Your search returned 261 results in 73 document sections:

1 2 3 4 5 6 ...
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 3: up the St. Mary's. (search)
turn to their camp. This at least was the account we heard from prisoners afterwards, and was evidently the tale current in the neighborhood, though the statements published in Southern newspapers did not correspond. Admitting the death of Lieutenant Jones, the Tallahassee Floridian of February 14th stated that Captain Clark, finding the enemy in strong force, fell back with his command to camp, and removed his ordnance and commissary and other stores, with twelve negroes on their way to the ethe men toiled eagerly, for several hours, in loading our boat to the utmost with the bricks. Meanwhile we questioned black and white witnesses, and learned for the first time that the Rebels admitted a repulse at Township Landing, and that Lieutenant Jones and ten of their number were killed,though this I fancy to have been an exaggeration. They also declared that the mysterious steamer Berosa was lying at the head of the river, but was a broken-down and worthless affair, and would never get
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 5: out on picket. (search)
emember the vivid way in which one of the men stated to his officer the manner in which a faithful picket should do his duty, after challenging, in case a boat came in sight. Fus' ting I shoot, and den I shoot, and den I shoot again. Den I creep-creep up near de boat, and see who dey in 'em; and s'pose anybody pop up he head, den I shoot again. S'pose I fire my forty rounds. I tink he hear at de camp and send more mans, --which seemed a reasonable presumption. This soldier's name was Paul Jones, a daring fellow, quite worthy of his namesake. In time, however, they learned quieter methods, and would wade far out in the water, there standing motionless at last, hoping to surround and capture these floating boats, though, to their great disappointment, the prize usually proved empty. On one occasion they tried a still profounder strategy; for an officer visiting the pickets after midnight, and hearing in the stillness a portentous snore from the end of the causeway (our most im
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Index. (search)
E., Sergt., 265. Hazard, Miles, 275. Heasley, A., Capt., 230, 270. Heron, Charles, 122. Hinton, R. J., Col., 277. Holden, Lt., 122. Hooper, C. W., Capt., 155, 237, 270, 271, 272. Hughes, Lt. Comr., 78 81, 82. Hunter, David Gen . 20, 15 43, 57 60, 61, 64 97, 98, 119 126, 129, 135, 136, 151, 68, 272 273 276. Hyde, E. W., Lt., 271, 272,294. Hyde, W. H., Lt., 76, 271. Jackson, A. W., Capt., 73, 76,270, 271, 272. James, William, Capt., 84, 170, 270. Johnston, J. F., Lt., 271. Jones, Lt., 76, 81. Kemble, Mrs., 67, 274. Kennon, Clarence, Corp., 275. King, T. B., 67. Lambkin, Prince, Corp, 109. Lincoln, Abraham, Pres., 23, 34, 252. Long, Thomas, Corp., 256. Manning, B. I., Lt., 272. McIntyre, I., Sergt., 71, 72, 252. Meeker, L., Maj., 117, 122. Merriam, E. C., apt., 270, 271. Metcalf, L. W., Capt., 71, 73, 84, 270. Miller family, 247. Minor, T. T., Surg., 73, 269. Mitchell, O. M., Gen., 276. Montgomery, James, Col., 104,107 115, 126, 127, 169, 277. Mos
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Fighting Farragut below New Orleans. (search)
l means of offensive-defensive action.-B. K. Before separating, the two vessels dropped alongside each other for a couple of minutes and exchanged musket and pistol shots to some injury to their respective crews, but neither vessel fired a large gun. I expected to be boarded at this time and had had the after gun loaded with a light charge and three stand of canister, and pointed fore and aft ready for either gangway. It was an opportunity for the Varuna's two hundred men to make a second Paul Jones of their commander, but it was not embraced. As for ourselves, we had neither the men to board nor to repel boarders. The vessels soon parted, hostilities between them ceased, and the Varuna was beached to prevent her sinking in deep water. Then and not until then did the Varuna's people know that any other Confederate vessel than mine was within several miles of her. Suddenly the ram Stonewall Jackson, having to pass the Varuna to reach New Orleans, rammed deep into the latter's port g
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 45: the cruise of the Sumter and the havoc she committed. (search)
. The limits of this work will not permit a lengthy discussion of this matter, however, and we can only chronicle the movements of the Confederate cruisers and the measures taken to check their career. While the Sumter remained in Gibraltar she was crowded with visitors. People came from a distance to see the wonderful vessel that had strewn the ocean with blackened hulls The Duke of Beaufort and Sir John Inglis went on board and examined the ship — men whose ancestors had stigmatized Paul Jones as a pirate when, in the Bon Homme Richard, he left the whole English coast in terror, and sunk the Serapis, in a contest that will be forever memorable. But in spite of the sympathy showered upon the Sumter and her interesting commander, the tide gradually turned, and Semmes wore out his welcome. Two Federal gun-boats were watching--one from Algesiras,the other at Gibraltar — neither of them violating any neutrality, or fraternizing with tile inhabitants of the shore, yet every moveme
