Your search returned 76 results in 8 document sections:

s Fifth, and distinguished himself at Bull Run, saving the life of Col. Lawrence. Surgeon Smith was educated in Paris, and was connected with Major Cobb's battery. Other officers of the regiment have seen active service. Most of the men are farmers and mechanics, of moderate means, excellent health, and unwavering devotion to the cause of the Union.--N. Y. Times, August 28. A correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer gives an extended account of a visit of the privateer Sumter to Puerto Cabello, together with a copy of a letter from Raphael Semmes, her commander, to the governor of that place.--(Doc. 9.) A battle occurred at Summersville, Summersville is the county-seat of Nicholas County, the next east of Kanawha County, and is about fifty miles from Charleston, the central position of the Kanawha Valley. It is about twenty five miles from Gauley Bridge, and up the Gauley River. in Western Virginia, this morning. The Seventh Ohio regiment, Colonel Tyler, was surround
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 45: the cruise of the Sumter and the havoc she committed. (search)
a. and as both the ports of La Guayra and Puerto Cabello have consider able trade with the United Se the Abby Bradford, of New York, bound to Puerto Cabello. The schooner had left New York before thic of North America. Semmes arrived off Puerto Cabello after night-fall, and the next morning, macreased as he noted the similarity between Puerto Cabello and the city that had first given a stimul: Confederate States Steamer Sumter, Puerto Cabello, July 26, 1861. His Excellency the Governove shipped it on consignment to a house in Puerto Cabello. Should any claim, however, be given foize vessel, with her cargo, in the port of Puerto Cabello, until the question of prize can be adjudid and sold. Although his Excellency of Puerto Cabello probably knew very little of international; meanwhile he desired the Sumter to leave Puerto Cabello, and take the Abby Bradford with her. He league, Semmes returned in the Sumter to Puerto Cabello and sent another letter to the Governor in[2 more...]
Doc. 9. the Sumter at Puerto Cabello. A correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer, writing from Puerto Cabello, under the date of July 27, says: YesterPuerto Cabello, under the date of July 27, says: Yesterday and to-day we have been all excitement here. About seven o'clock in the morning the Southern Confederate war steamer Sumter entered the port, towing the schoonere Governor by the rebel commander: Confederate States steamer Sumter, Puerto Cabello, July 26, 1861. Sir: I have the honor to inform your Excellency of my arzens of the United States, who have shipped it on consignment to a house in Puerto Cabello. Should any claims be given, however, for the cargo, or any part of it, thy will permit me to leave this prize vessel, with her cargo, in the port of Puerto Cabello until the question of prize can be adjudicated by the proper tribunals of m I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Raphael Semmes, Commander. His excellency the Governor and Military Commander of Puerto Cabello.
Doc. 38. the Sumter's cruise. Letter from Captain Semmes. C. S. Steamer Sumter, Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, July 26, 1861. sir: Having captured a schooner of light draught, which, with her cargo, I estimate to be worth some $25,000, and being denied the privilege of leaving her at this port until she could be adjudicated, I have resolved to despatch her to New Orleans with a prize crew, with the hope that she may be able to elude the vigilance of tile blockading squadron, and run into some one of the shoal passes to the westward of the Mississippi — as Barrataria, Berwick's Bay, &c. In great haste I avail myself of this opportunity to send you my first despatch since leaving New Orleans. I can do no more, for want of time, than merely enumerate events. We ran the blockade of Passe l'outre (by the Brooklyn) on the 30th of June, the Brooklyn giving us chase. On the morning of the 3d I doubled Cape Antonio, the western extremity of Cuba, and on the same day captured of
nd departure the capture of other prizes Puerto Cabello, and what occurred there. The Sumter ha coast of Venezuela, between Laguayra, and Puerto Cabello, and as both of these places had some commer Abby Bradford, from New York, bound for Puerto Cabello. We knew our prize to be American, longages back. The Bradford being bound for Puerto Cabello, and that port being but a short distance, shipped it, on consignment, to a house in Puerto Cabello. Should any claim, however, be given for tned and sold. When the Sumter entered Puerto Cabello, with her prize, she found an empty harbor Confederate States steamer Sumter, Puerto Cabello, July 26, 1861. Sir:—Having captured a cargo. The remainder she was bringing to Puerto Cabello. Upon inspection of her papers, I ascertanged to a neutral owner, doing business in Puerto Cabello. Heaving the bark to, in charge of a prm. At three P. M., taking a final leave of Puerto Cabello, there being neither waving of hats or han[5 more...]
some fresh provisions and fruit for the crew; and such of the officers as desired went on liberty. The first thing to be thought of was the discharge of our prisoners, for, with the exception of the Captain, whom I had permitted to land in Puerto Cabello, with his wife, I had the crew of the Joseph Maxwell, prize-ship, still on board. I had given these men, eight in number, to understand that they were hostages, and that their discharge, their close confinement, or their execution, as the ca the Confederate Congress, declaring that aa state of war existed, to show him that, as yet, we regarded Maryland as a friend. He went away rejoicing, and sailed the next day. We had, as usual, some little refitting of the ship to do. Off Puerto Cabello, we had carried away our main yard, by coming in contact with the Abby Bradford, and the first lieutenant having ordered another on our arrival, it was now towed off, and gotten on board, fitted, and sent aloft. Sunday, August 4th.—Morning
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)
rdered to New Orleans with a prize-crew, and was recaptured. The remaining six were taken in to Cienfuegos, where they were afterward released by the Spanish authorities. During the next two months, the Sumter cruised in the Caribbean Sea, and along the coast of South America. She received friendly treatment in the neutral ports which she visited, and was allowed to stay as long as she liked. She coaled without hindrance at Curacao, Trinidad, Paramaribo, and Maranham. Only at Puerto Cabello, in Venezuela, was she required to depart after forty-eight hours. There was no concealment about her character or her movements; but none of the vessels that were sent in pursuit of her were able to find her. Among these were the Niagara and the Powhatan, from the Gulf Squadron, and the Keystone State, Richmond, Iroquois, and San Jacinto. After leaving Maranham, Semmes shaped his course for the calm-belt. Here he expected to overhaul many merchantmen; but he only captured two, both of whic
ording to the statement of the runaway seaman, an Englishman named Old, from the Privateer Sumter, she was not allowed to enter the port of Ciennuegos de Cuba, but was ordered to anchor below the fort. Her prizes, however, six in number, went into the port. The Sumter, after coaling, proceeded to see immediately, supposing some of our men-of-war were in pursuit of her. She subsequently captured two American vessels, both loaded with provisions. One of them, named Jos. Maxwell, off Puerto Cabello. She was seen on the 21 instant in the vicinity of Mattanani, on the coast of Venezuela, proceeding to the windward, and it was supposed she continued her course through the windward passage to capture vessels there. The Consul had, on the day of this writing, called on the Governor of the Island, requesting an answer to his question, whether the Sumter would again be admitted in the port should she re- appear. The Governor, in reply, assured him that she would not, on the ground