Your search returned 23 results in 10 document sections:

Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 18: capture of Fort Fisher, Wilmington, and Goldsboroa.--Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--Stoneman's last raid. (search)
. The evacuation of Fort Anderson, and the defeat of the Confederates near Old Town Creek, caused the abandonment of all the defenses along the Cape Fear. Ames's division was sent to the east side to assist Terry, when Hoke, perceiving his peril, left his intrenchments and fell back toward Wilmington. The National troops pressed up both sides of the river, and the gun-boats, removing torpedoes, moved up the stream, silencing batteries on both banks. The most formidable of these were Fort Strong, on the east side, and Fort St. Philip, at the mouth of the Brunswick River. Admiral Porter said that after the reduction of Fort Fisher, to the capture of Wilmington, the navy took possession of works bearing, in the aggregate, 83 guns. These made very slight resistance, and on the morning of the 21st, February. General Cox, who had crossed the Brunswick River to Eagle Island, opposite Wilmington, on Confederate pontoons, near the site of the railroad bridge which they had destroyed,
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
could get a pilot to take him through the obstructions. Dahlgren at once ordered up the nearest Monitor, and directed her commander to open fire upon the intruder with his rifled gun from a distance of about 2,500 yards. Other Monitors were ordered up in succession, for it was desirable to show these blockade-runners that Charleston was a sealed port to them. The Lehigh, Passaic, Catskill and Nahant opened on the doomed vessel. Colonel Davis, commanding Morris Island, also opened from Fort Strong and Battery Gregg, and the steamer was soon set on fire and destroyed. It was remarkable that, under the circumstances, any blockade-runner should have attempted such a dare-devil feat; but the greed of gain was overpowering in that class of people, and one successful trip often made them rich for life. There was no end to the energy of the Confederates, who, after they had lost the forts on Morris Island and seen Sumter battered out of shape by the Army and Navy, determined to show
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
rt time and was enabled to move on to Wilmington. In the meantime, General Terry's division at or near Fort Fisher charged General Hoke's intrenchments, and the Confederates immediately retreated upon Wilmington; so that, while the Army was marching on that place on both sides of the river, the gun-boats were pushing up as fast as they could find their way through the intricate channel. Before General Cox or General Terry had reached the vicinity of Wilmington, the gun-boats reached Forts Strong and Lee. Taking a position at thirteen hundred yards distant,they opened with their 11-inch guns on the forts. The forts were in an elevated position and were armed with eight or ten heavy guns. Soon after the fleet opened fire the forts were evacuated.and the Union flag was hoisted over them by Lieutenant-Commander K. R. Breese, Chief of Staff. The channel had to be dragged for torpedoes before the gun-boats could pass up, and night came leaving them huddled together in a mass through
ac, around to the north and east of the capital to Anacostia Branch. The forts on the south side of the Potomac. The forts on the south side of the Potomac, grouped immediately about the Aqueduct Bridge, were Forts Bennett, C. F. Smith, Strong, Morton, Woodbury, and Corcoran. The latter was a tete-du-pont, or defense of a bridge, covering the Virginia end of the Aqueduct Bridge. It was on a slight plateau above the river, but was itself commanded by higher ground around Arlington Heiand war, where amateurs handle the guns. The well-trained artillerist stands aside from the muzzle when ramming home the charge. Fort Corcoran was constructed to defend this important bridge from assault on the Virginia side of the Potomac. Fort Strong was originally Fort De Kalb and with Forts Corcoran, Bennett and Woodbury constituted the defense of the bridge at the time the capital was threatened by the Confederates after Lee's defeat of General Pope's army in August, 1862. Union ar
nder of Port Hudson July 8. Koch's Plantation, Donaldsonville, July 12-13. Moved to Baton Rouge August 3, and duty there till September 18. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 18. At New Iberia till January 7, 1864. Moved to Franklin January 7, thence to Brashear City and New Orleans January 18-20. On Veteran furlough February and March. Moved to Annapolis, Md., April 15-19, thence to Camp Barry, Washington, D. C., April 20. Duty there and at Forts Smith and Strong, Defenses of Washington, till July. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-12. At Camp Barry till July 30. Ordered to Tennallytown July 30, and join 19th Army Corps at Monocacy Junction August 1. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. March to Middletown August 6-15; to Winchester, thence to Berryville August 15-17, and to Halltown August 21. At Berryville August 28-September 18. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Massachusetts Volunteers. (search)
ebruary 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge, Farmville, April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Burkesville April 11-13 and duty there till May 2. March to Washington May 2-15. Camp at Bailey's Cross Roads till June 15. Grand Review May 23. Duty at Forts Ethan, Allen and Marcy till June 27. At Forts C. F. Smith and Strong till July 19, and at Fort Bunker Hill till August 17. Mustered out August 16, 1865, and discharged at Gallop's Island, Boston Harbor, August 25, 1865. Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 232 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 241 Enlisted men by disease. Total 484. 1st Massachusetts Battalion Heavy Artillery Organized April, 1865, from 1st, 2nd and 4th Unattached Companies Heavy Artillery. 5th Unattached Company Heavy Artillery added June, 1863.
