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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
from Millen to Savannah, 411. capture of Fort McAllister, 412. evacuation of Savannah, 413. the 4. Sherman ordered General Hazen to carry Fort McAllister by assault with his second division of that day his force was deployed in front of Fort McAllister, a strong inclosed redoubt, garrisoned byund, for a Government steamer. Hazen and Fort McAllister were then exchanging shots, the former wie National army, but was in doubt whether Fort McAllister was in the hands of friends or foe. Gete struggle won a victory. Before sunset Fort McAllister, its garrison and armament, were in the hnd with Howard, was rowed quickly down to Fort McAllister, unmindful of the danger of torpedo exploected in Ossabaw Sound. The capture of Fort McAllister was a brilliant ending of the Great Marchd the War Department, Sherman returned to Fort McAllister, and lodged that night; and early the nexhe night. The first vessel that passed Fort McAllister from the sea, was the mail-steamer bearin[1 more...]
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)
; Massachusetts--Alley, Ames, Baldwin, Boutwell, Dawes, Elliott, Gooch, Hooper, Rice, W. D. Washburn; Rhode Island--Dixon, Jenckes; Connecticut--Brandegee, Deming, English, Hubbard; Vermont--Baxter, Morrill, Woodbridge; New York--A. W. Clark, Freeman Clark, Davis, Frank, Ganson, Griswold, Herrick, Hotchkiss, Hulburd, Kellogg, Littlejohn, Marvin, Miller, Morris, Nelson, Odell, Pomeroy, Radford, Steele, Van Valkenburg; New Jersey--Starr; Pennsylvania--Bailey, Broomall, Coffroth, Hale, Kelly, McAllister, Moorhead, A. Myers, L. Myers, O'Neill, Scofield, Stevens, Thayer, Tracy, Williams; Delaware--Smithers; Maryland--Cresswell, Davis, Thomas, Webster; West Virginia--Blair, Brown, Whaley; Kentucky--Anderson, Kendall, Smith, Yeaman; Ohio--Ashley, Eckley, Garfield, Hutchins, Schenck, Spaulding; Indiana--Colfax, Derwent. Julian, Orth; Illinois--Arnold, Farnsworth, Ingersoll, Norton, E. B. Washburne; Missouri--Blow, Boyd, King, Knox, Loan, McClurg, Rollins; Michigan--Baldwin, Beaman, Driggs, Ke
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
of the great torpedo, 478. attack on Fort Fisher, 479. withdrawal of Union troops from the attack, 480. the author's visit to Fort Fisher, 481. also to Charleston harbor, Beaufort, Hilton Head, and Savannah, 482, 483. Having made the necessary orders for the disposition of his troops at Savannah, General Sherman directed his chief engineer (Captain Poe) to examine the works around the city and its vicinity, with a view to their future use. He directed portions of them, including Forts McAllister, Thunderbolt, and Pulaski, to be put in perfect order. The remainder were to be dismantled and destroyed, and their heavy armament sent to Hilton Head. Savannah was made a base of supplies. The formidable obstructions in the river were sufficiently removed to allow the passage of vessels, and the torpedoes which abounded were gathered up under the direction of Admiral Dahlgren. These arrangements were completed by the first of January, when General Sherman was ready for a march nort
y, operations of Grant and Foote against, 2.200-2.202; battle of, 2.203; capture of, 2.205. Fort Hindman, capture of, 2.581. Fort Jackson, surrender of to Captain Porter, 2.339. Fort Jefferson, re-enforcements thrown into, 1.363. Fort McAllister, bombardment of by Dupont, 3.190; capture of by Gen. Hazen, 3.412. Fort Macon, capture of, 2.312; visit of the author to in 1864, 2.313. Fort Marion, capture of, 2.322. Fort Morgan, seizure of by State troops, 1.174; sur; render of ton from South Carolina, 1.285. Hazard, Commander S. F., in the Burnside expedition, 2.167. Hazen, Gen., Wm. B., at the battle of Murfreesboroa, 2.546; movements of near Chattanooga, 3.125; at the battle of Chickamauga, 3.186; captures Fort McAllister, 3.412. Heintzelman, Gen., at the battle of Bull's Run, 1.598, 600; at the battle of Oak Grove, 2.417. Helena, Mo., battle at, 3.149. Henderson's Bill, La., Gen. Mower at, 3.254. Herron, Gen., his expedition up the Yazoo, 3.148.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 32: Navy Department.--energies displayed.--building of iron-clads (search)
Nashville was lying, fitted out as a privateer, and only waiting an opportunity to get to sea and prey upon Federal commerce. He was also instructed to destroy the railroad at that point, if successful in taking the fort and destroying the Nashville. Commander Worden arrived off the bar at Ossabaw Sound on January 24th, 1863, but a thick fog prevailed at the time, and the Montauk did not get under-way and stand up the river until the next morning. When just outside of the range of Fort McAllister's guns Worden again anchored, and was there joined by the gun-boats Seneca, Wissahickon; and Dawn. The enemy had range-stakes or buoys planted in the river, and a boat expedition under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Davis was sent up to destroy them, and any obstructions or torpedoes that he might find in the way. At 7 A. M., on the 27th, Commander Worden got underway with the Montauk (the gun-boats following), moved up to 150 yards below the obstructions — anchored — and opened
