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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) 4 2 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 9: the Red River expedition. (search)
red vessels. The lighter boats consisted of the Lexington, Lieutenant George M. Bache; Cricket, Acting Master H. H. Gorringe; Gazelle, Acting Master Charles Thatcher; Black Hawk, Lieutenant-Commander K. R. Breese. and there he was joined on the 11th by the transports, with four divisions The First and Third Divisions of the Sixteenth Army Corps, and First and Fourth Divisions of the Seventeenth Army Corps. of Sherman's army, under General A. J. Smith, and the Marine Brigade, under General Alfred Ellet, three thousand. strong. There was just water enough for the larger gun-boats to pass; and on the morning of the 12th they moved up the river, led by the Eastport. That vessel, with others that might follow, was charged with the duty of removing obstructions in the river, and to amuse Fort de Russy by a feigned. attack until the army should land at Simms' Port, on the Atchafalaya, and. get in the rear of that post, to attack it. To cover the landing of the troops on the site of S
xpedition sent out by in the Shenandoah Valley, 3.313; his invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania, 3.341-3.350; operations of in the Shenandoah Valley to the battle of Cedar Creek. 3.363-3.372. East Tennessee, cruel treatment of Unionists in, 2.36-2.39; minor military movements in, 3.281; journey of the author in, in 1866, 3.283, 287. Edenton, N. C., capture of, 2.176. Elizabeth City, N. C., capture of, 2.174. Ellet, Col. C. L., exploits of in the Queen of the West, 2.589. Ellet, Gen. A., in the Red River expedition, 3.253. Ellison's Mill, skirmish at, 2.404; battle at, 2.419. Ellsworth, Col. E. E., death of, 1.483. Emancipation, first act of congress concerning, 2.29; consideration of in Congress and by Lincoln, 2.554-2.558; the Chicago memorial in relation to, 2.558; preliminary proclamation of, 2.558; definitive proclamation of, 2.559. Emancipation Proclamation, effect of on the Confederates, 3.229; firm stand of President Lincoln in relation to, 3.230. Em
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 21: capture of New Orleans.--first attack on Vicksburg by Farragut's fleet and mortar flotilla.--junction of flag-officers Farragut and Davis above Vicksburg.--ram Arkansas. (search)
ng to pieces,.without injuring any one seriously, which was strange, as the Iroquois, Winona, and Pinola were on our quarter. At 6 A. M., meeting with Lieutenant-Colonel Ellet, of the ram fleet, who offered to forward my communications to Flag-officer Davis and General Halleck, at Memphis, I anchored the fleet and went to breake fort, having a plunging fire upon them, dismounted one of the guns, and killed a man and a horse. It gives me great pleasure to say that General Williams, Colonel Ellet, and the army officers of this division generally, have uniformly shown a great anxiety to do everything in their power to assist us; but their force is too smron-clad ram Arkansas has at length made her appearance and taken us all by surprise. We had heard that she was up at Liverpool, in the Yazoo River, and Lieutenant-Colonel Ellet informed me that the river was too narrow for our gun-boats to turn, and was also shallow in places, but suggested that Flag-officer Davis might send up
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 27: expedition through Steele's Bayou and Deer Creek. (search)
Admiral's affair. Where the Queen of the West and Switzerland can go in broad daylight, the transports can pass at night. A few days before this council, Admiral Farragut. who had come up from Red River, as before mentioned, requested Colonel Alfred Ellet to let him have two of the Ram fleet (to run the batteries at night) for the purpose of returning with him to the blockade of the Red River — saying he would make it all right with Admiral Porter, etc. To this Colonel Ellet at once agreed.Colonel Ellet at once agreed. Accordingly the rams Lancaster and Switzerland were prepared to run the batteries, the former commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel John A. Ellet, the latter by Charles Rivers Ellet. These Ellets were all brave fellows, and were full of the spirit of adventure. Instead of going past the batteries with comparative ease at night, they chose a time near daylight, and by the time they got abreast of the city all the batteries opened on them. The Lancaster's boilers were exploded by a shell, and bein
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 28: passage of the fleet by Vicksburg and capture of Grand Gulf.--capture of Alexandria, etc. (search)
for two formidable rams that were building at Yazoo City, forty miles from the mouth of the river. Sherman remained with his division at Young's Point, ready to make another attack from the Yazoo if opportunity offered, and also to protect the supplies at Milliken's Bend from General Sterling Price, who with a large Confederate force was encamped some thirty miles away on the west bank of the Mississippi. The Mississippi Marine Brigade, consisting of two thousand men, under Brigadier-General Alfred Ellet, in six or seven large steamers, was left there. These flying troops were attached to the Navy. Every precaution had been taken to prevent a surprise from the Confederates, or any attempt on their part to fortify the river banks again in the absence of the Army. General McClernand had been ordered by Grant to push forward with his division, and with the help of the Navy, to seize upon Grand Gulf. Had it not been for the great overflow at that time, the Union Army might have
