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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the Third winter. (search)
the chiefs of the expedition, General Franklin, and Lieutenant Crocker, commanding the naval forces. The instructions of Ge to commence in that direction, and Franklin had promised Crocker a detachment of soldiers intended to embark on the steamer naval forces and at such point as they might indicate. Crocker expected to find in front of the bar a vessel of the blockCayuga, the only vessel that was in front of the bar, gave Crocker all the information he had regarding the defences of the ed his troops to land. Nothing in the situation authorized Crocker to deviate therefrom, and the recollection of a successfuo'clock in the afternoon when it terminated. Meanwhile, Crocker, who did not wish to begin the fight before having by him The Union fleet advances in two columns. On the left is Crocker, in the Clifton, following one of the tortuous channels cu disables the Clifton also by cutting the steam-pipes, and Crocker, finding himself at the mercy of the enemy, who might sink
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the war in the South-West. (search)
forestall the Federals on the banks of the Big Black, he was waiting for them a little in the rear, Starke occupying, with two guns, the battlefield of Champion's Hill, and another brigade Jefferson Davis' plantation on the road followed by Hurlbut. Winslow's cavalry had, on the evening of the 3d, taken possession of a bridge on Baker's Creek at the foot of Champion's Hill, and McPherson, who had bivouacked at Edwards' Depot, had but to deploy on the morning of the 4th a few regiments of Crocker's division to dislodge Starke and open a passage for himself. During that time Hurlbut was also overcoming the resistance against him, and the two Federal columns, pushing vigorously the enemy before them, reached a point beyond Fleetwood and Bolton in the evening. The following day, the 5th, they encountered each other at Clinton after a brisk skirmish with the enemy's cavalry, which Ferguson had reinforced during the night, and which Lee was commanding in person. Taking advantage of Le