hide Matching Documents

Your search returned 253 results in 46 document sections:

1 2 3 4 5
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., With Slemmer in Pensacola Harbor. (search)
assisted by various vessels of the blockading squadron. Lieutenant Slemmer was reenforced on the 6th of February by one company under Captain Israel Vogdes in the Brooklyn, and on the 17th of April by five companies in the Atlantic, under Colonel Harvey Brown, who had been appointed to the command of the Department of Florida, with headquarters at Fort Pickens, and continued in command until February 22d, 1862, when he was succeeded by General Lewis G. Arnold. The Confederates continued to holbeen at Ship Island, were transferred to Pensacola. The harbor 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 br
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The draft riots in New York. (search)
r of New York was commanded by Brevet Brigadier General Harvey Brown, Colonel of the Fifth United Sceeding to carry this order into execution General Brown arrived from the city and expressed great S. Franklin. These troops were ordered by General Brown, upon landing, to report to Colonel Nugentemonstrances of the gentlemen present, and General Brown was equally determined. Happily for the w in that quarter being gone, I returned to General Brown, for assignment to whatever other duty migious of the debt of gratitude they owed to General Brown, were very reluctant to see him so peremptotect the forts. I have already shown how General Brown was compelled to exert himself in order tobservers, were unanimous in attributing to General Brown the saving of the city from further inestigain! In response to my look of surprise, General Brown silently pointed to a paragraph among the rk riots by the United States troops under General Brown. All that I have written is substantiated[18 more...]
. Every thing quiet and no signs of troops crossing the river. He found two batteries, of ten or twelve guns each, on the south side of James River; one opposite the mouth of the Warwick, the other about south-west from Mulberry Point. The upper battery, on Hardin's, or Mother Pine's Bluff, has heavy rifled pieces. Between the batteries lay the Jamestown and Yorktown. Commander Rodgers offered battle, but the gunboats moved off. He silenced one battery and ran past the other. Harvey Brown was confirmed as Brevet Brigadier-General in the United States army. President Lincoln issued a proclamation declaring that the blockade of the ports of Beaufort, Port Royal, and New Orleans shall so far cease and determine, from and after the first of June next, that commercial intercourse with these ports, except as to persons and things and information contraband of war, may from that time be carried on, subject to the laws of the United States and to the limitations and in pursua
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 15: siege of Fort Pickens.--Declaration of War.--the Virginia conspirators and, the proposed capture of Washington City. (search)
municated with the chief conspirators. He then simply asked for the reasons why he was in prison. A few days after the re-enforcement of Fort Pickens, the Atlantic and Illinois arrived with several hundred troops, under the command of Colonel Harvey Brown, with an ample quantity of supplies and munitions of war. These Were taken into Fort Pickens, and within ten days after the arrival of Worden, there were about nine hundred troops in that fort. Colonel Brown assumed the command, and LieutColonel Brown assumed the command, and Lieutenant Slemmer and his little band of brave men, worn down with fatigue, want of sleep, and insufficient food, were sent to Fort Hamilton, at the entrance to New York harbor, to rest. They shared the plaudits of a grateful people with those equally gallant defenders of Fort Sumter. Lieutenant Slemmer was commissioned major of the Sixteenth Regiment of Infantry; and because of brave conduct subsequently in Tennessee, he was raised to the rank of brigadier-general. The Chamber of Commerce of New
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)
Inlet. Late in September he was re-enforced by Colonel Brown and his Twentieth Indiana regiment. In the means to Pamlico, above Cape Hatteras. Hawkins sent Colonel Brown, Sept. 29. with his Twentieth Indiana, up the i camp equipage, provisions, and intrenching tools of Brown's regiment. It defeated his undertaking; for when, ers at Keneekut and Chicomicocomico, above and below Brown's Camp, under cover of shells thrown from the armed under Major Vogdes, sent out of the fort by Colonel Harvey Brown, its commander, to aid them. Two other compst about one hundred and fifty, Report of Colonel Harvey Brown to Adjutant-General E. D. Townsend, October then numbered about thirteen hundred men, under Colonel Brown. The number of the Confederates, whose works sts. Having determined to attack Bragg's works, Colonel Brown invited flagofficer McKean, who was in command ok the next morning, when it ceased. Report of Colonel Brown, November 24th, 1861; also of Commodore McKean t
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
