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Arkansas (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ula opposite Vicks-burg, and had gathered some 1,200 negroes from the adjacent plantations to assist in the work; but it did not succeed. The soil to be excavated was an exceedingly tenacious clay, in good part covered with large trees. The strong current obstinately kept to the old channel, and could not be attracted to the right bank. An expedition, started July 15. to go up the Yazoo, having unexpectedly encountered, near the mouth of that river, and been worsted by, the Rebel rain Arkansas, See page 58. Capt. Farragut, having no prospect of further usefulness above, determined to repass the frowning batteries, cutting out and destroying the Arkansas by the way. He succeeded in running by Vicksburg with little loss; but his designs upon the Arkansas were baffled by darkness. A few days later, Commander Porter, with the iron-clad Essex, and Lt.-Col. Ellet, with the ram Queen of the West, made July 22. another attempt to cut out the Arkansas, which was likewise defeated.
Lake Borgne (United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ragut. At length, April 15, 1862. the joyful tidings reached the former from the latter that his fleet was all over the bar, reloaded, and ready for action; and that he hoped to move up the river next day. Two days later, Gen. Butler, with his 8,000 troops, was at the mouth of the river. New Orleans, situated on the left bank of the Mississippi, 100 miles above its mouths, with the large sheet of water known as Lake Pontchartrain closely approaching it on the north, and the smaller Lake Borgne some 20 miles distant on the east, was by far the largest and most important city of the Confederacy, with a population of 170,000, and the greatest export trade, just prior to the war of any city in the world. Unable to perceive the wisdom of expatriating those magnificent feeders of its commerce, the Missouri, the Ohio, and the upper Mississippi, a majority of its people had opposed Secession, until the carefully nursed tempest of pro-Slavery folly, fury, fanaticism, and ruffianism, st
Alabama (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
s not probable that their shells did any great harm to the Rebels, and they certainly annoyed and imperiled our own men; but they served Breckinridge as an excuse for ordering a retreat, which a part of his men had already begun. By 10 A. M., his forces were all on the back track, having lost some 300 to 400 men, including Gen. Clarke, mortally wounded and left a prisoner; Cols. Allen, Boyd, and Jones, of Louisiana; Cols. A. P. Thompson and T. H. Hunt, of Kentucky; Col. J. W. Robertson, of Alabama, and other valuable officers. On our side, beside Gen. Williams, and the entire staff of the 21st Indiana, we lost Col. Roberts, of the 7th Vermont; Maj. Bickmore and Adj. Metcalfe, of the 14th Maine; Capt. Eugene Kelty, 30th Massachusetts, and from 200 to 300 others. We took about 100 prisoners, half of them wounded. Neither party had more cannon at the close than at the beginning of the battle; but the Rebels boasted that they had destroyed Federal munitions and camp equipage of very c
Scioto (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
. He did not choose to give better direction to the enemy's fire by replying; and, though their balls were abundant, they mainly passed over and around him. Approaching Fort St. Philip, he ran close under her guns, giving her broadsides of grape and canister as he passed; the Pensacola, Mississippi, and Varuna, pressing closely in his wake, followed his commendable example. All of his division passed the forts essentially uninjured. Capt. Bell's division was less fortunate. The Pinola, Scioto, and Iroquois, ran the gauntlet of the forts unharmed ; but the Itasca, when directly opposite St. Philip, received a volley of balls, one of which pierced her boiler and compelled her to drift down the river. The Winona recoiled from that fire, and failed to pass. Thle Kennebec was caught in the cable; and, when liberated, lost her way in the dense smoke; finally returning to her former anchorage below the forts. Capt. Farragut, in the fore rigging of the Hartford, anxiously watching e
Fortress Monroe (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
arded as our hereditary foe. The substitution Jan. 13, 1862. of Mr. Edwin M. Stanton for Gen. Simon Cameron, as head of the War Department, caused some further delay, during which an order was once issued to send Gen. Butler's troops from Fortress Monroe to Port Royal; but it was, on his remonstrance, annulled before it had been acted on. Ship Island is one of quite a number of inconsiderable sand-bars which barely rise above the level of the Gulf between the months of the Mississippi andwas a city of the United States, wherein Rebellion had been temporarily dominant, but which had now been restored to its rightful and lawful allegiance, and wherein no authority must be asserted, no flag displayed, but those of the Union. Soule, Monroe, and the mob, could not see the matter in that light; but insisted on regarding our forces as intruders, who ought in simple decency to abscond; but who, since they refused to do this, should in all things consult the feelings and tastes of the p
