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Chapter XVIII After MacMAHONahon the battle at Beaumont the French surprised the marching of the German soldiers the battle of Sedan gallant cavalry charges defeat of the French the surrender of Napoleon Bismarck and the King Decfar from Buzancy in a strong position, their right resting near Stonne and the left extending over into the woods beyond Beaumont. About 10 o'clock the Crown Prince of Saxony advanced against this line, and while a part of his army turned the Frencptured, while the fugitives were pursued till they found shelter behind Douay's corps and the rest of De Failly's beyond Beaumont. The same afternoon there were several other severe combats along the Meuse, but I had no chance of witnessing any of tckly strewn with the dead of both armies, though all the wounded had been collected in the hospitals. In the village of Beaumont, we stopped to take a look at several thousand French prisoners, whose worn clothing and evident dejection told that the
m of the expedition was the occupation of Sabine City, situated on the right bank, at the mouth of the Sabine River, the dividing line of Louisiana and Texas, a point of great strategic importance as a base of operations against either Western Louisiana or Eastern and Central Texas. The city is only forty to forty-five miles from Galveston by land, and about sixty miles by sea; from Houston, the capital of Texas, it is distant about sixty miles, and is connected with a branch railroad from Beaumont. This railroad is not in operation at present, a portion of the track being torn up. The distance from the mouth of the Mississippi is two hundred and eighty miles. The strategic importance of the place can thus be comprehended at a glance, and its occupation was doubtless intended as the first step in a campaign the results of which promised to be of the most brilliant and lasting character. Accompanying the land force was a naval force of four light draught gunboats, consisting of the
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.), Chapter 6: logistics, or the practical art of moving armies. (search)
ly between the Sambre and the Rhine, and Wellington gave or received fetes at Brussels, both awaiting the signal to invade France, Napoleon, whom they believed at Paris quite occupied with ostentatious political ceremonials, accompanied by his guard, which had just scarcely been reformed at the capital, burst like lightning upon Charleroi and upon the quarters of Blucher, with columns converging from all points of the horizon, to arrive, with rare punctuality, the 14th June in the plains of Beaumont upon the borders of the Sambre, (Napoleon had not departed until the 12th from Paris.) The combinations of those two operations reposed upon a skillful strategic calculation; but their execution was undeniably a chef d'oeuvre of logistics. In order to appreciate the merit of similar measures, I would refer, in opposition to them, to two circumstances where faults of logistics came near becoming fatal. Napoleon recalled from Spain in 1809, by the preparations of Austria, and certain of
rranged as to prevent the passage of the bolt except when certain letters on a series of exterior rings are brought into line with each other so as to form a particular word or combination on which the lock has been set. It is mentioned in Beaumont and Fletcher's play of The Noble gentleman, 1615. A cap-case for your linen and your plate, With a strange lock that opens with A. M. E. N. Regnier, about the middle of the seventeenth century, made improvements in the letter-lock, and in the Memorabilia of Vanhagen von Euse, written about 1650, to Regnier, Director of the Musee d'artilleric at Paris. Regnier's locks were much esteemed, and the courier's dispatchboxes were fastened with them. They are, however, alluded to in Beaumont and Fletcher's The Noble gentleman, printed in 1615. See letter-lock, p. 1292. Carew, in some verses written five years later, has this reference:— As doeth a lock that goes With letters; for, till every one be known, The lock's as fast as
