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n nearly every dwelling in southern Tennessee, he was doubtless aware that the command of that army had just been turned over by Gen. C. F. Smith, an experienced and capable soldier, to Gen. Grant, so recently from civil life; and he had no doubt of his ability to accomplish its destruction. Calling urgently upon the Governors of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana, for all the troops they could spare or raise, and being strongly reenforced by Gen. Braxton Bragg, with a drilled corps from Mobile and Pensacola, About this time abandoned by the Rebels. he had, by the 1st of April, collected an army of about 50,000. Beauregard, in his field return of the Army of the Mississippi, before and after the battle of Shiloh, makes his effective total, before battle, 40,355 men, of whom 4,382 were cavalry, which he says was useless and could not operate at all, the battle-field being so thickly wooded. But this return includes none of his troops left to guard his base at Corinth, or his
ement and dissatisfaction among a part of Gen. Phelps's subordinates; while a single copy, taken to the Mississippi shore, and dispensed to the first comer, was there eagerly diffused and employed to arouse and embitter hostility to the Union. Mobile had been generally guessed the object of Gen. Butler's mysterious expedition, whose destination was not absolutely fixed even in the councils of its authors. An effort to reannex Texas lad been considered, if not actually contemplated. It was fd a good many guns had been supplied from the plunder of the Norfolk Navy Yard, and elsewhere; but most of them were old, of moderate caliber, unrifled, and every way unsuited to the requirements of modern warfare. He telegraphed to Richmond, to Mobile, and other points, for heavier and better cannon; but obtained very New Orleans and its approaches. few, mainly from Pensacola, when that place was abandoned; and had just begun to cast new ones, adapted to his needs, as also to provide himsel
The enemy had concentrated all his available force for an offensive movement, had been thoroughly beaten at Corinth, and had then retreated, blowing up his ammunition wagons and caissons; their men throwing away their camp and garrison equipage in the flight. The weather was cool; the roads were dry, and likely to be so for a month to come. Corn was ripe, and, as yet, untouched. We had 3,000,000 of rations in Corinth, and ammunition for six months. There was but one bridge injured on the Mobile and Ohio road; and it could be put in running order by a regiment in half a day. The enemy were so alarmed that, when Hamilton sent a reconnoissance to Blackland, they vacated Tupelo, burning even the bacon which they could not take away on the first train. I had eighty wagon-loads of assorted rations which had reached me that night at Ripley, and had ordered the 30,000 from Chewalla to Hurlbut. believing the Rebel army utterly demoralized and incapable of resistance; but he was directed t
it would not have been so completely hushed up. Gen. Banks's force in the field having been rendered disposable by the fall of Port Hudson, Taylor and his subordinates made haste to abandon the country east of the Atchafalaya; evacuating July 22. Brashear City just one month after its capture; but not till they had carefully stripped it of every thing of value that was either movable or combustible. Gen. Banks now united with Gen. Grant in urging an immediate combined movement upon Mobile; but the suggestion was overruled at Washington, in deference to the urgent representations of Texan refugees; and Gen. B. directed Aug. 12; by dispatch received Aug. 27. to operate against Texas. He was advised that a movement by the Red river on Natchitoches or Shreveport was deemed most feasible, but was authorized to act as his own judgment should dictate. Deeming the route suggested impracticable at that season, he decided to demonstrate by way of the Sabine, with houston as his ob
n's employment of Blacks in his famous defense of New Orleans — his public and vigorous reprobation Proclamation dated Mobile, Sept. 21, 1814. of the mistaken policy which had hitherto excluded them from the service, and his emphatic attestation oal hostilities. So early as Jan. 1st, 1861, a dispatch from Mr. R. R. Riordan, at Charleston, to lion. Percy Walker, at Mobile, exultingly proclaimed that-- Large gangs of negroes from plantations are at work on the redoubts, which are substanti patriotic free negroes of Lynchburg! The next recorded organization of negroes, especially as Rebel soldiers, was at Mobile, toward Autumn ; and, two or three months later, the following telegram was flashed over the length and breadth of the re there were Black regiments above the average of Whites in merit; and their fighting at Fort Wagner, Port Hudson, Helena, Mobile, and some other points, was noticed by their commanders with well deserved commendation. To exalt them to the disparagem
