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Chattanooga (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 6.81
into the Teche country and drove him back toward Opelousas. After the fall of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, Grant sent Herron's division, and the Thirteenth Corps under Ord, to report to Banks. Banks went to Vicksburg to consult with Grant, and Grant came to New Orleans; together they agreed with Admiral Farragut in urging an immediate attack on Mobile. This was the only true policy; success would have been easy and must have influenced powerfully the later campaigns that centered about Chattanooga and Atlanta; but for reasons avowedly political rather than military, the Government ordered, instead, an attempt to plant the flag at some point in Texas. The unaccountable failure at Sabine Pass followed, In September a detachment of the Nineteenth Corps, under Franklin, convoyed by the navy, was sent by sea to effect a landing at Sabine Pass, and thence operate against Houston and Galveston; but the gun-boats meeting with a disaster in an encounter with the Confederate batteries, t
Baton Rouge (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 6.81
force, and convoyed by a detachment of Farragut's fleet under Captain James Alden, of the Richmond, was sent to occupy Baton Rouge. The next morning the town was evacuated by the small Confederate detachment which had been posted there, and Generalng three courses, each involving an impossibility: Return of a foraging party of the 24th Connecticut Volunteers to Baton Rouge. From a sketch made at the time. to carry by assault a strong line of works, three miles long, impregnable on eithersupplies from the Red River country. General Banks fell in with the admiral's plans, and, concentrating 17,000 men at Baton Rouge, moved to the rear of Port Hudson on the 14th of March, with the divisions of Augur, Emory, and Grover, for the purposr batteries on the bluff. The field-returns showed 12,000 men in line after providing for detachments and for holding Baton Rouge. Admiral Farragut had intended to pass the batteries on the 15th, in the gray of the morning, but at the last moment
Port Hudson (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 6.81
The capture of Port Hudson. by Richard B. Irwin, Lieutenant-Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General,ce any fortified place below Vicksburg, yet Port Hudson, 135 miles above New Orleans, was found strpointment. The Confederate occupation of Port Hudson had completely changed the nature of the pr00 men at Baton Rouge, moved to the rear of Port Hudson on the 14th of March, with the divisions ofon crossing Bayou Montecino on the march to Port Hudson. From a sketch made at the time, whole ce extreme Opening of the naval attack on Port Hudson, march 13, 1863. right to form for the attearly 20,000 men of all arms engaged before Port Hudson, yet the effective strength of infantry andas been said by the highest authority, that Port Hudson surrendered only because Vicksburg had fallby Admiral Farragut's fleet above and below Port Hudson, and directly by two fine batteries formingelousas. After the fall of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, Grant sent Herron's division, and the Thir[10 more...]
Vicksburg (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 6.81
ates held in force any fortified place below Vicksburg, yet Port Hudson, 135 miles above New Orleanf the Government that Banks would go against Vicksburg immediately on landing in Louisiana should bleave Port Hudson in his rear and go against Vicksburg, thus sacrificing his communications, puttin after successfully running the batteries of Vicksburg, had been captured by the Confederates. Themmunication from General Grant, dated before Vicksburg, March 23d, and sent through Admiral Farragu it proved) was known to have gone to succor Vicksburg, and all reports, apparently confirmed by th, and the issue of Grant's operations before Vicksburg in suspense, Banks ordered a second assault ily charged mines, word came from Grant that Vicksburg had surrendered. Instantly an aide was senty, that Port Hudson surrendered only because Vicksburg had fallen. The simple truth is that Port Hnder Ord, to report to Banks. Banks went to Vicksburg to consult with Grant, and Grant came to New
Cairo, Ill. (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 6.81
he advance of a fleet of transports from New York and Hampton Roads, bringing reenforcements for the Department of the Gulf. These reenforcements finally included 39 regiments of infantry (of which 22 were 9-months' men), six batteries of artillery, and one battalion of cavalry. On the 15th he took command of the department, Butler then formally taking leave of the troops. His orders were to move up the Mississippi, in order to open the river, in cooperation with McClernand's column from Cairo. Banks was to take command of the combined forces as soon as they should meet. On the 16th General Grover, with 12 regiments and a battery, without disembarking at New Orleans, accompanied by two batteries and two troops of cavalry from the old force, and convoyed by a detachment of Farragut's fleet under Captain James Alden, of the Richmond, was sent to occupy Baton Rouge. The next morning the town was evacuated by the small Confederate detachment which had been posted there, and Gener
