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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 7 7 Browse Search
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., Part II: Correspondence, Orders, and Returns. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 7 7 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 5 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 4 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 3 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 2 Browse Search
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) 2 2 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 2 2 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 2 2 Browse Search
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.) 2 2 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Siege and capture of Fort Pulaski. (search)
however, his situation became desperate. . . . Every man did his duty with alacrity, and, there being few guns that bore on the enemy, there was a continued contest as to who should man them. When volunteers were called for to perform any laborious duty, there was a rush of the men from every company in the fort. . . . Among the last guns fired were those on the parapet, and the men stood there exposed to a storm of iron hail to the last. [Correspondence of the Savannah Republican of April 23d, 1862.] Editors. The consternation was supreme. All hope of saving Views of Fort Pulaski after the surrender. From photographs. the city seemed lost, and the citizens began to secure themselves by sending their families and property into the interior. Their confidence in the ability of Fort Pulaski to sustain a siege had been absolute. General Henry C. Wayne, of the Confederate army, who was in Savannah at the time, was one of the first to doubt, and met with the usual fortune of prophe
n. W. T. Sherman saved the fortune of the day on the 6th instant, and contributed largely to the glorious victory on the 7th. He was in the thickest of the fight on both days, having three horses killed under him and being wounded twice. I respectfully request that he be made a major-general of volunteers, to date from the 6th instant. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, H. W. Halleck, Major-General, Commanding. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War. War Department, April 23, 1862. The President desires to know why you have made no official report to this Department respecting the late battle at Pittsburg Landing, and whether any neglect or misconduct of General Grant or any other officer contributed to the sad casualties that befell our forces on Sunday. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. Major-General Halleck, Pittsburg Landing. Pittsburg Landing, April 24, 1862. The sad casualties of Sunday, the 6th, were due in part to the bad conduct of offic
t Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., April 18, 1862. A body of 700 Union men en route for Kentucky were attacked to-day [yesterday] by Captain Ashby above Fincastle. After a short battle 400 were taken prisoners, whom I will send south to-morrow. Where shall they go I General Carter claims by a flag of truce a like party captured some weeks since to be Federal troops. E. Kirby Smith, Major-General, Commanding. General S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General. Knoxville, Tenn., April 23, 1862. Sir: On the 17th instant 475 Union men of East Tennessee were captured en route for Kentucky, and sent, by Major-General Smith's order, on the 20th instant, to Milledgeville, Ga. Some of them expressed a wish before leaving to enlist in the Confederate States Army. They were not permitted to do so, because of the apprehension that they might [not] be faithful here to their oath of allegiance. Elsewhere they may make good soldiers. Remembering your request, the majorgeneral command
ies. By command of General Bragg: Giles B. Cooke, Assistant Adjutant-General. Corinth, April 23, 1862. Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn: Information about Hamburg true. Send on your troops rapidly; bcticable. Rust must hold himself ready to move, if requested. G. T. Beauregard. Corinth, April 23, 1862. General Dabney H. Maury: The army will move to this point without delay. Put Hogg's andight. Come to my room. Earl Van Dorn, Major-General. Brigade headquarters, Bethel, Tenn., April 23, 1862. Maj. Lawrence L. Butler, Assistant Adjutant-General, First Army Corps: Major : I have thl. S. B. Maxey. Special orders, no. 36. Hdqrs. Army of the Mississippi, Corinth, Miss., April 23, 1862. * * * * * * * II. Brig. Gen. W. N. R. Beall having reported for duty with this army, isAdjutant-General. Special orders, no. 63. headquarters Army of the West, Memphis, Tenn., April 23, 1862. * * * * * * * III. Hogg's brigade will prepare to take the cars for Corinth without de
Do not permit the remains of rebels to be passed into Kentucky for interment. Take pains to prevent their getting into the State from any direction where your authority extends. James B. Fry, Colonel and Chief of Staff. Columbia, Tenn., April 23, 1862. Major-General Buell: I have just received a letter from General Mitchel of the 21st, the extracts from which will fully explain his wishes. The bridges between here and Elk River can be quickly rebuilt if you direct it to be done; willl be attained through the action of military tribunals and the exercise of the force of his command. E. Kirby Smith, Major-General, Commanding Department of East Tennessee. headquarters Department of East Tennessee, Office Provost-Marshal, April 23, 1862. To the Disaffected People of East Tennessee: The undersigned, in executing martial law in this department, assures those interested, who have fled to the enemy's lines and who are actually in their army, that he will welcome their return
