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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
ch Navy Columbiads, and the bow guns were rifled 84-pounders. the whole commanded by Flag-officer Andrew Hull Foote, of the National navy. Seven of these boats were covered with iron plates, and werehere in condition to march. He handed me an order to that effect, and I executed it. and Commodore Foote, and approved by General Halleck, were now commenced. The chief object was to break the lirt to General Halleck. Hearing nothing from their chief for several days afterward, Grant and Foote united, in a letter to Halleck, Jan. 28, 1862. in asking permission to storm Fort Henry, and ho0. The enterprise was immediately begun, and on Monday morning, the 2d of February, 1862. Flag-officer Foote left Cairo with a little flotilla of seven gun-boats These were the armored gun-boats Coes in it, and on Tuesday morning, Feb. 3. at dawn, he was a few miles below Fort Henry. Andrew H. Foote. Grant's army, composed of the divisions of Generals McClernand and C. F. Smith, had,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
troops.—17. Confederate cruiser Oreto destroyed the brig Estelle. Congress resolved to issue $100,000,000 in United States notes.—20. General Hunter assumes command of the Department of the South.—22. Gen. Fitz-John Porter dismissed from the National service.—24. General Burnside, at his own request, relieved from the command of the Army of the Potomac.—25. First regiment of negro Union soldiers organized at Port Royal, S. C.—26. Peace resolutions offered in the Confederate Congress by Mr. Foote. Engagement at Woodbury, Tenn.—27. Fort McAllister, on the Ogeechee River, Ga., bombarded by the Montauk.—30. Union gunboat Isaac Smith captured in Stono River. S. C.—31. Blockading squadron off Charleston Harbor attacked by Confederate iron-clad gunboats, and the harbor proclaimed opened by Beauregard and the Confederate Secretary of State. Skirmish near Nashville, Tenn., and the Confederates defeated.—Feb. 1. National troops occupy Franklin, Tenn.—2. United States Hous
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Foote, Andrew Hull 1806- (search)
Foote, Andrew Hull 1806- Naval officer; born in New Haven, Conn., Sept. 12, 1806; entered the navy as midshipman in 1822; was flag-lieutenant of the Mediterranean Andrew Hull Foote. squadron in 1833; and in 1838, as first lieutenant of the shiAndrew Hull Foote. squadron in 1833; and in 1838, as first lieutenant of the ship John Adams, under Commodore Read, he circumnavigated the globe, and took part in an attack on the pirates of Sumatra. He was one of the first to introduce (1841) the principle of total abstinence from intoxicating drinks into the United States nade on the coast of Africa in 1849-52. In command of the China station in 1856, when the Chinese and English were at war, Foote exerted himself to protect American property, and was fired upon by the Celestials. His demand for an apology was refu less of forty men. The Chinese garrison of 5,000 men lost 400 of their number killed and wounded. In the summer of 1861 Foote was made captain, and in September was appointed flag-officer of a flotilla of gunboats fitted out chiefly at Cairo, and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hoppins, James Mason 1820- (search)
Hoppins, James Mason 1820- Educator; born in Providence, R. I., Jan. 17, 1820; graduated at Yale College in 1840, the Harvard Law School in 1842, the Union Theological Seminary in 1845, and at Andover Seminary. He also studied for two years at the University of Berlin; was ordained in 1850; pastor of a Congregational Church in Salem, Mass., in 1850-59; Professor of Homiletics in Yale in 1861-79; and pastor of the College Church in 1861-63. His numerous publications inelude Life of rear-admiral Andrew Hull Foote.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Island number10. (search)
e island, and, after the capture of New Madrid, it became an object of great interest to both parties, for it was besieged by the Nationals. For this purpose Commodore Foote left Cairo, March 14, 1862, with a powerful fleet of gun and mortar-boats. There were seven of the former iron-clad and one not armored, and ten of the latter. On the night of the 15th Foote was at Island Number10, and the next morning (Sunday) he began the siege with a bombardment by the rifled cannon of his flag-ship, the Boston. This was followed by the mortar-boats, moored at proper points along the river shore, from which tons of iron were hurled upon the island and the batterierst vessel that ran by Confederate batteries on the Mississippi River. She had not fired a gun during her passage, but the discharge of three assured anxious Commodore Foote of the safety of the Carondelet after the dangerous voyage. Perceiving the perilous fate that awaited them after the completion of the canal, the Confederat
