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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 190 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 50 0 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 49 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 28 0 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 20 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 18 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 17 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 14 0 Browse Search
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 13 13 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 12 0 Browse Search
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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The last Confederate surrender. (search)
to the Carolinas, to interpose between Sherman's advance and his (Lee's) lines of supply, and, in the last necessity, of retreat. The suggestion was adopted, and this force so moved. General Wilson, with a well-appointed and ably-led command of Federal cavalry, moved rapidly through North Alabama, seized Selma, and, turning east to Montgomery, continued into Georgia. General Canby, commanding the Union armies in the Southwest, advanced up the eastern shore of Mobile bay and invested Spanish Fort and Blakely, important Confederate works in that quarter. After repulsing an assault, General Maury, in accordance with instructions, withdrew his garrisons, in the night, to Mobile, and then evacuated the city, falling back to Meridian, on the line of the Mobile and Ohio Railway. General Forrest was drawn in to the same point, and the little army, less than eight thousand of all arms, held in readiness to discharge such duties as the waning fortunes of the cause and the honor of its arm
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Sherman and Johnston-Johnston's surrender to Sherman-capture of Mobile-Wilson's expedition — capture of Jefferson Davis--General Thomas's qualities-estimate of General Canby (search)
s raid Stoneman captured and destroyed a large amount of stores, while fourteen guns and nearly two thousand prisoners were the trophies of his success. Canby appeared before Mobile on the 27th of March. The city of Mobile was protected by two forts, besides other intrenchments-Spanish Fort, on the east side of the bay, and Fort Blakely, north of the city. These forts were invested. On the night of the 8th of April, the National troops having carried the enemy's works at one point, Spanish Fort was evacuated; and on the 9th, the very day of Lee's surrender, Blakely was carried by assault, with a considerable loss to us [about 725]. On the 11th the city was evacuated. I had tried for more than two years to have an expedition sent against Mobile when its possession by us would have been of great advantage. It finally cost lives to take it when its possession was of no importance, and when, if left alone, it would within a few days have fallen into our hands without any blood
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), Report of Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, U. S. Army, commanding armies of the United States, of operations march, 1864-May, 1865. (search)
Sixteenth Corps, Maj. Gen. A. J. Smith commanding, moved from Fort Gaines by water to Fish River; the Thirteenth Corps, under Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, moved from Fort Morgan and joined the Sixteenth Corps--on Fish River, both moving thence on Spanish Fort and investing it on the 27th; while Me jor-General Steele's command moved from Pensacola, cut the railroad leading from Tensaw to Montgomery, effected a junction with them, and partially invested Fort Blakely. After a severe bombardment of SpSpanish Fort, a part of its line was carried on the 8th of April. During the night the enemy evacuated the fort. Fort Blakely was carried by assault on the 9th, and many prisoners captured; our loss was considerable. These successes practically opened to us the Alabama River, and enabled us to approach Mobile from the north. On the night of the 11th the city was evacuated, and was taken possession of by our forces on the morning of the 12th. Subordinate reports of Stoneman's expedition and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Official report of General R. L. Gibson of the defence and fall of the Spanish Fort. (search)
oad, towards Sibley's Mills, about two miles to the east, beyond Spanish Fort, in the direction of Blakely. I had selected a line of battle oinstructions were to assume immediate command of the defences of Spanish Fort. Set apart for this purpose were Brigadier-General Bryan M. Thonts in defence of the field-works near the Water Battery, called Spanish Fort. Upon examination I discovered the line of defence to be above hundred yards long, enclosing a battery of four heavy guns in Spanish Fort, overlooking the bay, and strengthened by three redoubts so loca Such was the extent and incomplete condition of the defences at Spanish Fort when, on assuming command, I carefully inspected them. It wa H. Maury, commanding District of the Gulf, had been not to hold Spanish Fort for a moment after the garrison was in danger of capture — not tavest and best; and if any credit shall attach to the defence of Spanish Fort, it belongs to the heroes whose sleep shall no more be disturded
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Land operations against Mobile. (search)