arragut, Commanding Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, New-Orleans. Official rebel correspondence. The following official despatch is from Major-General Lovell to Brigadier-General Duncan, commanding at Fort Jackson: New-Orleans, April 23, 1862. say to your officers and men that their heroic fortitude in enduring one of the most terrific bombardments ever known, and the courage which they have evinced, will surely enable them to crush the enemy whenever he dares come from under cdurance, but we believe with no better success than already experienced. M. Lovell, Major-General Commanding. To Brig.-Gen. J. K. Duncan, Commanding Fort Jackson. Gen. Duncan's reply to Major-General Lovell runs thus: Fort Jackson, April 23, 1862. I have to report this morning same upon same. The bombardment is still going on furiously. They have kept it up furiously by reliefs of three divisions. One of their three masked gunboats painted gray, came above the point this morning
very respectfully, Your obedient servant, J. K. Duncan, Brigadier-General, commanding Coast Defences. (I.) C. S. steamer Louisiana, near Fort Jackson, April 23, 1862. Brigadier-General J. K. Duncan, commanding Coast Defences, Fort Jackson: General: I am in receipt of your letter of this date, in which you express your bespectfully, Your obedient servant, John K. Mitchell, Commanding C. S. Naval Forces, Lower Mississippi (J.) C. S. steamer Louisiana. Off Fort Jackson, April 23, 1862. General J. K. Duncan, commanding Coast Defences, Fort Jackson: Sir: I enclose herewith a copy of a communication received on the twenty-first inst., from gued, and still much to do and arrange. Anything I can do, rely on it being done promptly and cheerfully. Yours, &c., J. A. S. (L.) Fort Jackson, La., April 23, 1862. Captain J. K. Mitchell, commanding Naval Forces, Lower Mississippi River: Captain: The enemy has just sent up a small boat, and planted a series of white
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), The blockade (search)
and many others would A pursuer of many prizes — the Santiago de Cuba This vigilant blockader was one of the first to see active service. As early as December 3, 1861, Commander D. B. Ridgely brought her ten guns to bear upon the schooner Victoria and captured her off Point Isabel on her way to the West Indies with a cargo of cotton. In February of the next year, the Santiago caught the sloop O. K. off Cedar Keys, Florida. The next month she drove a blockade-runner ashore. On April 23, 1862, she captured two schooners and (two days later) a steamer, all on their way from Charleston loaded with cotton. On April 30th she added to her prizes the schooner Maria, and on May 27th the schooner Lucy C. Holmes, both with more cotton; on August 3, 1862, at sea, the steamer Columbia, loaded with munitions of war, and on August 27th the schooner Lavinia with a cargo of turpentine. In 1863 the side-wheel steamer Britannia and the blockade-runner Lizzie were her captures, the former lo
red to by Colonel Higgins: At daylight, I observed the McRae, gallantly fighting at terrible odds, contending at close quarters with two of the enemy's powerful ships. Her gallant commander, Lieutenant Thomas B. Huger, fell during the conflict, severely, but I trust not mortally, wounded. This little vessel, after her unequal conflict, was still afloat, and, with permission of the enemy, went up to New Orleans to convey the wounded as well from our forts as from the fleet. On April 23, 1862, General Lovell, commanding the military department, had gone down to Fort Jackson, where General Duncan, commanding the coast defenses, then made his headquarters. The presence of the department commander did not avail to secure the full cooperation between the defenses afloat and the land defenses, which was then of most pressing and immediate necessity. When the enemy's fleet passed the forts, he hastened back to New Orleans, his headquarters. The confusion which prevailed in the
, is due the credit of having originated the idea of this defence, is further proved by the following telegrams: 1. Corinth, April 18th, 1862. Major-General M. Lovell, New Orleans, La.: Have seen Lieutenant Brown. Have ordered a work at Vicksburg. Please hold ready to send there sand-bags, guns, carriages, platforms, etc., when called for by Chief-Engineer, Captain D. B. Harris. Have you constructed traverses and blindages at your forts? G. T. Beauregard. 2. Corinth, April 23d, 1862. General S. Cooper, Adjutant-General, Richmond, Va.: Services of General Sam. Jones are absolutely required here as soon as practicable. Having obtained guns for Vicksburg, am going to fortify it. But require engineers. I recommend John M. Reid, Louisiana, as captain, and J. H. Reid, Louisiana, as lieutenant. Am well acquainted with them, they having worked many years under my orders. G. T. Beauregard. 3. Corinth, April 24th, 1862. Major-General M. Lovell, New Orleans, La.:
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