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the War with great Britain. the British band. Keokuk. Black Hawk. his character and plans. anecdn's negotiations for peace. Pacific course of Keokuk and Wapello. they surrender Criminals. movem place in authority and influence. These were Keokuk, who was said to be of Fox descent, though chirisen to his position by courage and talents. Keokuk, born about 1780, acquired very young a skill and an orator of rare tact, grace, and vigor. Keokuk's temper was naturally amiable and kind, as wepolicy, in opposition to the pacific course of Keokuk, because he was thus enabled to divide the suf But for the quiet yet resolute resistance of Keokuk, and the resulting apathy of the majority of tn to deliberate, returned, prepared to reply. Keokuk admitted all that General Atkinson said to be ement not to join the Prophet. Mr. Davis said Keokuk was a politic man; but that Black Hawk was a d scarcely envy the self-indulgence enjoyed by Keokuk as the pensioner and placeman of a people whom[5 more...]
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Torpedo service in Charleston harbor. (search)
6th, 1863, when Admiral Dupont made his attack on Fort Sumter with seven monitors, the New Ironsides, several gunboats and mortar boats, our heaviest pieces had this traversing apparatus adapted to their chassis, and the result realized fully our expectations. However slow or fast the Federal vessels moved in their evolutions, they received a steady and unerring fire, which at first disconcerted them, and at last gave us a brilliant victory-disabling five of the monitors, one of which, the Keokuk, sunk at her anchors that night. It is pertinent for me, professionally, to remark, that had this Federal naval attack on Fort Sumter of the 6th of April, 1863, been made at night, while the fleet could have easily approached near enough to see the fort-a large, lofty object, covering several acres — the monitors, which were relatively so small and low on the water, could not have been seen from the fort. It would have been impossible, therefore, for the latter to have returned with any ac
Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death., Chapter 31: the Chinese-Wall blockade, abroad and at home. (search)
he tedious and persistent bombardment-perhaps unexampled in the history of gunnery; surely so in devices to injure non-combatant inhabitants. On the 30th January, 1863, the two slow, clumsy and badly-built rams, under Captain Ingraham--of Martin Koszta fame-attacked the blockading squadron and drove the Union flag completely from the harbor; but re-enforced by iron-clads, it returned on the 7th of April. Again, after a fierce battle with the fort, the Federal fleet drew off, leaving the Keokuk monitor sunk; only to concentrate troops and build heavy batteries, for persistent attempt to reduce the devoted city. The history of that stubborn siege and defense, more stubborn still; of the woman-shelling swamp-angel and the Greek-fire; of the deeds of prowess that gleamed from the crumbling walls of Charleston-all this is too familiar for repetition. Yet, ever and again-through wooden mesh of the blockade-net and its iron links, alike-slipped a fleet, arrowy little blockader into por
he time of the treaty made by the Indians with General Harrison, the desire to make the transfer was not unanimous, and the friendly, politic, and aspiring chief, Keokuk, and some dissipated Sacs and Foxes, who were half drunk, united in placating the Winnebagoes present, who were so enraged at the inadequate sum offered, as well omised land that lay flaunting its waving corn-fields in their longing eyes, recommended the removal of the Indians to the west side of the Mississippi River. Keokuk was that most unsafe of all leaders, a compromise man, and was in favor of going quietly to the Iowa River. Black Hawk stood firm in his assertion of the right t they had any standard of right or wrong. . . . Our pastimes and sports had been laid aside for the past two years. We were a divided people, forming two parties, Keokuk being at the head of one, willing to barter our rights merely for the good opinion of the whites, and cowardly enough to desert our village to them. I was at th
Mississippi, relinquishing all claim to the Rock River villages. It was assumed that his purpose in returning to the east side of the river was hostile, and from the defenceless condition of frontier settlers, and the horror of savage atrocity, a great excitement was created, due rather to his fame as a warrior than to the number of his followers. If, as he subsequently stated, his design was to go out and live peaceably with his nephew, the Prophet, rather than with the Foxes, of whom Keokuk was chief, that design may have been frustrated by the lamentable mistake of some mounted volunteers in hastening forward in pursuit of Black Hawk, who, with his band — men, women, and children — was going up on the south side of Rock River. The vanity of the young Indians was inflated by their success at Stillman's Run, as was shown by some exultant messages, and the sagacious old chief, whatever he may have previously calculated on, now saw that war was inevitable and immediate. With
