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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
s it was believed, would surely lead to success. Other important movements were made in that Department, all tending to cripple the resisting power of the Confederates, who were now in a defensive attitude there. One of these occurred near Fort McAllister This was a strong earth-work built by the Confederates for the blockade of the Ogeechee, and to protect the railway bridge that spans it about ten miles south of Savannah. a few miles up the Ogeechee River from Ossabaw Sound, where the Cking her way to Port Royal. She foundered in a gale on the night of the 30th of December, and went to the bottom of the sea with some of her crew. Worden's success determined Dupont to try the metal of the monitors and mortar-boats upon Fort McAllister. They went up the Ogeechee on the 3d of March, the Passaic, Commander Drayton, leading. The obstructions in the river would not allow her to approach nearer the fort than twelve hundred yards. The others were still farther off, and the mor
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
afternoon by volleys of musketry and a furious charge upon Pierce's brigade of Mott's division. That startled brigade gave way, and left two guns. as spoil for the assailants. The latter eagerly pursued the: fugitives over an open space along the Boydton road, when they were struck heavily by Eagan, who, on hearing the sounds of battle in his rear, had changed front and hastened to the rescue. He swept down the plank road with the brigades of Smythe and Willett of his own division, and McAllister's brigade of Mott's division,.while the brigade of De Trobriand and Kirwin's dismounted cavalry advanced at the same time. The Confederates were driven back, the guns were recaptured, and a thousand of their men were made prisoners. Others, in their flight, to the number of two hundred, rushed into Crawford's lines, and were captured. Had that officer been ordered to advance at that moment, the capture or dispersion of Heth's whole force might have been the result. Ayres was on the way
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.