nce, and their losses were inconsiderable. Gen. McPherson, with Tuttle's and Logan's divisions of infantry and Winslow's cavalry, 8,000 in all, was pushed out from Vicksburg Oct. 14. nearly to Canton, skirmishing with and pushing back Wirt Adams's cavalry and Cosby's, Logan's, and Whitman's brigades of infantry, until, finally, McPherson found himself confronted by a superior force, comprising Loring's division and other forces hurried down from Grenada and up from points so distant as Mobile ; when he retreated without a battle, via Clinton, to Vicksburg. Oct. 21. Under cover of demonstrations at Colliersville and other points by Chalmers, Lee, and Richardson, against our lines covering the Memphis and Charleston railroad, Forrest, rest, with 4,000 mounted men, slipped through Early in December. them near Salisbury, and advanced to Jackson, West Tennessee; see; which had ceased to be held in force on our side since the department headquarters had been transferred to Me
ge and Alabama criticisms thereon Farragut before Mobile bombards and passes Fort Morgan the Rebel ram Tenn up Fort Gaines surrenders Fort Morgan succumbs Mobile scaled up. the formation of the Southern Confedeappeared as a British ship of war off the harbor of Mobile, then blockaded by Com'r Geo. II. Preble, who hesi in a few minutes she had passed him, and run up to Mobile, showing herself the Rebel corsair she actually wasted to a choice of two ports-Wilmington, N. C., and Mobile — where the character of the approaches and the forvy Department; and it was resolved to commence with Mobile — the double entrance to whose spacious bay was defd Aug. 5, 1864. to force its way into the bay of Mobile was composed of 4 iron-clads and 14 wooden ships-of-war or gunboats, as follows: Defenses of Mobile. Hartford (flag-ship), Capt. P. Drayton; Brooklyn, hore and burned. The Morgan escaped, and ran up to Mobile under cover of the ensuing night. Farragut now s
secure. So stupendous, so amazing a political blunder, had not been committed for the last twenty years. Directly on the back of this, the tidings were flashed over the country, Sherman has taken Atlanta! Farragut has carried the defenses of Mobile! emphasized by a Proclamation Sept. 3. from President Lincoln for thanksgiving in all the churches on the following Sabbath, with the National thanks to Sherman, Farragut, Canby, and their associates, and salutes of 100 guns from every Navy Yard and naval arsenal Sept. 5. for Mobile, followed by like salutes Sept. 7. from each military headquarters and military arsenal for Atlanta. It was in vain that Gen. McClellan attempted to stem the swelling tide, so suddenly evoked, by a letter of acceptance which was in effect a repudiation of the platform whereon he had just been placed. He said: The Union was originally formed by the exercise of a spirit of conciliation and compromise. To restore and preserve it, the same spiri
oved simultaneously from Baton Rouge to Tangipahoa, where it broke up the same railroad, destroying bridges, &c.; pushing on to Franklinton and West Pascagoula; meeting little resistance, taking some prisoners, and causing alarm for the safety of Mobile. A third and more important mounted expedition was dispatched Dec. 21. by Gen. Dana from Memphis, 3,500 strong, led by Gen. Grierson, south-eastward through north Alabama to Tupelo on the Mobile railroad, which was thoroughly broken up sout, 8 warehouses filled with ordnance and supplies, which were being loaded for Hood's army on 200 wagons taken by Forrest from Sturgis at Guntown. All were destroyed. At Okolona, Grierson intercepted Dec. 27. dispatches from Dick Taylor, at Mobile, promising reenforcements, which deserters said would arrive at 11 A. M. next day. he decided, therefore, to attack at daylight, and did so: the Rebels being intrenched at a little station known as Egypt, with 4 guns on platform cars, and some 1,
gs to Macon Canby in New Orleans advances on Mobile Steele moves up from Pensacola routs Clantonn central Alabama, to attempt the reduction of Mobile and its remaining defenses, See page 650. navailable depth of water in the shallow bay of Mobile would allow. Active operations awaited only t5. which was the signal for a concentration on Mobile of Canby's entire disposable force. The cavalrching thence around Bon Secours bay to strike Mobile from the east, where its defenses were deemed anger's march around Don Secours bay and up to Mobile was impeded by pouring rains and heavy roads; e two following days; and the joint advance on Mobile was resumed on the 25th. It was resisted onlyghold by bombardment, and by isolating it from Mobile. Notwithstanding the general shallowness of td by land; but its communication by water with Mobile remained open until the fall of the forts belowhile 500 Rebels lay stretched beside them. Mobile was lost and won. It could no longer be held; [4 more...]
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