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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) 2 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 1 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) 1 1 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Union vessels in the Vicksburg operations. (search)
illiam Gwin (action with Arkansas, July 15, ‘62); Lieut.-Com. J. M. Prichett (Yazoo River, Dec., ‘62, Helena), 7 guns; Sept., ‘62, 9 guns, 1 howitzer. Ellet rams.--Lieut.-Col. A. W. Ellet, Col. C. R. Ellet. (Originally employed without armament; subsequently howitzers or other light guns were mounted from time to time. Frequent changes were also made in commanding officers. Those engaged in important actions are mentioned below. The vessels were the Fulton, Horner, Lancaster, Lieut.-Col. J. A. Ellet (passage of Vicksburg, March 25th, 1863); Lioness, Master T. O'Reilly (Yazoo River, December, 1862); Mingo, Monarch, Sergt. E. W. Davis (Yazoo River raid, August, 1862), Col. C. R. Ellet (Ark. Post); Queen of the West, Lieut. J. M. Hunter (action of July 15th, 1862), Lieut.-Col. A. W. Ellet (July 22d, 1862), Capt. E. W. Sutherland (Yazoo River, December, 1862), Col. C. R. Ellet (Red River cruise); Sampson, Switzerland, Lieut.-Col. A. W. Ellet (Yazoo River raid, August, 1862), Col. <
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 birth of the ironclads (search)
otected and moved forward and other alterations were made. The Ellet rams continued their useful work. Charles Rivers Ellet took the first vessel past the batteries at Vicksburg after Grant had determined upon his venturesome movement upon the city from the south. Admiral Farragut, who had come up from the Red River, requested General Alfred W. Ellet to let him have two of the ram fleet to run the batteries in order to augment the blockade of the Red River. On March 25, 1863, Lieutenant-Colonel J. A. Ellet, in command of the Lancaster, with his nephew, Charles Rivers Ellet, in command of the Switzer-land, chose a time near daylight for the attempt. These Ellets were all brave fellows and were full of the spirit of adventure, said Admiral Porter. Scorning the cover of darkness, they got abreast of the batteries, which promptly opened on them in a thundering chorus. A shell exploded the boilers of the Lancaster and she went to pieces and sank almost immediately. The Switzerland h
362. Elk River, Tenn., II., 137, 178, 342. Elk River, bridge over, near Dechard, II., 273. Elkhorn, Ark., L. 365. Elkhorn Tavern Ark. I., 358. Elkins, J. A., VII., 207. Elkins Ferry, Ark., II., 352. Ellerson's Mill, Va., I., 319, 322, 364, 366. Ellet, A. W.: I., 240; VI., 35, 69, 151, 209, 314, 316. Ellet, C., Jr. I., 223, 236, 239 seq., 240 Seq., 241, 242; death of, I., 246; VI., 35, 83, 220. Ellet, C. R., VI., 151, 220, 318. Ellet, J. A., VI., 151. Elliot, S., Jr. I., 100, III., 191; VI., 272; X., 157. Elliott, Thomas Vii., 181. Elliott, W. L.: III., 318: X., 87. Elliott Grays, Virginia Sixth Inf., VIII., 383. Elliott's Salient, Petersburg, Va. , III., 193, 195, 205. Ellis,, C. S. S., I., 356. Ellis Ford, Va., Federal court martial at VII., 181. Ellis's Bluffs, La., II., 181. Ellsworth, A. A.: IV, 148; VIII., 362. Ellsworth, E. E.: I., 346, 351 seq.; a facsimi