t the fire was afterward extinguished by the Confederates and the vessel saved. There was no attempt to enter the port of Galveston with a view of capturing the city until the fall of 1862. On September 23, 1862, the Federal vessels entered the port of Sabine Pass, and Lieut.-Col. A. W. Spaight, in command there, retired with his forces to Beaumont, not having a sufficient force to resist the Federals. Lieutenant-Colonel Spaight made the following report of that engagement: Beaumont, Tex., September 26, 1862. Sir: On the 23d inst. (Maj. J. S. Irvine commanding at Sabine Pass during my absence under orders at Houston) two armed sail vessels and one steam propeller came to anchor just outside the bar. Early the next morning, the two sail vessels, having crossed the bar, took position and opened fire on our works, to which we promptly replied; but the shots from both sides fell far short. They then approached nearer, when a brisk fire from both sides was resumed and cont
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)
; 100, 1; 135-A Bean's Station, Tenn. 142, C4 Bear Creek, Ala. 76, 1; 149, F3 Bear Creek, Ark. 153, G1; 159, E12 Bear Creek, Miss. 36, 1; 51, 1 Bear Creek, Tenn. 24, 3; 30, 2; 142, D2; 150, H4 Bear Creek Station, Ga. 69, 5 Beardstown, Tenn. 24, 3; 117, 1; 135-A; 149, A3 Bear Inlet, N. C. 138, H9; 139, A12 Bear Wallow, Ky. 135-A Beaufort, S. C. 76, 2; 79, 3; 91, 4; 101, 21; 117, 1; 118, 1; 120, 2; 135-A; 144, E11; 171 Beaumont, Tex. 54, 1; 65, 10; 135-A; 157, C11; 171 Beauregard, Battery, S. C. View 122, 7 Fort Beauregard, S. C. 4, 1; 91, 4; 144, F12 Beaver Creek, Md. 27, 1; 116, 2; 136, D6, 136, D7 Beaver Creek, N. C. 80, 7, 80, 8; 86, 6; 91, 3; 105, 5; 138, E4, 138, F3, 138, G4, 138, G8; 142, G9 Beaver Dam Church, Va. 93, 1 Beaver Dam Creek, Va. 7, 1; 8, 1; 16, 1; 20, 1; 21, 7, 21, 9; 27, 1; 55, 4; 63, 8; 74, 1; 90, 9; 100, 1; 136, F6; 137, B7, 137, D5, 137, E6, 137, G1
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.40 (search)
ell equipped gunboats, three steamships and three sloops of war. It is presumed the steamships and sloops were transports, as they took no part in the engagement. What the Federal design was in its attack at Sabine Pass is mere conjecture, as the departments at Washington have never revealed it, but there is reason to believe that their intention was to invade Texas, Arkansas and North Louisiana. A plan had been laid by General Banks somewhat to this effect, and judging from the number of troops, 15,000, it is supposed this was the time the scheme was to be accomplished. When we remember that only forty-two brave men foiled him, too much honor cannot be paid to their memory, and we, the United Daughters of the Confederacy of Beaumont, have named our chapter for their leader, Lieutenant Dowling. There are only two survivors of this wonderful battle, but many citizens who remember all the incidents perfectly. Mrs. Hal W. Greer, Historian of Dick Dowling Chapter, Beaumont, Texas.
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the Third winter. (search)
said himself, to construct earthworks. Franklin received orders to embark with five thousand men, the transports not being able to take more, and to repair to Sabine Pass. He was to land in the channel under the protection of the navy, or, if this were not possible, he was to seek under the same protection a better landing-place. Once master of the town and pass, regarding which no doubt was entertained as to his being able to easily take possession of them, he was to advance as far as Beaumont and send back the transports to Brashear for more troops. By this means and the land-route Banks expected to collect fifteen to seventeen thousand men, with which he would march upon Houston and take Galveston by flank or rear, and, leaving there a garrison, would then proceed along the coast to Indianola, and perhaps even as far as the Rio Grande if he was not recalled sooner by military events to New Orleans. Unfortunately, this fine plan was defective in its basis. The expedition wh
distance being but eighty-eight miles. For purposes of navigation by this route the enemy has about twelve light draught steamers. Upon these excellent considerations Niblett's Bluffs has been chosen as the defensive or offensive positions of their concentrated armies, and Beaumont the base of supplies; for, from that place to Houston, Texas, the communication by road is passable, and at Houston the cattle and entire agricultural resources of Texas can be centred for transportation to Beaumont and thence to their army at the bluffs. The entire force of the enemy when here centred will not exceed thirty thousand. Their armies in the extreme West have suffered a greater depletion than those of the East, and more from disease than by the casualties of battle or campaign. The enemy is resolutely determined to hold Texas, for the possession of that State by us will put an end to the existence, as an aggregate, of their armies on the west side of the river. What Gen. Lee'