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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Capture of the Indianola. (search)
t; and when, on the 19th February, the Queen left Alexandria, work was still going on, and mechanics were carried down to complete her while steaming towards the enemy. The capture of the Indianola restored to the Confederates for several weeks the command of the Mississippi river between Vicksburg and Port Hudson, and General Taylor was able to forward immense supplies to Port Hudson and Vicksburg, which enabled the defence of these strongholds to be protracted. But in the spring Admiral Farragut came up from the Gulf, and gave his hand to Admiral Porter, and the great river passed from the power of the Confederates. Yours, respectfully, J. L. Brent. Ashland, La. (New River P. O.), March 31, 1875. Special orders, no. 49. (copy; Extract.)headquarters District of Western Louisiana, Alexandria, February 19, 1863. * * * * * * * * III. Major J. L. Brent will take supreme command of the two gunboats, the Queen of the West, Captain James McCloskey commanding, and the Webb,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the Confederate States Navy. (search)
elow. News now reached us that the fleets of Farragut and Porter had entered the Mississippi river,t the enemy could not pass were the very ones Farragut preferred; for, as his ships carried heavy gushe would have done nothing towards deterring Farragut in executing his bold move; and it is quite c our resources above in such a way as to make Farragut repent his bold undertaking; for we well knewerted into rams and used successfully against Farragut's wooden fleet. The Mississippi was a most fand watched the vessels carefully some time. Farragut's fleet consisted of thirteen heavy sloops-ofwere moored to the west bank, nearly opposite Farragut's fleet. Below Davis' fleet were about thirticulty. Turning head down stream we made for Farragut's fleet, and gave them the best we had at cloved to be in motion, and we had no doubt that Farragut meant to fight. After dark we noticed a rangenced firing rapidly at our upper batteries. Farragut's fleet engaged the lower batteries, and the [4 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address before the Mecklenburg (N. C.) Historical Society. (search)
l assaults until nightfall, when he retired to Chattanooga. His stubbornness on the battle-field, and his persistent holding of the town after defeat, saved East Tennessee to the Union and gave a death-blow to the Confederacy. Andy Johnson refused to give up Nashville, as Buell directed, when Bragg advanced into Kentucky. The abandonment of Nashville then would have given the whole State over to the Confederacy. These two men — Thomas and Johnson — dug the grave of the Confederacy. Farragut, of Tennessee, rose to the highest rank in the Federal navy, for his triumphs over his native land. The naval forces at Hatteras were under command of Goldsborough, of Maryland. It is a singular fact that the Southern men in the Federal service were remarkably successful, while the Northern men in our service, though brave and true, brought disaster to our arms. Lovel lost us New Orleans, Pemberton lost us Vicksburg, and Gardner lost us Port Hudson. Through the failure of these three of