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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—secession. (search)
hot fired by two guns which had been placed on the track. Fortunately, the aim of the guns was too high; the Federals sprang to the ground, formed under the enemy's fire, and, although taken by surprise, finally compelled the Confederates to retire, leaving several dead and many more wounded behind them. One may judge from this incident how little military experience there was on either side. On the Lower Potomac, a naval officer, Captain Ward, was endeavoring to erect a battery at Mathias Point, a long promontory on the Virginia side, from which the Confederates fired constantly upon vessels going up the river, either with rifle or cannon; but he was driven off, and finally lost his life in the attempt. With the 4th of July we shall conclude this chapter, which is to serve as a transition epoch between the political events which followed the presidential elections and the veritable acts of war, the narrative of which will commence presently. The new Congress had been conv
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
dly course, the estuary runs due south from Washington to a point called Aquia Creek. Turning abruptly to the north-east to cover the lower promontory, called Mathias Point, it afterwards resumes the original southeastwardly direction, and finally empties into the inland sea called Chesapeake Bay. The Potomac crosses the chain ofe containing sides. The districts situated below Aquia Creek are so intersected with creeks and swamps that a large army could not operate there, while beyond Mathias Point the Lower Potomac increases so much in width that its navigation cannot be intercepted. At Manassas the Confederates occupied a central position, which plaon their approach, another would immediately spring up in its vicinity, and take up the scarcely interrupted fire upon Northern vessels. Thus an expedition to Mathias Point on the 11th of November, and a vigorous cannonade between the Federal flotilla and the batteries of Shipping Point on the 9th of December, produced no serious