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January 21. The advance of the cavalry belonging to the National forces, in their retreat from Strawberry Plains, Tenn., reached Sevierville. Skirmishing was kept up all day between the National troops on one side of the Holston River, and the enemy on the other. The latter had a battery on College Hill, near Strawberry Plains, from which he played on the Nationals, while crossing the river. Comparatively little damage was done, the Union loss being not over a half-dozen wounded.--the shelling of Charleston from Fort Putnam continued night and day, at intervals of ten minutes. One gun alone has fired over one thousand one hundred rounds, at an elevation of forty degrees.--on account of the scarcity of grain in the department of the Ohio, and the factitious value given to it by the manufacture of whiskey, the distillation of that commodity was forbidden by Major-General Foster.--rear-Admiral Farragut, accompanied by his staff, arrived at New Orleans.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.1 (search)
our fire as she passed, but was so roughly handled, and at such close range, that she dropped anchor and surrendered. Her armament consisted of one 30-pounder Parrott and eight 8-inch heavy Columbiads. Her crew was of 11 officers and 108 men. Upon examination the damage she had sustained was found to be slight. She was thoroughly repaired and, under the name of the Stono, became a guard-boat in the Charleston harbor, with Captain H. J. Hartstene, C. S. N., as commander. Interior of Fort Putnam, formerly the Confederate Battery Gregg, Cumming's Point, S. C. From a photograph. As a corollary to this engagement on the morning of February 1st another Federal iron-clad, afterward ascertained to be the single-turreted monitor Montauk, appeared before Fort McAllister, at Genesis Point, in the Georgia district, and, accompanied by three gun-boats and a mortar-boat, approached to within a South-east angle of the Confederate Fort Marshall, on the eastern end of Sullivan's Island.
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 22: campaign of the Carolinas. February and March, 1866. (search)
States Army, will restore to its original place on the fort the identical flag which, after an honorable and gallant defense, he was compelled to lower to the insurgents in South Carolina, in April, 1861. The ceremonies for the occasion will commence with prayer, at thirty minutes past eleven o'clock A. M. At noon precisely, the flag will be raised and saluted with one hundred guns from Fort Sumter, and with a national salute from Fort Moultrie and Battery Bee on Sullivan's Island, Fort Putnam on Morris Island, and Fort Johnson on James's Island; it being eminently appropriate that the places which were so conspicuous in the inauguration of the rebellion should take a part not less prominent in this national rejoicing over the restoration of the national authority. After the salutes, the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher will deliver an address. The ceremonies will close with prayer and a benediction. Colonel Stewart L. Woodford, chief of staff, under such verbal instructions as
ome description which moved when the shell was fired or when it Artillery shells. The guns of the parapet of Fort Putnam were siege guns of heavy caliber. Shells with metal rims made soft to take the grooves of the rifling are stacked up hen the pieces were discharged. The stack of projectiles around the two 100-pounder Parrott guns in the lower view of Fort Putnam are for these rifles. Their weight was eighty-six pounds-although the guns were known as 100-pounders-and the powder the 3-inch field-gun on the top of the parapet weighed ten pounds, and the powder charge was one pound. Shells in Fort Putnam South Carolina: projectiles in the sea-coast forts Projectiles in Magruder battery, Yorktown Interior of Fort Johnson, Morris island Interior of Fort Putnam, Morris island struck, thereby communicating the flame to the bursting charge. Of course, these were not always sure. Whether the one or the other form of fuse was used, depended on the purpose of t
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 7: bombardment of Charleston. (search)
ntrated. For about a week longer our bombardment was kept up with great vigor, during which time the enemy suffered many casualties, and Sumter was pounded into a mound of debris covering the lower casemates, in which the garrison found safe refuge. Through the centre of the Morris Island face of Sumter the terre-plein could be seen. Major Elliott apprehended another assault and prepared for it. In honor of some of the officers who had fallen during the operations, Gregg was renamed Fort Putnam; Wagner, Fort Strong; the Bluff Battery, Fort Shaw; the new work near Gregg, Battery Chatfield; a work on Lighthouse Inlet, Battery Purviance; and another opposite the last, on Folly Island, Fort Green. By the same order General Gillmore announced that medals of honor, his personal gift, would be furnished to three per cent of the enlisted men who had borne part in the engagements and siege. This medal, however, was not received for some months. In the case of the Fifty-fourth it was a
e, Battery, 202, 206, 210, 212, 213, 214. Pringle, Motte A., 312. Pringle, William, 312. Prison Camp, 222, 223, 226, 227, 228, 229, 231. Prisoners, Escaped, 219, 232, 275. Prisoners released, 107, 183, 218, 221, 311. See Appendix. Promotion of officers, 50, 132, 133, 144, 145, 183, 276, 288, 315, 316. Providence Post Office, S. C., 299. Provisional Division, 290. Punishment by Col. Henry, 177. Purviance, Battery, 134, 191, 192, 193, 234. Purviance, Henry A., 116. Putnam, Fort, 134, 202. Putnam, George, 15 Putnam, Haldimand S., 74, 86, 87, 88,101. Q. Quaker guns, 264. Quaker oath, 220. Quincy, Josiah, 16, 24. R. Racer, mortar schooner, 209. Radzinsky, Louis D., 233, 237, 316. Railway rolling-stock, 289. Randlett, James F., 115, 124. Rantowle's Bridge, S. C., 199. Rantowle's Ferry, 280. Ravenel, John, Confederate storeship, 282. Readville, Mass., 19. Reception at Boston, 318, 319, 321. Reception at New Bedford, 320, 321.
