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ed and trained soldier. previous to the battle of Pittsburg Landing, as Shiloh is also called, Grant had given proof of his energy and his promptness in taking the initiative in the occupation of Paducah, Kentucky, September 6, 1861; in the comparatively trifling affair at Belmont, Missouri, November 7, 1861; and in his important success in the capture of Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River, Tennessee, in February, 1862, where he had the efficient assistance of the gunboats, under Flag-officer Foote. These successes increased his confidence in himself, as back came the echo of exultant popular approval when the country saw how capable this man was of accomplishing great results with troops lacking in arms, equipment, transportation, and supplies, as well as in organization, but who Grant in 1865—the zenith of his career behind Grant in 1865 lay all his victories on the field of battle; before him the highest gift within the power of the American people— the presidency. He
eighty-pound shells. On February 2d General Grant started from Cairo with seventeen thousand men on transports. Commodore Foote accompanied him with seven gunboats. On the 4th the landing of the troops commenced three miles or more below Fort some of the soldiers were frozen, and the wounded between the lines suffered extremely. The fleet of gunboats under Commodore Foote arrived, bringing reenforcements to the enemy. These were landed during the night and the next day, which was occups. The enemy moved directly toward the water batteries, firing with great weight of metal. It was the intention of Commodore Foote to silence these batteries, pass by, and take a position where he could enfilade the fort with broadsides. The gunr and destruction through the fleet. The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston, by his son. Hoppin, in his Life of Commodore Foote, says: The Louisville was disabled by a shot, which cut away her rudder-chains, making her totally unmanageable,
ing Creek, Battle of, 17-19. Crittenden's account, 16-17. Fitch, General G. N., 499, 500. Fitzgerald, David, 200. Patrick, 200. Five Forks, Battle of 556. Fizer, Colonel, 296. Flanders, Messrs, 407. Benjamin F., 248, 639. Flemming, James, 200. Flood, John, 201. Florida, reconstruction, 632-33. (ship), 237. Preparation, 217-18. Escape from Mobile harbor, 218-19. Activities, 219. Capture and destruction, 220-21. Floyd, General, 24, 26, 27, 28, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36. Foote, Commodore, 21, 24-25. Ford, Major, 424. Forney, General, 340. Forno, Colonel, 273. Forrest, General, Nathan Bedford, 28, 356, 359, 360,361,458,459, 462, 472, 473, 474, 480, 482, 485, 486, 489, 490, 491, 587, 590, 591. Fort Beauregard, 63. Branch, 175. Caswell, 171. De Russy, 202, 455. Donelson, 15, 19-20, 21, 29, 33, 38, 179, 497, 498; fall, 23-28, 30, 31. Drewry, 85. Fisher, 171; fall, 547-49. Gaines, 172-73. Grigsby, 201. Hamilton, 403. Henry, 15, 19, 20, 29, 38, 179, 343, 498; fa
fact, that our currency depreciated almost immediately a thousand per cent.! Later in the summer, another attempt was made upon Charleston, which was repulsed as the others had been. Dupont, after his failure, had been thrown overboard, and Admiral Foote ordered to succeed him; but Foote dying before he could assume command, Dahlgren was substituted. This gentleman had, from a very early period in his career, directed his attention to ordnance, and turned to account the experiments of ColoneFoote dying before he could assume command, Dahlgren was substituted. This gentleman had, from a very early period in his career, directed his attention to ordnance, and turned to account the experiments of Colonel Paixan with shell-guns and shellfiring. He had much improved upon the old-fashioned naval ordnance, in vogue before the advent of steamships, and for these labors of his in the foundries and work-shops, he had been made an Admiral. He was now sent to aid General Gilmore, an engineer of some reputation, to carry out the favorite Boston idea of razing Charleston to the ground, as the original hot-bed of secession. They made a lodgment on Morris Island, but failed, as Dupont had done, against
. 14, 1871. 112,744SibleyMar. 14, 1871. 112,980StrainMar. 21, 1871. 113,010BlanchardMar. 28, 1871. (Reissue.)4,663WillcoxDec. 5, 1871. 121,967SecorDec. 19, 1871. 123,576MathuesFeb. 13, 1872. 125,270CasselberryApr. 2, 1872. 151,558BlanchardJune 2, 1874. 156,603SpaldingNov. 3, 1874. 7. Needle-Sharpener. 114,265ClarkMay 2, 1871. 8. Needle Threaders and Setters. 27,762StevensApr. 3, 1860. 32,624HardieJune 25, 1861. 34,407ConradFeb. 18, 1862. 34,807BartlettApr. 1, 1862. 60,353FooteDec. 11, 1866. 69,463MichenerOct. 1, 1867. 88,699DoppApr. 6, 1869. 89,256ThrilpapeApr. 20, 1869. 89,618Barber et al.May 4, 1869. 92,446HeadleyJuly 13, 1869. 102,795FieldMay 10, 1870. 104,030HendricksJune 7, 1870. 104,260BrownJune 14, 1870. 110,144KarrDec. 13, 1870. 110,855KarrJan. 10, 1871. 113,542MartineApr. 11, 1871. 119,217BoerscheSept. 26, 1871. 122,490RaenchleJan. 2, 1872. 127,646SchlarbaumJune 4, 1872. 128,341VittumJune 25, 1872. 135,110StanleyOct. 8, 1872. 135,479Johns