vember 22d, 1861, Commodore McKean. after consultation with General Harvey Brown at Fort Pickens, determined to make an attack on Fort McRae t. Had this action on the part of Flag Officer McKean and General Harvey Brown been concerted earlier in the year it might have had the goo N. A true copy. M. C. Meigs, Chief Engineer of expedition under Col. Brown. Executive Mansion, April 1st, 1861. To The Commandant of T will aid by every means in their power the expedition under Colonel Harvey Brown, supplying him with men and material, and co-operating with ship going in. There was nothing to be done but listen to Col. Harvey Brown's plea, and obey the implied order of the President; and thuslly used in dealing with the insurgents. But the timid policy of Col. Brown and his authority to prevent the commander of the Powhatan from eash into simply convoy duty. After Lieut. Porter had discussed Col. Brown's protest with Capt Meigs, and carefully considered the matter, h
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 51 (search)
cting-Master's Mates, H. C. Fuller, J. H. Taylor and J. H. King. Schooner William Bacon. Acting-Master, Samuel Haines; Acting-Ensign, J. A. Merrill; Acting-Master's Mates, H. E. Ripley, Wm. Coomes and J. W. Davis. Steamer Wyandank. Acting Ensign, J. J. Brice; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, J. Porter Loomis; Acting-Ensign, W. H. Hand; Acting-Master's Mates, G. G. Bachelder, Thomas Seager and George Thomas; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, Levi Sweetzer; Acting-Third-Assistants, Harvey Brown and F. T. Clark. Steamer Tulip. Acting-Ensigns, S. G. Sluyter and D. Stevens; Acting-Master's Mates, J. Roffenterg and C. H. McClellan; Engineers: Acting-Third-Assistants, G. H. Parks, H. P. Gray and John Gordon. Steamer Primrose. Acting-Ensign, James H. Jackson; Acting-Master's Mates, H. L. R. Woods and John Shields; Engineers: Acting-Second Assistant, L. B. Leland; Acting-Third-Assistant, H. C. Marrow. Steamer Teaser. Acting-Ensign, Philip Sheridan; Acting-Master's Mat
e; when Col. Hawkins, commanding at Hatteras, dispatched, late in September, the 20th Indiana, Col. Brown, to the petty hamlet on the Hatteras Bank, known as Chicamicomico, near Cape Hatteras, and sompon by three armed steamers from the main land, and easily captured; and, six days thereafter, Col. Brown discovered five Rebel steamers emerging from Croatan Sound, with evident intent to attack him.to land a detachment further down, intending to cut off his retreat and compel his surrender. Col. Brown, however, destroyed his tents and stores, and made a rapid march to the Hatteras Lighthouse, wd our land forces efficiently cooperated, most of the Rebels might have been taken; as it was, Col. Brown returned unmolested to the fort. Fort Pickens, on the western extremity of Santa Rosa Islanter the fall Map of Fort Pickens, Pensacola, etc. of Sumter, and its defense confided to Col. Harvey Brown. A formidable Rebel force, ultimately commanded by Gen. Braxton Bragg, was assembled, ear
are densely crowded with the poorest of our foreign-born population, and where Col. O'Brien, who had been in command of a volunteer military force, had been followed to his home on Tuesday, and there beaten to death by the rioters, under circumstances of shocking barbarity. Here, especially in and near 21st-st., eastward of Third Avenue, a determined stand was made, during the evening of Thursday, by the rioters, against a small body of soldiers under Capt. Putnam, 12th regulars, whom Gen. Harvey Brown, commanding in the city under Gen. Wool, had sent to quell the riot, and who did it, by ordering his men to fire at those who were hurling missiles at them from the house-tops, while a body of artillerymen entered the houses and made prisoners of their male inmates. Capt. Putnam returned 13 killed, 18 wounded, and 24 prisoners; while of his men but two or three suffered injury. The whole amount of property destroyed by the rioters, for which the City was held responsible to the owner
a mile from the town, between Col. Reed and Captain Shelby on the rebel side, and Major Breckor, Captain Graham, and Lieutenant Brown on the Federal side. The rebels demanded the unconditional surrender of the fort, which was refused. During the troops destroyed the Ferry House on the north side of the river, where a fight occurred between a small force under Lieutenant Brown and the rebels, in which four or five of the latter were killed, a number wounded, and several of Brown's men woundeBrown's men wounded, one mortally. On Thursday, Lieut. Brown, with twenty men, was attacked in the streets by a company of secessionists under Captain Witherow, in which the latter were completely routed, and Captain Witherow taken prisoner after being severely woLieut. Brown, with twenty men, was attacked in the streets by a company of secessionists under Captain Witherow, in which the latter were completely routed, and Captain Witherow taken prisoner after being severely wounded. On Friday all further attempts to reduce the place were abandoned. Col. Roul retreated with his command toward Independence, and Col. Reid went toward Fort Scott, leaving Captain Shelby with about six hundred at his old rendezvous, Taber C
1 2 3 4 5