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France (France) (search for this): chapter 8
said by Brenton, in his British Naval History, to be the finest on the coast of France, or perhaps in the world, for landing an army. Besides these natural advantagesuperiority of fortifications as a maritime frontier defence. The sea-coast of France is almost within stone's throw Only eighteen and a half miles across the Cha sacrificed, and no permanent hold was made on either the maritime frontiers of France or her allies. This certainly was owing to no inferiority of skill and braverye troops was prevented by a storm, which drove the fleet back upon the coast of France to seek shelter. In 1755, a French fleet of twenty-five sail of the line, ansels, sailed from Brest for America. Nine of these soon afterwards returned to France, and the others proceeded to the gulf of St. Lawrence. An English fleet of sev sixty-one ships of the line were then stationed upon the coasts of England and France, and several of these were actually in pursuit. In 1796, when the French att
Alabama (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
South Carolina. The works for the defence of Charleston carry some two hundred guns. They are one-half constructed. Georgia. The defences of Savannah carry about two hundred guns, and are nearly three-quarters finished. Florida. The works projected for the defence of St. Augustine, Key West, Tortugas, and Pensacola will carry some eight or nine hundred guns. Those at St. Augustine and Pensacola are essentially completed, but those at Key West and Tortugas are barely begun. Alabama. The works for the defence of Mobile will carry about one hundred and sixty guns. These are nearly constructed. Louisiana. The works for the defence of New Orleans will carry some two hundred and fifty or three hundred guns; they are nearly completed. The works north of the Chesapeake cost about three thousand dollars per gun; those south of that point about six thousand dollars per gun. This difference in cost is due in part to the character of the soil on which the fortification
to cut off its retreat, it retired, in much haste, but not without injury. Some have also pretended to find in modern European history a few examples contradictory of the relative power which we have here assigned to ships and forts. Overlooking ce, and about three-quarters of a mile at its narrowest point. Its principal defences are the outer and inner castles of Europe and Asia, and the castles of Sestos and Abydos. Constantinople stands about one hundred miles from its entrance into the but partially mounted and poorly manned. And Alison says: They had been allowed to fall into disrepair. The castles of Europe and Asia, indeed, stood in frowning majesty, to assert the dominion of the Crescent at the narrowest part of the passage,terranean by the same able officer; the pursuit in the West Indies; their evasion of him among the islands; the return to Europe; his vain efforts subsequently, along the coast of Portugal, in the bay of Biscay, and off the English channel; and the m
Mobile, Ala. (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
. In these two contests with Great Britain, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Charleston, Savannah, Mobile, and New Orleans, being within reach of the British naval power, and offering the dazzling attraction of rich booty, havere essentially completed, but those at Key West and Tortugas are barely begun. Alabama. The works for the defence of Mobile will carry about one hundred and sixty guns. These are nearly constructed. Louisiana. The works for the defence of ns, attacked Fort Boyer, a small redoubt, located on a point of land commanding the passage from the Gulf into the bay of Mobile. This redoubt was garrisoned by only one hundred and twenty combatants, officers included; and its armament was but twenf New York; whereas Portland, Portsmouth, Boston, Newport, the Delaware, the Chesapeake, Charleston, Savannah, Pensacola, Mobile, New Orleans, and numerous other places, are equally open to attack, and therefore must be equally defended, for we know
Dutch (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
ments, with seven thousand men, held in check a body of eighteen thousand, penned up, without defences, in the narrow peninsula. Reinforced by a new debarkation, the allies again attempted to advance, but were soon defeated, and ultimately almost entirely destroyed. In 1799, the English and Russians made a descent upon Holland with fourteen ships of the line and ten frigates, carrying about eleven hundred guns and a great number of transports, with an army of thirty-six thousand men. The Dutch naval defences consisted of eight ships of the line, three fifty-four gun ships, eight forty-eight gun ships, and eight smaller frigates, carrying in all about twelve hundred guns; but this force contributed little or nothing to the defence, and was soon forced to hoist the hostile flag. The defensive army was at first only twelve thousand, but the Republicans afterwards increased it to twenty-two thousand, and finally to twenty-eight thousand men. But notwithstanding this immense naval and
