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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 8: Civil affairs in 1863.--military operations between the Mountains and the Mississippi River. (search)
of Montgomery, Alabama, and another from Mobile to Corinth. A further object was contemplated in the destruction of the great Confederate iron-founderies in Selma, Alabama; also in a march upon Mobile. Sherman left Vicksburg on the 3d of February with four divisions, two each from the corps of McPherson and Hurlbut, and accomle, that Sherman was marching from Morton on that city, when the non-combatants were requested to leave it; and it was believed, when he was at Meridian, that both Selma and Mobile would be visited by him. Great relief was felt when he turned his face westward, leaving Meridian a heap. of smoldering embers. When the writer, in Ap of Bragg's army, heard of Sherman's advance on Meridian, and perceived that General Polk and his fifteen thousand men were not likely to impede his march to Rome, Selma, Mobile, or wheresoever he liked, he sent two divisions of Hardee's corps, under Generals Stewart and Anderson, to assist the prelate. The watchful Grant, then in
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 16: career of the Anglo-Confederate pirates.--closing of the Port of Mobile — political affairs. (search)
e most formidable of that class of war-vessels; and she was accompanied by three ordinary gun-boats, named, respectively, Selma, Morgan, and Gaines. such were the defenses of the harbor of Mobile, at its entrance, thirty miles south of the city. en by her adversary, and calmly passed on. Then the fire of the three gun-boats was concentrated upon the flag-ship. The Selma raked her at a disadvantage, when Farragut directed the Metacomet to cast off, and close upon the annoying vessel. This was done, and, at the end of an hour's contest, the Selma, armed with four heavy pivot guns, and with a force of ninety-seven men, was a prize to the Metacomet. she had lost, in the fray, fourteen men, killed and wounded. Among the latter was her cwere dead or wounded. in this engagement, Farragut took 280 prisoners, 190 of them from the Tennessee, and 90 from the Selma. his total loss in the battle was 165 killed, and 170 wounded; total 3835. the number of killed included 113 that went d
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 19: the repossession of Alabama by the Government. (search)
mbus, in Mississippi, and Tuscaloosa and Selma, in Alabama. At that time General Forrest, in com the Confederates made their appearance on the Selma road, driving in Upton's pickets. These consi was straining every nerve to reach and defend Selma, which was one of the most important places inates were routed, and fled in confusion toward Selma, leaving behind them two guns and two hundred prisoners. Wilson's loss in the capture of Selma was about 500 men. His gains were the importanct a pontoon bridge over the Alabama River, at Selma, which had been made brimful by recent rains, was the appearance of a portion of the city of Selma, when the writer sketched it, in April, 1866. river, from which Wilson, on his march toward Selma, had liberated many Union captives, and which to recapture the prisoners Wilson had taken at Selma, and was arrogant in manner and speech. The lo places of most Ruins at the Landing place, Selma. historic interest, within and around it. Its[15 more...]
, 2.25. Scott, Lieut.-Gen., Winfield, his advice in relation to Southern forts, 1.76; re-enforcement of Southern forts urged by, 1.125; in favor of peace, 1.244; too in firm to take the field, 1. 580; retirement of, 2.130. Secessionville, battle of. 3.187. Sedgwick, Gen., wounded at Antietam, 2.478; hit victory over Early at Fredericksburg, 3.35; perilous position of, 3.36; compelled to recross the Rappahannock, 3.38; at the battle of Rappahannock Station, 3.107; death of, 3.306. Selma, capture of by Gen. Wilson, 3.517; destruction of Confederate property in, 3.518. Seminary Ridge, battle of, 3.61. Semmes, Capt., Raphael, commander of the Sumter, 2.568, and of the Alabama, 2.569. Senators, expulsion of ten from Congress, 1.572. Seven Pines, battle of, 2.409; visit of the author to tb battle-field of in 1866, 2.439. Seward, Wm. H., declares his adherence to the Union, 1.226; on the Trent affair, 2.163; attempt to assassinate, 3.569. Sewell's Point, attack