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ess which ever permitted such a fortress as Port Hudson to be built, when we could at one time havenned mortal ears. The shells bursting over Port Hudson, mingled with their own firing and that of ow more reckless disregard of death. But Port Hudson was destined not to be carried this time — it. New-York herald account. near Port Hudson, June 17, 1863. At early dawn on Sunday,t, we commenced another advance movement on Port Hudson, with a force which was thought to be equal line of battle and move toward the town of Port Hudson, where a grand citadel, which forms the lasch from Johnston, who promises to reinforce Port Hudson and capture Banks's entire army, if the pla them is the second unsuccessful assault on Port Hudson, last Sunday, the fourteenth. Since the fin by the belligerents. The country about Port Hudson is very uneven, cut by deep ravines, especi. Colonel Benedict arrived from opposite Port Hudson on the twelfth, and our regiment was transf[6 more...]
me odious, and habeas corpus be quoted at a premium. This is the only way we can help them. In this sense and to this extent, those Democrats are truly our allies, and we shall endeavor to do our duty by them. But they evidently look for other and further help at our hands, and of quite a different sort. No doubt they are pleased for the present with the efficient aid which the confederate army is affording them. Chancellorsville was a godsend to them, and the tremendous repulse at Port Hudson is quite a plank in their platform. Yet they understand very well that no matter how soundly their armies may be happily beaten; no matter how completely Lincoln's present war policy may be condemned by its results, yet all this will not be enough to enable the unterrified Democracy to clutch the spoils --or, as they phrase it, to restore the Constitution of their fathers. This, of itself, would never give them a peace Democrat President and Cabinet: it would only result in another abol
Ninth, Tenth, and Twelfth divisions disembarked, and together with the Fourteenth division, crossed over the point opposite Grand Gulf that evening and night to D'Schron's. The same night the gunboats, transports, and barges ran the blockade at Grand Gulf, and landed at D'Schron's. If the attack upon Grand Gulf had succeeded, it would have secured either or both of two objects. First, a base for operations against the rear of Vicksburgh; second, safety in reinforcing General Banks at Port Hudson; but failing, it became important to gain a footing at some other favorable point. The reconnoissance made by my cavalry, in pursuance of Major-General Grant's order, indicated Bruinsburgh to be the point. Hence, embarking on the morning of the thirtieth my corps immediately proceeded to that place, and disembarked before noon. Only halting long enough to draw and distribute three days rations, at four o'clock all my corps, except the cavalry on the opposite side of the river, took u
ash at New-Orleans, and they are confident that Banks will be compelled to raise the siege of Port Hudson in order to save the capital of his department. Of further movements you will be better inws so little about a war, or even a great battle, as the soldier engaged. We are told that Port Hudson fell on the twenty-seventh of June, the works being stormed by a last desperate charge of ourbub. I have been told that this method was employed once or twice on dark nights, to victual Port Hudson during the late siege, but they must have made less noise about it. It is at last, it seems, an established fact that Vicksburgh and Port Hudson are ours. The capture of the first was the way old U. S. Grant took to celebrate the Fourth, while the last surrendered on the eighth to Geneed appearance was a sufficient excuse for their not coming earlier. That fearful struggle at Port Hudson has worn out Banks's forces, and unless he is speedily reinforced he will have to rest on his
d in that direction which would enable me to cooperate with General Banks at Port Hudson. By the Yazoo Pass route I only expected at first to get into the Yazoo bin the mean time, to detach an army corps to cooperate with General Banks on Port Hudson, and effect a junction of our forces. About this time, I received a lettehe could return to Baton Rouge by the tenth of May; that by the reduction of Port Hudson he could join me with twelve thousand men. I learned, about the same timeegard in command. To delay until the tenth of May, and for the reduction of Port Hudson after that, the accession of twelve thousand men would not leave me relativeSouth-West. The first grand result of this step is the consequent fall of Port Hudson and the reestablishment of the supremacy of our arms the entire length of th be put to use, and it would not be astonishing if Jackson were held. After Port Hudson shall have fallen, Mobile will probably be invested from the land side. Ros
s and mules; between 6000 and 7000 negroes; sixteen guns; 7000 stand of small arms, and a position of as much importance to this country (trans-Mississippi,) as Port Hudson and Vicksburgh; in fact, the key to Louisiana and Texas. This brilliant campaign of General Taylor had another great object in view and one of vast importance,s brilliant campaign of General Taylor had another great object in view and one of vast importance, namely: A diversion to force the enemy to raise the siege of Port Hudson. He now has his choice, to lose New-Orleans or to abandon his operations against Port Hudson, and retire with his beaten and demoralized army into that city. s brilliant campaign of General Taylor had another great object in view and one of vast importance, namely: A diversion to force the enemy to raise the siege of Port Hudson. He now has his choice, to lose New-Orleans or to abandon his operations against Port Hudson, and retire with his beaten and demoralized army into that city.
