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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations of the artillery of the army of Western Louisiana, after the battle of Pleasant Hill. (search)
in their attempt to run the gauntlet of the battery. One of these, reported by the prisoners to be the Cricket, flagship of the Mississippi squadron, with Rear-Admiral Porter commanding squadron, on board, succeeded in running by the four light field guns, composing Cornays battery, though searched with fatal effect by their rapi the fire of the heavy guns of the gunboats, it engaged thirty times more than its weight of metal, drove to flight three gunboats fighting under the eye of Rear-Admiral Porter, and captured from them two valuable transports, entitles it to to the special notice of the Major-General commanding. Since this report was written AdAdmiral Porter's report has been published. from which it seems the three gunboats were the Cricket, the Hindman and the Juliet. The admiral states that he encountered eighteen guns, which is very complimentary to the service of Captain Cornay's four guns. He also says that the Cricket was struck thirty-eight times with shells
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Kirby Smith's Kentucky campaign. (search)
cloudless sky. In vain we assured them, at Versailles and elsewhere along our route, that it was only a strategic movement, and that we would soon return with overwhelming power. With that unerring prescience of coming and inevitable evil, which sometimes exhibits itself as a mysterious attribute of human nature, these poor people, better than ourselves, divined the real results of all these movements, and were sunk in despondency. At Versailles, General Smith stopped at the house of Mr. Porter, an ex-Lieutenant Governor of the State--a gentleman of cultivated intellect, possessing considerable property in lands and negroes, and devoted to the Southern cause. With less prudence than many others, he had not refrained from showing his warm sympathies with us, and, consequently could hope for little mercy from the Federal army when it re-occupied the State. The probability was, that he would be sent to Camp Chase, and his property destroyed by the brutality of the common soldiers,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The lost opportunity at Spring Hill, Tenn.--General Cheatham's reply to General Hood. (search)
g troops passing northward. While he was talking about this to Colonel Porter, my Chief of Staff, a courier from headquarters brought a note connection, I will quote Governor Isham G. Harris: Governor James D. Porter Dear Sir: * * * * General Hood, on the march to Franklin, know, by only four persons beside myself — my chief of staff, James D. Porter; Governor Isham G. Harris, Major J. F. Cummings, of Georgia, ad it was lost somewhere during the campaign in North Carolina. Governor Porter and Major Cummings agree with me that the following was the su and substance of it accords with my own. Yours very truly, Jas. D. Porter. [Enclosure.]December 3, 1864. My Dear General: I do noo General B. F. Cheatham. Atlanta, Ga., October 29, 1881. Governor J. D. Porter Dear Sir: Your letter of the 19th instant is received, a University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss., October 24, 1881. Hon. James D. Porter, Nashville, Tenn.: My Dear Governor,--Your favor of 20th