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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 6 0 Browse Search
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Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 1 1 Browse Search
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January 15. This day, the steamers blockading the Rappahannock River, observed a schooner coming out of Thompson's Creek, about a mile and a half from the mouth of the river, and standing up the river, as if to make away from the gunboats, keeping close to the shore. The Mystic was ordered to give chase, and succeeded in beaching the schooner, when the crew of the latter vessel deserted her, and made the shore in safety. Two boats were lowered from the Mystic, and the tars took possession of the schooner, when they were fired on by a party of rebels, some five hundred yards distant, with canister, apparently from a howitzer. The balls passed over them, and no one was injured. The Mystic then opened fire, and shelled the surrounding woods, covering the retreat of the boats. The gunboat Dawn then moved up to assist the Mystic, and fired four shells at different points, without any reply being made by the rebels. The Dawn then proceeded higher up the river, and closer int
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The capture of Port Hudson. (search)
d only because Vicksburg had fallen. The simple truth is that Port Hudson surrendered because its hour had come. The garrison was literally starving. With less than 3000 famished men in line, powerful mines beneath the salients, and a last assault about to be delivered at 10 paces, what else was left to do? With the post there fell into our hands 6340 prisoners, 20 heavy guns, 31 field-pieces, about 7500 muskets, and two river steamers. Starlight and Red Chief, found aground in Thompson's Creek, floated and brought into the river by the ingenuity and skill of Major Joseph Bailey, 4th Wisconsin, whose success here led to its repetition on the Red River the next year, when Admiral Porter's fleet was rescued.--R. B. I. Many of the guns were ruined, some had been struck over and over again, and the depots and magazines were empty. The garrison also lost about 500 prisoners or deserters before the surrender, and about 700 killed and wounded. Our loss was 707 killed, 3336 wounded,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 23: siege and capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. (search)
t batteries were on a bluff about forty feet above high-water mark. There three series of batteries extended along the river above Port Hudson to a point on Thompson's Creek, the whole continuous line being about three miles in length. Above the creek was an impassable marsh, making an excellent flank defense. From the lower battery began a line of land fortifications of a general semicircular form, about ten miles in extent, and terminating at Thompson's Creek. The guns with which these works were armed were very heavy, and there were light batteries that might be moved to strengthen any part of the line. late in May. His troops were commanded by Genight angle, with a right and left, but no center. The division of Grover, on the upper side of the post, extended nearly three miles, from near the mouth of Thompson's Creek into the interior, within supporting distance of General Auger's division, which extended from near that point about the same distance to the river below Por
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, Chapter 22: campaign of the Carolinas. February and March, 1866. (search)
s already in Cheraw with the Seventeenth Corps, and that the Fifteenth was near at hand. General Hardee had retreated eastward across the Pedee, burning the bridge. I therefore directed the left wing to march for Sneedsboroa, about ten miles above Cheraw, to cross the Pedee there, while I in person proposed to cross over and join the right wing in Cheraw. Early in the morning of the 3d of March I rode out of Chesterfield along with the Twentieth Corps, which filled the road, forded Thompson's Creek, and, at the top of the hill beyond, found a road branching off to the right, which corresponded with the one on my map leading to Cheraw. Seeing a negro standing by the road-side, looking at the troops passing, I inquired of him what road that was. Him lead to Cheraw, master! Is it a good road, and how far? A very good road, and eight or ten miles. Any guerrillas? Oh I no, master, dey is gone two days ago; you could have played cards on der coat-tails, dey was in sich a hurry! I
captured by Grierson at Jackson, one hundred and fifty; First and Fifteenth Arkansas, captured May twenty-seventh, one hundred and one; on board steamers in Thompson's Creek, twenty-five; deserters, two hundred and fifty; sick and wounded, one thousand; captured at Donaldsonville, the twenty-eighth of June, one hundred and fifty;y. During the campaign at Port Hudson, the steamers Starlight and Red Chief were captured by Grierson's Illinois cavalry under command of Colonel Prince, in Thompson's Creek. The bed of the creek was nearly dry, and the steamers were sunk several feet in the sand. After the capture of Port Hudson, Colonel Bailey constructed winl engineer, familiar with works of that kind, common to slack water navigation upon all the Western rivers, and had successfully released the steamboats from Thompson's Creek, on the Mississippi. Colonel Bailey had suggested the practicability of the dam while we were at Grand Ecore, and had offered to release the Eastport when a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Port Hudson, capture of (search)
Port Hudson, capture of Port Hudson, or Hickey's Landing, was on a high bluff on the left bank of the Mississippi, in Louisiana, at a very sharp bend in the stream. At the foot of the bluff was Hickey's Landing. The Confederates had erected a series of batteries, extending along the river from Port Hudson to Thompson's Creek above, a distance of about 3 miles. They were armed with very heavy guns. They were field batteries that might be moved to any part of the line. Immediately after Banks took command of the Department of the Gulf (Dec. 18, 1862), he determined to attempt to remove this obstruction to the navigation of the Mississippi. He sent General Grover with 10,000 men to occupy Baton Rouge, but the advance on Port Hudson was delayed, because it would require a larger force than Banks could then spare. So he operated for a while among the rich sugar and cotton regions of Louisiana, west of the river. In March, 1863, he concentrated his forces—nearly 25,000 strong—a
ders. General Johnston's despatch to him of the 30th of March. General Beauregard declines the command of Western Virginia and East Tennessee. various and contradictory reports of threatened raids by Stoneman's and Grierson's commands. General Beauregard determines to repair to Greensboroa.> On the 3d of March, General Hardee, from Cheraw, S. C., forwarded this telegram to General Johnston: The enemy changed position yesterday, advanced on Chesterfield Courthouse, and crossed Thompson's Creek, above that point, late in the afternoon. I am evacuating Cheraw, and shall move to Rockingham, where I hope to receive your instructions. General Butler thinks army of Sherman is moving on this place, or on Rockingham. On the next day (4th), from Rockingham, he telegraphed General Johnston as follows: The enemy pressed us closely yesterday morning, on leaving Cheraw, and it was with great difficulty that the bridge over the river was destroyed. It was, however, effectively d
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
Fort Esperanza, Nov. 22-30, 1863 26, 1 Galveston, and its fortifications 38, 1 Panhandle, the 119, 1 Rio Grande Expedition, Oct. 27 Dec. 2, 1863 43, 8 Sabine Pass, 1863 32, 3 Texas, Department of (C): Boundaries 163; 164 (U): Boundaries 162; 163 Thibodeaux, La. 135-A; 156, E7; 171 Thomas Station, Ga. 143, G8; 144, C8 Thomasville, Mo. 117, 1; 135-A; 153, C5 Thompson's Creek, La. 155, H6; 156, A6, 156, B6 Thompson's Creek, S. C. 79, 3; 80, 6; 86, 5 Thompson's Cross-Roads, Va. 74, 1; 81, 6; 100, 1 Thompson's Hill, Miss. 31, 6 Battle of, May 1, 1863. See Porl Gibson, Miss. Thompson's Station, Tenn. 30, 2; 117, 1; 149, A6 Fort Thorn, N. Mex. 54, 1; 98, 1; 171 Thornburg, Va. 74, 1; 100, 1 Thorn Hill, Ala. 76, 1; 117, 1; 118, 1; 135-A; 149, F4 Thornton Station, Va. 7, 1; 22, 6; 100, 1 Thoroughfare Gap, Va. 7, 1; 22, 5-22, 7; 23, 2; 74, 1; 100, 1; 137, A6 T