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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 178 0 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 77 23 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 75 3 Browse Search
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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 19 3 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 18 0 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 24: Second attack on Vicksburg, etc. (search)
ips they encountered in the march can hardly be realized by those who did not share them. That evening the sun came out again as if to let the soldiers dry themselves and all the signs promised fair weather. Rear-Admiral Porter being still hopeful, proposed to run the iron-clads at night close up under the forts and attack at close quarters with grape and canister, while a division of the Army disembarked and assaulted Haines' Bluff in the rear. General Sherman approved the plan and General Steele and his division Were assigned to co-operate with the Navy on the following night, but the good weather indications proved a delusion and a snare, and on the afternoon of the day when the attack was to have been made on Haines' Bluff, a fog set in that shut out all objects at a distance of fifty feet, and this continued until the next day. The proposed expedition could do nothing on such a foggy night, At noon the following day it began to rain again heavier than ever and the land alm
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 26: siege of Vicksburg. (search)
persede Sherman in the Yazoo River just after the troops had fallen back to the transports, and he had accompanied the Army to Arkansas Post, but with the express understanding with Admiral Porter that he would not interfere with General Sherman. This he refrained from doing until the enemy was beaten, and at that moment he assumed command and made all the reports himself. There were splendid generals in that Army, all men of the highest military acquirements, such as Sherman, McPherson, Steele and Smith, who now saw placed at their head an officer who had not only no qualifications for managing an Army of such a size, but had not the necessary knowledge to be the leader of anything more than a division under another general. These and many other considerations induced General Grant to take the command of the Army at Vicksburg himself. He had become convinced that the siege would be a long one. and made his preparations accordingly. Hearrived in person at Young's Point on the 2
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 28: passage of the fleet by Vicksburg and capture of Grand Gulf.--capture of Alexandria, etc. (search)
enemy's shot was not well aimed; owing to the rapid fire of shells, shrapnel, grape and canister from the gun-boats, the sharpshooters were glad to lay low, and the men at the great guns gave up in disgust when they saw the fleet drift on apparently unscathed. They must have known that Vicksburg was doomed, for if the fleet got safely below the batteries their supplies of provisions from Texas would be cut off and they would have to depend on what they could receive from Richmond. General Steele had been sent up to the Steele's Bayou region to destroy all the provisions in that quarter, and Pemberton knew that if Grant's Army once got below Vicksburg it would eat up everything in the way of food between Warrenton and Bruensburg. Although the squadron was under fire from the time of passing the first battery until the last vessel got by, a period of two hours and thirty minutes, the vessels were struck in their hulls but sixty-eight times by shot and shells, and only fifteen m
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 29: siege of Vicksburg--continued. (search)
the aid of glasses that General Sherman's division was coming in on the left of Snyder's Bluff, cutting off the enemy at that place from joining the troops in the city. The DeKalb, Lieutenant-Commander Walker, the Choctaw, Lieutenant-Commander Ramsay, the Linden, Romeo, and Forest Rose, all under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Breese, were now sent up the Yazoo to open communication with the Army. In three hours, letters were received by the Admiral from Generals Grant, Sherman and Steele, informing him of their complete success in driving General J. E. Johnston away with his Army of 40,000 men, and forcing Pemberton into Vicksburg with about the same number of troops. In the meantime the DeKalb pushed on to Haines' Bluff, which had been the great obstacle to our advance in that direction, and which the enemy had commenced evacuating the day before. A part of the garrison had remained behind in hopes of carrying off a quantity of stores, but they were driven away by the D
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)
rmined to send an army into Arkansas under General Steele. This force reached Little Rock early in p on the 16th inst. We must now turn to General Steele's movements. On the 1st of April, Generalcomplished. General Thayer had not yet joined Steele, having been delayed by bad roads, for the heainst any force the enemy could bring to bear. Steele was now only a hundred miles from Shreveport, the enemy, the first disaster occurring during Steele's long march through a difficult country swarm part of their artillery and munitions of war. Steele held on for a few days longer to see if Price 's expedition was managed than that of Banks'. Steele's army, unaccompanied by transports and depended instead of retaining it with the army. General Steele was a soldier who knew his business, and h General Banks in a gun-boat did not reach General Steele in time to save the large wagon-train captwas over a hundred miles in a direct line from Steele, as the crow flies, and twice that distance by[16 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
the heart of the country at the same time that Steele with a large army was advancing to join him, to form a junction between the forces under General Steele and those under General Banks, so as to shat Chattanooga, asking him if he wanted me and Steele to co-operate with you against Shreveport, andarping on my daughter. On March 12, 1864, General Steele sent a dispatch to Halleck, of which the f telegraphed General Grant as follows: General Steele telegraphs that Banks with 17,000 men, and force. Sherman and Banks are of opinion that Steele can do much more than make a demonstration, asArkansas and Missouri than now occupied by General Steele, yet the Administration does not desire inou will take counsel with Generals Sherman and Steele and Admiral Porter as to the best manner of catablish them. The troops under command of General Steele were acting independently of my command, ued to communicate with General Sherman and General Steele and Admiral Porter upon the subject. I ex[6 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 43: operations of the Mississippi squadron, under Admiral Porter, after the Red River expedition. (search)
on friends and foes alike. On the 29th of June, a fleet of nine transports, containing troops under the command of General Steele, started on an expedition up the Arkansas River, for the purpose of meeting a Confederate force under General Marmaduneral Shelby at 4 o'clock that morning. Information was also obtained that the enemy were in much greater force than General Steele had anticipated, which caused a change in the programme. It appears that while the Queen City was lying at anchor Naumkeag and Fawn at Clarendon, to protect that place and started down the river, in the Taylor, to communicate with General Steele. A large force of troops was then sent up in a transport, convoyed by the Taylor, and landed at Clarendon without asily overcome the Queen City that he thought he could do the same with the rest. The result of the fight was that General Steele followed the enemy to Little Rock, Arkansas, on which place General Marmaduke had intended to make a raid; and the Co