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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
. capture of forts Walker and Beauregard at Port Royal entrance, 121. Landing of National forces a as we shall observe, it was announced to be Port Royal entrance and harbor, and the coast islands onna, on blockading duty there, to proceed to Port Royal; and on the following morning, at eight o'clock, the Wabash anchored off Port Royal Bar in company with twenty-five vessels, whilst many others essels were all anchored in the roadstead of Port Royal. To oppose the further progress of the ex Confederates had earthworks on each side of Port Royal entrance. The one on the northern. side, a opposition to the fleet when it anchored in Port Royal roadstead; a successful retreat from danger it is now believed that, had the victory at Port Royal been immediately followed up, by attacks on way of Richmond, of the victory of Dupont at Port Royal, and the capture of Beaufort. and the appoinn detailed to go with Dupont's expedition to Port Royal, and it was urged by the Navy Department tha[1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 6: the Army of the Potomac.--the Trent affair.--capture of Roanoke Island. (search)
tending across the road that traversed the middle of the Island. These several fortifications mounted about forty heavy guns. There were batteries also on the main, commanding the channels of Croatan Sound. vessels had been sunk in the main channel of Croatan Sound, and heavy stakes had been driven in its waters from the main to the Island, to obstruct the passage of vessels. Above these obstructions was a flotilla of small gun-boats — a sort of Musquito fleet like that of Tatnall at Port Royal--eight in number, and carrying eleven guns. These were commanded by Lieutenant W. F. Lynch, late of the National navy, who had abandoned his flag, received a Commodore's commission from the conspirators, and was now charged with the defense of the coast of North Carolina. after a reconnaissance, Commodore Goldsborough slowly moved his fleet of seventy vessels, formed on the morning of the 5th of February, 1862. toward Croatan Sound, fifteen of the gun-boats leading, under the immediat
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 11: operations in Southern Tennessee and Northern Mississippi and Alabama. (search)
he soon drove Hollins to shelter below the fort. General Pope, whose troops had landed on the Arkansas shore, was unable to co-operate, because the country was overflowed; and, being soon called by Halleck to Shiloh, Foote was left to prosecute the work alone. Finally, on the 9th of May, the painfulness of his ankle, because of the wound received at Fort Donelson, compelled him to leave duty, and he was succeeded in command by Captain C. H. Davis, whose important services with Dupont at Port Royal we have already observed. See page 117. Hollins, meanwhile, had reformed his flotilla, and early in the morning of the 10th May, 1862. he swept around Point Craighead, on the Arkansas shore, with armored steamers. Several of them were fitted with strong bows, plated with iron, for pushing, and were called rams. Davis's vessels were then tied up at the river banks, three on the eastern and four on the western side of the stream. Hollins's largest gun-boat (McRea), finished with
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)
ere doing good service, maneuvering in an elliptical course, like Dupont's at Port Royal Entrance, and throwing heavy shot and shell upon the fortress. But the roughneral Wright were making easy conquests on the coast of Florida. Dupont left Port Royal on the 28th of February, 1862. in the Wabash, with twenty armed vessels, and the adjacent waters. The insurgent force was utterly broken up. We captured Port Royal, Dupont wrote to the Secretary of the Navy, March, 4, 1862. but Fernandina a manifested in Florida during the remainder of the war. Dupont returned to Port Royal on the 27th of March, leaving a small force at different points to watch the l perils were encountered on the North Carolina coast, and vexatious delay at Port Royal; The captain of the Mississippi appears to have been utterly incompetent. son, of the blockading squadron off Wilmington. The Mississippi was taken to Port Royal and repaired, and was again run aground while passing out of that harbor, whe
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 18: Lee's invasion of Maryland, and his retreat toward Richmond. (search)
emicircle around Fredericksburg, each wing resting on the river; its right at Port Royal, below the city, and its left six miles above the city. Lee's engineers had ere ordered to Fredericksburg, when the division of D. The. Hill was sent to Port Royal to oppose the passage of gun-boats, which had appeared there. The rest of Jasupport Hill. The cavalry brigade of General W. H. F. Lee was stationed near Port Royal, and the fords of the Rappahannock above Fredericksburg were closely's regiment of Lee's brigade dashed across the Rappahannock in boats, below Port Royal, and captured some prisoners. Hill and some of Stuart's horse-artillery had a skirmish with the gun-boats at Port Royal on the 5th of December, and compelled them to retire.--Lee's Report, volume I. of the Reports of the Army of Northern Virg far when he was confronted by a Confederate battery, placed by Stuart on the Port Royal road. This he silenced, and then pressed on, his skirmishers clearing the wa
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 21: slavery and Emancipation.--affairs in the Southwest. (search)
ower a chord of sympathy among the aspirants for genuine freedom in the old world; and from the hour when that proclamation was promulgated,.the prayers of true men in all civilized lands went to the throne of God in supplication for the success of the armies of the Republic against its enemies. And from the moment when the head of the nation proclaimed that act of justice, the power of the rebellion began to wane. Already freedmen by thousands had Live-Oak Grove at Smith's plantation, Port Royal. entered the public service, and large numbers were enrolled soldiers in the army of the Republic; and the first utterance of tidings by the mouth of man to freedmen of the Proclamation of Emancipation, was made to a regiment of them in arms beneath the shadows of a magnificent live-oak grove near Beaufort, in South Carolina, within bugle-sound of the place where many of the earlier treasonable movements in that State were planned. In Beaufort district, the stronghold of slavery, the fir