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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the Third winter. (search)
in the Indian Territory, in the latitude of Pea Ridge; on the south, Fort Smith on the Arkansas and at the very limit of the State bearing that name. The frequent intercourse with the Indians, more and more concentrated, owing to the system of territorial reservation between Kansas and Texas, having compelled the Federal army to establish itself permanently among some of the tribes, Fort Wayne was abandoned and replaced by a new post well situated at the triple confluence of the Verdigris, Neosho, and Arkansas, on the left bank of these two latter streams. It was given the name of Fort Gibson, which it still bears, but during the war it was more generally called Fort Blunt, a name by which we have, up to the present, designated it. Fort Scott was in the hands of the Federals, and Fort Smith in the hands of the Confederates. At the time of which we are speaking the former occupied also Fort Blunt, but this occupation was constantly threatened by the enemy, who had even established a
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the war in the South-West. (search)
one by one, and avoid the rocks by now making fast to one bank and now to another. Three vessels, the Fort Hindman, the Neosho, and the Osage, passed in this manner, and reached by evening the deep waters accumulated in front of the dam. But the dahree vessels arrived the evening before to hold themselves ready to follow the Lexington if she passed successfully. The Neosho is now approaching the breach: she is already caught by the irresistible current; it is the moment when boldness is prudef steam in order to outstrip the current and so get steerage-way. But at the sight of the raging waters the pilot of the Neosho loses his head and stops the engines. The vessel is at once tossed about; it disappears two or three times submerged in ion of the spectators has been greater than before, for all of them, the admiral included, have for a moment believed the Neosho lost. The pilots of the Fort Hindman and the Osage, profiting by this dangerous experiment, follow the example of the Le