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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 14 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 10 0 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 6 0 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 4 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Index (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 4 0 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 4 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 9: Poetry and Eloquence. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 0 Browse Search
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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The siege of Morris Island. (search)
atteries mostly built, but all the guns were mounted, at night. Most of the work was done under fire. At this period there sprang into existence a battery built in the marsh between Morris and James Islands, which has become famous as the Swamp Angel, and as such will go down to history. Its construction was early determined upon, and the suggestion, we believe, was that of Colonel Serrell, commanding the New York Volunteer Engineers. It was expected that shells thrown from it would reacNothing of the kind was used during the siege. Three shells filled with pieces of ordinary port-fire were fired into the city of Charleston; but everything beyond this was due to the fancy of newspaper correspondents. The distinctive name of Swamp Angel is said to have been suggested by Sergeant Feller, of the New York Volunteer Engineers. Meanwhile, the enemy had not been idle. We contended against a foe as brave and vigilant as ourselves, and they taxed every resource of the profession
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.1 (search)
d. [See p. 66.] I protested against the bombardment of a city filled with old men, women, and children before giving the customary notice of three or four days in which to allow them to escape from danger. From a work which was called the Swamp Angel, because of the spot where it had been erected, the enemy, with an 8-inch Parrott rifle-gun, and before receiving my answer, did open fire upon the heart of the city. I have reason to believe, however, that the energy of my protest, which. iquarters of the Federal commander, forced him to recede somewhat from the position he had at first taken, for he ultimately ordered the firing upon the city to be suspended for the space of two days. When resumed it was not continued long; the Swamp Angel gun, after 36 rounds, very fortunately burst, and none other was mounted in that locality to take its place. The result of the seven days bombardment of Sumter was to convert that historic fort into a confused mass of crumbling debris, but wi
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The army before Charleston in 1863. (search)
al being that fire would be opened on the city of Charleston. Existing circumstances furnished a full justification for this step. Charleston had been besieged for seven weeks, was occupied by the enemy's troops and batteries, gun-boats had been built and were then building along its water front, and the avenue of escape for non-combatants was open and undisputed. The demand being refused [see p. 17], the marsh battery, containing one 8-inch Parrott rifle, previously referred to as the Swamp Angel, opened fire on the night of August 21st. The gun burst on the second night at the thirty-sixth round. Some of the projectiles reached a distance of about five and three-quarter miles. Firing on the city was subsequently resumed from Cumming's Point. Fort Sumter was subjected to another severe cannonade of some days' duration, The bombardment continued forty days and nights without intermission.--editors. beginning October 26th, directed mainly against the south-east face, on a r
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.9 (search)
fle gun which did such execution on that fort never fired into Charleston.--editors. It was immediately christened the Swamp Angel by the soldiers in the camp. On the morning of August 21st General Gillmore sent a communication to General Beauregservice charge. At half-past 1 on the morning of August 22d the first shell with percussion-fuse was fired from the Swamp Angel. The noise made by bells and whistles in the middle of the night told the Union soldiers that the shell had fallen in exploded in the gun, doubtless shortening the life of the piece to some extent. On the thirty-sixth discharge of the Swamp Angel, the breech of the gun just behind the vent blew out of its jacket and the gun was thrown forward on the parapet. Theregardless of its army, its cannon, and its great fortifications, which were within close sight and easy range. The Swamp Angel was purchased after the war with some condemned metal and sent to Trenton, New Jersey, to be melted, but, having been
disables and captures her Gen. Gillmore seizes half of Morria Island Gen. Strong assaults Fort Wagner, and is bloodily repulsed Gillmore opens trenches the Swamp Angel talks to Charleston the Rebels driven out of Fort Wagner Com. Stephens assaults Fort Sumter Charleston bombarded from Wagner foundering of the Weehawken D.were about 80; while 121 were taken prisoners. The residue of the expedition drew off unhurt. No life was lost on the side of the defense. Gen. Gillmore's Swamp Angel had rather alarmed than injured the Charlestonians — no person having been harmed by its fire, though several shells had reached and exploded in the lower part of their city, and one had entered a warehouse, and exploding there, done considerable damage to its walls and contents. The Swamp Angel, being fired at a considerable elevation, with a charge of 16 pounds of powder, impelling a projectile weighing 150 pounds, burst at its 36th discharge. But now Fort Wagner and Battery Gregg wer
ttle near, and losses, 188-9. Chapin, Col., wounded at Port Hudson, 333. Chapman, Gen. H., his brigade at Gaines's Mill, 156; at Malvern Hill, 165. Charleston, languid operations against, 529; raid of Rebel iron-clads from, 465-6; the Swamp Angel opens on, 479; fall oft 701-2-3. Charleston Harbor, cause and effect of sinking boats in, 458; British clamor, 458. Charlestown, Va., captured by Imboden, 396. chase, Gov. S. P., on the National finances, 661; resigns his office as Se5; at Fair Oaks, 144-7; on the battle of Glendale, 168; at Malvern Hill, 165: reenforces Pope, 187-190; at Antietam, 207; at Fredericksburg, 344. Sumter, bombardment of Fort, 467-9; Dahlgren's attack on, 481: restored to the Union , 747. Swamp Angel, opens on Charleston, 479. Swinton, William, on Dupont's attack on Fort Sumter, 467-9. Sykes, Gen., at Gaines's Mill, 155; at South Mountain, 198; at Chancellorsville, 356; at Gettysburg, 381-7; is relieved from command, 564. T.
