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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 4: campaign of the Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro'to Chattanooga. (search)
er stretched along the general line of the Duck River, as we have observed, See page 115. with the mountain passes well fortified. Bragg's position was a very strong one for defense, and few outside of the Army of the Cumberland could comprehend the necessity for the wise caution that governed its commander. As June wore away the public became impatient because of his delay, and the Government, considering the facts that Grant and Porter were then closely investing Vicksburg; Banks and Farragut were encircling Port Hudson with armed men; Lee was moving in force toward the Upper Potomac, and rumor declared that Bragg was sending re-enforcements to Johnston, in Grant's rear, See page 620, volume II. thought it a favorable time for Rosecrans to advance against his antagonist, push him across the Tennessee into Georgia, relieve East Tennessee, and drive a fatal wedge into the heart of the Confederacy. Orders were accordingly given. Rosecrans was ready, for his cavalry was then in
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
derates from the region eastward of the Atchafalaya. Although New Orleans was garrisoned by only about seven hundred men when the way was opened for Taylor to Algiers, he dared not attempt the capture of that city, because of the war vessels of Farragut that were watching the broad bosom of the stream over which he would be compelled to pass, and the facility with which troops might be brought down from Port Hudson. Before the close of July, Taylor had evacuated Brashear City July 22. (but noour thousand disciplined troops were placed under the command of General Franklin as leader, who was instructed to land them a few miles below Sabine Pass, and then move directly upon Confederate works, if any were found there and occupied. Admiral Farragut detailed a naval force of four gun-boats to form a part of the expedition. These were commanded by Lieutenant Frederick Crocker, who made the Clifton his flag-ship. The flotilla consisted of the Clifton, Lieutenant Crocker; Sachem, Lieut
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 14: Sherman's campaign in Georgia. (search)
n of Atlanta [September 2], the telegraph gave information of the fact to the. Government, whereupon the President, on the same day, publicly tendered the thanks of the nation to General. Sherman, and the gallant officers and soldiers under his command. Orders were issued for the firing of National salutes at the principal arsenals, and the 11th day of September was designated as one for offering solemn national thanksgiving for the signal success of General Sherman in Georgia, and of Admiral Farragut. at Mobile. The services of the latter will be narrated presently. On the 8th General Sherman issued a stirring congratulatory address to his army, telling them of the thanks they had received from the nation, recounting their exploits, and assuring them that if they continued faithful, it required no prophet to foretell that our country will, in time, emerge from this war, purified by the fires of war, and worthy its great founder, Washington. Two days afterward, General Sherman,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 16: career of the Anglo-Confederate pirates.--closing of the Port of Mobile — political affairs. (search)
pencil and song. at the hour above-named, Farragut's fleet steamed up toward Fort Morgan. The funs, peculiarly adapted for the work in hand, Farragut had allowed the Brooklyn and her tethered com at the appalling apparition before her, when Farragut ordered Captain Drayton to push on the Hartfo burned. believing the contest to be over, Farragut now ordered most of his vessels to anchor; wh its officers and men, became captives to Admiral Farragut. August 5, 1864. the Confederate squadron was destroyed, but Farragut's work was not done. There stood the forts guarding the entrance and, and had begun the siege of Fort Gaines. Farragut sent August 6. the Chickasaw to help him. Shy light-house, standing near, and in range of Farragut's guns, was reduced to the condition delineatfollowed that Sherman had taken Atlanta; that Farragut had seized the defenses and shut up the harbothe Union by battle to the last. Sherman and Farragut have knocked the bottom out of the Chicago no[10 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
n the Cape Fear River, against blockade-runners, and to possess that port and town. We have observed that the Government had determined to close the harbors of Wilmington and Mobile, against those foreign violators of law. See page 439. When Farragut had effectually sealed the latter, See page 444. the attention of the Government, and especially of the Navy Department, was turned toward Wilmington, where blockade-runners continually evaded the vigilance and defied the power of the watcherunday, the 16th of December, 1866. and monitors. ordered to join the Army of the Potomac. See page 292. This put an end to the expedition, and postponed the capture of Wilmington. In the succeeding summer, when preparations were begun for Farragut's attack on the forts at the entrance to Mobile Bay, See page 439. similar arrangements were made for reducing the forts at the entrance to the Cape Fear River. So early as August, armored and unarmored gun-boats began to gather in Hampton Ro
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 19: the repossession of Alabama by the Government. (search)
e of Fort Tyler, 520. Croxton's destructive raid, 521. the author's journey from Savannah to Montgomery, 522. a day at Montgomery the State capital, 523. at Selma, Mobile, and New Orleans, 524. departure for Port Hudson and Vicksburg, 525. The repossession of Alabama was an important part of General Grant's comprehensive plan of campaign for the winter and spring of 1865. The capture of the forts at the entrance to Mobile Bay Aug., 1864. was a necessary preliminary movement. Had Farragut then known how weakly Mobile was defended, he and Granger might easily have captured it. At that time there were no troops in or immediately about the city. The artillery, also, had been called away to oppose A. J. Smith's troops, then approaching from Memphis (see page 248), and then they were sent to West Point, in Georgia, for the support of General Hood, where they erected a strong work, commanding the railway and the Chattahochee River. But a large re-enforcement of Granger's comm
almouth, Hooker's Headquarters near, 3.24. Farragut, Admiral David G., his passage of the forts born down in New Orleans after being raised by Farragut, 2.343; but raised again permanently, 2.344; of by State troops, 1.174; sur; render of to Farragut, 2.443. Fort Moultrie, description of, 1.1hor to, 3.524. Mobile forts, operations of Farragut against, 3.439-3.444. Moderwell, Major E. ayor of New Orleans, his ridiculous letter to Farragut, 2.343; deposed and arrested by order of Gen.Mumford, W. B., tears down the flag raised by Farragut in New Orleans, 2.343; execution of, 2.351. inst the forts below, 2.330-2.340; arrival of Farragut with his fleet at, 2.342; panic in, 2.340-2.3.524. New Orleans forts, bombardment of by Farragut and Porter, 2.330-2.337. Newport Newce, foort Gibson, battle of, 2.604. Port Hudson, Farragut's attempt to pass the batteries at, 2.598; inonfederates, 2.524; batteries at bombarded by Farragut, 2.527; operations of Grant and Sherman again[1 more...]