St. Louis (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
nstitution,44302,718 841797266,878 341833 and 1839 United States,44299,336 561797571,972 771821 and 1841 Brandywine,44 Returns incomplete.299,218 121825 Returns incomplete.377,665 951826 and 1838 Potomac,44 Returns incomplete.231,013 021822 Returns incomplete.82,597 031829 and 1835 Concord,20115,325 80182872,796 221832 and 1840 Falmouth,2094,093 271827130,015 431828 and 1837 John Adams,20110,670 691829119,641 931834 and 1837 Boston,2091,973 191825189,264 371826 and 1840 St. Louis,20102,461 951828135,458 751834 and 1839 Vincennes,20111,512 791826178,094 811830 and 1838 Vandalia,2090,977 88182859,181 341832 and 1834 Lexington,20?114,622 35182683,386 521827 and 1837 Warren,20?99,410 011826152,596 031830 and 1838 Fairfield,20100,490 35182665,918 261831 and 1837 Natches, Broken up in 1840.20?106,232 191827129,969 801829 and 1836 Boxer,1030,697 88183128,780 481834 and 1840 Enterprise,1027,938 63183120,716 591834 and 1840 Grampus,1023,627 42182196,086 361825 a
Belgium (Belgium) (search for this): chapter 8
they were fortified; and that the French knew how to defend their fortifications. The British maritime expeditions to Quiberon, Holland, Boulogne, the Scheldt, Constantinople, Buenos Ayres, &c., sufficiently prove the ill-success, and the waste of life and treasure with which they must always be attended. But when her naval power was applied to the destruction of the enemy's marine, and in transporting her land forces to solid bases of operations on the soil of her allies, in Portugal and Belgium, the fall of Napoleon crowned the glory of their achievements. Let us now examine the several British naval attacks on our own forts, in the wars of the Revolution and of 1812. In 1776 Sir Peter Parker, with a British :fleet of nine vessels, carrying about two hundred and seventy These vessels rated two hundred and fifty-four guns, but the number actually carried is stated to have been two hundred and seventy. guns, attacked Fort Moultrie, in Charleston harbor, which was then armed
Steinhatchee (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
gainst such descents. They did much to retard the operations of the enemy till a defensive army could be raised. The works of Flushing were never intended to close up the Scheldt, and of course could not intercept the passage of shipping; but they were not reduced by the English naval force, as has sometimes been alleged. Col. Mitchel, of the English service, says that the fleet kept up so tremendous a fire upon the batteries, that the French officers who had been present at Austerlitz and Jena, declared that the cannonade in these battles had been a mere jeu d'enfans in comparison. Yet what was the effect produced on the defences of the place by this lire, so formidable, to judge by the sound alone? The writer can answer the question with some accuracy, for he went along the entire sea-line the very day after the capitulation, and found no part of the parapet injured so as to be of the slightest consequence, and only one solitary gun dismounted, evidently by the bursting of a she
Copenhagen (Denmark) (search for this): chapter 8
gained advantage, are those of the attack on Copenhagen in 1801; the passage of the Dardanelles, in ender it incapable of any serious attempt on Copenhagen. We now proceed to consider the circumstances attending the attack and defence of Copenhagen itself. The only side of the town exposed to threater. The entrance into the Baltic between Copenhagen and Salthorn, is divided into two channels b Ground, which is situated directly opposite Copenhagen. To defend the entrance on the left of the ired a shot at the town or fortifications of Copenhagen; he destroyed a line of block-ships, prames,tood. What the result of the action between Copenhagen and the British fleet might ultimately have re altogether uncertain. The Bombardment of Copenhagen by Nelson, as it is generally styled, is the guns sent by the English to the attack upon Copenhagen, two ships carrying one hundred and forty-ei. 8th. That, consequently, the battle of Copenhagen cannot be regarded as a contest between ship[5 more...]
Smithville (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 8
ed. Pennsylvania. The works projected for the ;defence of the Delaware Bay and Philadelphia will carry about one hundred and fifty guns. They are not one-quarter built. Maryland and Virginia. Baltimore and Annapolis — these works will carry some two hundred and fifty guns. The works for the Chesapeake Bay will carry about six hundred guns; and those for the Potomac river about eighty guns. These are more than one-half completed. North Carolina. The works at Beaufort and Smithville carry about one hundred and fifty guns. They are essentially completed. South Carolina. The works for the defence of Charleston carry some two hundred guns. They are one-half constructed. Georgia. The defences of Savannah carry about two hundred guns, and are nearly three-quarters finished. Florida. The works projected for the defence of St. Augustine, Key West, Tortugas, and Pensacola will carry some eight or nine hundred guns. Those at St. Augustine and Pensacola are es
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