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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 29 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 2, 1861., [Electronic resource] 16 2 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 12 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 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 10 2 Browse Search
James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 9 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 8 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 6 2 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) 4 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 3 3 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the Confederate States Navy. (search)
, and a small steamer, the Water Witch. Commodore Hollins determined to attack the enemy and endeae use of our transports. About the time Commodore Hollins had made up his mind to send over and asn or capture of that place was certain. Commodore Hollins declined to comply with the request of tontchartrain, Maurapas and Polk, begged Commodore Hollins to allow them to attack the enemy's gun-ls into Forts Jackson and Saint Phillip. Commodore Hollins telegraphed to the Secretary of the Navyw New Orleans. The Secretary replied to Commodore Hollins to remain where he was, and to harrass t the McRae, in obedience to the order of Commodore Hollins, proceeded down to New Orleans, where sh our arrival at New Orleans, I called on Commodore Hollins, at the St. Charles Hotel, and was very early ready for service, and that the rest of Hollins' fleet and eight Montgomery rams, then above duty in the fleet formerly commanded by Commodore Hollins. I lost no time in getting out West. A[5 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The opposing forces at New Madrid (Island number10), Fort Pillow, and Memphis. (search)
rown. Cavalry: Hudson's and Wheeler's companies, Miss.; Neely's and Haywood's companies, Tenn. Light Artillery: Point Coup6e, La. Battery, Capt. R. A. Stewart; Tenn. Battery, Capt. Smith P. Bankhead. Tenn. Heavy Artillery: Companies of Captains Jackson, Sterling, Humes, Hoadley, Caruthers, Jones, Dismuke, Bucker, Fisher, Johnston, and Upton. Engineer Corps: Captains A. B. Gray and D. B. Harris. Sappers and Miners: Capt. D. Wintter. Confederate naval forces at Island number10. Flag-Officer George N. Hollins. McRae (flag-ship), Lieut. Thomas B. Huger, 6 32-pounders, 1 9-inch, 1 24-pounder rifle; Livingston, Comr. R. F. Pinkney; Polk, Lieut.-Comr. J. H. Carter, 5 guns; Pontchartrain, Lieut.-Comr. John W. Dunnington; Maurepas, Lieut. Joseph Fry, 5 rifled guns; Jackson, Lieut. F. B. Renshaw, 2 guns; Floating Battery, New Orleans, Lieut. S. W. Averett. No loss reported. The fleet, with the exception of the Floating Battery, was not actively engaged. The total Confederate loss in ki
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The Union and Confederate navies. (search)
New Orleans enabled the Confederate Government to equip at that point its only considerable fleet. The vessels fitted out successively by Commodores Rousseau and Hollins included the Habana, afterward the Sumter, in which Semmes made his first commerce-destroying cruise; the Enoch Train, which was altered into a ram and called the originally purchased by private subscription. There were also a large number of flat-boats or coal-barges, destined for use as fire-ships, upon which Commodore George N. Hollins placed great reliance. Another measure of defense adopted by the Confederate Government deserves mention here, although the navy was in no way connedifferences of opinion between General Lovell, in command at New Orleans, and General Duncan, in command of the exterior defenses. Four naval officers, Rousseau, Hollins, Mitchell, and Whittle, were successively in command of the Naval station, a command of vague and indeterminate limits, and there were plenty of sources of disagr
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Early operations in the Gulf. (search)
stream, and retreated as fast as possible to the mouth of South-west Pass. The Preble got over the bar, but the Vincennes and the Richmond grounded. In this position they were attacked by a small flotilla of converted river boats under Commodore G. N. Hollins. Notwithstanding the evident panic that prevailed in the fleet, the Confederate attack was not sustained with any great spirit, and the result was indecisive, neither party obtaining an advantage. The Water Witch was skillfully and boln of the island. The fort was strengthened by a formidable armament of rifles and 9-inch Dahlgren guns. Occasional attempts were made to recover the island, but without success. On the 19th of October the Confederate steamer Florida (Captain George N. Hollins) made a demonstration, and an encounter took place between that vessel and the Massachusetts. The Florida, having the advantage of higher speed and less draught, was able to choose her distance, and exploded a 68-pounder rifle shell in
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Early operations on the Potomac River. (search)
