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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—secession. (search)
on the Susquehanna River, proceeded down Chesapeake Bay, and came to anchor in front of Annapolis, which had been in possession of the rebels for three days. This little town was connected with Washington by a railway which made a junction with the main line south of Baltimore, thus rendering it easy to avoid the insurgent city. Again, on the same day—April 20—the volunteers raised by the State of Illinois occupied a position in the West highly important for future army operations—that of Cairo, a town situated on a marshy peninsula at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. In the mean while, the Federal authorities determined to frustrate the intrigues of the insurgents' accomplices in the North by seizing all the telegraph wires, which the latter had used with impunity until then for their criminal purposes. Finally, on the 26th of April, Fort Pickens was placed out of all danger by the arrival of the Powhatan, which, as we have stated, had been detached from the e<
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the first conflict. (search)
s which, like the Bosphorus, seem to have been intended by a special favor of Nature for an extraordinary destiny. We allude to that magnificent rendezvous of the waters, descending from all the cardinal points, and forming between St. Louis and Cairo an immense river which afterwards runs into the sea without gathering any tributary of importance from the east, and only two from the west. St. Louis, whose French name recalls the period of our brief sway over those vast regions, and whose prests who had the sagacity to select that site on the very day following our disasters in Canada,—St. Louis is situated at the confluence of the Missouri, the Mississippi, and the Illinois, flowing from the west, the northwest, and the north. At Cairo, her unfortunate rival, infected with fever, these rivers connect with the Ohio, the Beautiful River, swelled by the Tennessee and other tributaries which pour into it from the south. This wonderful concourse of waters greatly facilitates comm
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
nt which command the tongue of land upon which Cairo stands. General Lyon, as we have seen, had prserved the city of St. Louis to the Union, and Cairo had been garrisoned by Federal troops before tts, which General Grant had sent by water from Cairo, and which fortified that position so as to pr men At Bird's Point and Norfolk3,510 men At Cairo4,826 men At Fort Holt3,595 men At Paducah7,71 men Under Lane2,200 men At Monroe and near Cairo900 men —— Total55,695 men After drivingto make some strong demonstrations in front of Cairo, on the left bank of the Ohio, for the purposee of General Grant, who had been in command at Cairo and the neighboring posts since the 1st of Sepi— one which placed the rivers that unite near Cairo under his special charge. He occupied Cape Gsissippi. His base of operations was at Cairo, in Illinois. After the neutrality of Kentucky had bwing points in that State: Fort Holt, opposite Cairo, at the confluence of the Ohio and the Mississ[6 more...
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
towards the end of the year. The second, under General Grant, guarded the Mississippi and the mouth of the Tennessee at Cairo and Paducah. The third, under General Buell, operated in Kentucky, with its centre near Elizabethtown. The first two we ready for use at the end of January. They formed, including three steamers not iron clad, the naval division which left Cairo on the 2d of February, under the command of Commodore Foote, at the same time as the vessels with Grant's troops. On tls on their side collected all their forces in order to strike a decisive blow. All the available troops to be found at Cairo, Paducah, and St. Louis were hurried on transports for the purpose of joining Grant, while several regiments from the fard himself under the necessity of undertaking a regular siege. While waiting for the heavy guns which he had ordered from Cairo, and which were to be landed above Island No.10, he sent a portion of his troops, with his field-batteries, to occupy Poi