tas and scouting on west side of the James River till August. Ordered to Columbus, Ohio, August 29, and mustered out September 10, 1864. Regiment lost during service 29 Enlisted men by disease. 164th Ohio Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Taylor, Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in May 11, 1864. Left State for Washington, D. C., May 14. Attached to 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, and assigned to duty on south side of the Potomac as garrison at Forts Smith, Strong, Bennett, Hagerty and other Forts and Batteries till August. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-12. Mustered out August 27, 1864. Regiment lost during service 18 Enlisted men by disease. 165th Ohio Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and mustered in May 14, 1864. Duty at Camp Dennison till May 20. Moved to Johnson's Island, Sandusky Bay, Ohio, May 20, and duty there till June 25. Moved to Kentucky June 25, and duty there till August. M
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, United States--Regular Army. (search)
North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Mechump's Creek May 31. Cold Harbor June 1-5. Sharp's Farm June 3. Moved to Washington, D. C., June 18. Garrison duty at Forts Willard and Strong, Defenses of Washington, D. C., 22nd Army Corps, till October, 1865. Battery F 1st United States Artillery Stationed at Fort Duncan, Eagle Pass, Texas, January, 1861, Garrison Fort Taylor, Florida, till May, 1861. Moved to Fort Pickens, Station May 21. Chesterfield May 23. North Anna May 23-26. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Machump's Creek May 31. Cold Harbor June 1-5. Sharp's Farm June 3. Moved to Washington, D. C., June 18, and garrison duty at Forts Willard and Strong, Defenses of Washington, 22nd Corps, to October, 1865. Battery H 1st United States Artillery Stationed at Fort Sumpter, S. C., January, 1861. Duty there till April, 1861. Defence of Fort Sumpter April 12-13. Evacuation of Fort Sump
6, 291, 292, 293, 302, 303, 304, 305. Stevens, T. H., 128. Stevenson, Thomas G., 53, 63, 74, 85, 87, 103, 106, 143. Stewart, Henry, 131. Stewart plantation, 263, 265, 266. Stiles, Joseph, 202. Sterling, J. R., 12. Stone, Lincoln R., 34, 64, 75, 103,105, 109. 145. Stono Inlet, S. C., 51, 141, 186, 197, 200, 215, 234. Stono River, 53, 56, 59,197, 199, 208, 209, 210, 211, 216, 270. Strahan, Charles G., 146. Strength of regiment, 105, 108, 149, 164, 178, 202, 228, 237, 261, 291. Strong, Fort, 134. Strong, George C., 46, 48, 49, 66, 72, 73, 74, 77, 86, 88, 89, 91, 94. Stroud, William H., tug, 318. Sturgis, James, 142. Subscription for monument, 229, 230. Suffhay, Samuel, 217. Sullivan's Island, S. C., 54, 70, 138, 187, 212, 217, 219, 233, 281, 282. Sulsey, Joseph, 188. Summerville, S. C., 310. Sumner, Charles, 14. Sumner, Mrs. Charles W., 16. Sumter bombarded, 106, 111, 133, 141,190, 218. Sumter, Confederate steamer, 116. Sumter, Fort, 69, 70, 106, 110,
The Daily Dispatch: October 13, 1864., [Electronic resource], Political affairs in the United States. (search)
Confinement of our officers at Morris island. The Palmetto Herald, a Yankee sheet, published at Port Royal, South Carolina, gives a description of the prison and treatment of our officers confined on Morris island. It says: "The place of confinement is located between Forts Strong and Putnam, in the dangerous district, where shells fly freely, in full view of all the rebel works, and closely under our own guns. Within an immensely strong palisade of heavy timbers, deeply imbedded in the sand, twelve or fifteen feet high, and firmly strapped together, and surrounding an area of perhaps an acre and a half, are the tents of the prisoners, laid out in regimental style, with wide streets and abundance of room between them. Entirely surrounding the camp, although at some distance from the tents, in order to give the prisoners breathing room, is a rope attached to posts, about fifteen feet from the palisades, which marks the extreme verge and limit of the camp, and beyond which