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Memphis, capture of (search)
Memphis, capture of After the capture of Island Number10, Commodore Foote went down the Mississippi with his flotilla, and transports bearing Pope's army, to attempt the capture of Memphis, but was confronted at Chickasaw Bluffs, 80 miles above that city, by a Confederate flotilla under Capt. J. S. Hollins and 3,000 troops und. M. Thompson, who occupied a military work on the bluffs, called Fort Pillow, then in command of General Villepigue, an accomplished engineer. On April 14, 1862, Foote began a siege of Fort Pillow with his mortar-boats, and soon drove Hollins to the shelter of that work. Pope, whose troops had landed on the Arkansas shore, was unable to co-operate, because the country was flooded, and being soon called by Halleck to Shiloh, Foote was. left to operate alone. He was finally compelled to turn over the command to Capt. C. H. Davis on account of the painfulness of a wound he had received at Fort Donelson. On May 10 Hollins attacked Davis, but was repulsed, n
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
st infantry, 780 three-months' men, leaves New Haven for Washington, under Col. Daniel Tyler......May 9, 1861 First regiment enlisted for three years, the 4th Connecticut Infantry, leaves Hartford under Col. Levi Woodhouse......June 10, 1861 Brig.-Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, born in Ashford, July 14, 1819; killed in battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo.......Aug. 10, 1861 Gen. Joseph K. F. Mansfield, born in New Haven, Dec. 22, 1803; killed in battle of Antietam......Sept. 17, 1862 Rear-Admiral Andrew Hull Foote, born in New Haven, Sept. 12, 1806; dies at New York City......June 26, 1863 Maj.-Gen. John Sedgwick, born in Cornwall, Sept. 13, 1813; killed in battle of Spottsylvania......May 9, 1864 Fifty thousand six hundred and twenty-three three-years' troops furnished during the war......1861-65 State board of fish commissioners created......1865 State board of education organized, with Daniel C. Gilman as secretary......1865 Lydia Sigourney, poet, dies at Hartford......Ju
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
00 Governor Roosevelt nominated for Vice-President by Republican National Convention which renominated President McKinley......June 21, 1900 Hoboken wharfs, opposite New York City, destroyed, with three North German Lloyd steamers, involving a loss of 250 lives and $10,000,000......June 30, 1900 John Woodward Philip, naval officer, born 1840, dies at Brooklyn, N. Y.......June 30, 1900 C. P. Huntington, capitalist, born 1821, dies near Raquette Lake......Aug. 13, 1900 Hatch & Foote fail for $2,000,000......Sept. 18, 1900 Severe explosion in Tarrant's drug building at Greenwich and Warren streets, New York City, causes death of scores of persons, including firemen......Oct. 29, 1900 William L. Strong, merchant, and former mayor of New York, born 1827, dies at New York City......Nov. 2, 1900 Governor Roosevelt finishes his campaign tour in Oswego, N. Y., having travelled 21,209 miles in eight weeks, addressed audiences aggregating 3,000,000 persons in twenty-fou
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tennessee, (search)
...April 29, 1861 Majority vote of the State favors a declaration of independence for Tennessee and the acceptance of the provisional government of the Confederate States......June 8, 1861 Eastern Tennessee Union convention at Greeneville declares its opposition to the Confederate government......June 21, 1861 Governor Harris proclaims Tennessee out of the Union......June 24, 1861 Confederate commissary and ordnance stores at Nashville destroyed by fire......Dec. 22, 1861 Commodore Foote defeats Gen. Lloyd Tilghman and captures Fort Henry......Feb. 6, 1862 Bombardment of Fort Donelson begins Feb. 13; fort surrendered to General Grant by General Buckner, with 13,829 prisoners......Feb. 16, 1862 Seat of government removed to Memphis......Feb. 20, 1862 Confederates evacuate Nashville, and the Federals under Nelson enter......Feb. 23, 1862 Andrew Johnson, commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers and appointed military governor of Tennessee, March 5, arrives