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The Daily Dispatch: September 14, 1861., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
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Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 7 5 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 6 2 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 6 6 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 6 0 Browse Search
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 6 2 Browse Search
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igh-beating pulses of her triumph. The merry echoes of the winter had not yet died away, when it became oppressingly apparent that proper methods had not been taken to meet the steady and persevering preparations of the North. Disaster after disaster followed the arms of the South in close succession; and the spirits of all classes fell to a depth the more profound, from their elevation of previous joyance. As early as the 29th of the previous August, a naval expedition under Commodore Stringham had, after a short bombardment, reduced the forts at Hatteras Inlet. In the stream of gratulation following Manassas, this small event had been carried out of sight; and even the conquest of Port Royal, South Carolina, by Admiral Dupont's fleet, on the 7th of November, had been looked upon as one of those little mischances that only serve to shade all pictures of general victory. They were not taken for what they really were-proofs of the entirely defenseless condition of an imme
ubject of ironclads, and on its recommendation three experimental vessels of this class were placed under contract. One of these, completed early in the following year, rendered a momentous service, hereafter to be mentioned, and completely revolutionized naval warfare. Meanwhile, as rapidly as vessels could be gathered and prepared, the Navy Department organized effective expeditions to operate against points on the Atlantic coast. On August 29 a small fleet, under command of Flag Officer Stringham, took possession of Hatteras Inlet, after silencing the forts the insurgents had erected to guard the entrance, and captured twenty-five guns and seven hundred prisoners. This success, achieved without the loss of a man to the Union fleet, was of great importance, opening, as it did, the way for a succession of victories in the interior waters of North Carolina early in the following year. A more formidable expedition, and still greater success soon followed. Early in November,
five of her crew. The residue, thirty-six in number, were sent to Fort Mifflin, on the Delaware, as prisoners. Gen. Benj. F. Butler sailed, August 26, 1861, from Fortress Monroe, as commander of a military and naval force whose destination was secret. It consisted of the fifty-gun frigates Minnesota, Wabash, and Cumberland, with four smaller national vessels and two steam transports, carrying 800 soldiers, with two tugs laden with supplies; the Naval force under the command of Corn. Stringham. Arriving the second night off the entrance through Hatteras Inlet to Pamlico Sound, it was found defended Hatteras. Explanations to the plan of the Bombardment of Forts Hatteras and Clark. A. United States troops and marines. B. Masked Batteries. C. Scouting parties awaiting the bombardment D. Small Boats. 1. Cumberland. 2. Wabash. 3. Minnesota. 4 and 5. Susquehanna and Monticello, during the afternoon of the bombardment. 6, 7, and 8. Steamers Pawnee, Harriet Lan
s not in. elude Gen. Wool's command at and near Fortress Monroe. On the 1st of January following, he makes his total 219,707; on the 1st of February, 222,196. strong, and able to advance on the enemy with not less than 150,000 sabers and bayonets, eagerly awaited the long-expected permission to prove itself but fairly represented in that casual detachment which had fought and won at Dranesville. In every other quarter, our arms were in the ascendant. The blow well struck by Butler and Stringham at Hatteras, had never been retaliated. The Rebels' attempt to cut off Brown's regiment at Chicamicomico had resulted in more loss to them than to us. Du Pont's triumph at Port Royal had dealt a damaging blow to our foes, and inflicted signal injury on the original plotters of treason, without loss to our side. In West Virginia, the campaign was closing with the prestige of success and superiority gilding our standards, and with at least nine-tenths of the whole region securely in our ha
130; extract from, 131; removed to Alton, 134; comments from. 186; its press destroyed, 137; the editor slain, etc., 141. St. Louis Republican, The, citation from, 131; stigmatizes The Observer, 136. Storrs, Henry R., vote on Mo. Compromise, 80. Stone, Gen. Chas. P., McClellan's order to, 620-21; 621; 622; his orders to Col. Baker, 624. Stout, Mr., of Oregon, tenders a minority report in the Committee of Thirty-three, 387. Stringfellow, Gen., a Border Ruffian, 243; 283. Stringham, Com. S. H., 599; 627. Stuart, A. H. H., of Va., a Commissioner to President Lincoln, 452; his letter to The Staunton Spectator, 478; allusion to, 509. Stuart, Lieut.-Col., (Rebel,) at Bull Run, 543-4. Stuart, Gen. J. E. B., at Dranesville, 626. Sturgis, Major, 579;: in the battle of Wilson's Creek, 590 to 582; tries to reinforce Mulligan, 487. Sumner, Charles, 229; 231; assault on, 299. Sumter, the privateer, escapes out of the Mississippi; is blockaded at Gibraltar, 602
