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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 22 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 6 0 Browse Search
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'in‘--a man! But why was'nt his hair blown off? O dare was anudder man a-standin‘ a-holdin‘ his har on! Ya'as anudder man. But why was'nt his hair blown off? Kase-why w-why,--(you'se bodderen you'sef about de wind-stohm)-why dare was a little boy a-standin a-holdin his har on. Ya'as, aha--a little boy — a holden his har on! But why wasn't the little boy's hair blown off, you black scamp? Why-w-why-golly, doesn't you see plain ‘nuff how it was? Why, dare was A man Wid A Bald head A-Stan din‘ A-hold'n his Har on! Just so the secession leaders falsify, and thus they attempt to bolster up their improbable Confederacy. The whole compact is a libelous league with darkness! Some of these pompous Southerners would treat us with a kind of counterfeit courtesy, which became to us even more disgusting than outright abuse. The rebel army is made up of a passive-minded, illiterate citizenship, officered by slave-owners and negro-drivers. The maximum of soldiers
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Naval operations in the Vicksburg campaign. (search)
o the editors regarding this engagement, in which he commanded the Lafayette: To one approaching Grand Gulf on the river from the northward, six miles above, Bald Head presents a very formidable appearance. Rising abruptly 180 feet, surrounded by hills higher still, and with the wide gulf beneath, it is not unlike a little Gibt is called. Here the river turns due west, and the principal fortification was on the Point of Rocks, a precipitous bluff about fifty feet high, at the foot of Bald Head. Three-quarters of a mile east of it is the mouth of Big Black River, which was defended with two 8-inch Columbiads. Here the gulf is about a mile and a half wnorth or in front of the Point of Rocks there is a shoal which becomes an island at low water. The lower fort of heavy guns was three-quarters of a mile west of Bald Head and four hundred yards from the river, and sixty feet above the river at its ordinary level. The battery on the Point of Rocks mounted two 100-pounder rifles, o
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 28: passage of the fleet by Vicksburg and capture of Grand Gulf.--capture of Alexandria, etc. (search)
Little Gibraltar. The principal work called Bald Head, was on a bold bluff promontory at a bend ins. The lower forts were half a mile below Bald Head, and were connected with the latter by intren the troops arrived at the point abreast of Bald Head, and the soldiers on the transports were reabatteries had been signalled to double up on Bald Head, the Lafayette to resume her old position, ar all the vessels concentrated their fire on Bald Head, there was less resistance, although the Cone gun-boats maintained their position around Bald Head, occasionally firing a shell to keep the enetages; the current around the pro montory of Bald Head ran with great rapidity, and it was as much se. Colonel Wade, the commanding officer at Bald Head, was killed; his chief-of-staff also, and eloops evacuated all the works. The fort at Bald Head, on Point of Rocks, was left intact, and a tt holding out so determinedly as this one at Bald Head. The destruction wrought inside the work wa[1 more...]