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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 277 5 Browse Search
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 II. 35 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 32 2 Browse Search
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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 28 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 28 0 Browse Search
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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 26 0 Browse Search
Caroline E. Whitcomb, History of the Second Massachusetts Battery of Light Artillery (Nims' Battery): 1861-1865, compiled from records of the Rebellion, official reports, diaries and rosters 22 0 Browse Search
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he morning of the 22d, at 8 A. M., with the intention of reaching Dragoon Springs, where the Fort Buchanan road came into the trail from Tucson to the Rio Grande, before the United States troops shouhed forward fifteen miles to Dragoon Springs, before breakfast. A vast column of smoke from Fort Buchanan had previously warned them that the enemy had burned his depot, and was on the road. The re, written from El Paso some weeks later: My dear General: Colonel Canby sent an order to Fort Buchanan to have you intercepted and made prisoner. An officer and twenty-five dragoons were sent fre, with the view of transferring them to the States after the arrival of four companies from Fort Buchanan, viz., two of the Seventh Infantry and two of the First Dragoons, which we preceded on the here with my party, and took command of the troops, to capture the United States troops from Fort Buchanan, who were coming on. I took every precaution to prevent their obtaining any information of t
On the morning of January 24th the Texas committee, consisting of Colonel Ashbel Smith, Hon. D. W. Jones, Hon. M. G. Shelley, and Major Ochiltree, took charge of the remains of General Johnston, and conveyed them by the Opelousas Railroad to Brashear City. At Terrebonne, some fifty ladies, headed by Mrs. Bragg, strewed the coffin with fresh flowers and wreaths, and decorated it with floral emblems; and at Brashear City it was received by a large body of citizens. It was carried thence to GalBrashear City it was received by a large body of citizens. It was carried thence to Galveston by steamer. Galveston had been the home of General Johnston at one time, and many of its citizens had been his personal friends — some of them among the best he had. It was proposed, therefore, and so announced, that the public honor of a solemn funeral procession should be accorded his body. When the programme was published, the United States general, commanding the district, issued an order prohibiting it. The programme is published, as the best evidence that it concealed neither
November 3. A fight took place in Bayou Teche, fourteen miles from Brashear City, La., between five Union gunboats and a large rebel force, supported by the rebel gunboat Cotten, resulting in a retreat of the rebels and the escape of the gunboat.--(Doc. 27.) Tampa, Florida, was bombarded by the National forces.--Major Reid Sanders, of the rebel army, was captured in the Chesapeake this morning by Captain Dungan of the gunboat Hercules, while endeavoring to embark for Europe. A force of rebel guerrillas, numbering about three hundred men, under Quantrel, attacked near Harrisonville, Mo., a wagon train, with an escort of twenty-two men of the Sixth Missouri cavalry, under the command of Lieutenant New-by, killing eight of the escort, six teamsters, wounding four, and taking five prisoners, including Lieutenant Newby, and burning the entire train of thirteen wagons. Three or four hours thereafter, the rebels were overtaken by detachments of the Fifth and Sixth regiments,
March 13. Fort Greenwood, on the Tallahatchie, Miss., was this day, and for the preceding two days, bombarded by the Union gunboats Chillicothe and De Kalb, and also by a land-battery of heavy Parrott guns. The guns of the fort were nearly silenced, but it being unassailable by infantry, the gunboats were compelled to retire without being able to reduce it.--(Doc. 135.) The schooner Aldebaran was captured and burned by the rebel privateer Florida.--A Union meeting, under the auspices of the Union League, was held at Newark, N. J.--A slight skirmish took place at Berwick City, La., ending in the dispersion of a party of rebels, who attacked a National water-party from Brashear City.--Early this morning the signal-station at Spanish Wells, S. C., was surprised and burned by a party of rebels. A lieutenant and eight men were made prisoners and carried off.--(Doc. 136.)
