Browsing named entities in The Daily Dispatch: February 2, 1865., [Electronic resource]. You can also browse the collection for Bell or search for Bell in all documents.

Your search returned 1 result in 1 document section:

The Daily Dispatch: February 2, 1865., [Electronic resource], Yankee Reasons for the fall of Fort Fisher. (search)
number, and the fight was carried on, from traverse to traverse, for seven hours." Porter's assaulting column of sailors and marines was much larger than the whole column that Butler sent to the assault. It attacked, as Secretary Stanton says, "the least difficult side" of the fort; yet it was, as Secretary Stanton says, "after a short conflict, checked and driven back is disorder." And yet they were perfectly brave men. So were the three thousand heroes of Curtis's, Pennypacker's and Bell's brigades, who could not, unaided, get in on the other side; although, as Secretary Stanton says, the sailors and marines "performed the very useful part of diverting the attention of the enemy and weakening the resistance to their attack." And so were Butler's men brave, and so were their leaders; but the bravest men can't do impossible things; and it was a totally impossible thing for Butler's one thousand two hundred men to take that fort. Had it not been for the co-operation of the