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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 360 10 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 330 14 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. 292 2 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 178 0 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 166 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 162 2 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 75 5 Browse Search
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army 56 4 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 52 4 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 42 0 Browse Search
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combined with other influences to fill the interior of the State with formidable bands of Rebel partisans. Of these, Col. Porter's, two or three thousand strong, was attacked Aug 6, 1862. at Kirksville, Adair County, by Col. John McNeil, with 1ly defeated, with a loss of 180 killed and 500 wounded. Several wagon-loads of arms were among the spoils of victory, and Porter's force was by this defeat practically destroyed. McNeil's loss was reported at 28 killed and 60 wounded. Four days t, were captured. Gen. Schofield's official report. Poindexter, with what remained of his force, fled northward to join Porter; but was intercepted and driven back by another Union force under Gen. Ben. Loan, and again struck by Guitar; who, in a rersed his entire command. Poindexter, after wandering alone through the woods for several days, was made a prisoner; and Porter, driven back upon McNeil by the same movement of Gen. Loan, was compelled to disperse his band to save it from destructio
s on to New Orleans the forts surrender to Capt. Porter Gasconade of Mayor Monroe New Orleans sucthe advance, and which was first to reply. Capt. Porter, who commanded the mortar fleet, watched th garrisons. While he was effecting this, Commander Porter, with his mortar-fleet below, resumed andrms of capitulation previously offered by Commander Porter, before the latter should be made aware oet while a capitulation was in progress. Commander Porter turned the forts and their contents immedaches, having been completed and assured, Commander Porter, with a part of our fleet, returned to Shher reenforcements had come up, including Commander Porter's mortar fleet, that a bombardment was opvery considerable value. Next morning, Commander Porter, with the Essex, 7 guns and 40 men, accomer magazine was fired and she blew up. Commander Porter, having remained at Baton Rouge until it vilians, who killed or wounded 7 of her crew. Porter thereupon opened fire on the town, bombarding [4 more...]
hull being saved by a speedy submersion. Having thus fallen an easy prey to the Rebels, she was adopted by them as the basis of an iron-clad, whereof Lieut. John M. Brooke furnished the original plan, which Chief Engineer Williamson and Naval Constructor Porter, together with Lt. Brooke, ultimately fashioned into the terrible engine of destruction known to us as the Merrimac, but designated by her rebuilders the Virginia. Messrs. Brooke, Williamson, and Porter, were all graduates from our navyPorter, were all graduates from our navy, as was Commodore Franklin Buchanan, who became her commander. In preparing her for her new service, the hull of the Merrimac was cut down nearly to the water's edge, after she had been plugged, pumped out, and raised; when a sloping roof of heavy timber, strongly and thoroughly plated with railroad iron, rose from two feet below the water-line to about ten feet above: the ends and sides being alike and thoroughly shielded. A light bulwark, or false bow, was added, designed to divide the wate
bel advance in that quarter. The siegeguns of Porter's corps, which had been withdrawn across the Cel right, and prevent their turning our left. Porter was unaccountably in want of axes, where — witged to retire and replenish it. At 5 P. M., Porter, though he had lost little ground, telegraphedents of Rebel horse. To this alone, says Fitz-John Porter, in his report, is to be attributed our fling his corps commanders on the evening after Porter's defeat, he told them that he had determined Call's weakened division was ordered to follow Porter across the Swamp during the ensuing night, hot march, arrived during the night. Fitz-John Porter, having been misled as well as delayed inve army into the James far more hurriedly than Porter's wing had been driven across the Chickahominyl. Explanations. A Warren's brigade Porter's corps. B Buchanan's brigade C Chapman'. Pleasanton with the remaining cavalry. Gen. Porter was under orders to halt the advance at Wil[19 more...]
reached Warrenton Junction, August 25. and Porter had reported from the neighborhood of Bealton g the night or early next morning. This order Porter failed to obey; not moving till after daylightl his forces in hand upon Centerville, ordered Porter to come up at once to Manassas, and McDowell ts retreating northward toward Leesburg; and to Porter, whom he supposed to be now at Manassas Junctirders to attack promptly and vigorously. Fitz-John Porter, with his own corps and King's division, ed as at hand, Pope sent a peremptory order to Porter to go into action on the enemy's right, turninoccupied by our army. Nothing was heard of Gen. Porter up to that time; and his forces took no par that it was necessary for me, having given Gen. Porter an order to march toward the enemy, in a pa at 5 o'clock on the afternoon of the 29th, Gen. Porter had in his front no considerable body of thhannock Station. The corps of Heintzelman and Porter, about 18,000 strong, joined me on the 26th an[17 more...]
