigor of the season, Donelson was not permitted to enjoy a day of rest. Foote, exultant with his easy triumph at Henry, rushed in, hoping to crush the defenders with his heavy guns, and crown the navy with another victory. But the audacious policy which has once succeeded may, when essayed again, recoil with ruin on its author. It was so with Foote. the battle of the gunboats Boynton's History of the United States Navy, and Hoppin's Life of Foote, give the Federal version of this conflict. Colonel Jordan shows conclusively, in his Life of Forrest, pages 67-69, the Federal superiority in armament. began about 3 P. M., on Friday, the 14th of February. The United States flotilla consisted of the four heavy-armored iron-clad gunboats St. Louis, Carondelet, Pittsburg, and Louisville, thirteen guns each, and the gunboats Conestoga, Taylor, and Lexington, nine guns each. An
Colonel Thomas Worthington, Forty-sixth Ohio Volunteers, who had severely criticised General Sherman, the latter testifies: Vide Sherman's historical raid, by Boynton, p. 29; also Shiloh, p. 22, by Colonel Worthington. I will not insult General Smith's memory by criticising his selection of a field. It was not looked to soral army,. still it would have been difficult on that ground to have selected any other than strong defensible positions. On Colonel Worthington's trial (vide Boynton's volume, already quoted, page 28), Sherman testifies, under oath, thus: He (Colonel Worthington) says, A slight abattis might have prevented an attack. Wha made, except under order of the commanding general. To have erected fortifications would have been an evidence of weakness, and would have invited an attack. Boynton says (page 31): Immediately after the battle, General Sherman seems to have been won over to the idea that an abattis might be valuable as a protection to h
uckland, who made the reconnaissance, says that he advanced three, not four or five miles. Sherman's historical raid, Boynton, p. 31. Hardee was, in fact, within two miles. It will be observed that Sherman supposed the artillery belonged to the Cy was taken completely by surprise, etc. His denial is not categorical, but by inference; but Moulton's Criticism of Boynton's review of Sherman (page 11), which is virtually General Sherman's own utterance, denies any purpose or necessity of coficers with whom he was at variance. He swears in his evidence on Worthington's trial. Sherman's historical raid, by Boynton, p. 29. Therefore, on Friday, two days before the battle, when Colonel Worthington was so apprehensive, I knew therehe eulogists of Generals Grant and Sherman rather plead, than deny, the surprise that befell them on Sunday morning. Boynton says (page 34): The officers of General Thomas's army, who had charge of the pickets a few days after the battle, ro