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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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The War News. The news yesterday which was chiefly discussed was the remarkable surrender to the enemy of Fort Gaines, at the entrance of Mobile bay. The particulars of the affair are given in the telegraph column; and we need only give the position as it now stands; At the outlet of Mobile bay into the Gulf there are two channels running either side of Dauphin island — that on the right passing very close to Fort Gaines, and that on the left passing not so close to Fort Morgan. While the Yankee fleet passed. Fort Gaines successfully, yet before operations against Mobile could have been commenced, it would have been necessary, to have reduced that woFort Gaines successfully, yet before operations against Mobile could have been commenced, it would have been necessary, to have reduced that work, which is a very strong one, and which was provisioned for six months. Until it was reduced their transports, with provisions could not come in nor leave Mobile bay. The work is situated on a barren flat point, commanding the country around it as far as its guns could throw, and could not have been taken by a land assault. For
ugust 8. --Friday night, Lieutenant-Colonel Williams, commanding Fort Powell, evacuated and blew up the fort. Yesterday and to-day the enemy are shelling Fort Gaines. The people of Mobile are all ready for the fray. Great confidence prevails. The people are satisfied with the conduct of Buchanan, Murphy and Burnett, of the navy. [Second Dispatch.] Mobile, August 8. --It is painfully humiliating to announce the shameful surrender of Fort Gaines, at half- past 9, o'clock this morning, by Colonel Charles Anderson, of the Twenty-first Alabama regiment. This powerful work was provisioned for six months and had a garrison of six ation. He left peremptory orders for Anderson, on his return, not to surrender the fort, and relieved him of his command. Fort Morgan signaled this morning, but no answer was received except the hoisting of the Yankee flag over the ramparts of Fort Gaines. Anderson's conduct is officially pronounced inexplicable and shameful.