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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 41: the Red River expedition, under Major-General N. P. Banks, assisted by the Navy under Rear-Admiral David D. Porter. (search)
rged that it would be very discourteous to General Smith to go forward without consulting him, and ot only to the Navy but to the corps of General A. J. Smith as well. When Smith joined the expedSmith joined the expedition he had just finished a long march through the interior of the Confederacy, and his men were waving delayed long at Alexandria, directed General Smith's command to advance to Bayou Rapides, whecavalry marched as it should have done, General A. J. Smith would have been at Pleasant Hill, only mith, may God bless you for it! No, sir, said Smith, sarcastically, my ragged guerillas did it. n carried out, would not give his consent, and Smith with the rest had to turn his back upon a retre command? So there the matter dropped. If Smith had been second in command, instead of Franklieople have attributed the right motives to General Smith in making this proposition to Franklin. Wl dissatisfaction from various causes. General A. J. Smith, from not being allowed to follow the C[78 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
amp, about two miles from that of McClernand. Smith immediately ordered his men under arms, and thn, where everything seemed in dire confusion. Smith posted his men to the best advantage in advanctheir guns and stores on board; but, as General A. J. Smith remained to bring up the rear, the Navy Smith--the whole under command of Brigadier-General A. J. Smith--landed at Simmsport, on the Atchaying? General Banks is hardly fair toward General Smith in his official report. He says: General th--that is, with any authority to command General Smith--who but General Banks could have ordered ken of, was now acting-medical director on General Smith's staff) writes me as follows: One day, wh the fleet to its fate and marching away. General Smith replied, with some Anglo-Saxon more forciberal Emory's to Admiral Porter's boat, and General Smith told the Admiral what he had just heard, aign to fight when it became necessary, and General Smith s capture of Fort De Russy, and Dick Taylo[34 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 45: the cruise of the Sumter and the havoc she committed. (search)
rcised against men who have borne an innocent part in the conflict: Order of Mr. Benjamin to General Winder in charge of Federal prisoners. Sir — You are hereby instructed to choose by lot from among the prisoners-of-war, of highest rank, one who is to be confined in a cell appropriated to convicted felons, and who is to be treated in all respects as if such convict, and to be held for execution, in the same manner as may be adopted by the enemy for the execution of the prisoner-of-war Smith recently condemned to death in Philadelphia. You will also select thirteen other prisoners-of-war, the highest in rank of those captured by our forces, to be confined in cells, reserved for prisoners accused of infamous crimes, and will treat them as such, so long as the enemy shall continue so to treat the like number of prisoners-of-war captured by them at sea, and now held for trial in New York as pirates. As these measures are intended to repress the infamous attempt now made by th
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 55: operations of the Mississippi Squadron in the latter part of 1864 and in 1865. (search)
od into Tennessee, the Navy co-operated most zealously with the Army, patrolling the river, destroying Hood's pontoons, and conveying troops from point to point in the gun-boats in the absence of other means of transportation. In this way General A. J. Smith, that gallant officer of the Red River expedition, was enabled to effect a secure lodgment near Hood's army. The efficient co-operation of the Navy on the Tennessee River, in fact, contributed largely to the demoralization of General Homunition at this place, besides abandoning an ammunition-train of fifteen (15 or twenty (20) wagons about a mile beyond. Your official co-operation on the Tennessee River has contributed largely to the demoralization of Hood's army. Major-General A. J. Smith, commanding detachment of the Army of the Tennessee, will probably reach Clifton by Sunday next, January 1, 1865, where transports are expected to meet him to take his command to Eastport. Please afford him every assistance in your p