— Opening of the lower Mississippi.
Century, vol. 29, p. 923.
— Reports of. Red river expedition, 1864; gunboats.
Army and Navy Journal, vol. 1, pp. 620, 652, 683.
— Torpedo warfare.
North American Rev., vol. 127, p. 213.
See also Manassas, campaign and battle of. Gaines' Mill.
Century, vol. 30, p. 309; notes, pp. 777, 779.
— Malvern Hill; with field map. Century, vol. 30, p. 615.
Gen. Grant's last campaign, PeterPorter, Gen.
Gen. Grant's last campaign, Petersburg and Appomattox.
Century, vol. 35, p. 127.
— Philosophy of soldiers' courage.
Century, vol. 36, p. 246.
In Four naval officers whom I knew.
H. Clay Trumbull. United Service Mag., vol. 1, p. 32.
Potomac, army of the.
List of regiments, etc., at first Bull Run. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 8, p. 682.
— – Sept. Increasing steadiness of soldiers under Gen. McClellan. Boston Evening Journal, Sept. 4, 1861, p. 4, col. 1.
e powder, so that by unscrewing the former the matches would be ignited by the friction, causing the shell to explode.--Who will not say that this was an infernal machine of the first water, and that the following of the enemy in their diabolical purpose was most fortunate?
I need not add that our men in the handling and unloading of these dangerous missiles have received a lesson whose teaching is not likely to be neglected in future.
A word more about shells.
One was brought to-day to Gen Porter's headquarters that had been thrown by a mortar.
It was a big fellow, no less than eleven inches in diameter.
It struck about fifty yards from Allen's battery, burying itself six feet in the ground.
Fortunately its contents flexed out before striking, so that no damage was done.
Yankee account of the Virginia's recent Trip.
The French war steamer Cabinet, which was anchored near the Monitor when the Merrimac hove in sight, and was taking in water from a Union schooner, took up
stout resistance at Gaines's Mills, since three or four whole divisions were strongly encamped there, McClellan commanding in person, with Major Generals McCall, Porter, Sedgewick, and others — their estimated force being not less than thirty-odd thousand men. As our three columns moved by parallel lines, we followed and conversegades!
In front stood Federal camps, stretching to the northeast for miles!
Drawn up in line of battle were more than three full divisions, commanded by McCall, Porter, Sedgewick, &c.--banners darkened the air — artillery vomited forth incessant volleys of grape, canister and shell — heavy masses were moving on our left through sed up ranks and poured such deadly volleys upon the horsemen, that they left the ground in confusion and entirely for their infantry to decide the day. McCall's, Porter's and Sedgewick's "crack" divisions melted away before our advance, however; and had the fight lasted one half hour longer, not one whole regiment would have surv<
South will rejoice to learn that all the benefit anticipated has resulted from the change.
The strength of the army has been greatly increased, its health much improved, and the spirit of the men is as high and defiant as could be desired.
The Jackson Mississippian of the 21st, announces with inexpressible pleasure the arrival of Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn, for the purpose of assuming command of the Department of South Mississippi and East Louisiana.
The same paper says:
Ten of Commodore Porter's mortar boats passed Rodney at 10 o'clock on Thursday morning, on their way to Vicksburg.
Before this time they have doubtless reached their destination.
We rejoice to know that their visit is not unexpected, but that ample and suitable provision has been made for their entertainment.
The fleet of gunboats from Memphis is also hourly looked for. The invitation is general.
It is a "free fight." The welcome which the peerless queen extends to them is: "Come one, come all — this rock
22d Mass; Assistant Surgeon J W S Norris, U S A; 1st Lieut W H Eldridge, 4th N J; Capt E G Lant, 7th Pa; Lt Col Geo Variny, 2d Me; Capt L Emmerson, 2d Me, Capt Jas P Duff, 7th Pa; J P Prince, Surgeon, 22d Mass; 1st Lt E M Cooly, 13th N Y; Lt Col S M Jackson, 11th Pa; Adj Robt A McCoy, 11th Pa; 1st Lt D R Coder, 2d Lt R M Burkeman, 11th Pa; 2d Lt F W Shroeder, 4th N J; 1st Lt E Wright, 4th N J; 2d Lt H H Callen, 2d N J; Maj E S Gilbert, 25th N; J; 1st Lt Thos Bishop, 25th N Y; Lt E Eichelberger, 8th Pa; Major Henry Chitz, 12th U S Infantry Regulars; Capt P W Stanhope, 12th U S Infantry; Col T B W Stockton, 16th Michigan; Capt H R Combe, 12th N Y; 1st Lt Chas Wilson, 3d N J; Lewis P Mudgett, 1st Lt and Adjt, 2d Me; 2d Lt Joel Parker, 1st N J; Capt A E Miles, 1st Pa; Lt T G McNaughton, 1st Pa; Lt B Lewis, 1st Pa; Lt Chas A Bayard, 5th Wisconsin; Lt J M Wells jr, belonging to Gen Porter's staff; Lt L B Woltz, 8th Pa; Lt R D Hall, 1st Pa Rifles; Ass't Surgeon L S Ludington, 1st Conn.