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 7: at West Point as instructor, 1857-61; the outbreak of the Civil War (search)
rious mortals who crowded into places where they were not invited. The prince was a good-looking young man of nineteen, rather small of stature, modest and gentle in his bearing. He took much interest in everything he saw at West Point. He visited our buildings and received military honors extended to him by the corps of cadets on the plain. lie partook of a collation at Colonel Delafield's quarters, in which a few invited guests, ladies and gentlemen, participated. He then went to Fort Putnam on horseback, having a small escort with him, and passed down to Cozzen's Hotel, where he spent the night. The next morning he returned and visited the section-rooms. He stayed in mine long enough to hear one recitation from Cadet A. H. Burnham, of Vermont. He was pleased with this. His suite of gentlemen continued with him as he went from room to room. This was the Prince of Wales as I saw him at West Point, kind, courteous, genial, without any attempt whatever at display, and sh
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 4: College Life.—September, 1826, to September, 1830.—age, 15-19. (search)
been under your orders for the three years past that he has spent under merely literary men, he would, perhaps, now have been as strong as a soldier of Bonaparte on the bridge of Lodi. The journal says:— I visited Colonel Thayer, and presented the letter I had to him. He received me very kindly, showed me the rooms of his house, which were very neatly furnished, and also his library, and presented me with a map of West Point. I left him for a little while, and visited the ruins of Fort Putnam,— that impregnable fortress. There are a number of the old cells still remaining, and also loop-holes for the musketry. It is to my eye the strongest of any of the fortresses I have visited. On my return, Colonel Thayer conducted me around, showed me the library and the drawing-room, and then invited me home to drink tea. This I accepted. We talked about Arnold and about fortifications, and particularly those round Boston. He explained to me the meaning of defilading. About seven, I
was carefully preserved by the Dana family, for many years, until by an arrangement with the owners, and at the joint expense of the City and the Commonwealth, it was restored in 1858 as nearly as possible to its original state, and enclosed by a substantial iron fence. The United States contributed three cannon, which were duly mounted. Let no unpatriotic hand destroy this revolutionary relic, now known as Fort Washington. A still more formidable fortress, at Lechmere's Point, called Fort Putnam, will be mentioned in another place. Immediately after the arrival of General Washington, the army was more fully organized. The right wing, at Roxbury, under the command of Major-general Ward, consisted of two brigades, commanded by Brigadier-generals Thomas and Spencer. The left wing, commanded by Major-general Lee, consisted of two brigades, under Brigadier-generals Sullivan and Greene. The centre, at Cambridge, commanded by Majoreral Putnam, consisted of two brigades; one under
., 4, 86; V., 33, 57, 59, 159; VI., 16, 19, 111; VIII., 106, 107, 156. Fort Pike, La., VI., 314. Fort Pillow, Tenn.: evacuation by Confederates, I., 362, 366; IV., 153; VI., 83, 148, 149, 218, 222,314. Fort Pitt, Pittsburg, Pa. , V., 137. Fort Powell, Ala.: VI., 250, 256, 320, 322. Fort Powhatan, Va., V., 306. Fort Pulaski, Ga.: I., 360, 361; III., 229; V., 110; parapets after the capture, V., 147, 255, 259, 261; VI., 237, 313: VII., 165; VIII., 229. Fort Putnam. S. C. V., 179. Fort Randolph, Tenn., I., 236, 240, 249. Fort Reno, D. C., V., 94. Fort Rice, Va., III., 207. Fort Richardson, near Savage Station, Va. , L., 301. Fort Richardson, Arlington Heights, Va. , III., 153; V., 78, 79. Fort Ridgly, Minn., VIII., 79. Fort Ripley, S. C., VIII., 79. Fort Royal, Va., IX., 87. Fort Runyon, Va.: V., 76, 90, 98; N. Y. Seventh assists in building, VIII., 67. Fort St. Philip, La.: the capture
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