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Sandy Hook, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): article 1
ore. The troops, two hundred in number, are in excellent health and spirits. Statement of Capt. McGowan. The following is an official account of the trip: Steam ship Star of the West. New York, Jan. 12th, 1861. M. O. Roberts, Esq--Sir: After leaving the wharf on the 5th inst., at 5 P. M., we proceeded down the bay, where we have to and took on board four officers and two hundred soldiers, with their arms, ammunition, &c, and then proceeded to sea, crossing the bar at Sandy Hook at 9 P. M.--Nothing unusual took place during the passage, which was a pleasant one for the season of the year. We arrived off Charleston bar at 1.30 A. M. on the 9th inst. but could find no guiding marks for the bar, as the lights were all out. We proceeded with caution, running very slow and sounding until about 4 A. M., being then in 4½ fathoms of water, when we discovered a light through the haze which at that time covered the horizon. Concluding that the lights were on Fort Sumt
Fort Barrancas (Florida, United States) (search for this): article 1
efence in conjunction with Fort Pickens. Below this fort is a water battery, which mounts some eight or ten guns. The interior of Fort McKee is provided with the necessary shot furnaces, officers' and soldiers' quarters, magazines, &c. Fort Barrancas is on the north of Pensacola bay, and directly fronting the entrance to its mouth. The work is erected on the site of an old Spanish fort. The fort is a bastioned work, built of heavy masonry, and mounts 49 guns, and in time of war requires a garrison of 250 men.--armament of the work is fully mounted, and its magazines are in good order. In the rear of the fort is a redoubt, which is auxiliary to Fort Barrancas. Some extensive repairs, have recently been completed on this redoubt, and the flanking howitzers of scarp and counter-scarp can be mounted with very little labor. The North Carolina forts. Fort Macon protects Beaufort, N. C., and is situated on a bluff on Bogue's bank, one and three-fourths mile from the ci
Fort Pickens (Florida, United States) (search for this): article 1
west point of this island is at the mouth of Pensacola bay. The latter is not over one and a quarter mile wide. Fort Pickens. The principal means of defence to the mouth of Pensacola bay and the naval station is Fort Pickens. This fort isFort Pickens. This fort is a first class bastioned fort, built of New York granite, and situated on low ground on the east point of Santa Rosa Island. Its walls are forty-five feet in height by twelve feet in thickness; it is embrasure for two tiers of guns, which are placedly covers the navy-yard, and in case the latter is held by the Federal authorities, it would not hold out long against Fort Pickens. The bar on the exterior of the Bay is three miles distant, and beyond that there are no facilities for a hostile flee fort is not complete, but a sufficient number of guns are in battery to make a very good defence in conjunction with Fort Pickens. Below this fort is a water battery, which mounts some eight or ten guns. The interior of Fort McKee is provided wit
Fort Johnston (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): article 1
first-class fortification, of a hexagonal form, built of massive Northern granites masonry, having two tiers of guns under bombproof casemates, and one tier of guns en barbette. It is situated at the entrance of Cape Fear river, two miles from Smithville. Its armament consists of twelve 32 pounders, twenty-two 24-pounders, four 18-pounders, four 12 pounders, three field-pieces for flanking defences, six flank howitzers, six eight-inch howitzers, (heavy,) two ten-inch mortars and two Coehorn mowork of the covered way, as these portions now bear directly upon the channel, which has shifted from the east to the west snore.--New platforms for these guns will require to be constructed. The battery Johnson, mounting ten guns, Situated at Smithville, with a magazine, is auxiliary to Fort Caswell. Resolutions passed by New York. The New York Legislature has passed the following resolutions: Whereas,The insurgent State of South Carolina, after seizing the post office, custom-h
Fort Gaines (Alabama, United States) (search for this): article 1
of what all gentlemen and men of honor must consider a breach of faith. The forts already captured. The following named forts have thus far been seized by order of the Governors of the States in which they are respectively located, and are now in possession of the secessionists: FortificationsLocation,GunsCost of Construction and Repairs.Cost of Armament. Fort PulaskiSavannah150$923,859138,032 Fort JacksonSavannah14125,00011,880 Fort MorganMobile1321,212,556104,475 Fort GainesMobile8920,00066,473 Fort MaconBeaufort, N. C.61430,00048,920 Fort CaswellOak Island, do87571,22172,711 Fort MoultrieCharleston5475,30148,732 Castle PinckneyCharleston2543,80923,905 Fort St. PhilipLouisiana124203,734101,980 Fort JacksonLouisiana150817,608123,669 Fort PikeLouisiana49472,00135,520 Total9354,925,089777,248 Total cost of the above 11 fortifications. $5,702,337 Pensacola and its fortifications. Pensacola bay has rare properties as a harbor. It is now acce