Newbern stormed Newbern surrendered Fort Macon reduced fight at South Mills Foster advances to Kinston fails to carry Goldsboroa. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside and Com. L. M. Goldsborough led an expedition, which had in good part been fitted out in New York, and which left Fortress Monroe at the opening of the year; Jan. 11-12, 1862. and, doubling Cape Henry, moved southward to Hatteras Inlet, whose defenses had been quietly held by our troops since their capture by Gen. Butler and Com. Stringham five months before. See Vol. I., p. 599. The naval part of this expedition consisted of 31 steam gunboats, mounting 94 guns; the military of about 11,500 men, mainly from New England, organized in three bridges, under Gens. Foster, Reno, and Parke, and embarked with their material on some 30 to 40 steam transports. The van of the expedition reached the entrance of the Inlet on the 13th; when it was found that, though care had been taken to select or obtain gunboats of such draft as
ly. Why, he exclaimed, you astonish me. I thought that to capture these forts it would cost a thousand lives, and it would be cheap at that. When Commodore Barron and his officers descended to the deck of the flag-ship Minnesota, where Commodore Stringham was stationed on the quarter-deck to receive him, Gen. Butler presented Barron to the gallant old Commodore, saying, Commodore Barron! Commodore Stringham. The latter, raising himself up to his full height, looked the traitor straight in Commodore Stringham. The latter, raising himself up to his full height, looked the traitor straight in the eye, and barely inclining his head, replied, I have seen Mr. Barron before. Barron, who has always prided himself on the hauteur monde, fairly winced under the whole volume of honest sarcasm contained in that look and sentence. It was a touching sight. On the one side stood the manly old tar, who will die as he has lived, under that glorious flag that has flung its crimson folds over his head on every sea, waiting to tread the shore and receive the grateful plaudits and loving thanks o
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 6: contraband of War, Big Bethel and Hatteras. (search)
ps of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia; but the arrangements should be left to Commodore Stringham and myself. I do not think it can be done efficiently at Washington. We know better tha hundred and sixty troops for an expedition to Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, to go with Commodore Stringham, commanding Home Squadron, to capture several batteries in that neighborhood. The troopsds of ammunition. General Butler will report, as soon as he has his troops prepared, to Flag-Officer Stringham, and he will be ready to embark at one o'clock to-morrow. As soon as the object of the combined one of the army and navy, the surrender must be made on board the flag-ship to Flag-Officer Stringham as well as to myself. They went on board the Minnesota, and the capitulation was agreedplaced on board the transport steamer Adelaide, and had this vessel detached by leave of Flag-Officer Stringham of the navy,--a gallant officer, an energetic man, and a thorough gentleman, who had sho
use, N. Y., mention of, 174-175. Stevens, Paran, landlord Fifth Avenue Hotel, N. Y., mention of, 175. Stevens, Thaddeus, of Pennsylvania, in the Johnson impeachment case, 927; in Butler's speech, 934. Stewart, John A., U. S. Assistant Treasurer, consults with Butler about the gold conspiracy, 762, 764. Stillwagen, commander at Fort Hatteras, 285. St. Louis, Halleck's headquarters at, 872; Shaffer's home, 895; hotel as hospital, 895. storm King, the scurvy, 1017. Stringham, flag officer at Fort Hatteras, 282-284; tribute to, 286. strong, Caleb, Governor of Massachusetts, ruling regarding State Militia, 139. story, Judge, Butler tries bankrupt case before, 989. strong, Gen. George C., aids in planning operations against New Orleans, 359; anecdote of, 374; expression regarding the woman order, 418; intercedes for Weitzel, 466-467; leads expedition against Pontchatoula, 489; on Butler's staff, 891. Stuart, Mary, 986-987. Sturdivant's Battery, reference to
luxuries and comforts which we enjoy; we owe to them our naval triumphs. In the war with Great Britain in 1812, in spite of the overwhelming navy of England, our ships of war and privateers launched forth from every port, and gained laurels in every engagement with the enemy. In the civil war now raging, they have been prompt to obey the call of their country, and among the most distinguished exploits of the campaign have been the achievements of the navy. The names of Foote, [cheers,] Stringham, [applause,] and Du Pont [cheering] will ever stand prominent in the history of our nation. The President of the United States has officially announced that, while many officers had gone over to the rebellion, not a soldier in the ranks or a sailor in the navy had ever proved a traitor. What a noble tribute to a faithful people! Such are the men whom we have invited to meet us this evening. Such are the men who ought ever to receive our sympathies and our efforts for their good. And I
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