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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The Western flotilla at Fort Donelson, Island number10, Fort Pillow and — Memphis. (search)
ediately after the retirement of Flag-Officer Foote, under whose supervision and amid the greatest embarrassments it had been built, organized, and equipped. On the morning of the 10th of May a mortar-boat was towed down the river, as usual, at 5 A. M., to bombard Fort Pillow. The Cincinnati soon followed to protect her. At 6:35 eight Confederate rams came up the river at full speed. The mortar-boat, No. 16, which was the first object of attack, was defended with great spirit by Acting-Master Gregory, who fired his mortar eleven times, reducing the charge and diminishing the elevation. (See cut, p. 450.)-editors. The Carondelet at once prepared for action, and slipped her hawser to the bare end, ready for orders to go ahead. No officer was on the deck of the Benton (flag-steamer) except the pilot, Mr. Birch, who informed the flag-officer of the situation, and passed the order to the Carondelet and Pittsburgh to proceed without waiting for the flag-steamer. General signal was a
, strengthened by after associations in the army, and which remains to me yet, a memory of one of the greatest and best characters I have ever known. His particular friend was Leonidas Polk, and when Johnston was adjutant of the corps Polk was the sergeant-major. They were my seniors in the Academy; but we belonged to the same set, a name well understood by those who have been ground in the Academy mill. Polk joined the Church from convictions produced, as I understood, from reading Gregory's letters--a noted religious work of that day — aided by the preaching of our eloquent and pious chaplain, who had subsequently a wide reputation as Bishop McIlvaine. A word as to chaplain McIlvaine. In appearance and manner he seemed to belong to the pulpit, and he had a peculiar. power of voice rarely found elsewhere than on the stage. From its highest tones it would sink to a whisper, and yet be audible throughout the whole chapel. His sermons, according to the usage of his Chur
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Defence of batteries Gregg and Whitworth, and the Evacuation of Petersburg. (search)
to Bevel's bridge, and his wagons taking the Woodpecker road to Old Colville, endeavoring not to interfere with Mahone's Droops from Chesterfield Courthouse, who will take the same road. Gen. Mahone's division will take the road to Chesterfield Codrthouse, thence by Old Colville, to Goode's bridge. Mahone's wagons will precede him on the same road, or take some road to his right. Gen. Ewell's command will cross the James river at and below Richmond, taking the road to Branch church, via Gregory's, to Genito road, via Genito bridge, to Amelia Courthouse. The wagons from Richmond will take the Manchester pike and Buckingham road, via Meadville, to Amelia Courthouse. The movement of all troops will commence at 8 o'clock. The artillery moving out quietly first, infantry following, except the pickets, who will be withdrawn at 3 o'clock. The artillery not required with the troops will be moved by the roads prescribed for the wagons, or such other as may be most convenient. Ever
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 24: the called session of Congress.--foreign relations.--benevolent organizations.--the opposing armies. (search)
the independence of the Confederates, the ministry, evidently sympathizing most thoroughly with the political objects of the conspirators, procured in their behalf the powerful assistance of a Proclamation of Neutrality by the Queen, May 13, 1861. by which a Confederate Government, as existing, was acknowledged, and belligerent rights were accorded to the insurgents. A motion, with the view of recognizing the independence of the so-called Confederate States, was made in Parliament by Mr. Gregory, at the beginning of May, and, in reply to a question from him on the 6th of that month, Lord John Russell, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, gave the first authoritative statement of the position which the Government intended to take. The Attorney and Solicitor-General and the Queen's Advocate and the Government, he said, have come to the opinion that the Southern Confederacy of America, according to those principles which seem to them to be just principles, must be treated as a bellige
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 9: events at Nashville, Columbus, New Madrid, Island number10, and Pea Ridge. (search)
ten mortar-boats, The fleet consisted of the gun-boats Benton, Lieutenant Phelps acting flag-captain; Cincinnati, Commander Stembel; Carondelet, commander Walke; Mond City, Commander Kelley; Louisville, Commander Dove; Pittsburg, Lieutenant Thompson; St. Louis, Lieutenant Paulding; and Conestoga (not armored), Lieutenant Blodgett. The mortar-boats were in charge of Captain H. E. Maynadier, commander of the squadron Captain E. B. Pike, assistant commander; and Sailing-Masters Glassford, Gregory, Simonds, and Johnson. for the purpose of co-operating with General Pope. At Columbus he was joined by the Twenty-seventh Illinois, Colonel Buford, and some other troops, March 14. and moving down to Hickman, on the same shore of the Mississippi, he took possession of that place. Hickman had been visited by National gun-boats once before. On the day when it was first occupied by the Confederates, Sept. 4, 1861. the Tyer and Lexington approached that place, where they encountered a Co
