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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
Hunter, the new commander of the Department of the South, This included the States of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. in an attempt to capture Charleston. See page 328, volume II. Hunter worked with zeal toward that end. Martial law was declared April 25. to exist throughout his Department. Giving a free interpretation to his instructions from the War Department, he took measures for organizing regiments of negro troops; and to facilitate the business of recruiting, he issued May 9. a general order, which proclaimed the absolute freedom of all slaves within his Department; and declared that slavery and martial law in a free country were altogether incompatible. This was a step too far in advance of public sentiment and the Government policy at that time, so President Lincoln annulled the order, May 19, 1863. and President Davis outlawed Hunter. On the 21st of August following, Davis issued an order at Richmond, directing that Generals Hunter and Phelps (see page 2
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 12: fight between the Merrimac and Monitor, March 8, 1862. (search)
ederate account. There is every reason to believe the commander of the Merrimac was willing to let the Monitor alone, for he was too clever a man to risk his vessel against all the ships awaiting his attack. The Federals were evidently desirous to draw him as far as possible from his base and then overwhelm him with the Monitor, heavy frigates and powerful rams that were prepared to attack him. That was the last appearance of the Merrimac. According to a Confederate account: On the 9th of May, while at anchor off Sewell's Point, it was noticed at Lieut. John Taylor Wood, of the Merrimac. (afterwards commander of the privateer Tallahassee.) sundown that the Confederate flag was not flying over the batteries. A boat was sent on shore and found them abandoned. Lieut. Pembroke Jones was then dispatched to Norfolk, and returned with the news that Norfolk was evacuated, and the Navy Yard on fire. That determined the fate of the Merrimac. Her occupation was gone, and to preve
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
Estrella. Banks says in his report: On the 5th of May our headquarters at Opelousas was broken up and the troops moved for Alexandria, a distance of from 90 to 100 miles, making this march in three days, four hours. Moving rapidly to the rear of Fort de Russy, a strong work on Red River, we compelled the immediate evacuation of that post by the enemy, and enabled the fleet of gun-boats under Admiral Porter to pass up to Alexandria without firing a gun. The Army reached Alexandria the 9th of May (1863), in the evening, the Navy having reached there the morning of the same day. The enemy continued his retreat in the direction of Shreveport. The facts of the case are as follows, unimportant as they may be: After landing General Grant's troops fifteen miles below Grand Gulf, taking possession of that place and removing all the guns, the Admiral left at noon, May 3, 1863, and arrived that evening at the mouth of the Red River, and communicated with Admiral Farragut. He had with h
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 44: battle of Mobile Bay. (search)
and was aware that in point of courage, energy and skill he had few equals, and no superiors; and that, if he did succeed in getting his vessels over Dog River bar, he would come out with the intention of conquering or being destroyed, the latter contingency not being likely in Farragut's then weak condition. By some authorities it is stated that the Tennessee made her appearance in Mobile Bay on the 17th of March; but we think there must be some mistake about this, for, as late as the 9th of May, Farragut wrote to the Department that the late accounts from Mobile agree in representing Buchanan as making great exertions to get camels large enough to float the ram Tennessee over Dog River bar. No one doubted but that Buchanan would be successful if any one could be, and Farragut expected that he would come out and attack him with his whole force of ironclads, besides the three gun-boats, and so wrote urgent letters in the middle of May to the Navy Department, requesting that iron
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
t it was not likely the Confederates could make much impression on them. The Confederates of that region, however, did not propose to allow their native State to be invaded without making a stubborn resistance, and left no means untried to annoy the military positions whenever there was an opportunity of doing so. But the gun-boats were generally at hand with their heavy guns and bursting shells, and the Southerners were usually discomfited. General Gordon landed at Jacksonville on the 9th of May, and assumed command of the district of Florida; and, in view of the long line of river to be kept open, objected to any reduction of the naval force in the St. John's River, in which Commander Balch concurred with him. The activity of the Confederates in this quarter, as elsewhere, was very marked; for, though they yielded up all the forts along the coast, they seemed determined to resist any further entrance of Federal troops into the interior of the State, and they tried to confine t
ctness of Major General Wheeler's report of the 6th, by his acknowledgment of the presence of Dibbrell's brigade on the 9th of May, in these words : Johnston's Narrative, page 307. On the same day, Major General Wheeler, with Dibbrell's and Ahe Army which he commanded. Of these, Canty's Division of about three thousand (3000) effectives reached Resaca on the 9th of May. Loring's of five thousand (5000) on the 11th; French's of four thousand (4000) joined us at Cassville on the 18th; an14,200) infantry, and thirty-nine hundred (3900) cavalry under General Jackson, moving en route to Dalton, prior to the 9th of May; and that the head of Polk's column, which was Canty's Division, joined General Johnston's left, at Resaca, on that datince our Army was still at Dalton on the 12th, when nearly one-half of Polk's Corps had already joined Johnston's left at Resaca on the 9th and 11th of May. Therefore, the trivial point raised by these two gentlemen is of little or no consequence.