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
of the New Ironsides, Huron, Unadilla, Dandelion, and South Carolina. 1,842 55 490 84 1,351 71 Philadelphia   Powhatan, New Ironsides, Canandaigua, Housatonic, Paul Jones, Huron, Unadilla, Marblehead, Wamsutta, Augusta, Lodona, Stettin, Dandelion, Para, South Carolina. Steamer Cuba, cargo of 778 84 129 54 649 20 Key West Mar. 86 do Oct. 19, 1863 Stars and Stripes, Mystic, State of Georgia. Schooner Major E. Willis 36,242 45 2,098 37 34,144 08 do Nov. 5, 1863 Powhatan, Housatonic, Paul Jones, Huron, Unadilla, Augusta, South Carolina, America, G. W. Blunt, New Ironsides, Flag, Stettin, Lodona.   Merchandise, 680 pieces Waiting for prize list of,557 99 do Feb. 29, 1864 Mount Vernon. Steamer Secesh 19,080 46 1,394 77 17,685 69 Philadelphia Feb. 18, 1864 Canandaigua, New Ironsides, Powhatan, Wamsutta, Paul Jones, Lodona, Housatonic, Huron, Unadilla, Para, Stettin, Augusta. Schooner Southern Rights 554 24 133 53 420 71 Key West April 12, 1864 Sagamore. Schooner Sta
South will exterminate and sweep them from the earth. [Frantic cheering and yelling.] The meeting broke up with stentorian cheers for the South and for President Davis. To add fuel to the raging flames, news arrived next morning that Lieut. Jones, who was in charge of the Federal Arsenal and other property at Harper's Ferry, with barely forty-five regulars, learning that a force of 2,500 Virginia Militia was advancing to seize that post, had evacuated it during the night, after endeavoorce of Virginians, to destroy by fire the National property, including fifteen thousand Springfield muskets there deposited. These were somewhat injured; but the Confederates are understood to have ultimately repaired and used most of them. Lieut. Jones fled across the thin western strip of Maryland to Chambersburg, Pa., losing three of his men. He left the Ferry at 10 o'clock, P. M., and reached Hagerstown, Md., thirty miles distant, next morning; having blown up and destroyed the public pro
Navy Yard and Federal vessels during the night of Saturday, the 20th. The Southern officers of the Yard, having done the cause of the Union all the harm they could do under the mask of loyalty, resigned and disappeared in the course of that day. The Navy Yard was in charge of Capt. McCauley, a loyal That is to say: Capt. McCauley has never renounced the service, but still draws the pay of an officer of the U. S. Navy. officer, but a good deal past the prime of life. A young Decatur or Paul Jones would have easily held it a week against all the Virginian Militia that could have been brought within range of its guns, and would never have dreamed of abandoning it while his cartridges held out. No man fit to command a sloop of war would have thought of skulking away from a possession so precious and important, until he had, at least, seen the whites of an enemy's eyes. For here were the powerful forty-gun steam frigate Merrimac, richly worth a million dollars even in time of peace, w
of which I remember ever to have learned from my suffering mother. I mention this because it made so indelible an impression on my memory that it impelled me, when I was older, to investigate that scourge to such extent as I might, and this investigation had some effect upon my conduct of affairs in later life. My father's services on the South American coast, under a commission from the head of a republic not then having fully achieved its independence, were of much the same kind that Paul Jones rendered for our Revolutionary fathers on the coast of Scotland under like circumstances. A few evil disposed persons, I have heard, have denounced my father's acts as piracy. The man has never lived who suggested that to me, and I never saw it in print but under the following circumstances:-- After I returned from New Orleans one M. M. Pomeroy, who had obtained the sobriquet of Brick Pomeroy, established a scurrilous newspaper in New York. In order to get a circulation, he placed be
Rebellion Record: Introduction., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Introduction. (search)
ge the deep-sea fisheries of the United States! You are aware that this laborious branch of industry has, by all maritime States, been ever regarded with special favor as the nursery of naval power. The fisheries of the American colonies before the American Revolution drew from Burke one of the most gorgeous bursts of eloquence in our language,--in any language. They were all but annihilated by the Revolution, but they furnished the men who followed Manly, and Tucker, and Biddle, and Paul Jones to the jaws of death. Reviving after the war, they attracted the notice of the First Congress, and were recommended to their favor by Mr. Jefferson, then Secretary of State. This favor was at first extended to them in the shape of a draw-back of the duty on the various imported articles employed in the building and outfit of the vessels and on the foreign salt used in preserving the fish. The complexity of this arrangement led to the substitution at first of a certain bounty on the quan
1 2 3 4 5 6 ...