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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 4 0 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
t the landing commenced from the transports under cover from the gun-boats on the right bank of Fish River, at a point called Danley's Mills, about seventeen miles above its junction with Mobile Bay. The gun-boats kept shelling the woods from Point Clear to Blakely River bar, while the troops were landing, to clear the coast of the enemy's forces supposed to be lurking in that vicinity, and also to draw the fire of the enemy's batteries, should there be any erected between Point Clear and SpanPoint Clear and Spanish Fort. Numerous streams had to be crossed, and many bridges built for the passage of artillery. The troops set to work, as soon as landed. to construct the bridges and to make their advance, while the light-draft gun-boats kept open communications with the army along shore by boats or signals. General Granger had the immediate command of the Army, and this accomplished officer lost no time in pressing forward his troops. The first fruits of their labor was the fall of Spanish Fort and
f said cavalry. G. T. Beauregard, Genl. Telegram. Mobile, Ala., Nov. 27th, 1864. Colonel G. W. Brent, A. A. G.: Following reported by Colonel Maury: Enemy have two thousand cavalry at Pensacola. Expecting two thousand additional infantry. Enemy have lightdraught boats to land troops in Mobile Bay, or ascend the Peridido inland, to attack Mobile; will move on Blakeley, via Camp Withers. The fleet of observation off Mobile increased; unusual number of vessels reported off Point Clear. D. H. Maury, Major-Genl. Comdg. Macon, Ga., Nov. 27th, 1864:9 P. M. Lieut.-Genl. W. J. Hardee, Savannah, Ga.: General,—Your letter of the 24th inst. and other letters have been delivered by Captain Welter. General Taylor must have given you the latest news from here; nothing important has occurred since his departure. Considering that this place is now out of danger, I shall continue to send you, as rapidly as possible, all the assistance available. I regret not being
Alabama Legislature. Montgomery, Jan. 19. --The House to-day passed a bill to provide against the invasion of the State by sea; declares that pilots bringing vessels into Mobile are liable to a fine and imprisonment in the penitentiary, and also authorizing the commander of Fort Morgan to destroy the beacon and landmarks in his discretion, and contract for the construction of a telegraph line to Point Clear, in order to more speedily communicate with Fort Morgan. It is understood that J. J. Hooper, Esq., of the Montgomery Mail, will be a candidate for clerk of the Southern Congress. He will be strongly supported by the secessionists. The Convention has been in secret session all day.