Fort Caswell (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): article 1
9138,032 Fort JacksonSavannah14125,00011,880 Fort MorganMobile1321,212,556104,475 Fort GainesMobile8920,00066,473 Fort MaconBeaufort, N. C.61430,00048,920 Fort CaswellOak Island, do87571,22172,711 Fort MoultrieCharleston5475,30148,732 Castle PinckneyCharleston2543,80923,905 Fort St. PhilipLouisiana124203,734101,980 Fort Jthe sea current and its wooden superstructure much decayed, requires to be rebuilt. The fortification cost the Federal Government half a million dollars. Fort Caswell is a first-class fortification, of a hexagonal form, built of massive Northern granites masonry, having two tiers of guns under bombproof casemates, and one ti-New platforms for these guns will require to be constructed. The battery Johnson, mounting ten guns, Situated at Smithville, with a magazine, is auxiliary to Fort Caswell. Resolutions passed by New York. The New York Legislature has passed the following resolutions: Whereas,The insurgent State of South Carolina, a
Oak Island, North Carolina (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): article 1
ts already captured. The following named forts have thus far been seized by order of the Governors of the States in which they are respectively located, and are now in possession of the secessionists: FortificationsLocation,GunsCost of Construction and Repairs.Cost of Armament. Fort PulaskiSavannah150$923,859138,032 Fort JacksonSavannah14125,00011,880 Fort MorganMobile1321,212,556104,475 Fort GainesMobile8920,00066,473 Fort MaconBeaufort, N. C.61430,00048,920 Fort CaswellOak Island, do87571,22172,711 Fort MoultrieCharleston5475,30148,732 Castle PinckneyCharleston2543,80923,905 Fort St. PhilipLouisiana124203,734101,980 Fort JacksonLouisiana150817,608123,669 Fort PikeLouisiana49472,00135,520 Total9354,925,089777,248 Total cost of the above 11 fortifications. $5,702,337 Pensacola and its fortifications. Pensacola bay has rare properties as a harbor. It is now accessible to frigates. The bar is near the coast, and the channel across it short and eas
Indianapolis (Indiana, United States) (search for this): article 1
ing up some Virginia funds, with which to pay for his ticket. Lieut. Talbot is a native of the District of Columbia, but was appointed from Kentucky, in May, 1847, to the post of Second Lieutenant First Regiment U. S. Artillery.--He is a graduate of the Kentucky Military Institute. The date of his commission as a First Lieutenant of the Regiment, is September 22d, 1848; his rank in the Army is that of Brevet Captain.--Petersburg (Va) Express. Message of the Governor of Indiana. Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 11.--Gov. Hammond's message relates mainly to the state of affairs. He says, the law for the protection of the ballot box against fraud is defective. He recommends the passage of a law inflicting heavy penalties for illegal voting. He recommends the establishment of a sub-treasury system, to prevent loss from the depreciated condition of the securities upon which our Bank circulation is based. He says the strength of the Federal Government rests in the affection of the
Minnesota (Minnesota, United States) (search for this): article 1
lusive and sovereign authority to legislate on all subjects whatever, in the common Territories of the United States; and while I certainly shall never, directly or indirectly, give my vote to establish or sanction slavery in such Territories, or anywhere else in the world yet the question what constitutional laws shall at any time be passed in regard to the Territories, is, like every other question, to be determined on practical grounds. I voted for enabling acts in the cases of Oregon, Minnesota and Kansas, without being able to secure in them such provisions as I would have preferred; and yet I voted wisely. So now, I am well satisfied that, under existing circumstances, a happy and satisfactory solution of the difficulties in the remaining territories would be obtained by similar laws, providing for their organization, if such organization were otherwise practicable. If, therefore, Kansas was admitted as a State, under the Wyandotte Constitution, as I think she ought to b
Alabama (Alabama, United States) (search for this): article 1
it would not hold out long against Fort Pickens. The bar on the exterior of the Bay is three miles distant, and beyond that there are no facilities for a hostile fleet to lie in safety. All the forts in Pensacola Bay are ere this garrisoned by Alabama troops, who were invited there by the Governor of Florida. Fort Morae. This fortification is situated on Foster's Bank, and guards the west side of the mouth of Pensacola bay. It is a bastioned fort, built of brick masonry, with walls tions of the Federal Government, has, by firing into a vessel ordered by the Government to convey troops and provisions to Fort Sumter, virtually declared war; And whereas. The forts and property of the United States Government in Georgia. Alabama and Louisiana have been unlawfully seized with hostile intentions; And whereas, Their Senators in Congress avow and maintain their treasonable acts; therefore, Resolved.If the Senate concur, that the Legislature of New York is profound
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