. A letter written on board the steam-sloop Brooklyn, off the mouth of the Mississippi River, giving an account of the manner by which the rebel privateer Sumter was suffered to run the blockade, was published in the Baltimore American.--(Doc. 165.) A band of rebels, numbering from one thousand to twelve hundred, made an attack upon a camp of Union men at Athens, Athens is a small town in the extreme northeast of Missouri, on the Desmoines River, twenty-five or thirty miles from Keokuk. Missouri, this morning at five o'clock. There was a considerable amount of arms and ammunition for United States troops stored at that place, under a guard of the troops composing the camp. The United States Volunteers numbered about three hundred and fifty men, under the command of Captain Moore. The fighting lasted about one hour, when the rebels retreated. In the mean time Captain Moore, having been reinforced by about one hundred and fifty men from Centralia, Iowa, on the opposite si
February 19. A reconnoitring party from Yazoo Pass to Coldwater, Miss., under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Wood of the First Indiana cavalry, surprised two hundred rebel cavalry and routed them, killing six, mortally wounding three, and capturing fifteen.--See Supplement. Hopefield, Ark., opposite Memphis, Tenn., was this day burned by order of General Hurlbut. It was done because the guerrillas made the town their headquarters.--The office of the Daily Constitution, at Keokuk, Iowa, was destroyed by the soldiers in the hospital at that place.--The brig Emily Fisher was captured off Castle Island, Bahama, by the privateer Retribution, and after being partly unloaded, was released on bonds for her value.--A large meeting was held in Liverpool, England, in support of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Resolutions applauding the course of Mr. Lincoln on the slavery question, and an address to be presented to him through Mr. Adams, were adopted At the same ti
nt Clendenning was wounded in the head and thigh, and had six or seven bullets through his clothes. In company E three privates were killed. Several other regiments, including the Fourth and Twenty-Fifth Iowa, lost more or less, but we were unable to learn particulars. The bodies of Colonel Torrence and Captain Randall arrived here last evening, where they were embalmed, and will be sent North to-day in charge of C. D. Gage, Sutler of the Thirtieth regiment. Colonel Torrence lived at Keokuk, Iowa. He served with distinction through the Mexican war, and was one of those men whose influence and character were almost without blemish. Tall and commanding in person, active, energetic, strict in discipline, kind of heart, he was held in great regard among the troops. Iowa has lost in him one of her most worthy and gallant sons. Since the above was written, we have gathered a few additional items of interest, which are subjoined: It appears that the rain and fog had delayed an e
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
nald M. Fairfax; Nahant, Commander John Downes, and Keokuk, Lieutenant-Commander Alexander C. Rhind. The gun-dy, during the afternoon, Commander Rhind, with the Keokuk, The Keokuk was a double-turreted vessel, which Keokuk was a double-turreted vessel, which had lately been built at New York. The turrets were immovable, the guns being arranged so as to be pivoted frrk. Lieutenant-Commander Rhind then ran the little Keokuk within five hundred yards of the fort, and hurled ushot, while others made severe bruises. The weaker Keokuk suffered most, having been hit ninety times. Both eighteen inches in diameter. The turrets of the Keokuk were made of iron, nearly six inches in thickness, ee thousand five hundred shots. Dupont, seeing the Keokuk nearly destroyed, half his other vessels injured, twenty-five were wounded, principally on board the Keokuk and Nahant. and only one vessel (the Keokuk), the rKeokuk), the remainder of his squadron being in a condition to be easily repaired. He was blamed by the inexpert and zealou
al in Baltimore, 1.552. Kennedy, John A., interesting letter of in relation to Gen. Stone and President Lincoln (note), 2.147. Kentucky, loyalty of a majority of the people of, 1.200; state of public opinion in, 1.458; effect of Conditional Unionism in, 1.460; mischievous influence of the neutrality of, 2.60, 72; military operations in, 2.71-2.78, 85-91,190-196, 498-511: loyal action of the legislature of, 2.75; end of neutrality in, 2.76; provisional government organized in, 2.189. Keokuk, iron-clad, sunk in Charleston Harbor, 3.196. Kernstown, battle of, 2.370. Key West, saved to the Union, 1.363. Kilpatrick, Gen., Judson, defeated by a stratagem of Stuart's, 3.105; his raid against Richmond in 1864, 3.288; expedition of against the West Point and Macon railway, 3.391; surprised by Wade Hampton, 3.497. Kimball, Major E. A., gallantry of at the battle of Roanoke Island, 2.172. Kinston, N. C., battle near, 3.183. Kirksville, Mo. battle at, 2.532. Knights o
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