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 29: siege of Vicksburg--continued. (search)
pt was made on Milliken's Bend, and quite a number of the garrison killed, but the gun-boats Choctaw and Lexington went immediately to the relief of our troops and the Confederates were driven off with loss The Marine Brigade under Brigadier-General Alfred Ellet had joined the squadron and reported to Admiral Porter. This organization consisted of about two thousand men, well equipped and fairly disciplined. General Mower, a very brave officer, had about 8,000 men at Young's Point, and unituty well. The banks of the Mississippi were so watchfully guarded from Vicksburg to Cairo that the Army transports went through with troops and stores, for a distance of about 450 miles, without molestation. The marine brigade, under Brigadier-General Ellet, was constantly landing along the river to break up guerilla warfare. Without a watchful eye on the Mississippi, on the part of the Navy, the operations of the Army would have been often interrupted. Only one Army steamer was disabled
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 30: (search)
ldiers about. The command was given to Brigadier General Alfred Ellet, and as the members of this family had As soon as this organization was fully equipped General Ellet was ordered by the Commander-in-chief of the Mis Such was the condition of affairs when Brigadier-General Alfred Ellet, with the marine brigade, entered the Tnotice to pursue the enemy. In fact, when Fitch and Ellet co-operated, they made short work of the Confederate been a scourge to both parties in Tennessee. General Ellet's command included cavalry, with which he made nighteen miles above Savannah on the Tennessee General Ellet's command was not popular with the Confederate is of prosperity. On his way down to Vicksburg General Ellet heard of some Confederate troops at a place callt have stood their ground. On the 3d of July, General Ellet, with the Marine Brigade, was ordered to proceeddatory bands and secrete them when in danger. General Ellet gave the party at Goodrich Landing a lesson they
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
ps, under Brigadier-General Mower, and one division of the 17th corps, under Brigadier-General T. Kilby Smith--the whole under command of Brigadier-General A. J. Smith--landed at Simmsport, on the Atchafalaya, and proceeded at once towards Fort De Russy, carrying it by assault at 4:30 P. M. on the afternoon of the 14th. Two hundred and sixty prisoners and ten heavy guns were captured. Our loss was slight. The troops and transports under General A. J. Smith, and the marine brigade under General Ellet, with the gunboats, moved to Alexandria, which was occupied without opposition on the 16th of the same month. General Lee, of my command, arrived at Alexandria on the morning of the 19th. The enemy, in the meantime, continued his retreat in the direction of Shreveport. Officers of my staff were at Alexandria on the 19th, and I made my headquarters there on the 24th, the forces under General Franklin arriving on the 25th and 26th of March; but as the stage of the water in Red River w
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), Introduction — the Federal Navy and the blockade (search)
erate gunboats that were drawn up in double line of battle opposite the city. Everyone wanted to see the outcome of the great fight that was impending, for if its result proved adverse to the Confederates, Memphis would fall into Federal hands and another stretch of the Mississippi would be lost to the South. In the engagement at Memphis two of the Ellet rams accompanied the squadron — the Queen of the West commanded by Charles Ellet, and the Monarch commanded by his younger brother, Major Alfred Ellet. The Confederate flotilla was destroyed, but with the loss of Charles Ellet, from a mortal wound. The fleet that cleared the river Memphis, Tennessee on the heights Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred W. Ellet: one of the three Ellets at Memphis Southern coast. The Alabama and her kind, as already said, counted for nought, excepting as their exploits should influence European opinion and action. The destruction they caused was a property destruction only, not a destruction of na
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), The organization of the Federal Navy (search)
Department at the time could not furnish the marines that Porter wanted, but the War Department undertook to organize a marine brigade and also to furnish the necessary transports to carry them about. The command of this was given to Brigadier-General Alfred Ellet. Ellet's marine brigade, numbering about 2,000 strong, first sailed up the Tennessee River in April, 1863, to join the flotilla of Lieutenant-Commander Fitch, which was trying to suppress marauding bands in that territory. On April Ellet's marine brigade, numbering about 2,000 strong, first sailed up the Tennessee River in April, 1863, to join the flotilla of Lieutenant-Commander Fitch, which was trying to suppress marauding bands in that territory. On April 25th, the marine brigade was attacked at Duck River by 700 Confederates under Colonel Woodward, who had mistaken the Federal vessels for transports. They were disagreeably surprised when the marines, landing promptly, discomfited them in a sharp engagement and pursued them for twelve miles inland. On May 7th, since the waters of the Tennessee had become too low, the marine brigade joined Admiral Porter's squadron and rendered important service along the Mississippi and the Yazoo. Naval