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Port Royal (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
xity of which was turned to the west. This course is necessitated by the two arms of the sea, which extend the bays of Port Royal and St. Helena far inland, separating the archipelago which bears the latter name from the continent. Deep estuaries ame question, and readily availed itself of it to take a new step in the policy it had adopted. The naval expedition to Port Royal, under Commodore Dupont, was getting ready; in landing at the Sea Islands in the midst of an almost exclusively black pmen still shrank, soon came to absorb the attention of all, appearing to them at last as a necessity. The victory of Port Royal had delivered a portion of the rich plantations with which the coast of South Carolina is covered into the hands of theersede General Fremont in the West, shared the abolition sentiments of his predecessor. Being called to the command of Port Royal, which Sherman had left in the month of April, one of his first acts was to issue a proclamation far exceeding in extra
Matagorda Bay (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
the interior of Texas. This arm of the sea thus forms a long channel, which is only navigable for vessels of light draught, and which connects all these water-courses. The small trading-vessels of the Confederacy availed themselves of this fact to ply to and fro out of reach of the blockading fleet. At times they would emerge through one pass, at other times through another, and thus reach the neutral territory of Mexico in a few hours. This kind of lagoon bears at first the name of Matagorda Bay, in the vicinity of the village of Indianola, and communicates with the sea by way of the pass of Saluria; then it successively forms the bays of Espiritu Santo, Aransas, Corpus Christi and Salt Lagoon—names which indicate so many corresponding intersections at the mouths of the rivers San Antonio, Mission, Nueces and El Grullo. Beyond the latter river the lagoon takes the name of Laguna Madre; and being no longer fed by the waters of any tributary, it stretches with uniform width as fa
Fort Donelson (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
the ports and coasts. The loss of Kentucky, Missouri, half of Tennessee and New Orleans, at the beginning of 1862, called for some powerful effort on the part of the Confederate government to win back the smiles of fortune. The capture of Fort Donelson and the bloody battle of Shiloh, together with the ravages of disease, had singularly reduced the ranks of its armies. The four hundred battalions of infantry of which they were then composed could not muster more than one hundred and sixty imple signature of being sent to some distant camp far from the theatre of war, enervated many soldiers whose courage would otherwise have been stimulated by the prospect of a long and cruel captivity. In the beginning of 1862 the capture of Fort Donelson effected a change in the proportion of prisoners in favor of the North. The fourteen thousand men included in the capitulation were retained by the Federals, who, having abundant means of transportation, desired to send them to the Western S
Alleghany Mountains (United States) (search for this): chapter 7
tioned bay, into which the Great Dismal Swamp discharges its waters, stands the little town called Elizabeth City. The western extremity of Albemarle Sound terminates at the entrance of the important river of Roanoke, which, descending from the Alleghanies, where it takes its rise, runs along the boundary-line of the States of Virginia and North Carolina, and on the borders of which are successively to be met the villages of Weldon, Hamilton, Williamston and Plymouth. Albemarle Sound extends d peculiar strength, which, it is said, he did not hesitate to bring to the support of his logic when his arguments failed to accomplish his object,—he had all the requisites for exercising a powerful influence over the rough mountaineers of the Alleghanies. He was persecuted, imprisoned and driven away. East Tennessee was occupied by the military, and all the youth of the country carried away by force to fill up the ranks of the Confederate army. Such a violent measure could not fail to c
Tarboro (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
attacked Plymouth and Washington. These forces were believed to be massed at Tarboroa; if the Federals should succeed in taking possession of this point, they couldo as to command the river, but on the approach of the Federals they retired to Tarboroa. On the 5th, Foster, ascending the Roanoke, found this work abandoned, and resoldiers. Leaving the gun-boats to guard this point, the Federals started for Tarboroa on the 6th, and encamped in the evening at sixteen kilometres from this villagformation, exaggerated, it is true, that considerable forces were assembled at Tarboroa for the purpose of protecting the great railway line. He did not venture to abrigade, which Foster had encountered the month previous during his march upon Tarboroa, and two other brigades, commanded by Generals Robertson and Evans. At the fi that of Robertson and by Pettigrew, who was recalled from the neighborhood of Tarboroa. As soon as the Confederates became aware of Foster's retreat they recrossed
