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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)
nd Battery. On Cummings's Point of Morris Island was Battery Gregg, and about a mile south of it, commanding the main channel, was a very strong and extensive work, called Fort Wagner. A little farther south, at Light-House inlet, which divides Folly and Morris Islands, was a battery that commanded the landing-place there. On these works several hundred guns were mounted, a large portion of them of Enlish manufacture. Further to protect the city, the southerly channel of the inner harbor wa result might have been different. But only about four thousand of Hunter's troops had aught to do with the expedition directly. These, under General Truman Seymour, Hunter's chief of artillery, were posted behind a thicket of palm-trees, on Folly Island, at Light-House inlet, with pontoons and cannon, ready to dash across to Morris Island and attack the Confederates there when the squadron should reduce Fort Sumter and silence the guns of Fort Wagner and Battery Gregg; but they were not permi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
for the capture of Charleston, 200. fortifications on Folly Island, 201. the Nationals on Morris Island, 202. battle on sea-coast islands west of the Stono River, and also of Folly Island, eastward of Stono inlet, where their pickets confronteorously upon the duties assigned him. Gillmore found Folly Island well occupied by National troops under General Vogdes, uture work. Through its almost impenetrable jungles Folly Island is about seven miles in length, and not over one in widgn was quickly conceived. It was to approach Charleston by Folly and Morris Islands. To do this, he must overcome Gillmore's Headquarters on Folly Island. Fort Wagner, on the latter island, a very strong work, lying within twelve hundred yathe erection of strong batteries on the northern end of Folly Island, to cover the passage of his troops over Light-House in of the bomb and splinter-proofs of Gillmore's works on Folly Island, at the time of the writers visit there, in the spring
operations of Dupont and Wright on coast or, 2.320; expedition of Gen. Seymour to, 3.466-3.469. Florida, Confederate cruiser, career of, 3.433. Floyd, John B., secret treachery of, 1.45; national arms transferred to the South by, 1.121; implicated in the Indian Trust Fund robbery, 1.144; his flight to Rich, mond, 1.146; flight of after the battle of Carnife<*> Ferry, 2.97; flight of from New River, 2.102; in command at Fort Donelson, 2.210; flight of under cover of night, 2.219. Folly Island, batteries erected on by Vogdes, 3.201. Foote, Commodore Andrew H., flotilla under the command of, 2.198; operations of on the Cumberland River, 2.232; death of, 3.200. Forrest, Gen. N. B., his capture of Murfreesboroa and approach to Nashville, 2.501; routed at Parker's Cross-Roads, 2.552; raid of in Tennessee as far as Jackson, 3.237; escape of into Mississippi, 3.238; repulses Gen. W. S. Smith at West Point and Okolona, 3.239; raid of through Tennessee into Kentucky, 3.248; his c