s and signal acts of devotion to duty. Matthew McClelland, first-class fireman; Joseph E. Vantine, first-class fireman; John Rush, first-class fireman; John Hickman, second-class fireman, United States steamer Richmond, in the attack on the Port Hudson batteries, March fourteenth, 1863, when the fire-room and other parts of the ship were filled with hot steam from injury to the boiler by a shot, these men, from the first moment of the casualty, stood firmly at their posts, and were conspicuoshot penetrated, scattering the iron, desired to cover his commanding officer with his person. Peter Howard, Boatswain's Mate ; Andrew Brinn, seaman; P. R. Vaughn, Sergeant of Marines, United States steamer Mississippi, in the attack on the Port Hudson batteries, night of March fourteenth, 1863. Commended for zeai and courage displayed in the performance of unusual and trying services, whilst the vessel was aground and exposed to a heavy fire. Samuel Woods, seamen, United States steamer
Doc. 38.-capture of Port Hudson. Official correspondence. headquarters of the nineteenth army corps, Department of the Gulf, Port Hudson, July 9. General: I have the honor to inform you that Port Hudson surrendered yesterday morning without conditions. We took possession at seven oBanks, Commanding United States Forces near Port Hudson: headquarters Port Hudson, La., July 7. Port Hudson, La., July 7. General: Having received information from your troops that Vicksburgh has been surrendered, I make trsday, July 9, 1863. Heaven be praised! Port Hudson is ours! In my late letters I have inforl. After the two attempts made to reduce Port Hudson by a land assault, or rather the reconnoissthings are taught us by both Vicksburgh and Port Hudson--(so like in their aim, details and resultstinguished himself in the grand attack upon Port Hudson — and the gallant crew under him, did their words, we could find no negro prisoners in Port Hudson, and there were none in the hospital. The [20 more...]
Doc. 40.-Governor Brown's Proclamation. An appeal to the Georgians. the late serious disasters to our arms at Vicksburgh and Port Hudson, together with General Bragg's retreat with his army to our very borders, while they are no cause of despair of ultimate success, if we are true to ourselves and place our trust in God, admonish us that, if we would protect our homes from the ravages of the enemy, it is time for every Georgian able to bear arms to unite himself without delay with a military organization, and hold himself in readiness at a moment's warning to strike for his home and the graves of his ancestors, with an unalterable determination to die free rather than live the slave of despotic power. Tens of thousands of our fellow-citizens have volunteered for the war, and those of them who have not been slain or disabled are still risking every thing for our success in distant fields upon the borders of the Confederacy. On account of the near approach of the enemy
ecrets, and told the people not to be discouraged because they did not hear from Lee over his own signature. He would come out all right in the end. Mr. Stephens next spoke of the surrender of Vicksburgh, and said that it was not an occurrence to cause discouragement or gloom; that the loss of Vicksburgh was not as severe a blow as the loss of Fort Pillow, Island Number10, or New-Orleans. The Confederacy had survived the loss of these points, and would survive the loss of Vicksburgh, Port Hudson, and other places. Suppose, said he, we were to lose Mobile, Charleston, and Richmond, it would not affect the heart of the Confederacy. We could and would survive such losses, and finally secure our independence. He was not at all discouraged at the prospect; he never had the blues himself, and had no respect or sympathy for croakers. The enemy has already appropriated two billion seven hundred million dollars, and one million of men for our subjugation, and after two years war had u
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