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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 324 52 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 129 1 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 125 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 122 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 2: Two Years of Grim War. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 120 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 103 49 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 61 1 Browse Search
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) 42 0 Browse Search
John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 37 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 25 7 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arkansas, the, (search)
Arkansas, the, A Confederate ram, employed chiefly on the Yazoo River, above Vicksburg. Farragut sent three armored vessels about the middle of July, 1862, to attack her. Six miles up the stream they found and assailed her; but she repulsed the attack, and took shelter under the batteries at Vicksburg. Another attempt to capture her was made on July 22 by the Essex (Captain Porter) and the Queen of the West. Again the attempt was unsuccessful. After the repulse of the Confederates at Baton Rouge, early in August, Porter, with the Essex and two other gunboats, went in search of the Arkansas, and found her 5 miles above that city. A sharp engagement ensued. the Arkansas became unmanageable, when her crew ran her against the river-bank, set her on fire, and she was blown up.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bailey, Theodorus, 1805-1877 (search)
1855. In July, 1862, he was made commodore, and in July, 1866, rear-admiral on the retired list. In 1861 Captain Bailey was in command of the Colorado, in the Western Gulf squadron. and was second in command of the expedition under Butler and Farragut up the Mississippi to capture New Orleans. in the spring of 1862. His vessel was too large to pass the bar, and taking what men and guns he could spare. he went up the river in his boats as a volunteer, and assumed the command of the first division. He led in the desperate attack on Fort St. Philip. Fort Jackson, and the Confederate flotilla. It was one of the most gallant naval operations of the war; and Admiral Farragut specially commended Captain Bailey as the leader in that attack. In 1862 he was in command of the Eastern Gulf squadron, and was successful in breaking up Theodrus Bailey. blockade-running on the Florida coast. He captured about 150 of those vessels in the space of a year and a half. In 1865-67 he was in com
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barker, Albert Smith, 1859- (search)
Barker, Albert Smith, 1859- Naval officer; born in Massachusetts; entered the navy in 1859; served under Farragut in the bombardment and passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip; and in an attempted passage of Port Hudson his vessel was blown up, after which he took part in the siege of that post on the Monongahela. He was actively employed throughout the Civil War; was promoted to captain in 1892; commanded the cruiser Newark in the American-Spanish War (1898); succeeded Capt. Charles Edgar Clark (q. v.) as commander of the famous battle-ship Oregon after the close of the war; and became a rear-admiral in 1899.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barnes, James, 1866-1869 (search)
Barnes, James, 1866-1869 author: born in Annapolis, Md., Sept. 19, 1866; was graduated at Princeton College in 1891: author Of naval actions of 1812; For King or country; A loyal traitor; Midshipman Farragut, etc. military officer; born in Boston, Mass., about 1809); was graduated at West Point in 1829, and resigned in 1836. He became colonel of a Massachusetts volunteer regiment in 1861, and in November of that year was made brigadier-general in the Army of the Potomac, participating in its most exciting operations. He commanded a division at the battle of Gettysburg, and was severely wounded. He was brevetted major-general of volunteers in March, 1865, and was mustered out of the service Jan. 15, 1866. He died in Springfield, Mass., Feb. 12, 1869.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boggs, Charles Stewart, 1811-1888 (search)
Boggs, Charles Stewart, 1811-1888 Naval officer; born in New Brunswick, N. J., Jan. 28, 1811; entered the navy in 1826; served on stations in the Mediterranean, West Indies, the coast of Africa, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific Ocean. He was made lieutenant in 1837; promoted to commander in 1855; and in 1858 was appointed Captain Charles Stewart Boggs. light-house inspector on the Pacific coast. Placed in command of the gunboat Varuna, when the Civil War broke cut, he was with Admiral Farragut in the desperate fight on the Mississippi, near Forts Jackson and St. Philip. In that contest his conduct was admirable for bravery and fortitude. He was subsequently in command of various vessels on American and European stations, and was promoted to rear-admiral in July, 1870. He died in New Brunswick, April 22, 1888.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
the command of the Army of the Frontier. Jacksonville, Fla., burned by Union colored troops and evacuated. —April 1. Cavalry fight. near Drainesville, Va.—2. Farragut's fleet ravaged in Red River. Serious bread-riot in Richmond; the mob mostly women.—3. Arrest of Knights of the Golden Circle at Reading, Pa.—4. Town of Palmaves from claims by Confederate owners.—22. Michael Hahn elected governor of Louisiana by the loyal vote. Moseby defeats Union cavalry at Drainesville.—23. Admiral Farragut began a six days bombardment of Fort Powell, below Mobile.—March 2. Ulysses S. Grant made lieutenant-general.—6. Confederates hung twenty-three Union prisonade up by a draft on Feb. 5, 1865. Colonel Mulford reached Fortress Monroe with the last of the 12,000 Union prisoners he was able to obtain by exchange.—21. Admiral Farragut made viceadmiral.—27. Completion of the destruction of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad from Corinth to below Okolona, by a raiding force sent out
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cummings, Andrew Boyd 1830- (search)
Cummings, Andrew Boyd 1830- Naval officer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., June 22, 1830; appointed midshipman in the United States navy in 1847; was executive officer of the Richmond when Farragut attacked Forts Jackson and St. Philip; mortally wounded during the battle; and died four days later, March 18, 1863.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dewey, George, 1837- (search)
served on the frigate Wabash in the Mediterranean squadron until the beginning of the Civil War, when he was assigned to the steam sloop Mississippi of the West Gulf squadron. On April 19, 1861, he was commissioned lieutenant, and was with Admiral Farragut when the latter's squadron forced the passage of forts St. Philip and Jackson in April, 1862. He also took part in the attack on Fort St. Philip and the subsequent battles with gunboats and ironclads which gave Farragut control of New OrleaFarragut control of New Orleans. In the smoke of the battle the Mississippi ran aground within range of the shore batteries. When it was seen Admiral George Dewey. Birthplace of Admiral Dewey. that the ship could not be saved, the officers and men set her afire and escaped in the boats. Later, Dewey served in the North Atlantic blockading squadron, and still later with the European squadron. In 1872 he was promoted to commander; in 1884 to captain; and in 1896 to commodore. He was appointed to command the Asiatic
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Drayton, Percival, 1812-1865 (search)
Drayton, Percival, 1812-1865 Naval officer; born in South Carolina, Aug. 25, 1812; entered the navy as a midshipman in 1827; was promoted lieutenant in 1838; took part in the Paraguay expedition in 1858; commanded the monitor Passaic in the bombardment of Fort McAllister, and Farragut's flag-ship, the Hartford, in the battle of Mobile Bay, Aug. 5, 1864; and afterwards became chief of the bureau of navigation. He died in Washington, D. C., Aug. 4, 1865.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fairfax, Donald McNeill 1822-1894 (search)
Fairfax, Donald McNeill 1822-1894 Naval officer; born in Virginia, Aug. 10, 1822; joined the navy in 1837; and served with the Pacific fleet during the war with Mexico. In 1862-63 he was with Farragut; was then given command successively of the Nantucket and the Montauk, with which he took part in a number of attacks upon the defences of Charleston Harbor; and in 1864-65 was superintendent of the Naval Academy. He was promoted rear-admiral in July, 1880; retired in 1881. He died in Hagerstown, Md., Jan. 11, 1894.
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