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5. The British brig Mystery, of St. Johns, N. B., was seized by the Surveyor of the port of New York, to-day, under suspicion of having run the blockade at Georgetown, S. C. Letters of instruction and the charter party, found on board, clearly show that there was a plan to land a cargo of ice at that rebel port, but the Consular certificate at Havana proves that the Mystery entered the latter port on the 7th of August, with the identical cargo of ice, and two days afterward cleared for Matanzas, where she received a cargo of sugar, and then sailed for the North, coming into the port of New York.--N. Y. Times, September 17. The Second regiment, of Kansas Volunteers, arrived at Leavenworth, from Rolla, Mo.--Ohio Statesman, September 21. Col. F. P. Blair, Jr., was ordered by the Provost-marshal, at St. Louis, Mo., to report himself under arrest on the general charge of using disrespectful language when alluding to superior officers.--Louisville Journal, Sept. 17. About
Estelle, of Boston, on her first voyage and homeward bound from Santa Cruz, with a full cargo of sugar and honey for the good people of Boston. But we consigned her to Old Father Neptune. She was valued at one hundred and thirty-eight thousand dollars. In Havana we received our coal, stores, etc. At daylight on the morning of the twenty-second of January we catted our anchor and ran along the, coast eastward, and at eleven A. M. captured and burned the hermaphrodite brig Windward, from Matanzas, bound to Portland, and just at sunset we sent the hermaphrodite brig Corris Annie, of Philadelphia, on the same (fiery) road. She was within two hours sail of her destination, which was Cardenas. We left the Cuban coast for the Banks, and on the twenty-sixth dropped our anchor in the harbor of Nassau. Here we also took in our coal, and our hull looking any thing but Christian-like, we went to Green Keys to paint ship. On the twenty-eighth January, came to an anchor, and for two or th
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
followed by the Locust Point, Star of the South, Parkcersburg, Belvidere, Alabama, Coatzacoalcas, Marion, Governor, and Mohican. The Atlantic led the central line, and was followed by the Vanderbilt, towing the Great Republic; the Ocean Queen, towing the Zenas Coffin; and these were followed by the Winfield Scott, Potomac, Cahawba, Oriental Union, R. B. Forbes, Vixen, and O. M. Petit. The Empire City led the right, followed by the Ericsson, Philadelphia, Ben De Ford, Florida, Roanoke, Matanzas, Daniel Webster, Augusta, Mayflower, Peerless, Ariel, Mercury, Osceola, and two ferry-boats The twenty-five coal-barges, convoyed by the Vandalia, had been sent out the day before, with instructions to rendezvous off the Savannah River, so as to mislead as to the real destination of the expedition. During a greater portion of the day of departure, they moved down the coast toward stormy Cape Hatteras, most of the vessels in sight of the shore of North Carolina, and all hearts cheered with p
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 13: the capture of New Orleans. (search)
flag-ship), and the gun-boat Owasco, Lieutenant Guest, 5. Some were only armed tugs, intended for the purpose of towing the mortar-schooners into position. were in the river, and Butler, with about nine thousand troops, Butler's troops, borne on five transports, consisted of the following regiments: On the Mississippi, the Commanding General and the Twenty-sixth Massachusetts, Colonel Jones; Thirty-first Massachusetts, Colonel Gooding, and Everett's Sixth Massachusetts battery. On the Matanzas, General Phelps, with the Ninth Connecticut, Colonel Cahill, and Holcomb's Second Vermont battery. On the Great Republic, General Williams, with the Twenty-first Indiana, Colonel McMillen; Fourth Wisconsin, Colonel Paine, and Sixth Michigan, Colonel Cortinas. On the North America, the Thirtieth Massachusetts, Colonel Dudley, and a company each of Reed's and Durivage's cavalry. On the Will Farley, the Twelfth Connecticut, Colonel Deming. was ready at the Southwest Pass, just below, to, co
shortly afterward. It was found impossible to secure any of the arms, as they were stowed under the coal. They then turned their course with a light wind, for St. Augustine, Florida. Upon nearing the coast, the wind increased, until finally it blew a perfect gale. The vessel had crossed the gulf safely, and on Friday night, the 15th, they hove to, and found themselves in sixteen fathoms water. At daylight land was discovered and a clear coast. They were then about ten miles south of Matanzas. Squared away and made for San Augustine bar. Found the tide too low upon their arrival, and stood off. The captain hoisted the Confederate flag at the fore topgallant-mast, and fired a gun as a signal for a pilot. Three attempts were made to get into the harbor, but it was found they could not weather it. The people on shore kept a light burning for them, as was afterward discovered, but which the privateers did not observe or were unable to see. The vessel kept working up to wind-ward t
