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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 57 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 28 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 21 3 Browse Search
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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 I. 15 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 10 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 9 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 8 0 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 8 0 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Fourth action of the Arkansas. (search)
speed. On the 21st of July, Flag Officers Farragut, Davis and W. D. Porter held a council of war on board the Benton, at which Commander PoCommander Porter volunteered the service of the Essex to make an effort to destroy the Arkansas; and the following programme was agreed on: That onby the Arkansasin the early morning fight on the Yazoo River. W. D. Porter, commanding the Esssex, reports: On the morning of the 22d, I gois charge of having no relief or assistance was sharply resented by Porter's superiors. Flag Officer Farragut writes to Davis: I regret to sa to you how much I was disappointed and chagrined at the results of Porter's fight this morning. It appears that in the first place he missedeir skilful management of her in loosening their shorefast, whereby Porter slipped by her and ran ashore. Then Flag Officer Davis writes Farre was killed and no one even seriously wounded. * * * I charge Commodore Porter, in his statement of the conduct of the Benton, and other ves
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The end of the Arkansas. (search)
what we had on, which, being our fighting rig, was rather scanty. The reports made by the commander of the Essex, W. D. Porter, were found to be so little supported by the facts of the case (See Official Records, Vol. 19, pp 117-127,) that they guage used by the latter is: Any virtuous and brave man cannot fail to be shocked at the extraordinary assertions of Commander Porter in relation to the part both the Essex and Cayuga took in the affair. * * It was precisely no fight at all. * * As n one-quarter of a mile nearer the enemy, and her fire was only occasional at that great distance. * * * Subsequently Captain Porter explained to me that he had intended to have the honor of destroying the Arkansas all to himself, but that on his appnation as I hoped they would, but sufficient to satisfy themselves that there was no justification for the report of Commander Porter. * * They fully proved that he had determined to attack her alone, and only wanted Fairfax to be in supporting dista
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Twelfth Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army. (search)
nd, Stonewall Jackson was in the Valley fighting a series of battles. On the 26th of June the Confederate army was engaged with McClellan at Mechanicsville, which is near the Confederate capital. Our army suffered severely in this fight. On the 27th my regiment, brigade and division, under General D. H. Hill, took part in the battle of Gaines' Mill, near Cold Harbor, which proved to be one of the most hotly contested battles in which we were ever engaged. The enemy was commanded by General Porter. They had long lines of infantry, in double column, and numerous batteries of artillery, on top of a hill. It became our duty to cross a creek in a swamp, and the enemy had cut the timber so as to impede the advance of our attacking force. I can never forget that when in a short distance of the enemy we made a halt and I was placed in command of a detachment of four men from each company, and ordered to deploy in their front, and shoot the cannoneers who were doing fatal damage in ou
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
, W. H., 96 Patton, Colonel G. W., killed, 284 Pegram's Brigade, glories of, 61 Peters U. C. V., Colonel Winfield, 26 Petersburg Military Park, 352 Porcher, Francis Peyre, 161 Port Hudson, strategic value of, 83; seige of, 86 Porter, General Fitz. John, 32 Porter, Commander W. D., false reports by, 32 Powell, D. D., Rev. W. C. 290 Powers, Colonel Frank, 83 Preaching in Camp, 289 Private Soldier of C. S. A., The, 65, 111 Purcell, Mrs. John B., 26 RandolphPorter, Commander W. D., false reports by, 32 Powell, D. D., Rev. W. C. 290 Powers, Colonel Frank, 83 Preaching in Camp, 289 Private Soldier of C. S. A., The, 65, 111 Purcell, Mrs. John B., 26 Randolph, Lt. J. Tucker, 58; Norman V., 58 Re-enlistment in Army, 258, 269 Rodes, General R. E. and family, 281, 282 Rodgers Robert L., 306 Rogers, Rev. E. J., 289 Rosser, D. D., Rev. L., 235, 290 St. Johns' Church Richmond, Va., 194 Saunders, General J. C. C., 360 Scott, Dr. Wm. Wallace 292 Semmes, General Paul J., 105 Seven Days Battles, 223 Seven Pines, Battle of, 218 Sharpsburg or Antietam Battle of, a bloody contest, 110; 15th Va. at 97; losses as compared with t