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), April 29-June 10, 1862.-advance upon and siege of Corinth, and pursuit of the Confederate forces to Guntown, Miss. (search)
Third Ohio Cavalry, of skirmish near Corinth, May 9. No. 71.-Maj. James W. Paramore, Third Ohio Cavalry, of skirmish near Corinth, May 9. No. 72.-Findings of a Court of Inquiry relative to skirmi and encamped 6 miles in advance. On the 9th of May moved forward on Corinth road 2 miles in advartillery, of engagement at Farmington, Miss., May 9. Hdqrs. Fifth Company, Batt. Washington A Infantry, of engagement at Farmington, Miss., May 9. Hdqrs. Eighteenth Regiment Louisiana Vold Brigade, of engagement at Farmington, Miss., May 9. headquarters Third Brigade, Ruggles' Div Infantry, of engagement at Farmington, Miss., May 9. Hdqrs. Thirteenth Regt. La. Vols., C. S. Infantry, of engagement at Farmington, Miss., May 9. Hdqrs. Thirty-Seventh Regiment Mississiph Brigade, of engagement at Farmington, Miss., May 9. Hdqrs. Fourth Brigade, Ruggles' Divisionan Engineers, of skirmish near Corinth, Miss., May 9. Hdqrs. 1ST Regt. Mich. Engineers and Mec[58 more...]
No. 1.-Maj. Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchel, U. S. Army, with abstract from the Record of events in his division for month of May. No. 2.-Brig. Gen. James S. Negley, U. S. Army. No. 3.-Col. John Adams, C. S. Army, including operations of his brigade May 9-30. No. 1.-reports of Maj. Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchel, U. S. Army. headquarters Third Division, Camp Taylor, Huntsville, Ala., May 15, 1862. At 6 p. m. on the 13th instant General Negley's expedition from Pulaski, supported by Colonel Lytlgraceful flight. With every consideration of respect, I am, yours very truly, Jass. S. Negley, Brigadier-General, Commanding. General O. M. Mitchel. No. 3.-report of Col. John Adams C. S. Army, including the operations of his brigade, May 9-30. Headquarters Brigade, Sweeden's Cove, East Tenn., May 30, 1862. General: Having received information from couriers sent by myself that Generals Smith and Evans were moving on Huntsville (and with your permission), I crossed the Tennes
rsons are or may be tried for the same offenses ; and that, upon being legally convicted of any crime or offense against any law or ordinance, such persons of color shall be liable to such penalty or punishment, and only such, as would be imposed or inflicted upon free White persons for tile same crime or offense: and all acts, or parts of acts, inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed. This important amendment prevailed ; and the bill, thus improved, passed : May 9. Yeas 29 ; Nays 7. Reaching the House, it was there referred to its District Committee ; reported May 15. therefrom without amendment, by Mr. Rollins, of N. H., and, on his motion, passed, under the Previous Question, without a call of the Yeas and Nays. It received the President's signature on the 21st. Bills making further and better provision for the education of colored children were matured and enacted in the course of that and the two following sessions. A treaty between the
risoners. Banks was delayed by Taylor's burning, as he fled, the bridges over the many bayous and sluggish water-courses of this region; but he entered Opelousas in triumph on the same day April 20. that our gunboats. under Lt.-Com'g A. P. Cooke, captured Butte à la Rose, opening the Atchafalaya to Red river; so that communication was reestablished, May 2. through the gunboat Arizona, with Admiral Farragut, at the mouth of that stream. And now a new advance was rapidly made May 5-9. by our army to Alexandria; Taylor, evacuating Fort De Russy, again retreating on Shreveport without a fight; while Admiral Porter came up the river with his fleet, and Louisiana, save its north-west corner, was virtually restored, or subjugated, as you will. Gen. Banks sent Weitzel, with a part of his army, on the track of the flying Rebels, nearly to Grand Ecore; when Taylor's force was so reduced that it did not seem worth farther pursuit; and he was unable to retake the field for weeks.
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