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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 717 1 Browse Search
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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 411 1 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 2: Two Years of Grim War. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 409 3 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 344 0 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. 332 2 Browse Search
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the troops of General Grant were placing the Stars and Stripes over the well-defended works of Vicksburg. A beautiful little picture recalls the sharp fight that was made, on July 2, 1863, for thedria. Her heavy draft precluded her being taken above the Falls. Here we see her lying above Vicksburg in the spring of 1863. She and her sister ship, the Choctaw, were side-wheel steamers altered first taste of it on the night of April 16, 1863, when Porter took part of his fleet past the Vicksburg batteries to support Grant's crossing of the river in an advance on Vicksburg from below. TheVicksburg from below. The Lafayette, with a barge and a transport lashed to her, held her course with difficulty through the tornado of shot and shell which poured from the Confederate batteries on the river front in VicksbuVicksburg as soon as the movement was discovered. The Lafayette stood up to this fiery christening and successfully ran the gantlet, as did all the other vessels save one transport. She was commanded duri
hence artillerymen stationed near the source of supply were most fortunate. Prisoner exchanges. At the close of the war, Camp Fisk was established near Vicksburg for the general exchange of prisoners captured during the operations of the armies in the West. Here we see one of the daily meetings of the officers on both sides for this purpose. The Federal transport Sultana was busily engaged during the spring of 1865 in carrying the released Federal soldiers from Vicksburg to the North on their way to their homes. In the second picture we see her at Helena wharf loaded with the last shipment of paroled Union soldiers to the number of 2,134. The sr than endure the agony caused by the icy water. At Memphis the Federal authorities gathered all the floating bodies they could. Many were found as far below the scene of the disaster as Helena. The last exchange. Camp Fisk, four mile Bridge (Vicksburg), April, 1865 The ill-fated Sultana, Helena, Arkansas, April 27, 1865
ing at one flank and crossing at the other. The Vicksburg campaign gave great fame to General Grant and is rmpaign, he deliberately crossed the river north of Vicksburg, marched south and crossed again below Vicksburg. Vicksburg. Then, relying on the country for supplies, he moved to Jackson, forty-five miles east of Vicksburg, where he Vicksburg, where he interposed between the fractions of the Confederate army under Pemberton and Johnston. He then turned back again toward the Mississippi, drove Pemberton into Vicksburg, established a base of supplies at the North and invehigh a value is shown in Pemberton's retreating to Vicksburg, which was quite certain to be surrendered, insteatime the army could have gone anywhere, whether to Vicksburg to open the Mississippi, or to Chattanooga and event and Sherman, the former in his first advance on Vicksburg, and the latter in the Atlanta campaign. For thrfreesboro, and Grant's army for four months after Vicksburg, while Grant's army was almost in the same class d
umberland and Tennessee--the greatest flanking movement in the history of warfare. It began at Fort Henry and ended at Vicksburg, covered a year and five months, and cost tens of thousands of human lives and millions of dollars' worth of property —l Lloyd Tilghman, a brave officer who was destined to give his life for the Confederate cause, the following year, near Vicksburg. It covered about three acres and mounted seventeen heavy guns. Grant's plan of attack was to land his army four mileJuly, 1862. Again in command of the Essex he attempted unsuccessfully to destroy the dread Confederate ram Arkansas at Vicksburg on July 22d. Porter and the Essex then joined Farragut's fleet. His shells helped the Union forces to repulse the Cone narrowness of the stream; and later again, the gallant gunboat won laurels at Island No.10, Fort Pillow, Memphis, and Vicksburg. The Flag-ship St. Louis viewed from astern The Louisville — a fighter at port. riven with the shrieks of thei
ming up, he knew that his stupendous undertaking was a success. The whole of the North rose in elation at the news of the capture of New Orleans; but the surrender of the city at the mouth of the river aid not mean complete possession. From Vicksburg southward, the long line of the river and the land on either side was yet in the possession of the Confederates. Baton Rouge and Natchez surrendered on demand. On May 29th, transports carrying the troops of General Williams came down the river after a reconnaissance at Vicksburg. Farragut was anchored off the town of Baton Rouge. He reported to Williams that a body of irregular Confederate cavalry had fired into one of his boats, wounding an officer and two men, and that he had been compelled to open his batteries upon the shore. Williams at once occupied the town in force. David Glasgow Farragut: the man who dared A flagship in unfriendly waters: the Hartford lying close to the levee at Baton Rouge honeycombed, and the
ow be attacked in order to open the river to Vicksburg. A few days after the surrender of Island take part in Grant's first movement against Vicksburg. The city only a siege could take--VicksVicksburg, Mississippi the evacuation of Fort Pillow and Fort Randolph and the capture of New Orleans by Farragut left Vicksburg the main point on the Mississippi strongly defended by the Confederates,ndred miles from Memphis to New Orleans; and Vicksburg, about half way between the two, is the stroastern and western territory together. With Vicksburg last, the Confederacy would be definitely paet about ten days before, started to run the Vicksburg batteries with twelve ships, covered by the re very welcome. Davis returned to Helena. Vicksburg's danger of Federal capture was reduced to apied the position on the river bank opposite Vicksburg under the command of General Thomas Williamsom his work of cutting the canal in front of Vicksburg, and a few days after his arrival at Baton R[1 more...]
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
, and began to fortify Helena. From that time it was held by the Federals undisputed until the attack of General Holmes. The day of the repulse at Fort Curtis, Vicksburg surrendered to Grant; Port Hudson, Louisiana, on the east bank, yielded to Banks five days later, after a siege of six weeks, and the Mississippi passed forever Confed., Armistead's brigade. Losses: Union 51 killed, 401 wounded, 64 missing. Confed. 65 killed, 465 wounded, 11 missing. June 26-29, 1862: Vicksburg, Miss. U. S. Fleet, under command of Commodore Farragut, passed the Confederate land batteries, under the cover of bombardment by Commodore Porter's fleet of mortery. Confed., Gen. N. B. Forrest's Cav. Losses: Union 33 killed, 62 wounded, 800 missing. Confed. 50 killed, 100 wounded. July 15, 1862: near Vicksburg, Miss. Union, Gunboats Carondelet, Queen of the West, Tyler, and Essex. Confed., Ram Arkansas. Losses: Union 13 killed, 36 wounded. Confed. 5 killed,