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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 29: siege of Vicksburg--continued. (search)
attack on Vicksburg, June 19, by the Army and Navy. all the enemy's guns silenced. General Price's Army repulsed by General Mower and the marine brigade. energy shown by the Confederates in Vicksburg. short summary of the work accomplished beforted 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 uniting the marine brigade with his troops he marche When the whole of our Army was in the rear of Vicksburg, with the exception of a small force at Young's Point under General Mower, and that place was attacked by Major-General Price with 12,000 men, the marine brigade and the gun-boats united with General Mower's force to put the Confederates down, which was effectually done; and General Grant was satisfied that Young's Point would be taken care of by the Navy, while he was engaged in reducing the monster on the east bank of the Mississippi.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 41: the Red River expedition, under Major-General N. P. Banks, assisted by the Navy under Rear-Admiral David D. Porter. (search)
y imagined than described. On the 16th, General Mower reached Alexandria with about 5,000 men, io further progress up the river. This was General Mower's idea, apparently forgetting that the gun 100 guns. The Admiral endeavored to show General Mower, who was a fearless man, and in favor of pthose under General Smith, and both he and General Mower were worthy to lead them. When Smith's t might happen, and one dark, rainy night, General Mower, with a party of his men, fell in with a cwho was encamped some nine miles in the rear. Mower, assuming the character of a Confederate officity to capture the other outlying parties, General Mower would have accomplished it, but the Confedirst by a volley and then a charge, led by General Mower, which caused him to retreat more rapidly.hen the division appeared upon the field under Mower, the army had been forced back a considerable he 19th corps, and had been badly handled. As Mower broke through the ranks of the retreating troo[4 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
advance, under General A. L Lee, left Franklin, the whole column following soon after and arriving at Alexandria, the cavalry on the 19th, and the infantry on the 25th. On the 13th of March, 1864, one division of the 16th corps, 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 a25 miles in advance. The expedition consisted of three brigades of General A. J. Smith's command, and a brigade of cavalry of the 19th corps, under command of Colonel Lucas, of the 16th Indiana volunteers--the whole under the command of Brigadier-General Mower, of the 16th corps. The enemy was surprised, losing 250 prisoners, 200 horses and four guns, with their caissons. Colonel H. B. Sargent of my staff was severely wounded in this action, and disabled from service during this campaign. T