om New York early in October for Cardenas; the vessel was taken by a rebel piratical craft, and the party had the pleasure of a visit to Charleston, S. C.: Matanzas, Nov. 11, 1861. We sailed from New York on board the brig Betsy Ames, on Oct. 5th. In all we were six passengers, beside Mrs. Bartlett, the wife of the captadevise any means of getting away. The Spanish Consul informed us that the only schooner which was going for some time had been loaded and had sailed already for Matanzas. However, we had the good fortune to meet Mr. Salas, the owner of two vessels which were ready for sea, and it appeared that Mr. Bunce had been to him to endeavor to procure us a passage; and as he could not assist us, Mr. Salas offered to take us to Matanzas on credit. That arrangement included the other British passengers, my wife, and myself. The other three passengers were Germans, having American passports, and could not be taken on board the schooner Jasper. The crew on board th
The Mobile Register, of the sixth of January, says: We had the pleasure of a visit yesterday from Dr. Hugh Martin, of Delaware, late United States Consul at Matanzas, but who resigned that post in April last when that Government declared war upon the South and its institutions. Dr. Martin came passenger in one of the recent arrivals through the gap in Dr. Lincoln's blockade, from Havana. He is heart and soul with the South in her struggles, and goes to New-Orleans to make that his home. A Correspondent of the Charleston Courier, writing from Richmond on the third of January, says: Some large shoe manufacturers from the South have just gone home from Richmond, impressed with the idea that shoes won't sell. So great an impetus was given to the manufacture several months ago by the knowledge that the supply was giving out, that the market is now overstocked. The confederate government has six hundred cases of army shoes on hand, over and above the demand, and the governme
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Capote, Domingo Mendez 1863- (search)
Capote, Domingo Mendez 1863- Statesman; born in Cardenas, Cuba, in 1863; received his education at the University of Havana, where he later served as a professor of law for many years. Prior to the last Cuban insurrection he was known as one of the most distinguished lawyers on the island. In December, 1895, he abandoned his practice to join the Cuban forces under Gen. Maximo Gomez. Afterwards he reached the rank of brigadiergeneral and also served as civilian governor of Matanzas and of Las Villas In November, 1897, he was elected vice-president of the republic of Cuba. After the adoption in convention of the new Cuban constitution early in 1901, he was appointed chairman of a commission of five members selected by the convention to confer with President McKinley and Secretary Root in Washington in regard to a constitutional recognition of the future relations of the United States with Cuba. This conference was held in April.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cardenas (search)
Cardenas A seaport in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, about 90 miles east of Havana. It was here, on May 11, 1898, that the Wilmington, a United States gunboat, engaged the fortifications and Spanish gunboats, and rescued the Hudson and Winslow, which had steamed within range of a masked battery. Three Spanish gunboats which lay under the fortifications had been challenged by the torpedo-boat Winslow and other United States vessels, but they refused to leave the protection of the batteries. When the Wilmington arrived and found the range at 2,500 yards, the Hudson and Winslow steamed into the inner harbor to attack the Spanish vessels. They did not, however, suspect that there was a strong battery near the water's edge until a sudden fire was opened upon them. The first shot crippled the steering-gear of the Winslow, and another wrecked her boiler, wounding her commander, Lieut. John B. Bernadon, and killing Ensign worth Bagley (q. v.) and four men. During this action the W
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hobson, Richmond Pearson 1870- (search)
n the Bureau of Construction and Repairs of the Navy Department in 1894-95. Later he suggested a post-graduate course for officers intending to become naval constructors, and was appointed to Richmond Pearson Hobson. plan such a course, and conducted it in 1897-98. In the latter year he went to sea with the North Atlantic squadron as constructor. When the war with Spain broke out he was promoted lieutenant, and served on the flag-ship New York on blockade duty, in the bombardment of Matanzas, Cuba, and in the naval expedition against San Juan, Porto Rico. The action, however, which made his name a synonym for gallantry occurred at the entrance of the harbor of Santiago, Cuba, after Admiral Cervera's fleet was positively known to be in that harbor. Taking seven men with him, he piloted the collier Merrimac to the narrow entrance of the harbor, and sank her across its mouth to prevent the fleet from passing out. He and his party leaped overboard; were picked up by the Spaniards;
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