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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
ss Monroe, and hastened to Washington with the first news of the victory, to explain his views to the Government in person. It was determined to hold them, and the troops, which had only been provisioned for five days, were immediately supplied. Butler was now commissioned by the Secretary of Wara September, 1861. to go to New England and raise, arm, uniform, and equip a volunteer force for the war. He did so. What was done with them will be revealed when we come to consider events at Ship Island, in the Gulf of Mexico, and at New Orleans. Colonel Hawkins was left, with the portion of his Ninth New York (Zouaves) that had joined the expedition, to garrison the post at Hatteras and hold the Island and Inlet. Late in September he was re-enforced by Colonel Brown and his Twentieth Indiana regiment. In the mean time an expedition had been secretly prepared for following up the victory at Hatteras, by seizing and holding the whole coast of North Carolina washed by the waters of Pa
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 12: operations on the coasts of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. (search)
ion against New Orleans, 324. National troops at Ship Island, 325. proclamation of General Phelps, 326. operzvous for an expedition against Mobile. He named Ship Island, off the coast of Mississippi, between Mobile Bayield, under his leadership. Two thousand were at Ship Island; more than two thousand were on ship-board in Hamteen thousand, but when they were all mustered on Ship Island they amounted to only thirteen thousand seven hun left the capes of Virginia before he debarked at Ship Island. March 25. There was no house upon that desolatehe war broke out, there was an unfinished fort on Ship Island, to which, as we have observed, Floyd, the traitohe abolition of slavery, Fort Massachusetts, on Ship Island. and declared that his motto and that of his tronsmitting his brigadier's report of operations at Ship Island, that he had not authorized the issuing of any pr rebel of New Orleans, was cast upon the shore at Ship Island after a storm, in which it was supposed her fathe
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 13: the capture of New Orleans. (search)
sions to the people, 348. benevolent and Sanitary measures the rebellious spirit of citizens, 349. Butler's famous woman order its effects, 350. a traitor hung Butler's administration, 351. effect of the capture of New Orleans, 352. Ship Island was the place of rendezvous for the naval as well as the land portion of the forces destined for the capture of New Orleans. The naval force was placed under the command of Captain David G. Farragut, a loyal Tennesseean, who sailed from Hampton Roads in the National armed steamer Hartford, on the 2d of February, 1862, and arrived in the harbor of Ship Island on the 20th of the same month, having been detained by sickness at Key West. He had been instructed by the Secretary of the Navy Jan. 20, 1862. to proceed with all possible dispatch to the Gulf of Mexico, with orders for Flag-officer McKean, on duty there, to transfer to the former the command of the Western Gulf squadron. He was informed that a fleet of bomb-vessels, under
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
Dowell, in explanation of the position in which he and Franklin were placed, the General-in-Chief curtly remarked, You are entitled to have any opinion you please. When the President asked McClellan C what and when any thing could be done, the latter replied, with more force than courtesy, that the case was so clear that a blind man could see it; and then spoke of the difficulty of ascertaining what force he could count upon; that he did not know whether he could let General Butler go to Ship Island, See page 324. or whether he could re-enforce Burnside. See page 315. To the direct question of the Secretary of the Treasury, to the effect as to what he intended doing with his army, and where he intended doing, McClellan answered, that the movements in Kentucky were to precede any from Washington. McDowell's Notes. This part of the plan of the General-in-Chief (the movements in the West) was soon gloriously carried out, as we have already observed; and before the Army of the P