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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 57 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 42 0 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 36 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) 26 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 26 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 22 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 18 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 15 1 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 14 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 10, 1864., [Electronic resource] 12 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bowyer, Fort, attack it upon. (search)
battle ensued, and continued until half-past 5 o'clock, when the flag of the Hermes was shot away. Lawrence ceased firing to ascertain whether she had surrendered. This humane act was answered by a broadside from another vessel. A raking fire soon the disabled the Hermes. At length the flagstaff of the fort was shot away, when the ships redoubled their tire. Supposing the fort had surrendered, the British leader on land assailed it with his Indians. He was soon undeceived. They were driven back by a terrible storm of grape-shot, and fled in terror. The battered ships withdrew, all but the Hermes. She was set on fire by her friends, and at midnight her magazine exploded. The British, who had brought to bear upon Fort Bowyer ninety-two pieces of artillery, and arrayed over 1,300 men against a garrison of 130, were repulsed with a loss of 232 men, of whom 162 were killed. The loss of the Americans was four men killed and four wounded. See Mobile, Ala.; forts Morgan and Gaines.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gaines, Fort. (search)
Gaines, Fort. See Mobile, Ala.; forts Morgan and Gaines.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mobile, Ala. (search)
force, 5,000 strong, under Gen. Gordon Granger (q. v.), was sent from New Orleans to Dauphin Island. Farragut entered the bay Aug. 5, 1864. That entrance is divided into two passages by Dauphin Island. On the eastern side of this island was Fort Gaines, commanding the main entrance; and southeasterly from it was Fort Morgan, a still stronger work, with a light-house near it. These forts the Confederates had well earned and manned, and within the bay lay a Confederate flotilla under Admiral that it was determined to flank the post by a movement of the main army up the eastern side of the bay. The 13th Army Corps began a march on the 17th from Fort Morgan over a swampy region in heavy rain, and the 16th Corps crossed the bay from Fort Gaines and joined the other. At the same time a feint was made on Mobile to attract attention from this movement. General Steele, with Hawkins's division of negro troops and some cavalry, had been marching from Pensacola to Blakely, 10 miles north
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Forts Morgan and Gaines, seizure of (search)
Forts Morgan and Gaines, seizure of On the night of Jan. 3, 1861, Col. J. B. Todd, under orders of Governor Moore, embarked on a steamboat, with four companies of Confederate volunteers, for Fort Morgan, at the entrance to Mobile Harbor, about 30 miles below the city. They reached the fort at about 3 A. M. the next-day. The garrison made no resistance, and cheered the flag of Alabama when it was put in the place of that of the United States. At 5 A. M. the fort was in the hands of the that of the United States. At 5 A. M. the fort was in the hands of the Confederates. One of the captors wrote: We found here about 5,000 shot and shell; and we are ready to receive any distinguished strangers the government may see fit to send on a visit to us. Fort Gaines, on Dauphin Island, opposite Fort Morgan, shared the fate of the latter. That morning, Jan. 4, the United States revenue cutter Lewis Cass was surrendered to the collector of the port of Mobile (q. v.). See Bowyer, Fort.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parker, Foxhall Alexander 1821-1879 (search)
Parker, Foxhall Alexander 1821-1879 Naval officer; born in New York City, Aug. 5, 1821; graduated at the Naval Academy in 1843; served through the Civil War with distinction; was promoted commodore in 1872. His publications include Fleet tactics under steam; Squadron tactics under steam; The naval howitzer afloat; The naval howitzer ashore; The battle of Mobile Bay and the capture of forts Powell, Gaines, and Morgan, under the command of David G. Farragut and Gordon Granger, etc. He also contributed naval biographies to Johnson's universal Cyclopaedia. He died in Annapolis, Md. June 10, 1879.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Reynolds, Joseph Jones 1822-1899 (search)