Mississippi (United States) (search for this): chapter 6.81
rman's division, raised to three brigades by transferring regiments. From left to right, from this time, the lines were held in the order of Dwight, Augur, Paine, Grover, and Weitzel. On the 14th of June, time still pressing, the lines being everywhere well advanced, the enemy's artillery effectually controlled by ours, every available man having been brought up, and yet our force growing daily less by casualties and sickness, Taylor menacing our communications on the west bank of the Mississippi, and the issue of Grant's operations before Vicksburg in suspense, Banks ordered a second assault to be delivered simultaneously at daybreak on the left and center, preceded by a general cannonade of an hour's duration. Dwight's attack on the left was misdirected by its guides and soon came to naught. Paine attacked with great vigor at what proved to be the strongest point of the whole work, the priest-cap near the Jackson road. He himself almost instantly fell severely wounded at the
Strong Vincent (search for this): chapter 6.81
r by the stranding of the Arizona. When the proposed landing-place at Madame Porter's plantation was reached after dark, the road was found to be under water and impassable, but a practicable way was discovered six miles farther up the lake, at McWilliams's plantation. There the landing began early on the 13th, and with great difficulty, owing to the shallowness of the water, was completed by 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Favored by the woods and undergrowth, which concealed their numbers, Vincent's 2d Louisiana and Reily's 4th Texas Cavalry, with a section of Cornay's battery, delayed the advance until Dwight's brigade, supported by two regiments of Birge's and March of the Nineteenth army Corps by the Bayou Sara road toward Port Hudson, Saturday, march 14, 1863. from a sketch made at the time. by Closson's battery, went out and drove them away. At 6 the division took up the line of march to the Teche and bivouacked at nightfall on Madame Porter's plantation, five miles distan
A. W. Weaver (search for this): chapter 6.81
ptured the garrisons at Brashear City and Bayou Boeuf almost without resistance, menaced Donaldsonville, carried havoc and panic through the La Fourche, and finally planted batteries on the Mississippi to cut off our communication with New Orleans. At Donaldsonville, however, an assault by about 1500 Texans was repulsed by about 200 men, including convalescents, under Major J. D. Bullen, 28th Maine, Aided by the gun-boats Princess Royal, Commander M. B. Woolsey, and Winona, Lieutenant-Commander A. W. Weaver. and at La Fourche Crossing Taylor's forces suffered another check at the hands of a detachment under Lieutenant-Colonel Albert Stickney, 47th Massachusetts. Otherwise Taylor, whose operations were conducted with marked skill and vigor, had everything his own way. In New Orleans great was the excitement when it was known that the Confederate forces were on the west bank within a few miles of the city; but fortunately the illness that had deprived Emory's division of its comman
Godfrey Weitzel (search for this): chapter 6.81
d 15 wounded.-R. B. I. [See also p. 571.] Weitzel, who was occupying the La Fourche, was strengy preparing to attack the force in his front (Weitzel) when the main army began crossing Berwick Bay. Weitzel crossed on the 9th; Emory followed; they then bivouacked on the west bank to wait forstant. Meanwhile Banks had moved Emory and Weitzel slowly up the Teche, seeking to hold Taylor'saffair was a gigantic bush-whack. Soon after Weitzel's movement began Grover, on his left, moved td in that quarter, or for further orders, and Weitzel conformed his action to Grover's: properly inhough it was afterward made apparent that had Weitzel continued to press his attack a few minutes lhe order of Dwight, Augur, Paine, Grover, and Weitzel. On the 14th of June, time still pressing,the ceremonies of capitulation were going on, Weitzel led Augur's division aboard the transports anlantation, Green and Major suddenly fell upon Weitzel's advance, composed of Dudley's brigade and D[2 more...]
M. B. Woolsey (search for this): chapter 6.81
's Ferry and Berwick Bay, surprised and captured the garrisons at Brashear City and Bayou Boeuf almost without resistance, menaced Donaldsonville, carried havoc and panic through the La Fourche, and finally planted batteries on the Mississippi to cut off our communication with New Orleans. At Donaldsonville, however, an assault by about 1500 Texans was repulsed by about 200 men, including convalescents, under Major J. D. Bullen, 28th Maine, Aided by the gun-boats Princess Royal, Commander M. B. Woolsey, and Winona, Lieutenant-Commander A. W. Weaver. and at La Fourche Crossing Taylor's forces suffered another check at the hands of a detachment under Lieutenant-Colonel Albert Stickney, 47th Massachusetts. Otherwise Taylor, whose operations were conducted with marked skill and vigor, had everything his own way. In New Orleans great was the excitement when it was known that the Confederate forces were on the west bank within a few miles of the city; but fortunately the illness that h
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