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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) 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 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 I. 2 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
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ible, and robbing Captain Wells, as he states—by which he means, probably, that we deprived him of his chronometer and nautical instruments; for the mere personal effects of a prisoner, as the reader has already been informed, were never disturbed. We burned the ship. On the next day, the weather being thick and rainy, and the Alabama being about two hundred miles from New York, we chased and captured the brig Baron de Castine, from Bangor, in Maine, and bound, with a load of lumber, to Cardenas, in the island of Cuba. This vessel being old, and of little value, I released her on ransom-bond, and sent her into New York, with my prisoners, of whom I had now a large number on board. I charged the master of this ship, to give my special thanks to Mr. Low, of the New York Chamber of Commerce, for the complimentary resolutions he had had passed, in regard to the Alabama. The more the enemy abused me, the more I felt complimented, for it is the galled jade only that winces. There mus
ice, to surrender the prize to his custody. Among the officers in charge of the prize is Mr. Isaac Seeds, of New Jersey. Mr. Seeds states that he arrived at Charleston on the 12th of May, as mate of the schooner H. & J. Neil, of Baltimore, from Cardenas, with a cargo of molasses. This vessel was stopped by the secessionists, and in order to escape from the place, he went on board of an English schooner bound to Nassau. This vessel was stopped by the Minnesota as she was going to sea, and compt as there were many little craft continually plying about the entrance to the port, she did not attract particular attention. On Monday, the 3d of May, the pirate fell in with the brig Joseph, of Rockland, Me., with a cargo of sugar, from Cardenas, Cuba, bound to Philadelphia, and consigned to Welch & Co. On seeing the Joseph, she set an American ensign in her main rigging, which is understood to be a signal to speak, for latitude and longitude, or any other purpose. When the Joseph had com
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 5: (search)
he other. The repairs were nearly completed soon after noon, and at 3.45 P. m., the fire was again started, though a working pressure of steam was not obtained for some time, and the speed of the vessel was reduced from ten knots to seven. The blockading force, therefore, on this critical day, consisted only of the Oneida, undergoing repairs, and the Winona. On the 7th of August the Confederate cruiser Florida had left Nassau, where she had been lying for three months, and had put into Cardenas in Cuba. Intelligence of this fact had been received at Pensacola, the headquarters of the squadron, but no intimation had been sent to the blockading officer off Mobile, though several vessels had come from Pensacola in the meantime. The Florida was in a crippled state; her crew was short; what men she had were most of them sick with yellow fever; and her battery was unprovided with the necessary equipments. Her captain, Maffitt, found it necessary to make a port where he could obtain a
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 7: (search)
vember, 1861, the San Jacinto was at Havana. The Confederate commissioners, Mason and Slidell, had shortly before arrived at that place, having been brought to Cardenas by the famous blockade-runner Theodora. They were to take passage for St. Thomas in the British mail-steamer Trent, a vessel belonging to a regular line of steaspensable articles. With great reluctance, he gave up for the time his intended cruise, and steered for the coast of Cuba. Avoiding the cruisers, he arrived at Cardenas, his effective crew reduced by sickness to only three men. Here he was attacked by the fever, but recovered after a critical illness. The authorities of Cuba oborida, succeeded in getting on board a dozen men under the name of laborers, nothing could be done to make up the deficiencies of the battery. After a week in Cardenas, Maffitt, still prostrated by disease, took the Florida to Havana. Nothing could be obtained here, and he resolved, as the only course open to him, to make at o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of Gen. C. R. Wheat, commander of the Louisiana Tiger Battalion (search)
ianians determined to abandon the expedition. Colonel Wheat's eloquence was again called into requisition, and, assembling the men upon the beach, he addressed them in a brief but stirring speech, which so rekindled their enthusiasm that they unanimously resolved to persevere in their undertaking. The place of landing on the island of Cuba, as it turned out, was ill-chosen; and without concert or co-operation with the Cubans, the invaders were unable to hold it. In the night attack upon Cardenas, Colonel Wheat was severely wounded, and when they had returned to the steamer they narrowly escaped capture by the Spanish warship Pizarro. The Fillibusters, as because of their failure they were now first called, pursued by the Pizarro, found refuge in the harbor of Key West. Colonel Wheat did not accompany Lopez in his second expedition, having been providentially prevented, very much to his chagrin at the time; though, as the event showed, most mercifully for himself; for his strong