March 18. This afternoon Captain Perkins, of the First Louisiana National cavalry, with a party of his men, left Brashear City, La., in order to meet an expedition of rebel cavalry, which had attacked a squad of men belonging to the One Hundred and Sixtieth New York regiment, at Berwick's Bay. About half-past 3 o'clock he fell in with the rebel force, at a point two miles beyond the National lines, and charged them with so much spirit that they turned and fled in confusion. The cavalry continued the chase, and a running fight was kept up for some seven or eight miles, where he found reenforcements for the rebels, in waiting to receive him. Their numbers greatly exceeding his, he gave the order to retreat, but was closely followed by the rebels, who kept up the fight for several miles on the return. In the affair ten of the rebels were killed and twenty wounded, and fourteen horses with all their trappings were captured by the Nationals.--Captain Julien, of the First Tennessee
June 26. Andrew G. Curtin, Governor of Pennsylvania, issued a proclamation, calling for sixty thousand men to serve for three months, or the period of the rebel invasion.--(Doc. 79.) Brashear City, La., was captured by the rebel forces under Generals Green and Mouton--(Docs. 19, 26, and 80.) The Twenty-first regiment of New York militia, under the command of Colonel Nugent, left Poughkeepsie for Baltimore, Md.--the Fifth regiment of Massachusetts volunteers returned to Boston, and were welcomed by an imposing and enthusiastic demonstration.--McConnellsburgh, Pa., was evacuated by the rebels under General Stuart.--rear-Admiral A. H. Foote died at New York City.--by direction of President Lincoln, Major-General N. J. T. Dana was assigned to the organization and command of the militia and volunteer forces and defences of Philadelphia, Pa.--Frederick, Md., was occupied by the National cavalry.
his guerrillas, was attacked at Washington, Ohio, by a party of National troops under Major Krouse, and driven from the town.--the blockade-runner Emma, in latitude 33° 41′, longitude 76° 13′, was captured by the National transport steamer Arago, under the command of Captain Gadsden.--the bombardment of Charleston was renewed this morning, and continued all day, except for a short time, during which a flag of truce visited the rebel authorities and perfected an exchange of prisoners.--Brashear City, La., was occupied by the National forces.--A fight took place at Wapping Heights, near Manassas Gap, Va., between a brigade of National troops under the command of General Spinola, and a brigade of rebels under General Wright, resulting in the defeat and rout of the latter.--(Doc. 104.) The battle of Big Mound, Dakotah, was fought this day.--(Doc. 110.) Major-General J. G. Foster, at Newbern, N. C., made the following report to headquarters at Washington: I have the honor t<
Doc. 19.-capture of Brashear City. Private letters from a member of the one hundred and Seventy-Sixth New-York volunteers, (Ironsides.) Brashear, June 22, 1863. dear----: I write, as the Irishman would say, to tell you that you need noe, one of the largest in the parish, about midway between Brashear and Algiers; Thibodeau, the capital of the parish, lies tces. It was at this time that our men were sent for from Brashear, and they arrived in time to take part in the battle fougaken, and was on its way up to assist in the reduction of Brashear; that in consequence we were cut off from all assistance els, and the lone star of Texas floats over the road from Brashear almost to Algiers. I write in durance vile, and in cont escaped unhurt, and am in a fair state of health. Brashear City, La., July 7, 1863. dear mother: I managed to send offand that our arms would soon recover their ascendency. Brashear looks dreary enough at present; our long line of deserted
Doc. 26.-capture of Brashear City. A rebel account. Louisiana (Alexandria) Democrat, July 1. see page 75 Documents, ante. Friday morning last the courier from below brought cheering ane railroad and telegraph communication, then push rapidly to the Boeuf River, in the rear of Brashear City, and at the first sound of Mouton's and Green's guns, attack them at that place. After sen rapidly to General Mouton and Green's headquarters, to superintend in person the attack on Brashear City and its forts. Orders had been already given them to make this attack. Advice of Majors's regiments, stood post at Gibbons Point, on the island of the name, and immediately opposite Fort Buchanan. From this place his sharp-shooters could sweep the gunners from their positions at the hea Taylor, Mouton, and Green, with their respective staffs, had their headquarters in the city of Brashear. Captured 1800 prisoners and thirty-three commissioned officers; $3,000,000 commissary store
up by Commander Morris. The enemy finding us in such strong force of gunboats gave out that they would not attack Donaldsonville, but would go by railroad to Brashear City. I therefore ordered the Winona, Lieutenant Commanding Weaver, to cruise up and down the river, and he seeing the enemy on two occasions, shelled them. As s. On the eighteenth they had a second fight and were again repulsed. On the twenty-sixth, the enemy, under Generals Green and Mouton; attacked and capture Brashear City. Our force there was very small I had only a small steamer, mounting two twelve-pound howitzers, which I purchased as a tug, but I regret to say that her comm the bay. Mr. Ryder says, however, that he could not fire into the enemy without firing into our own people, so he withdrew and retired to New-Orleans, leaving Brashear City in possession of the enemy. On the twenty-seventh, Commander Woolsey informed me by telegraph, and Brigadier-General Emory personally, that General Green, o
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