Reynolds, Joseph Jones 1822-1899 Military officer; born in Flemingsburg, Ky., Jan. 4, 1822; graduated at West Point in 1843, where he was assistant professor from 1846 to 1855. He entered the service in the Civil War as colonel of the 10th Indiana Volunteers, and was made a brigadier-general in May, 1861. He was at first active in western Virginia, and then in the Army of the Cumberland, 1862-63. He was Rosecrans's chief of staff in the battle of Chickamauga, and in the summer of 1864 commanded the 19th Army Corps, and organized a force for the capture of Forts Morgan and Gaines, near Mobile. Late in 1864 he was placed in command of the Department of Arkansas, where he remained until April, 1866. In March, 1867, he was brevetted major-general, United States army; in 1867-72 commanded the 5th Military District; in 1871 was elected United States Senator from Texas, but declined; and in 1877 was retired. He died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 26, 1899.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sieges. (search)
the United States. See also battles. Fort William Henry, New York1757 Louisburg, Canada1758 Fort Ticonderoga, New York1758-59 Boston, Massachusetts1775 Fort Henry, West Virginia 1777 Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania1777 Fort Schuyler, New York 1777 Charleston, South Carolina1780, 1864-65 Fort Ninety-six, South Carolina1781 Yorktown, Virginia1781 and 1862 Fort Wabash, Indiana1812 Fort Wayne, Indiana1812 Fort George, Canada1813 Fort Meigs, Ohio1813 Fort Stephenson, Ohio1813 Fort Erie, Canada1814 Fort Brown, Texas1846 Monterey, Mexico1846 Puebla, Mexico1847 Vera Cruz, Mexico1847 Fort Pickens, Florida1861 Corinth, Mississippi1862 Fort Pulaski, Georgia1862 Island No.10, Kentucky1862 Fort Wagner, South Carolina1863 Port Hudson, Louisiana1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi1863 Atlanta, Georgia1864 Forts Gaines and Morgan, Mobile, Alabama1864 Fort Fisher, North Carolina1864-65 Richmond, Virginia1864-65 Fort Blakely and Spanish Fort, Mobile, Alabama1865 Santiago, Cuba1898
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
....Jan. 2, 1861 Fort Pulaski, at the mouth of the Savannah River, Ga., seized by Georgia State troops......Jan. 3, 1861 United States arsenal seized at Mount Vernon, Ala., by the Alabama State troops......Jan. 4, 1861 Forts Morgan and Gaines, at the entrance of Mobile Bay, seized by the Alabama State troops......Jan. 5, 1861 Fernando Wood, mayor of New York, recommends secession to the common council......Jan. 6, 1861 United States arsenal at Apalachicola, Fla., seized by the Fate fort, near Petersburg, Va., conducted by General Burnside......July 30, 1864 Confederate steamer Tallahassee, built in England, destroys many United States merchantmen......July–August, 1864 Successful attack on the harbor of Mobile; Forts Gaines, Morgan, and Powell captured by fleet under Farragut and land forces under Granger......Aug. 5-22, 1864 Maj.-Gen. Philip H. Sheridan appointed to the Army of the Shenandoah......Aug. 7, 1864 English-built cruiser Georgia captured at sea
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama (search)
1; negro slaves, 435,080; free negroes, 2,690)—964,201......1860 The General Assembly by resolution requires the governor, if a Black Republican be elected President of the United States in November, to order elections of delegates to a constitutional convention ... Feb. 24, 1860) Alabama passes an ordinance of secession by 61 to 39; the fourth State to secede ..................... Jan. 11, 1861 Alabama seizes United States arsenal and arms at Mobile, and occupies Forts Morgan and Gaines at entrance of Mobile Bay ................. January, 1861 Provisional Congress of delegates from six seceded States meet at Montgomery ... Feb. 4, 1861 Adopt a provisional constitution ... Feb. 8, 1861 Jefferson Davis inaugurated President of the Confederacy at Montgomery ... Feb. 18, 1861 Seat of Confederate government removed from Montgomery to Richmond, Va ................... ....... July, 1861 There were liberated by the emancipation proclamation 435,132 slaves in Alabama <
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whiting, William Henry 1843- (search)
Whiting, William Henry 1843- Naval officer; born in New York City, July 8, 1843; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1863; was with the West Gulf Squadron on the flag-ship Hartford in 1863-65; won distinction by burning the blockade-runner Ivanhoe, though defended by the guns of Fort Morgan, July 5, 1864; raised the American flag at the fall of Fort Gaines; was present during the action of Mobile Bay and at the capitulation of Fort Morgan; he was promoted captain, June 19, 1897; went to the Philippines in command of the Monadnock in 1898; was in command of the cruiser Charleston when the insurrection began in the islands; participated in the battles around Manila, and was present in the action at Caloocan. In May, 1899, he was placed in command of the Boston, which he took to San Francisco; and in March, 1900, took command of the receiving-ship Independence.