lties in this somewhat rash undertaking were one killed and four wounded. Immediately after, the Confederates erected formidable works at the Point. Two days after Ward's death, on the 29th of June, the steamer St. Nicholas, a passenger vessel still making regular trips between Baltimore and Georgetown, was captured by a stratagem of the Confederates. A party of armed men, more or less disguised, under Colonel Thomas, went on board as passengers at Baltimore, and were joined by Captain George N. Hollins and others at Point Lookout. As the St. Nicholas was on her way up the Potomac, the Confederates threw off their disguise, and, overpowering the crew and passengers, took possession of the vessel. She subsequently made several prizes, and was burnt at Fredericksburg in 1862. Commander Thomas T. Craven succeeded Commander Ward in the command of the Potomac flotilla. The force was increased by the addition of eight or ten vessels, but it was unable to dislodge the Confederates
hey would never have left that place, and this is not only my opinion, but that of the two generals commanding that army, and yet no word of encouragement is given to officers or crews. I will do General McCown the justice to say that in all official intercourse with him I have yet to find an instance in which he has not treated [me] with courtesy and attention and paid the respect due my position here. * * * * * * * I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Geo. N. Hollins, Flag-Officer. Special orders, no. 5. Hdqrs. Army of the Mississippi, Corinth, Miss., April 1, 1862. The troops of the First and Third Army Corps and of the several detached brigades of the forces will be placed in readiness for a field movement and to meet the enemy within twenty-four hours, to which end all commanders will assure themselves that their commands are severally provided with the ammunition required in previous orders, and will see that General Orders, Nos. 4 and 9,
les below, so as to command the passage of tho river directly in the rear of No. 10. The Rebel gunboats attempted to dislodge Col. Plummer, but without success. Pope's siege-guns arrived at sunset on the 12th, and, before morning, had been planted within half a mile of the enemy's main work, so as to open fire at daylight, just 34 hours after their embarkation at Cairo. The Rebel garrison had meantime been swelled to 9,000 infantry, under Maj.-Gen. McCown, and nine gunboats directed by Com. Hollins, on which our fire was mainly concentrated. A heavy cannonade from both sides was kept up throughout the day, with little damage to the Unionists, who, driving in the Rebel pickets, steadily pushed forward their trenches. A violent thunder-storm raged through most of the following night; and at daylight it was discovered that the Rebels had left, taking very little with them. Thirty-three cannon, several thousand small arms, with ammunition, tents, cartridges, wagons, &c., were aband
Yankees. We have two very able and active Generals, who possess our entire confidence--Gen. Mansfield Lovell and Brig.-Gen. Ruggles. For Commodore, we have old Hollins — a Nelson in his way.--N. O. Picayune, April 5, 1862. in generous profusion; but these were not the forces required to paralyze such commanders as Butler and Farf Mexico. Even the parade-plain and casemates of Fort Jackson were from 3 to 18 inches under water, and its magazines were only kept dry by incessant pumping. Hollins had been superseded as naval commandant by Commodore Whittle, whose fleet consisted of the new iron-clad Louisiana, mounting 16 guns, many of them large and excellent, with Hollins's ram Manassas and 13 gunboats — that is, commercial steamboats, impressed or lent for this service, and armed and manned as well as might be — with a number of old sailing craft fitted up as fireships, and very dangerous to wooden vessels attacking from below, by reason of the uniform strength of the current. <
chmond, Jan. 1, 186., contained several hundred names — over two hundred of them being noted as leaving formerly been officers of the U. S. Navy. Some of these lacked even the poor excuse--I go with my State, --as at the head of the list stands their only Admiral, Franklin Buchanan, of Maryland; who entered the service of the United States Jan. 28th, 1815, and that of the Confederacy Sept. 5th, 1861. Of the Captains (twelve) who follow, three were born in Maryland, though one of them (Geo. N. Hollins) claims to be a citizen of Florida; as did another (Raphael Semmes) of Alabama. Of the thirty-six Provisional Captains and Commanders, twelve were born in non-seceding States, though most of them claimed to have since become residents of the sunny South. Very great ingenuity and nautical (or pyrotechnic) skill was evinced during the war, by the Rebel navy thus constituted, in the construction of rams and iron-clads, and their use for harbor and coast defense, but more especially in
shington. N. C., 483; at Chickamauga, 415; at the Wilderness, 567 to 571. Hill, Major, 2d Indiana, defeats raiders, 271. Hindman, Gen. T. C., 36; 37; in command at Prairie Grove. 38 to 41; retreats from Prairie Grove, 40; at Chickamauga, 422. Hinkley, Col. (Rebel), killed at Hartsville, 447. Hitchcock, Gem., his report of strength of force reserved for defense of Washington, 130. Hobson, Gen., his surrender in Kentucky, 623. Hoke, Gen., besieges Plymouth, N. C., 533-4. Hollins, Com. (Rebel), 55: in command of fleet at New Orleans, 84; superseded by Com. Whittle, 87. Holly Springs, captured by Van Dorn, 286. Holmes, Lt.-Gen., his failure at Helena, 321. Holt, Brig.-Gen. (Rebel), killed at Benton, Ark., by scouts under Capt. Inez, 554. Honey Springs, Cooper defeated at, 449. Hood, Gen. John B., attempts to turn the right of our army at Thoroughfare Gap, 183; commands a division at Antietam, 200; at Gettysburg. 380 to 389: wounded at Chickamauga, 422
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