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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 192 0 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
, offers one of the most curious commentaries on the conduct of the war in this quarter. It had the best harbor in the Gulf of Mexico, belonging to the United States. It had a good navy yard, with the ordinary facilities for fitting out and repairing ships, and water enough on the bar to admit of the passage of all but five or six of the heaviest ships of the Navy. It was just the point wanted by our naval commanders from which to carry on operations against New Orleans and the coast of Louisiana and Texas, and from which to intercept blockade runners bound for Southern ports from Havana and Nassau. Before even Fort Sumter was fired on President Lincoln saw the importance of our holding Fort Pickens, and at the same time that Secretary Welles sent his expedition to reinforce Sumter, the President and Secretary Seward sent one to reinforce Fort. Pickens and prevent it from falling into the hands of the insurgents. This is an important part of the history of the war, and as it
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 11: Goldsborough's expedition to the sounds of North Carolina. (search)
was nowhere mentioned. This was not the fault of the gallant soldiers who received the support of the Navy, but rather the fault of the military historians, who in almost all cases ignored the Navy altogether. Did the limits of this paper permit, and could the numerous cases of support to the Army be specially noted, it would readily be seen that in the Sounds of North Carolina, under Goldsborough, in the rivers, bayous and inlets along the Southern coast under Dupont, on the coast of Louisiana and Texas and the whole length of the Mississippi, Tennessee, Cumberland, White, Arkansas and Red Rivers, a distance of over 3,000 miles, the Navy more or less contributed towards success; and if defeat overtook our Armies at any time while the Navy was at hand, the enemy gained no important or lasting advantage. Our Army always had a line of defense (the naval gun-boats) on which they could fall back, regain its formation and send the enemy retreating in his turn. For the present we m
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 18: capture of forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the surrender of New Orleans. (search)
irty-two pounder in bow. The foregoing, with two launches armed with one howitzer each, constituted the regular Navy command. Included in this division there were also the following sea-steamers converted into State gun-boats belonging to Louisiana. These vessels were lightly protected with pine and cotton barricades over the machinery and boilers. The General Quitman, commanded by Capt. Grant, mounting two thirty-two pounders; The Governor Moore, Commander Beverly Kennon, mounting twve hours by the mortar flotilla, has been received. I have also to acknowledge the receipt of the flags taken in the two forts on that occasion, including the original one hoisted on Fort St. Philip when the Confederate forces declared the State of Louisiana to have seceded from the Union, which have been sent forward to the Department. The important part which you have borne in the organization of the mortar flotilla, and the movement on New Orleans, had identified your name with one of the
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
giment artillery. J. B. Anderson, captain Louisiana regiment artillery. R. J. Bruce, first-licompany D. E. W. Baylor, first-lieutenant Louisiana regiment artillery, commanding company H. illery. James W. Gaines, first-lieutenant Louisiana regiment artillery. D. Simon, first-lieutlery. Edw. D. Woodlief, second-lieutenant Louisiana regiment artillery. Charles Dermers, secont artillery. One private from company D, Louisiana regiment artillery. Official: Charles N. illery. Lewis B. Taylor, first-lieutenant Louisiana regiment artillery, and acting-assistant quar. W. C. Ellis, first-lieutenant regiment Louisiana. artillery. P. Ruhl, first-lieutenant Lonteers. Andrew J. Quigly, second-lieutenant Louisiana. regiment artillery. Wim. B. Jones, second lieutenant Louisiana regiment artillery, H. L. Blow, second-lieutenant C. S. A. George House,hilip when the rebel forces declared the State of Louisiana to have seceded from the Union, which ha[15 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 23: destruction of the ram Arkansas.--capture of Galveston.--capture of the Harriet Lane.--sinking of the Hatteras.--attack on Baton Rouge.--Miscellaneous engagements of the gun-boats. (search)
Farragut was employed in conjunction with General Banks Commander William D. Porter, (afterwards Commodore U. S. Navy.) in forcing his way into the interior of Louisiana, and bringing all of the country that could be secured under subjection. This was a difficult task, for the Confederates opposed our forces at every step, with authority of the Federal government, not to destroy property or do harm to non-combatants; but this course, instead of conciliating Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, captured by Captain Palmer of the Iroquois, and afterwards occupied by General Williams. the populace, only inflamed their dislike to the invaders, as they werepoint the Union gun-boats would not reach when commanded by an energetic officer. No one who had not tried it could estimate the difficulties of ascending these Louisiana bayous and rivers. It was on these occasions (where men held their lives in their hands), that the most daring deeds of the war were performed. It cannot be
