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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)
he Wabash, Dupont's flag-ship, not far from Hilton Head. The Planter was a high-pressure, side-wral Brannan with his force from Key West to Hilton Head, and began the concentration of troops on Eof the Department of the South. He reached Hilton Head on the 16th of September, made his Headquarfederate General Drayton, a short mile from Hilton Head, he laid out a village plot, and caused nea he embarked on gun-boats and transports at Hilton Head, Oct. 21, 22. went up the Broad River to tack to Mackay's Landing and re-embarked for Hilton Head. It was a fortunate movement, for Walker hfeebly pursued. The expedition returned to Hilton Head, with a loss of about three hundred men. Thnd men, mostly veterans. On his arrival at Hilton Head, he found that General Hunter, the commandeeston; and as fast as they were prepared at Hilton Head, For the purpose of saving to the servicloating machine-shop in Station Creek, near Hilton Head, where such work was done. He took two of
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)
the Confederates, especially those on Morris Island. He had been instructed not to allow them to erect any more fortifications on that strip of land, for it had been determined to seize it, and begin a regular and systematic siege of Charleston by troops and ships. General Hunter was relieved of the command of the Department of the South, and General Q. A. Gillmore, who captured Fort Pulaski the year before, See page 819, volume II. was assigned to it. June 2, 1863. He arrived at Hilton Head on the 12th of June, and immediately assumed command. He found there not quite eighteen thousand land troops, mostly veterans. A greater portion of them were the men left there by General Foster. The lines of his Department did not extend far into the interior, but were of great length, parallel with the coast. He had to picket a line about two hundred and fifty miles in length, besides establishing posts at different points. This service left him not more than eleven thousand men th
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
s army.--See page 225, volume Il. He accompanied that officer to Ossabaw Sound, where, at noon, they had an interview with Admiral Dahlgren, on board the Harvest Moon. Sherman made arrangements for Foster to send him some heavy siege-guns from Hilton Head, wherewith to bombard Savannah, and with Dahlgren, for engaging the forts below the city during the assault. On the following day Dec. 15. he returned to his lines. Several 30-pounder Parrott guns reached Sherman on the 17th, when he, summoned Hardee to surrender. He refused. Three days afterward, Sherman left for Hilton Head, to make arrangements with Foster for preventing a retreat of Hardee toward Charleston, if he should attempt it, leaving Slocum to get the siege-guns into proper position. Unfavorable winds and tides detained him, and on the 21st, while in one of the inland passages with which that coast abounds, he was met by Captain Dayton in a tug, bearing the news that during the previous dark and windy night, Dec.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 16: career of the Anglo-Confederate pirates.--closing of the Port of Mobile — political affairs. (search)
President a few weeks before, July 18, 1864. for three hundred thousand men, to re-enforce the two great armies in the field, in Virginia and Georgia, gave assurance that the end of the Civil War and the return of peace were nigh. Because of these triumphs, the President issued Sept. 3. the proclamation, and also the order for salutes of artillery, At Washington, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Baltimore, Newport (Kentucky), St. Louis, New Orleans, Mobile Bay, Pensacola, Hilton Head, and New Berne. mentioned in note 1, on page 395. Let us now turn for a moment to the consideration of the political affairs of the Republic. While the National armies were struggling desperately, but almost everywhere successfully, during the summer and autumn of 1864, the people in the free-labor States were violently agitated by a political campaign carried on with intense vigor, the object being the election of a President of the Republic, in place of Mr. Lincoln, whose term of
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
isher, 481. also to Charleston harbor, Beaufort, Hilton Head, and Savannah, 482, 483. Having made the necesd and destroyed, and their heavy armament sent to Hilton Head. Savannah was made a base of supplies. The form of Howard's troops, was sent by water, around by Hilton Head, to Pocotaligo, on the Charleston and Savannah rataries, as major, and sent him Jan. 13, 1864. to Hilton Head, to join the proposed expedition, as the represeneral Truman Seymour. It was embarked Feb. 6. at Hilton Head, on twenty steamers and eight schooners, and wentillmore did not tarry at Baldwin, but returned to Hilton Head, where he arrived on the 15th, February with thes retreated to Jacksonville, and then returned to Hilton Head, with the impression that active loyalty in Florilowing day, the author sailed in a small yacht to Hilton Head, stopping on the way at Spanish Fort and Smith's ntation, as mentioned in the note just cited. At Hilton Head he enjoyed the hospitalities of General Burns
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 19: the repossession of Alabama by the Government. (search)
geous to the Nationals in its actual performances. During that raid he captured five fortified cities, two hundred and eighty-eight pieces of artillery, twenty-three stand of colors, and six thousand eight hundred and twenty prisoners; and he destroyed a vast amount of property of every kind. He lost seven hundred and twenty-five men, of whom ninety-nine were killed. The writer visited the theater of events described in this chapter in the spring of 1866. He arrived at Savannah from Hilton Head See page 488. the first week in April, and after visiting places of historic interest there, left that city on an evening train April 5. for Augusta and farther west. Travel had not yet been resumed, to a great extent. The roads were in a rough condition, the cars were wretched in accommodations, and the passengers were few. The latter were chiefly Northern business men. We arrived at Augusta early in the morning, and after breakfast took seats in a very comfortable car for Atlanta.
ised on by Gen. Anderson, 3.465. Fort Taylor, re-enforcements thrown into, 1. 363. Fort Tyler, capture of by La Grange, 3.520. Fort Wagner, unsuccessful assaults on by Gen. Strong, 3.202-3.204; evacuated by Confederates, III. .210. Fort Walker, capture of, 2.120. Fortress Monroe, seizure of contemplated by Floyd, 1.126; Gen. Butler placed in command at, 1.499; military movements near, 1.500; Gen. Wool relieves Butler in command at, 2.105. Forts in Alabama, seizure of, 1.174. 2.417. Helena, Mo., battle at, 3.149. Henderson's Bill, La., Gen. Mower at, 3.254. Herron, Gen., his expedition up the Yazoo, 3.148. Hicks, Gov. T. H., loyal action of, 1.196; denounced as a traitor to the Southern cause, 1.197. Hilton Head, occupied by National troops, 2.122. Hindman, T. C., amendment to the constitution proposed by, 1.88. Hoffman, Col. J. W., battle of Gettysburg opened by, 3.59. Hollins, Capt., attacks with the Manassas the blockading fleet at the mou