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 11: operations in Southern Tennessee and Northern Mississippi and Alabama. (search)
is flotilla, and early in the morning of the 10th May, 1862. he swept around Point Craighead, on the Arkansas shore, with armored steamers. Several of them were fitted with strong bows, plated with iron, for pushing, and were called rams. Davis's vessels were then tied up at the river banks, three on the eastern and four on the western side of the stream. Hollins's largest gun-boat (McRea), finished with a sharp iron prow, started for the mortar-boat No. 16, when its commander, Acting-master Gregory, made a gallant fight, firing his single mortar no less than eleven times. The engines of the McRea were protected by railway iron, and other parts were shielded by bales of cotton, behind which there was a large number of Jeff. Thompson's sharp-shooters, to pick off the officers of the National vessels. The rams proper were protected by cotton and filled with sharp-shooters, yet it was seldom that a man appeared on their decks. The gun-boats Cincinnati and Mound City, lying not
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), No Question before the House. (search)
ouse; but when the time came for putting the unhappy motion to the House, Mir. Gregory discovered that the House desired to have nothing to do with the motion aforesaid. The demand for its withdrawal though civil was peremptory. Mr. Gregory made an affecting speech, complaining that the Southern Confederacy was accused of unwaere called traitors and perjurers. Withdraw! cried the House. I will, said Mr. Gregory. Sine die! cried the House. I will, said Mr. Gregory. And the subject dropMr. Gregory. And the subject dropped. Now, for our own part, although the manipulation of this red-hot resolution might have been a delicate and difficult business, we are sorry that it was not kept in hand just a little while longer. Mr. Gregory should have made another speech. He should have informed the House and the world what, in his opinion, treason by drawing the sword. After such an exposition, however bald and defective, Mr. Gregory would hardly have talked again of the cruelty and injustice of branding the
ician312 Buxton, Fowell384 Choate, Rufus45, 58, 84 Choate, Rufus Scrambles of his Biographers102 Cumberland Presbyterian Church68 Cumberland Presbyterian Newspaper79 Columbia (S. C.), Bell-Ringing in125 Commons, House of, on Gregory's Motion168 Colleges, Southern172 Cotton, Moral Influence of201 Congress, The Confederate222, 238 Clergymen, Second--Hand224 Carlyle, Thomas323 Davis, Jefferson42, 274, 279, 282, 283, 288, 380, 388, 346 Diarist, A Southern121 Fielder, Herbert, his Pamphlet46 Fillmore, Millard116 Floyd, John B162 Fortescue on Slavery303 Free States, Southern Opinion of316 Freedmen, Probable Vices of362 Franklin on British Policy366 Fast Day, Mr. Davis's377 Gregory, M. P.163 Greenville, Lord, on Emancipation329 Goethe on the Future of America808 Greatness, Historical856 Hamilton, Alexander, on the Union297 Hawks, Dr., his Twelve Questions305 Independence, Declaration of139 Independence
position, the regiment losing there 26 killed, 89 wounded, and 18 missing; total 133. The One Hundred and Fortieth was then in Ayres's Division — the division of regulars. In 1864 the regulars were brigaded in one command under Ayres, and the One Hundred and Fortieth was placed in the same brigade; the division was commanded by General Charles Griffin. But in June, 1864, the regiment was transferred to the First Brigade of Ayres's (2d) Division. This brigade was commanded in turn by Colonel Gregory, General Joseph Hayes, Colonel Otis, and General Winthrop. The latter officer fell mortally wounded at Five Forks. The regiment was in the hottest of the fighting at the Wilderness, and suffered severely there, losing 23 killed, 118 wounded, and 114 captured or missing; total, 255. Three days later — on May 8th--it was engaged in the first of the series of battles at Spotsylvania, in which action Colonel Ryan and Major Milo L. Starks were killed. At Spotsylvania the casualties in the
ken possession of by the Federal troops, D. 86, 90 Gray, —, artist, N. Y., D. 56 Gray, William, of Boston, D. 35 Great Bethel, Va., battle of, D. 98; Lieut. Greble's gallantry at, P. 147; official reports of the battle at, Doc. 356; Confederate account, Doc. 360 Greatly descended men, P. 109 Great pop-gun practice, P. 99 Greble, —, Lieut., at the battle of Great Betel, D. 98; his gallantry at Great Bethel, P. 147 Green, Samuel, captured, D. 97 Gregory, Mr., on Southern recognition, Doc. 41; remarks in the British House of Commons, D. 84; Doc. 303 Grinnell, Joseph. Doc. 5 Grinnell, Moses H. Doc. 109, 110 Griswold, A. W., speech to the officers and soldiers of the Mass. 8th regt. militia, Doc. 81 Gulf City Guards leave Mobile, D. 44 Gunpowder Creek, Md., bridge at, burned, D. 35 Guthrie, James, speech at Louisville, Ky., April 18, Doc. 72 Guthrie, T. V., Col. of Ky., D. 55 Gwin, Wm. M. P. 55 H
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