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 29: siege of Vicksburg--continued. (search)
od they could get served out to them there. The trials and privations which the Confederates suffered at this time can only be described by those who took part in the defence. The day on which they surrendered was a day of jubilee to them, for the Federal commanders served out full rations to everybody, which were eaten with an enjoyment that can only be realized by people who have been on quarter rations for a month. Every effort was made to bring relief to the Confederates through Louisiana. General Price had been moving about some twelve miles from Young's Point among the swamps and bayous, and it was reported that he intended to seize Young's Point with some ten thousand men and try to provision Vicksburg by the front. There was only a small force of Federal troops at Young's Point and Milliken's Bend at this time, and Price might have gained a partial success, but nothing substantial. One attempt was made on Milliken's Bend, and quite a number of the garrison killed,
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 31: operations of Farragut's vessels on the coast of Texas, etc. (search)
d the Mississippi River as far as Vicksburg, and all its tributaries below; also the coasts of Louisiana, Florida and Texas, extending from Pensacola on the east to the mouth of the Rio Grande, inclueat care to prevent supplies reaching the Confederates through the numerous gates leading into Louisiana and Texas. The Federal officers had to exercise great watchfulness in guarding against the , that the smaller vessels could be spared. All this time the Confederates on the coasts of Louisiana and Texas kept up active operations with their blockade-runners, which had nothing to interferd along the Mississippi and in the bayous and inland rivers drew back into the western part of Louisiana, or into Texas, where most of them came from. They were a fearless set of men (unlike the homcial steamers, and to see that no provisions or troops reached the Confederates from Arkansas, Louisiana or Texas. These duties were faithfully performed. The tin-clads and gun-boats, now amounti
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 38: review of the work done by the Navy in the year 1863. (search)
by the Union forces, had relieved a large number of troops from siege-duty, who could now be employed from Tennessee to Louisiana. The power of the Navy at the same time was largely increased on the Western rivers by the addition of some 800 gunsf time and strength to lay before the city, returned to New Orleans to co-operate with the Army in maintaining order in Louisiana. This omission of a proper military force to co-operate with the Navy gave the Confederates time to render Vicksburgk of the Mississippi scenes of interest were enacted by the hardy sailors and boatmen in the rivers of Arkansas and northern Louisiana. The Cumberland and Tennessee have been actively patrolled by our vigilant and skillful naval officers; and the exnting, in the aggregate, to about 5,500 men. Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas, the upper portions of Mississippi and Louisiana, and the southern portions of those States which border on the Ohio River on the north, have been relieved and liberate
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)
ississippi, the Ohio, and their tributaries; for, supposing that the Army would send a large force into the interior of Louisiana, Admiral Porter determined there should be no want of floating batteries for the troops to fall back on in case of disare Colonel Shaw luxuriated with his brigade on the plantation of ex-Governor Moore, the prime mover in the secession of Louisiana, who now had ample opportunity Of seeing for himself how the secession matter worked. It was a just retribution, for, erwise she would have been condemned. We mention these things to give some idea of the rush for the cotton region of Louisiana, and the demoralization likely to ensue had every speculator been allowed to go where he pleased under permits, or in aed in that region; whereas, the Federals should have gained a victory that would have enabled them to hold that part of Louisiana until the end of the war, and to plant the Union flag in Texas--the latter a cherished object of the Government. The
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
nces, of renewing operations in this part of Louisiana, the season having passed for operating with necessary to proclaim to the inhabitants of Louisiana that the country was open to trade, and thatndria, which is exactly in the centre of western Louisiana, and lies on a large river, by which he rates saw that it was the subjugation of all Louisiana and the invasion of Texas that was contemplathat time. Any one who studies the map of Louisiana can estimate the value of General Halleck's e, and supposed to command all the troops in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee,the Navy even to hold the central portion of Louisiana, which forces would soon be wanted on the Cuhe west bank of the Mississippi, forage in West Louisiana, and prevent supplies from crossing the Misuch a manner as to expel the enemy from northern Louisiana and Arkansas; 4th, such preparation and end of his military career. As Governor of Louisiana, Banks was not equal to Butler, who, with le[3 more...]
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