Bayou Sara (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
, Lt. Stevens, of the ram, set her on fire and abandoned her, escaping with his crew to the shore. The Essex continued to shell her for an hour; when her magazine was fired and she blew up. Commander Porter, having remained at Baton Rouge until it was evacuated by our troops — who were concentrated to repel a threatened attack on New Orleans — returned up the river August 23. to reconnoiter Rebel batteries that were said to be in progress at Port Hudson. Ascending thence to coal at Bayou Sara, his boat's crew was there fired upon by guerrillas, whereupon some buildings were burned in retaliation; and, the firing being repeated a few days after-ward, the remaining structures were in like manner destroyed. A boat's crew from the Essex was sent ashore, some days later, at Natchez, to procure ice for our sick sailors, and was unexpectedly attacked by some 200 armed civilians, who killed or wounded 7 of her crew. Porter thereupon opened fire on the town, bombarding it for an hour,
Ship Island (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
the Gulf. Gen. B. F. Butler concentrates 15,000 men on Ship Island Capt. Farragut at the mouths of the Mississippi assails and paraised, and part of them dispatched, under Gen. J. W. Phelps, to Ship Island, he was stopped for a season by the lowering aspects of our relas, on his remonstrance, annulled before it had been acted on. Ship Island is one of quite a number of inconsiderable sand-bars which barelregate to nearly 18,000. It in fact amounted, when collected at Ship Island, to 13,700. Gen. Butler set out from Hampton Roads, Feb. 2 days in the port; and seven more brought her safely in sight of Ship Island; where so heavy a gale was blowing that landing troops was for tand early warned of his danger by the gathering of our forces on Ship Island, seems to have exerted himself to the utmost. He had fortified assured, Commander Porter, with a part of our fleet, returned to Ship Island; a part was stationed near New Orleans to assist in its defense;
Mobile, Ala. (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ement and dissatisfaction among a part of Gen. Phelps's subordinates; while a single copy, taken to the Mississippi shore, and dispensed to the first comer, was there eagerly diffused and employed to arouse and embitter hostility to the Union. Mobile had been generally guessed the object of Gen. Butler's mysterious expedition, whose destination was not absolutely fixed even in the councils of its authors. An effort to reannex Texas lad been considered, if not actually contemplated. It was fd a good many guns had been supplied from the plunder of the Norfolk Navy Yard, and elsewhere; but most of them were old, of moderate caliber, unrifled, and every way unsuited to the requirements of modern warfare. He telegraphed to Richmond, to Mobile, and other points, for heavier and better cannon; but obtained very New Orleans and its approaches. few, mainly from Pensacola, when that place was abandoned; and had just begun to cast new ones, adapted to his needs, as also to provide himsel
Cayuga (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
paired when the sound of his guns announced to her the opening of Breckinridge's attack. Coming down to within five miles of the city, she was cleared for action; when her engine again broke down, and she drifted ashore on the right bank of the river. tier tenders, the Music and the Webb, were of no account without her; and now her strong armament of six 8-inch and four 50-pound guns, with 180 men, could not be brought into action; and our gunboats, the Kineo and Katahdin below, and Essex, Cayuga, and Sumter above Baton Rouge, were enabled to devote their attention to the Rebels on land; firing over the heads of our soldiers at the enemy, nearly two miles distant. It is not probable that their shells did any great harm to the Rebels, and they certainly annoyed and imperiled our own men; but they served Breckinridge as an excuse for ordering a retreat, which a part of his men had already begun. By 10 A. M., his forces were all on the back track, having lost some 300 to 400 men, inclu
Buras (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ssippi assails and passes forts Jackson and St. Philip destroys the Rebel flotilla pushes on to Noops from their transports in the rear of Fort St. Philip, and attempt to carry it by assault; while reedy creeks and marshes to the rear of Fort St. Philip. On the sixth day, 7 regiments and 2 batostile fleet or flotilla. Forts Jackson and St. Philip are armed with 170 heavy guns (63-pounders, iver jut under the guns of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and made fast to large trees, immense anchos, but within range only Forts Jackson and St. Philip. Explanations.--A, B, C. D, &c., are poiny passed over and around him. Approaching Fort St. Philip, he ran close under her guns, giving her upheld the chain, during a hot fire from Fort St. Philip. Hardly had she been feed from the hulk 's fleet; but, just as she was abreast of Fort St. Philip, she blew up and sunk, injuring no one buloss by the bombardment of Forts Jackson and St. Philip was reported by them at 11 killed and 39 wou[7 more...]
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