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ordered by Secretary of War Cameron to occupy Cairo at the junction of the Mississippi and Ohio Riontraband traffic on the river. The troops at Cairo did not see any campaigning till Grant led thence Drill grounds of the defenders of Cairo, Ill. By this brilliant and important victohe North became impatient and demanded that Cairo citizens who may have recalled this day Witadier-General U. S. Grant winning his spurs at Cairo. Few will recognize in this early and unusuress Brigadier-General's uniform as he came to Cairo to assume command of a military district inclue. On February 2d, 1862, General Grant left Cairo with his army of seventeen thousand men and onte turned over the Fort to him and returned to Cairo with his disabled gunboats. With waving b, in convoy of the Louisville, she returned to Cairo, leaving the Carondelet and Pittsburgh to esco rear of the fortification after his move from Cairo on the 30th of the previous month. The actual
coming leader recognized from the very outset. An artillery officer and engineer, his military training and practical experience made him a most valuable executive. He had also the gift of leading men and inspiring confidence. Always cool and collected in the face of danger, and gifted with a personality that won friends everywhere, the reports of all of his superiors show the trust and confidence that were reposed in him. In April, 1861, he had taken charge of the fortifications at Cairo, Illinois. He was with Grant at Paducah, at Forts Henry and Donelson, and at Shiloh where he collected the artillery near the Landing that repelled the final Confederate attack on April 6th. He remained Chief of Staff until October, 1862. On October 14th, he was made a Brigadier-General of Volunteers, and was appointed superintendent of military railroads in the Department of Tennessee. Later he was Chief of Staff to General Sherman, and again proved his worth when he was with General Thomas
-Island no.10--New Orleans Henry W. Elson Cairo in 1862-on the extreme right is the church where Flaopening of the Mississippi since the expedition left Cairo. Commander Henry Walke The Carondelet--first ll of Fort Henry he preached a sermon in a church at Cairo. The next year the aged admiral lay sick in New Yorthen slowly approached the town and meantime sent to Cairo for siege-guns. They arrived on the 12th of March, hting fame, the Cairo The first engagement of the Cairo, a third-rate ironclad of 512 tons, mounting six 42-ssee. At Clarksville with the gunboat Conestoga the Cairo engaged three forts, capturing the town. On May 10th the Cairo, still commanded by Lieutenant Bryant, participated in the action at Fort Pillow and the river combhe Confederate vessels were disabled. Once more the Cairo, on June 6th, with four other ironclad gunboats and off the city of Memphis. On December 12, 1862, the Cairo, then under the command of Lieutenant T. O. Selfridg
onarch, the Beauregard missed her aim and struck her comrade, the General Price, tearing off her wheel and putting her out of service. The Queen fought with desperation and in the melee Colonel Ellet, her commander, received a pistol shot in the knee. He fell on the deck and, unable to rise, continued to give orders to his men while lying prone on his ship. But the Queen was now disabled, A ship that fought the fever Grateful, indeed, were the Federal soldiers, in their advance from Cairo down the Mississippi, when this spacious river steamer, with its roomy cabins and wide decks, about which played the cooling breezes of the Mississippi, was added to the fleet. The Confederates were still to be encountered, but a more subtle enemy had already attacked the army. Fever and dysentery had fastened upon the unacclimated Northerners both afloat and ashore, and threatened to kill off more of them than could possibly be done by the men who strove with them for the possession of th
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)
try. Upon his arrival in St. Louis he found things in great confusion. The Missourians were divided in sentiment and the home guards were unwilling to reenlist. The U. S. Treasurer at St. Louis had $300,000 in his hands, and Fremont called upon him for a portion of it to enable him to enlist men in the Federal cause. The Treasurer refused, but upon Fremont's threatening to take $100,000 without further ceremony, the funds were turned over. With about four thousand troops, Fremont seized Cairo, and by various demonstrations checked the aggressive attitude of the Confederates on the Kentucky and Tennessee borders, and of the Southern sympathizers in Missouri. Before he was transferred out of the West in November, 1861, Fremont had raised an army of fifty-six thousand men, and was already advancing upon an expedition down the Mississippi. Losses: Union 4 wounded. Confed. 2 killed, 1 wounded. May 10, 1862: Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va. Occupied by Union forces under G