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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 24: Second attack on Vicksburg, etc. (search)
y Springs with some sixty thousand men upon Granada. General Pemberton would naturally march from Vicksburg to stop Grant at could be thrown into Vicksburg from the south, and while Pemberton was thus absent with the greater part of his Army Shermannd there was little chance of Sherman's succeeding unless Pemberton had drawn off nearly all his forces to oppose Grant's advderable risk in leaving his base at Holly Springs to draw Pemberton from Vicksburg. Time was precious and Sherman had to act time he had appointed, merely with the design of drawing Pemberton from Vicksburg and thus helping Sherman in his attack on nt proposed to do, although it was suggested that in case Pemberton retreated before him, Grant would follow him up. Grantossible for Grant to continue his march on Granada, which Pemberton perceiving, the latter returned to Vicksburg in time to as behind time and the opportunity was lost. A portion of Pemberton's Army had returned from Granada, just in time to overwhe
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 26: siege of Vicksburg. (search)
g line of heavy batteries on the hills and at the water front, with 42,000 men in garrison under a very clever general (Pemberton), and Gen. J. E. Johnston with 40,000 more troops at Jackson (the capital of Mississippi), within easy distance of the s movement (which they did as soon as the levee was cut at Delta) they went to work and built the two formidable forts, Pemberton and Greenwood on the Tallahatchie and Yallabusha, and blocked the way effectually. General Pemberton showed a great General Pemberton showed a great deal of ability in his defense of Vicksburg, all through, and won the respect of his opponents by his zeal and fidelity to his cause, to say nothing of his spirit of endurance. But in nothing did he show more energy than in watching the Federal tacflanks, especially by way of the streams which would have commanded the approaches to Vicksburg if held by an enemy. Pemberton took care that these passes should never be left unguarded in the future. These attempts to turn his flanks sharpened
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 27: expedition through Steele's Bayou and Deer Creek. (search)
were all removed, and the fleet went on its way down rejoicing. Sherman had heard the firing, and had pushed on to get to the aid of the gun-boats. In the meantime, the enemy had landed more infantry — there were about four thousand in all. Pemberton, at Vicksburg, was well posted in all that was going on, and was determined to leave nothing undone to capture the venturesome fleet. Again the fleet came to a stand-still, but this time only two large trees had been felled. The crews of ththe obstacles in the way of getting into Vicksburg, kept the enemy continually on the alert, and obliged them to be moving through a country filled with all kinds of obstacles, and made them doubtful where the blow would fall. On this account, Pemberton had to reduce his Army in the city, and keep a larger portion of it at points remote from the real objective point at which the Union general aimed. The Confederate soldiers were worn out and dispirited by the numerous marches and countermar
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)
ond. General Steele had been sent up to the Steele's Bayou region to destroy all the provisions in that quarter, and Pemberton knew that if Grant's Army once got below Vicksburg it would eat up everything in the way of food between Warrenton and e; he outgeneraled the Confederates, fought battle after battle and finally reached the rear of Vicksburg, shutting General Pemberton inside the fortifications and causing General Joseph E. Johnston to evacuate Jackson and retreat. Grant's conducfederates, who had seen so many nondescripts pass Vicksburg that they hardly knew a gun-boat from a transport. While Pemberton was making his preparations to meet Grant's Army on Big Black River, he received a dispatch informing him that Haines' additional heavy guns had been placed in position. This feint against Haines' Bluff continued for several days, and Pemberton was obliged, in answer to solicitations, to send re-inforcements, thus weakening his Army below. Ox teams were observe
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 29: siege of Vicksburg--continued. (search)
g — a sign that General Grant's Army was not far off, and that he was driving Pemberton into the Lieut.-commanding (now captain) Byron Wilson, U. S. N. city. The driving General J. E. Johnston away with his Army of 40,000 men, and forcing Pemberton into Vicksburg with about the same number of troops. In the meantime the De Army assaulted in the rear of Vicksburg, but did not succeed in getting in. Pemberton had at this time 42,000 men to man his ramparts. The gun-boats kept up theldiers were fed by a commissariat that had no equal in any part of the world, Pemberton and his troops inside the city were living on short rations. The Confederates were now acknowledging one to another that Pemberton (clever as he was) had more than met his match in the leader of the Federal Army, and that the Union soldiers, example by giving all the provisions, visions, stores and transportation General Pemberton required for the officers and men of his Army, who had been paroled and a
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
arpenter, E. H. Bishop; Sailmaker, John A. Birdsall. Steamer Canandaigua. Captain, Joseph F. Green; Lieutenant, H. DeH. Manley; Surgeon; James Suddards; Paymaster, C. H. Eldredge; Acting Masters, Samuel Hall and J. L. Gifford; Acting-Ensigns, R. P. Leary and Edward Daley; Acting-Master's Mates, W. J. Vincent, James Wilbur, Adna M. Bates and W. C. Howard; Engineers: Chief, Wm. S. Stamm; Third-Assistants, Albert Jackson, Philip Miller, E. T. Phillippi, O. B. Mills, J. J. Barry and J. Pemberton, Jr.; Boatswain, Thomas Smith; Gunner, John Gaskins; Carpenter, S. N. Whitehouse; Sailmaker, David Bruce, Steamer Housatonic. Captain, Charles W. Pickering; Lieutenant, F. J. Higginson; Assistant Surgeon, Nv. T. Plant; Assistant Paymaster, J. S. Woolson; Acting-Masters, J. W. Congden and J. K. Crosby; Ensign, Edw. C. Hazeltine; Acting-Ensign, G. M. McClure; Acting-Master's Mates, E. A. Butler, B. F. Jacobs, H. A. Hudson and Louis Cornthwaite; Engineers: Chief, John S. Albert; Second-A