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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The navy in the Red River. (search)
so short that it was with the greatest difficulty they were rounded by vessels of the Osage type. Steaming with the current, the Osage was almost unmanageable, and on the morning of April 12th the transport Black Hawk Not to be confounded with the naval steamer of the same name, which remained at Alexandria.--editors. was lashed to her starboard quarter, and thus the descent was successfully made till about 2 P. M., when the Osage ran hard aground opposite Blair's Plantation, or Pleasant Hill Landing, the bows down stream and the starboard broadside bearing on the right bank. While endeavoring to float her, the pilot of the Black Hawk reported a large force gathering in the woods some--three miles off dressed in Federal uniforms. I ascended to the pilot-house, and scanning them carefully made sure they were Confederates, and at the same time directed Lieutenant Bache of the Lexington to go below and open an enfilading fire upon them. Every preparation being made, the attack wa
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 9: the Red River expedition. (search)
e valor and fortitude of his troops, for the water was so low that the cannon on the war-vessels could do but little execution upon the high banks, at short range. He succeeded in mounting two thirteen-inch Rodman guns on a platform upon the hurricane deck of the Emerald, and these performed excellent service, not only in action, but in keeping the Confederates at a respectful distance. On the evening of the 12th the most determined attack was made on a part of the flotilla, near Pleasant Hill landing, where a heavy transport lay aground. A large majority of the gun-boats and transports, including Porter's flag-ship, with the Admiral on board, had gone down the river, leaving two or three gun-boats and transports with General Smith's command behind. Doubtless aware of this weakening of the forces on the river, caused the Confederates to attempt the capture of the remainder, and accordingly about two thousand infantry and dismounted cavalry, under General Thomas Green, appeared o
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 41: the Red River expedition, under Major-General N. P. Banks, assisted by the Navy under Rear-Admiral David D. Porter. (search)
ot prepared to cope with artillery. Pleasant Hill Landing is but ten miles below Conchatta Chuteter much greater. Ten miles back from Pleasant Hill Landing is Pleasant Hill, then occupied by the plant his batteries three miles below Pleasant Hill Landing, which proved to be the case. To thed in regard to the battle I fought at Pleasant Hill Landing, because the data had not come in at t sent General A. J. Smith's command to Pleasant Hill Landing, distant but twelve miles by a good role, that all were taken safely down to Pleasant Hill Landing. We do not remember another instancen abandoned and left in the mud below Pleasant Hill Landing. All her stores had been removed, anddanger was to be apprehended. Below Pleasant Hill Landing the transports grounded so frequently ere the only gun-boats in the fight at Pleasant Hill Landing, against 2,500 men and a park of artilanted by marching only twelve miles to Pleasant Hill Landing; but General Banks seemed well satisfi[1 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
s arrived, and there was no departure from the plan of campaign in making such arrangement. It was a very necessary arrangement, for the campaign could not have been conducted without using Alexandria as a base of supplies. The number, etc., of the enemy's forces is greatly overstated by General Banks. They did not, all told, number more than 20,000 men, among them were 6,000 or 7,000 raw troops from Texas, commanded by General Green. These were badly cut up by the gun-boats at Pleasant Hill Landing. Another mistake of Banks is to be found in the recapitulation of his report. He says eight days may be set down to General Franklin for his tardy movements, and the rest of the time to delay in getting the fleet over the Falls. The General reflects on the Admiral for undertaking to get twenty ironclads of heavy draft over the Falls and up the river on a falling water. There were but six iron-clads in the fleet, and of these the Eastport and Ozark were the only two from which t
eet sailed from Grand Ecore on the seventh, and reached its destination at Loggy Bayou on the evening of the tenth, one day after the battle at Pleasant Hill, and two days after the engagement at Sabine Cross-Roads. General T. Kilby Smith received a verbal message on the evening of the tenth, and on the morning of the eleventh written orders to return. The transports were in a crippled condition, rudders unshipped and wheels broken. The enemy attacked the fleet on its return near Pleasant Hill Landing, on the twelfth, with a force of two thousand five hundred cavalry, a strong reserve infantry, and a battery of six guns, under General Greene. But the troops, protected by cotton bales and bales of hay, with the gunboats, kept up a deadly fire, and drove the enemy from the river. For two miles the bank was strewn with the wounded and dead. Among the rebel officers killed was General Greene, who was left dead upon the field. The troops of the transports saw him fall, and claim th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Red River expedition. (search)
ant Hill, Battle of.). Then, strengthened in numbers and encouraged by victory, Banks gave orders for an advance on Shreveport; but this was countermanded. In the meanwhile the gunboats, with Gen. Thomas K. Smith's troops, had proceeded as far as Loggy Bayou, when they were ordered back to Grand Ecore. In that descent they were exposed to the murderous fire of sharpshooters on the banks. With these the Nationals continually fought on the way. There was a very sharp engagement at Pleasant Hill Landing on the evening of the 12th. The Confederates were repulsed, and Gen. Thomas Green, the Confederate commander, was killed. Meantime, Banks and all the land troops had returned to Grand Ecore, for a council of officers had decided that it was more prudent to retreat than to advance. The army was now again upon the Red River. The water was falling. With difficulty the fleet passed the bar at Grand Ecore (April 17). From that point the army moved on the 21st, and encountered 8,000