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
clads Passaic, Patapsco and Nahant attack Fort McAllister. sinking vessels on Charleston bar as ob William Gibson. The Nashville lay under Fort McAllister loaded with cotton, and although a swift r, presenting a formidable appearance. Fort McAllister was strengthened and the river lined withthe Ogeechee River, and make an attack on Fort McAllister. The fort had been subjected to three oints are discovered and strengthened. Fort McAllister was 20 feet above the river, solidly builclads had been subjected in the attack on Fort McAllister afforded valuable information in relatione action. In the demonstration against Fort McAllister it was discovered that the fuses for the ir hopes were confirmed by the attacks on Fort McAllister, where none of the vessels were seriouslynute. The trial of the Monitors before Fort McAllister afforded no real test of their endurance,ch of the Monitors, and our experience at Fort McAllister does not encourage me to expect that they[3 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. (search)
torpedoes for framing. This kind of torpedo was used in the Ogeechee and Savannah Rivers, where they were distinctly visible at very low water; and probably it was one of this kind that struck the Montauk in February, 1863, when attacking Fort McAllister. As torpedo frames could not be fixed in very deep water, another kind was used for the purpose. This was a large sheet-iron boiler, capable of containing 1,000 to 3,000 pounds of powder, to be exploded by a galvanic battery connected bys. 8. Portion of boom obstructions in Hog Island Channel. 9. Barrel torpedo. 10. Torpedo frame found in Ashley River, Hog Island and middle channel. 11. Its torpedo. 12. Torpedo frame and its torpedo, used in the Ogeechee near Fort McAllister, and in the Savannah River near the city. 13. Torpedo from bow of rebel ram. 14 and 15. Torpedoes of the Davids or torpedo-boats. 16. Specimen of the David or torpedo-boat, found in Charleston. 17 and 18. Sketch of rebel ram Co
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 56: commerce-destroyers.-their inception, remarkable career, and ending. (search)
ng in the port of Antwerp, that he must endeavor to intercept and capture the converted Confederate. The Georgia was captured by Commodore Craven off Lisbon, was sent to Boston and condemned by the Admiralty Court, her alleged owner never receiving a penny of the £ 15,000 he had paid into the Confederate treasury as the price of the vessel. The fate of the Nashville has already been mentioned. In January and February, 1863, several attempts were made to destroy her as she lay above Fort McAllister, on the Great Ogeechee River. On the 27th of February, 1863, she was set on fire and blown up by shells from the Monitor Montauk, Commander John L. Worden. The Shenandoah, originally called the Sea King, was the last and the most dangerous of all the Confederate cruisers. She was a full-rigged ship of about eight hundred tons, with so-called auxiliary steam power, and very fast under either sail or steam, capable of making three hundred and twenty miles in twenty-four hours under f
y for the possession of a point of timber some 500 yards east of Shiloh church. Hence the Rebel army could be seen re-forming its lines to the southward, with a battery by the church, and another near the Hamburg road, pouring grape and canister into any column of our troops that advanced upon that green point of timber whence Willich's regiment had just been repulsed, but into which one of McCook's brigades (Rousseau's) was now advancing. Directing the fire of two 24-pound howitzers of McAllister's battery upon the Rebel guns, Sherman formed his two brigades (David Stuart's, now commanded by Col. T. Kilby Smith, and Col. Buckland's) to advance in line with Rousseau; which they did superbly, sweeping every thing before them. At 4 P. M., our soldiers held the original front line whence we had been so hurriedly driven 34 hours before; and the whole Rebel army was retreating, unpursued, on Corinth. An impressed New-Yorker says: No heroism of officers or men could avail to sta
ttacks Secessionville, and is repulsed Gen. Brannan threatens the Savannah railroad fight at Coosawhatchie destruction of the Nashville Dupont repulsed at Fort McAllister the Isaac Smith lost near Legareville iron-clad raid from Charleston the Mercedita and Keystone State disabled Beauregard and Ingraham proclaim the blockavery near it, falls into Ossabaw sound, some 10 miles S. W. of Savannah. A few miles up the Ogeechee, the Rebels had constructed a strong earthwork known as Fort McAllister, in a bend of the stream, enabling it to rake any vessel which should attempt to pass it. A row of heavy piles across the channel, with some torpedoes in the ence in the saving of Confederate life.] even tile embrasures of the Rebel battery were but moderately damaged. Our vessels saved their ammunition by letting Fort McAllister alone thereafter. The National steamboat Isaac Smith, having been sent Jan. 30, 1863. up Stono river on a reconnoissance, went seven miles above Legare
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