Beaufort, N. C. (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
ort, but on the mainland, stood, on the two sides of a small bay, the towns of Beaufort and Moore-head City. A railroad connects the latter with the town of Goldsborssels loaded with troops entered the estuary of the Bogue River; starting from Beaufort, some had steered between the downs and the mainland, while the others had takbarracks recently occupied were destroyed, and then the expedition returned to Beaufort after having ascertained that the Confederates were not in force in that direccrew and materiel were put on board one of the prizes, which sailed direct for Beaufort with a fair wind, while Cushing remained to the last on board his vessel, expo in his campaign through Northern Alabama. Having reached the headquarters at Beaufort on the 30th of September, Mitchell at once set himself to work to organize theiral Dupont determined to dislodge them; and on the very day of his arrival at Beaufort, Mitchell sent a few troops, under General Brannan, to assist the naval force
Alabama (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
inguished himself in his campaign through Northern Alabama. Having reached the headquarters at Beaummission appointing him to the command of the Alabama; such was now the name of this vessel. He waent possessed at last a real man-of-war. The Alabama was admirably constructed for the part she wad States were the Sumter, the Florida and the Alabama. In giving an account of the end of the first No attention was paid to this request. The Alabama proceeded to Nassau, where she met with the kurge the seas of so dangerous an enemy as the Alabama. Obliged to employ nearly all its naval resous of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida ane at Nassau; then the first appearance of the Alabama, her equipment in the ship-yards of Birkenheaking up the question of damages caused by the Alabama; how the Senate rejected the first treaty as success they had met with in fitting out the Alabama, and finding themselves, through the instrume[5 more...]
Rhode Island (Rhode Island, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
y under the direction of Captain Bankhead, proceeding under steam, and towed, at the same time, by another vessel, the Rhode Island. As was to be expected at that season of the year, she found in deep water, south of Cape Hatteras, a chop sea, causedt the Monitor was not in a condition to stand such a trial. The jerking of the tow-cable shook her violently, and the Rhode Island vainly slackened her speed to relieve her. The waves, breaking against the turret, shook it so as to detach the oakum mander, crossing the deck with them, while the waves were sweeping over its entire length, reached the launches of the Rhode Island, but some of his companions were carried off by the sea and drowned; some, being afraid to leave the turret, also peri officers were missing at the roll-call, when at midnight the sailors of the Monitor who had taken refuge on board the Rhode Island, beheld the red light suspended over the turret of their gallant little craft sink into the waters. The two actors
Gibralter (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
short, of fighting the Federal gun-boats on equal terms, in case of their being brought to a stand as the Sumter was at Gibraltar. As soon as Mr. Davis' representatives had a few millions in hand, they found every desirable facility for carrying ad been vainly waiting since that time for an opportunity to escape from them. With regard to the Sumter, she was at Gibraltar, kept at bay by the Federal gun-boat Tuscarora, which, remaining within the Spanish waters of Algeciras, could give herelligerents gave to their privateers the benefit of this law, but it was naturally not applicable between Algeciras and Gibraltar. The rapid speed and powerful guns of the Tuscarora made her a formidable adversary. The Sumter had no chance to esca to soon find another, infinitely superior in every respect, he dismantled the Sumter. The latter vessel remained at Gibraltar until she was sold to a merchant, who employed her in running the blockade, and Semmes with his officers proceeded to E
Birkenhead (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 7
sale does not constitute an act of hostility. Their chief, concern, however, was the fitting out of ships of war. The magnificent shipyards of Messrs. Laird at Birkenhead, and the cannon-factory of Mr. Blakeley in London, were open to their orders; the banking-house of Messrs. Fraser and Trenholm assumed the agency of their finanom his government, and an opportunity to ship on one of the new vessels, the equipment of which was no longer a secret to any one. In fact, the shipyards of Birkenhead were not the only ones at work for the Confederates. As early as the month of February, Mr. Adams had notified Lord Russell, minister of foreign affairs, that m England despite the notification of Mr. Adams, her seizure and release at Nassau; then the first appearance of the Alabama, her equipment in the ship-yards of Birkenhead, her armament at Terceira, and the vain protest of the United States legation against these hostile acts. Although American commerce suffered severely by this
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