re he would have the full benefit of the cooperation of the navy, and the principal works he would have to reduce were Spanish Fort commanding the mouth, and Blakely commanding the head of the Appalachee, where the Tensas leaves it. The movement whirteenth Corps marched from Fort Morgan. Uniting at Danley's Ferry, near the mouth of Fish River, they laid siege to Spanish Fort on the 27th of March. Smith, with Carr's and McArthur's divisions, held the right, and Granger, with Benton's and Vea Cockrell's division the left, of the defenses. On the afternoon of the 9th, twenty-eight guns being in position, and Spanish Fort having fallen, the Confederate works were captured by a general assault of 16,000 men; 3423 prisoners were taken and ms 189 killed, 1201 wounded, and 27 captured,--a total of 1417. General Randall L. Gibson, the Confederate commander at Spanish Fort, reported a loss of 93 killed, 395 wounded, and 250 missing.--editors. Maury retreated to Meridian, the cavalry se
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Closing operations in the Gulf and western rivers. (search)
operations were full of danger. The Confederate torpedo service at Mobile was particularly efficient, and the lighter vessels of the Union fleet were constantly employed in sweeping for torpedoes. In the closing attacks on Fort Alexis and Spanish Fort, which resulted in their capture, the gun-boats joined in the bombardment, while a naval battery on shore under Lieutenant-Commander Gillis rendered efficient service. Previous to this attack, and while it was in progress, 150 large submerged112 officers, 285 enlisted men, and 24 marines. The loss of vessels during the campaign was unusually large. On March 28th the Milwaukee, Lieutenant-Commander James H. Gillis, returning to the fleet from an attack on a transport lying near Spanish Fort, exploded a torpedo, and sank in three minutes. Next day the Osage struck a torpedo under her bow and went down almost immediately. A similar accident resulted in the loss of the tin-clad Rodolph on April 1st. A fortnight later, immediately
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
that conveyed Secession gun. Jefferson Davis as a prisoner from Savannah to Fortress Monroe. We arrived at the latter place toward evening, but in time for the author to visit and sketch objects of interest in that Deserted village. Among these was the house of Edmund Rhett, the reputed gathering-place of plotters against the Republic, mentioned in note 2, page 565, volume II. Thence, on the following day, the author sailed in a small yacht to Hilton Head, stopping on the way at Spanish Fort and Smith's Plantation, as mentioned in the note just cited. At Hilton Head he enjoyed the hospitalities of General Burns See page 412, volume II. and his interesting family. That officer Edmund Rhett's House. kindly furnished him with a conveyance to Savannah, in the Government steamer Besolute, accompanied by the teachers of the Freedman's School at Mitchelville, and the chaplain of the post, the Rev. Mr. Woart. We had a delightful voyage. We stopped at Fort Pulaski, and arriv
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 19: the repossession of Alabama by the Government. (search)
nce of the National forces, 509. attack on Spanish Fort, on Mobile Bay, 510. fortifications at Bladistance of not more than twenty miles from Spanish Fort, the heaviest of the fortifications to be aRiver and its vicinity. The works known as Spanish Fort, erected by the Confederates, extended alonon the next day were in the neighborhood of Spanish Fort, seven miles due east from Mobile. Canby ping it off from communication with Mobile. Spanish Fort was garrisoned by nearly three thousand menral R. L. Gibson. It was soon found that Spanish Fort proper, with its near neighbors and depende the two forts, and fled. The defense of Spanish Fort was skillfully and gallantly conducted, undand then push on to Mobile. By the fall of Spanish Fort, the water communications of Blakely, with th additional cannon brought up from before Spanish Fort. Hawkins's dusky followers were on its rigf about three weeks, During the siege of Spanish Fort and Blakely, General Lucas went out with al[2 more...]
presentatives from Congress, 1.140; commissioners in Washington, 1.147; civil war inaugurated by, 1.157; delegates from in the Montgomery convention, 1.250, 252, 256; folly and arrogance of conspirators from, 1.262; military and naval operations on the coast of, 2.115-2.128. Southern Independence Association, 3.46. South Mills, battle of, 2.814. South Mountain, battle of, 2.470. South Side Railway, Warren's movement on, 3.359. Sovereignty assumed by the Confederacy, 1.264. Spanish Fort, capture of, 3.510. Spottsylvania Court-House, battle of, 3.306-3.309; works at abandoned by Lee and Grant, 3.325; visit of the author to the battle-field of, 3.311. Springfield, Mo., retreat of Sigel to, 2.44; approach of Lyon and the Confederates to, 2.45; retreat of the National army from, 2.84; abandonment of by Gen. Price, 2.183; defense of by Gen. E. B. Brown against Marmaduke, 3.212. Spring Hill, capture of a redoubt on, by colored troops under Gen. Paine, 3.358. Stanle
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
Thatcher relieves Commodore Palmer. shelling Confederate batteries near Mobile. capture of Spanish Fort, forts Alexis, Huger and Tracy. Mobile surrenders. operations of the gun-boats in rivers ofo draw the fire of the enemy's batteries, should there be any erected between Point Clear and Spanish Fort. Numerous streams had to be crossed, and many bridges built for the passage of artillery. Tlost no time in pressing forward his troops. The first fruits of their labor was the fall of Spanish Fort and Fort Alexis, which surrendered on the 8th of April, 1865, after a heavy bombardment of teCrosby, of the Metacomet, in clearing the rivers of torpedoes, in moving up nearly abreast of Spanish Fort. From this position, Lieutenant-Commander Low, with his rifled gun, shelled forts Huger and immediate defences of Mobile for the last few weeks, and after the capture of Fort Alexis and Spanish Fort, and the successful shelling resulting in the evacuation of Forts Tracy and Huger, was not su
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