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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 1 1 Browse Search
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in regard to the breaks in the levees below that point: The first break occurred at Tallula, Issequina county, Miss., and the water partially damaged about nine plantations so much as to prevent any cotton being raised upon them at all this season. A full crop of corn, however, will be made. The damage to the levee and to the planters will amount to several hundred thousand dollars. The break in the levee at Ford's, twenty-five miles below Columbia, in Chicot county, Ark., is by far the most serious. The water inundated a large section of country, the formation of which is such that the decline in the river will not suffice to draw off the element. The damage to the levee and to planters is estimated at fully one million dollars. Thursday night of last week, Bernard's levee, one mile above Grand Lake, was cut. It was repaired before any material damage was sustained. The river is now declining very rapidly, and all fears of any more crevasses have subsided.
A Yankee report of the destruction of the ram Queen of the West. Ponchatoula, April 17. --The New Orleans Era, (Yankee,) of the 14th inst., has the following: "The captured ram Queen of the West was destroyed this morning at 10 o'clock by our gunboats on Grand Lake, and her crew captured. The gunboat Diana is in a tight place, and will probably be captured or destroyed. The rebels evacuated their works at Pertreville last night and retreated up the Teche. It is expected that the rebel force will be captured. The enemy is now between the troops of Gen. Grover and General Emery. Gen. Grover has succeeded in gaining the rear of the enemy, and will intercept his retreat. He left his guns and ammunition behind him, which have fallen into our hands."
Destruction of the steamers Queen of the West and Diana. Port Hudson, La., April 21. --New Orleans advices, of the 16th, confirm the report of the destruction of the steamers Queen of the West and Diana, lately captured by the Confederates. The former got aground in Grand Lake, when a Yankee fleet approached and a fierce bombardment ensued. A shell from the Calhoun exploded on the Queen's deck, igniting a quantity of powder, which communicated with her magazine and caused an explosion. The Diana is reported to have been burnt by the rebels. One hundred and thirty-six prisoners, including seven commissioned officers, three surgeons, and eight of the crew of the Queen of the West, arrived at New Orleans on the 15th. Among them is Capt. Turner, commanding the fleet, who was slightly wounded in the ankle, and is now at St. James Hospital. The prisoners report 45 of the crew missing, supposed to be drowned or killed. A dispatch from Berwick's Bay, 15th, reports the
The Daily Dispatch: April 24, 1863., [Electronic resource], Estimates for the support of the Government. (search)
From the Southwest. Jackson, Miss., April 21. --The New Orleans Era of the 28th, contains further particulars of the battle at Grand Lake. (The results were published in a dispatch from Port Hudson yesterday.] One hundred and ninety wounded Yankees had arrived at St. James Hospital. Farragut states that the rebels have only four days rations at Port Hudson. They have heavy batteries at Grand Gulf. [The residue of this dispatch comes as follows:] Col. Eliot alive commanding Switzerland, upwards ten thousand negroes in the department of New Orleans consuming Government rations, fatal epidemic measles 100 government employees Louisville deserted Confederates. A speech dispatch to the Appeal says that the enemy reached Senatobia from the rear at noon on the 20th. A detachment was sent to Sardie to cut the telegraph. Infantry were sent with bridles to carry off the animals. Negroes are willing and unwilling to be taken. The Yankees are undoubtedly retreating
The Daily Dispatch: March 7, 1864., [Electronic resource], The question of Exchange — arrival of Confederate prisoners from Point Look out. (search)
ver to Blacktston's island, from whence they, on Sunday morning, lled the steamer Ella, having on board Com of Acting Master McGonnell, by whom they were taken on board and handsomely entertained, and at the Navy Yard at noon, having been ten days on the read from Richmond. Miscellaneous. The Yankees still believe that Sherman has captured Selma, Ala., and "a Private letter from Vicksburg" announces that he captured five gunboats there. They had nor heard the news. Near Grand Lake, Miss., on the 14th ult., a company of the "1st Mississippi (colored) Infantry" was sent out foraging, and were fallen upon by Confederate and every one, except death, slaughtered. Some were to the ground with and some had their Brains Knocked out. Others were shot through the Freud on their knees begging to mercy. The colored infantry seem to have a time of it. The of the privateer at Cape Town is confirmed. It was done by the authorities. The has confirmed the nominat
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