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Colonel Theodore O'Hara. (search)
the regular army were not so much to his fancy. He had been assistant quartermaster, with the rank of captain, in June, 1846, during the Mexican war, and was quartermaster of General Pillow's division in the Valley of Mexico, and received the brevet of major for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battles of Contreras and Cherubusco, on August 20, 1847, and was disbanded, after the close of the war, in October, 1848. He had also been in the Cuban expedition under General Lopez, and at Cardenas was very seriously wounded. This was in May, 1850, so a military life was no new thing to him, and he liked its excitement, but he did not like the monotony of a frontier post, and grew very restless under it. There was not novelty enough about it. His violin served to while away many an hour, and he became quite proficient on that instrument. His studies, too, gave him occupation, and he kept up with the literature of the day. Captain O'Hara was extremely neat in his personal appearan
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.25 (search)
on the Northern cities, and demonstrations were being made in various directions to tighten the tension and prevent reinforcements from being drawn off to oppose Lee's advance. No wonder, then, that affairs looked dark and gloomy, and that the pulse of the Northern cities beat uneasily. Meantime, the Tacony played havoc along the coast. On the 15th of June, in latitude 37 degrees, 40 minutes, north, longitude 70 degrees, 51 minutes, west, she captured and burned the brig Umpire, from Cardenas to Boston, loaded with sugar and molasses. On the 20th, in latitude 40 degrees, 50 minutes, west, and longitude 69 degrees, 20 minutes, west, she captured the fine packet-ship Isaac Webb, from Liverpool to New York, with 750 passengers, and the fishing-schooner Micawber. The latter was burned, but Read being unable to dispose of the large number of passengers of the Webb, she was bonded for $40,000, and sent in as a cartel to New York. On the 21st, in latitude 41 degrees, north, longitud
6. Cape Fear River, N. C.: VI., 61, 104, 238, 257, 273, 322. Cape Girardeau, Mo., II., 332. Cape Hatteras, N. C.: VI., 100, 146, 179, 316. Cape Henry, Va., VI., 114, 266. Cape Lookout, N. C., VI., 104, 124. Capehart, H., X., 311. Capers, E., X., 285. Caperton's Ferry, Ala.: II., 177; IX., 99. Capron, A. B., VIII., 327. Carabines à tige, VIII., 82. Carbines: for cavalry, V., 136, 144, 170. Card playing Viii., 241. Cardenas, Cuba, VI., 291. Carey, an orderly, VII., 135. Carleton, J. II., X., 195. Carlin, W. P.: II., :304; and staff, II., 169. Carlisle. J. H. V., 20 seq. Carlisle, Pa., defense of, IX., 37. Carlisle barracks, Pa., IV., 2. Carmichael, R. B., VII., 198. Carnegie, A., VIII., 346; X., 21. Carnifex Ferry, W. Va., I., 350. Carnot, L. N. M., I., 254. Carondelet, Mo., I., 185, 216. Carondelet,, U. S. S.: I., 182 seq., 185, 187, 214, 217
e adventurer, who had coveted immeasurable wealth, and had hoped for perpetual youth. The discoverer of Florida had desired immortality on earth, and gained its shadow. On Ponce de Leon, I have used Herrera, d. i. l. IX. c. x. XI. and XII., and d. i. l. x. c. XVI. Peter Martyr, d. IV. l. v., and d. v. l. i., and d. VII. l. IV. In Hakluyt, v. 320, 333, and 416. Gomara, Hist. Gen. de las Ind. c. XLV. Garcilaso de la Vega, Hist. de la Florida, l. i. c. III., and l. VI. c. XXII. Cardenas z Cano, Ensayo Cronologico para la Hist. Gen. de la Florida, d. i. p. 1, 2, and 5, Ed. 1723, folio. The author's true name is Andres Gonzalez de Barcia. Navarette, Colleccion, III. 50—53. Compare, also, Eden and Willes, fol. 228, 229. Purchas, i. 957. Meantime, commerce may have discovered a path to 1516. Florida; and Diego Miruelo, a careless sea-captain, sailing from Havana, is said to have approached the coast, and trafficked with the natives. He could not tell distinctly in w
The brig John Balch; Whaley, from Cardenas, arrived at Wilmington, N. C., on the 14th inst., with 236 hhds. and 5 tcsnew crop Cuba Molasses. Mr. Seward has engaged the house lately occupied by Gen. Cass, in Washington. Mr. Lincoln will be the guest of the Senator until the 4th of March. The Boston Common Council have concurred with the Board of Aldermen in inviting Senator Crittenden to visit Boston after the adjournment of Congress. James K. Marriott, Commonwealth's Attorney of Wake county, N. C., died on the 15th inst. Phelan, of New York, is about to give another billiard tournament, and a champion billiard table worth $1,000 will be the prize. The sum of $784.50 has been subscribed in New York for the relief of the families of the men at Fort Sumter. A Palmetto flag, suspended from a telegraph wire, at Shippensburg, Pa., was destroyed by an excited crowd on the 14th. The North Carolina House of Commons has killed the stay law dead. Co
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