along which his guns were being pushed when this photograph was taken, in 1863. It will also reveal the progress illustrated by the succession of photographs following — the gradual reduction of Battery Wagner, at the north end of Morris Island before Charleston, by a series of parallels. On the facing page are scenes in Battery Reynolds on the first parallel and Battery Brown on the second. Then come Batteries Rosecrans and Meade on the second parallel, shown on successive pages. The Swamp Angel that threw shells five miles into the city of Charleston comes next, and then the sap-roller being pushed forward to the fifth and last parallel, with Battery Chatfield on Cumming's Point. On the next page is Battery Wagner. The remaining scenes are inside Charleston. The last page shows the effect of the bombardment of Fort Sumter. Thus a sequent story is told in actual photographs of the siege operations about Charleston. Quincy Adams Gillmore was graduated first in his class at We
resignation is here directly illustrated. A sacred spot in the beautiful city of Charleston has been visited by Federal bombs. The tombs of its honored ancestors lie shattered where the ruins of fair mansions look down upon the scene. The cannonading that wrought this havoc was conducted by the Federal army under General Q. A. Gillmore after the failure of Admiral S. F. Du Pont's attack of April 7, 1863. The bombardment of the city was begun on August 21, 1863, by the famous gun, the ‘Swamp Angel,’ to enforce the evacuation of Fort Sumter. But Sumter, though reduced to a shapeless mass of ruins, did not surrender. On September 7, 1863, however, Gillmore succeeded in capturing Battery Wagner and Battery Gregg, on the northern part of Morris Island. One 30-pounder Parrott gun sent 4,523 shells toward the city, many of them landing within it destructively. Shall the spring dawn, and she, still clad in smiles, And with an unscathed brow, Rest in the strong arms of her palm-crowned
husetts, both colored, arrived and camped on Folly Island. Mr. De Mortie, the regimental sutler, about this time brought a supply of goods. After August 2 the details were somewhat smaller, as the colored brigade on Folly Island began to send over working parties. But calls were filled from the regiment daily for work about the landing and the front. Two men from each company reported as sharpshooters in conjunction with those from other regiments. The famous battery known as the Swamp Angel was begun August 4, and built under direction of Col. E. W. Serrell, First New York Engineers, and was situated in the marsh between Morris and James islands. It was constructed upon a foundation of timber, with sand-bags filled upon Morris Island and taken out in boats. A twohundred-pounder Parrott gun was lightered out to the work at night with great difficulty. Its fire reached Charleston, a distance of 8,800 yards. This gun burst after the first few discharges. Later, two mortars
0, 218. Sumter, Confederate steamer, 116. Sumter, Fort, 69, 70, 106, 110, 111, 113, 120, 128, 133, 135, 139, 141, 187, 190, 192, 218, 220, 282, 314. Sumter, prize steamer, 182. Sumter, Watchman, 295. Sumterville, S. C., 289, 294, 295, 296. Sunstrokes, 201, 205. Surrender of Lee, 308. Sutlers, 108, 115, 177, 215. Sutton, William, 32. Suwanee River, Fla., 155,157. Swails, Stephen A., 91, 135, 165, 169, 176, 179, 183, 193, 194, 202, 233, 268,291, 296, 298, 316, 817. Swamp Angel Battery, 108, 112, 114, 225. Swayne, Wager, 272. Swift Creek, S. C., 300, 301. Sylvia, Samuel, 302. T. Talbird's house, 261. Taliaferro, William B., 70, 71, 94, 95, 99, 203, 206, 208. Tanner, John, 217. Tatom, Battery, 203. Tatom, W. T., 88. Taylor, A., and Company, 10. Taylor, James H., 312. Taylor, Rev., Father, 15. Ten Eyck, Anthony, 184. Ten Mile Run, Fla., 153. Ten Mile Station, Fla., 174. Tennessee Troops. Cavalry: Lewis' Brigade, 301. Tenth Corps
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