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Browsing named entities in Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.). You can also browse the collection for Fort Donelson (Tennessee, United States) or search for Fort Donelson (Tennessee, United States) in all documents.

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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—Richmond. (search)
t give sufficient elevation to her guns to reach the heights occupied by the enemy, and the two wooden vessels had not the requisite strength to sustain the conflict. The Galena, commanded by the intrepid Rogers, persisted in her efforts for a considerable length of time; but she finally withdrew, after having experienced severe losses and without having done any damage to her adversaries. The advantage of elevated positions in defending a river, which had already been demonstrated at Fort Donelson, in this instance received a new and striking confirmation. Thus the James River, which had been closed until then by the presence of the Virginia, as York River had been by the cannon of Yorktown, was opened by the destruction of that ship, just as York River had been by the evacuation of the Confederate fortress. But it was only open as far as Drury's Bluff; in order to overcome this last obstacle interposed between Richmond and the Federal gunboats, the support of the land-forces
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the naval war. (search)
attack by the Federals. In fact, it will be remembered that their successes in Kentucky and Tennessee had been due to the facilities which three parallel rivers offered to invasion. By ascending the Tennessee, Grant had succeeded in taking Fort Donelson in the rear, and the fall of the defences of the Cumberland and Tennessee had led to that of all the works erected on the Mississippi. But below Memphis the Federals could no longer turn the works erected on the great river, and place them bcontented himself with throwing from time to time a few bombshells into the fort. His mortar-boats were protected by seven gun-boats, which were river-boats more or less iron-clad, and most of which had already been tried before Forts Henry and Donelson. On the 10th of May, the flotilla was moored close to both banks of the river, eight kilometres above Fort Pillow, when, toward six o'clock in the morning, eight steamers flying the Confederate flag were seen rapidly approaching. These were al
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—Kentucky (search)
aged in Tennessee by isolated bands fighting under the Confederate flag at times when the large armies were inactive. The smaller they were, the more were they generally inclined to plunder and to acts of violence. The villages which lacked either the force or the will to protect themselves were constantly occupied by these bands, which penetrated far forward among the Federal posts. One of them was even seen to take possession of Clarksville, on the Cumberland, between Nashville and Fort Donelson. Among their misdeeds we have to mention the assassination of the Federal general Robert McCook, near Decherd, on the 6th of August. This officer, being seriously ill, was travelling alone with a small escort several kilometres in advance of his brigade. About one hundred partisans rushed upon him, and the Confederate mounted men, galloping alongside of his carriage, whose frightened horses the drivers were unable to control, riddled him with pistol-shots. The men capable of such atr
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—Tennessee. (search)
of Tennessee, and the sanguinary battle which closed the year 1862 on the heights of Murfreesborough. Chapter 2: The partisans. SINCE the capture of Fort Donelson, the Federals had occupied the central portion of the State of Tennessee. The Confederates, who had once before made an unsuccessful attempt during the short g much damage, most of the small Federal garrisons, depots and convoys having been placed in safety by Buell, under the protection of the guns of Nashville and Fort Donelson. We left Morgan in Kentucky, where, during the month of September, he shared the fortunes of Kirby Smith's army corps. When Bragg retired to the south-east guns, their tents and provisions. The infantry that had participated in this success belonged to regiments which less than a year previous had capitulated at Fort Donelson, and the hope of effacing this sad remembrance had increased their ardor and doubled their strength. Morgan started off again without losing a moment's time.
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VII:—politics. (search)
the ports and coasts. The loss of Kentucky, Missouri, half of Tennessee and New Orleans, at the beginning of 1862, called for some powerful effort on the part of the Confederate government to win back the smiles of fortune. The capture of Fort Donelson and the bloody battle of Shiloh, together with the ravages of disease, had singularly reduced the ranks of its armies. The four hundred battalions of infantry of which they were then composed could not muster more than one hundred and sixty imple signature of being sent to some distant camp far from the theatre of war, enervated many soldiers whose courage would otherwise have been stimulated by the prospect of a long and cruel captivity. In the beginning of 1862 the capture of Fort Donelson effected a change in the proportion of prisoners in favor of the North. The fourteen thousand men included in the capitulation were retained by the Federals, who, having abundant means of transportation, desired to send them to the Western S
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 9 (search)
brigade, Jones' brigade, Brown's brigade. 2d, Division, Buckner. Lidell's brigade, Cleburne's brigade, Johnson's brigade, Wood's brigade. 3d corps (without commander, the corps being divided). 1st Division, Cheatham. Smith's brigade, Donelson's brigade, Stuart's brigade, Maney's brigade. 2d Division, Withers. Ii. Battle of Corinth. Federal army. Department of West Tennessee, Major-general Grant. Division, Sherman, Brigade, ......; brigade, ...... Division, Hurlbutrigade, Hanson's brigade, Palmer's brigade. Independent brigade, K. Jackson. Cavalry, Wheeler's brigade. Polk's corps, Lieutenant-general Leonidas Polk. Division, Cheatham. Vaughn's brigade, Maney's brigade, A. P. Stewart's brigade, Donelson's brigade. Division, Withers. Loomis' brigade, Manigault's brigade, Patton Anderson's brigade, Chalmers' brigade. Cavalry, Wharton's brigade, Pegram's brigade, Buford's brigade. Army of east Tennessee, Lieutenant-general Kirby Smith.