These luxurious insects, on being disturbed, rush into their holes and bring out a lot of very large chaps with big heads and tremendous nippers, who at once assume an attitude of self-defence, being, in fact, the bullies of the establishment, while the gentle parasol-bearer stands aside to watch the fun. This is almost as surprising as Sir John Lubbock's statement that some tribes of ants keep milch cows, and also an old beetle, whom they worship as an idol. —Talboy's West India pickle. Foote's lock-stand for umbrellas A traveler near Manjee, a small town at the confluence of the Gogra and the Ganges, mentions a baniantree which resembled an immense umbrella, being of a pyramidal shape, sloping from a central summit to the extremity of the lower branches. The limbs of these trees extend out a distance horizontally, and then let down to the ground a number of leafless fibers, which presently take root, coalesce, and increase in bulk, so as to support the protracted branches
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, New York Volunteers. (search)
ilitary Division, to June, 1865. (2nd Battalion detached with Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, May 31 to July 10, 1864. 1st Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to September 23, 1864. Keim's Provisional Brigade to October 3, 1864; then rejoined Regiment.) 1st Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1865. Service. Garrison duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., till May, 1864, during which time built and garrisoned Forts Mansfield, Bayard, Gaines and Foote. Relieved from garrison duty and ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field May 18, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May-June. North Anna River May 26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 18-19. Siege of Petersburg June 18-July 6. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23. Moved to Baltimore, Md., July 6-8. Battle of Monocacy, Md., July 9. Sheridan's Shenandoah
nted Massachusetts, during the year just ended, on almost every field, and in every department of the army, where our flag has been unfurled,—at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and Fort Wagner; at Chickamauga, Knoxville, and Chattanooga; under Hooker, Meade, Banks, Gilmore, Rosecrans, Burnside, and Grant. In every scene of danger and of duty,—along the Atlantic and the Gulf; on the Tennessee, the Cumberland, the Mississippi, and the Rio Grande; under Dupont, Dahlgren, Foote, Farragut, and Porter,—the sons of Massachusetts have borne their part, and paid the debt of patriotism and valor. Ubiquitous as the stock they descend from, national in their opinions and universal in their sympathies, they have fought shoulder to shoulder with men of all sections, and of every extraction. On the ocean, on the rivers, on the land, on the heights where they thundered down from the clouds of Lookout Mountain the defiance of the skies, they have graven with their swords a re<
s at the South. In the Confederate House of Representatives, November tenth, 1864, on motion of Mr. Chambers, of Mississippi, the special order was called up, which was the consideration of his resolution and those offered by Messrs. Swann and Foote, all relating to the employment of negroes in the army. Mr. Chambers' resolution was as follows: Resolved. That the valor, constancy and endurance of our citizen-soldiers, assisted by the steady cooperation of all classes of our population noved, That in the judgment of this House no exigency now exists, nor is likely to occur, in the military affairs of the Confederate States, to justify the placing of negro slaves in the army as soldiers in the field. The resolution offered by Mr. Foote embraces a series of propositions. The propositions assert that a general levy of the slaves for soldiers is unwise; that their withdrawal from labor would be inexpedient, so long as we can otherwise obtain as large an army as we can maintain;
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Sumner. (search)
Columbia was introduced by Wilson. Sumner did not like to be always proposing anti-slavery measures himself, and he wished Wilson to have the honor of it. Wilson would not, of course, have introduced the measure without consulting his colleague. Lincoln evidently desired to enjoy the sole honor of issuing the Emancipation Proclamation of 1862, and he deserved to have it; but Sumner thought it might safely have been done after the battles of Fort Donaldson and Shiloh, and the victories of Foote and Farragut on the Mississippi, six months before it was issued; and he urged to have it done at that time. Whether his judgment was correct in this, it is impossible to decide. Early in July, 1862, he introduced a bill in the Senate for the organization of the contrabands and other negroes into regiments,--a policy suggested by Hamilton in 1780,--and no one can read President Lincoln's Message to Congress in December, 1864, without recognizing that it was only with the assistance of ne
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