Lee to the Antietam battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg losses Lee retreats across the Potomac Porter follows McClellan hesitates to pursue J. E. B. Stuart raids around his army McClellan moves d which it could not respond, it held its well advanced position when night closed the battle. Porter's corps, in our center, holding the roads from Sharpsburg to Middletown and Boonsborough, remain was detached and sent to the right and rear of Burnside, leaving but little over 3,000 men with Porter. Burnside's corps held our extreme left, opposite the lowest of the three bridges crossing thinia bluffs of the Potomac, supported by 600 infantry under Pendleton, to cover his crossing, Gen. Porter, at dark, Sept. 19. sent across Gen. Griffin, with his own and Barnes's brigades, to carryer the fire of those batteries, and 4 guns taken; but a reconnoissance in force, made by part of Porter's division next morning Sept. 20. was ambushed by A. P. Hill, a mile from the ford, and drive
Border-State men. The Republicans voting Nay were Messrs. Dawes and Delano, of Mass., Diven, of N. Y., Dunn, of Ind., Fisher, of Del., Horton, of Ohio, Wm. Kellogg, of Ill., Killinger, of Pa., Mitchell, of Ind., Nixon, of N. J., Norton, of Ill., Porter, of Ind., A. H. Rice, of Mass., Stratton, of N. J., and Train, of Mass. Mr. Porter, of Ind., now moved May 27. a reconsideration; which narrowly escaped defeat, on a motion by Mr. Holman that it do lie on the table: Yeas 69; Nays 73. The rMr. Porter, of Ind., now moved May 27. a reconsideration; which narrowly escaped defeat, on a motion by Mr. Holman that it do lie on the table: Yeas 69; Nays 73. The reconsideration prevailed: Yeas 84; Nays 64: and the bill was recommitted, with instructions to report a substitute already proposed by Mr. P., which prevailed — Yeas 84; Nays 66: and Mr. Eliot again reported June 17. a bill emancipating the slaves of certain specified classes of prominent Rebels, and also of all persons who shall continue in armed rebellion sixty days after the President shall have issued his proclamation requiring them to desist therefrom. The bill thus modified passed the
ed river Grant moves down the Mississippi Com. Porter runs the Vicksburg batteries Grierson's raxecrated bayou, while their leader visited Admiral Porter on board his flag-boat and concerted new efront nearer Vicksburg with a fresh attack. Porter, as ever, lent a prompt and hearty cooperationry man at his post, listening for the sound of Porter's guns; but no sound came. At daybreak, a lins brought down on transports to their aid, and Porter's fleet strengthened by several additional iroded to attempt it. Ascending March 15. with Porter, in the ram Price, pioneered by several other t for a pioneer corps; but was soon advised by Porter that there was more serious work ahead; when Sof Grand Gulf; which was gallantly made by Admiral Porter, with his gunboat fleet. But five hours o doomed city was substantially complete; while Porter, who had returned to the Yazoo on the 16th, noeamboat passed, enabling Dennis to send to Admiral Porter for aid; when the gunboats Choctaw and Lex[13 more...]
of this region; but he entered Opelousas in triumph on the same day April 20. that our gunboats. under Lt.-Com'g A. P. Cooke, captured Butte à la Rose, opening the Atchafalaya to Red river; so that communication was reestablished, May 2. through the gunboat Arizona, with Admiral Farragut, at the mouth of that stream. And now a new advance was rapidly made May 5-9. by our army to Alexandria; Taylor, evacuating Fort De Russy, again retreating on Shreveport without a fight; while Admiral Porter came up the river with his fleet, and Louisiana, save its north-west corner, was virtually restored, or subjugated, as you will. Gen. Banks sent Weitzel, with a part of his army, on the track of the flying Rebels, nearly to Grand Ecore; when Taylor's force was so reduced that it did not seem worth farther pursuit; and he was unable to retake the field for weeks. Banks reports his captures in this campaign at 2,000 prisoners and 22 guns; while he had seized 2 and destroyed 8 Rebel steam
atious. At length, they got directly in the way at Cane creek, Oct. 27. near Tuscumbia, compelling Blair to hurt some of them before they would move. By this time — Hooker having long since arrived on the Tennessee — Grant had become impatient for more decisive operations, and a messenger reached Sherman with an order to drop all work on the railroad, and push on rapidly to Bridgeport. Moving energetically to Eastport, Sherman found there two gunboats and a decked coal-barge, which Admiral Porter, at his request, had sent up the Tennessee from Cairo, to facilitate his crossing; but two transports and a ferry-boat soon arrived, Oct. 31. by whose aid Sherman was pushing on next day, leaving Blair to protect his rear. Arrived at Rogersville, he found the Elk unbridged and unfordable, and was compelled to move up its right bank to Fayetteville, crossing there on a stone bridge, and marching by Winchester and Decherd to Bridgeport; Nov. 13. whence lie forthwith reported in pers
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