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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), How Jefferson Davis was overtaken. (search)
en, patrolled the country north of the Chattahoochee, while detachments occupied Griffin and Jonesboroa, closely watching the crossing of the Ocmulgee, and scouting the country to the eastward. Colonel Eggleston, commanding the post of Atlanta, had also sent a detachment to West Point, to watch the Alabama line in that quarter. General Croxton, with the main body of the First Division, in reserve near Macon, had sent a detachment to the mountain region of Alabama, marching by the way of Carrolton to Talladega, another through Northeastern Georgia toward North Carolina, and was also engaged in watching the Ocmulgee from the right of Upton's Division to Macon, and in scouting the country to his front and rear. General Minty, commanding the Second Division, with the main body well in hand, also near Macon, was scouting the country to the southeast, watching the lower crossings of the Ocmulgee, and had small parties at all the important points on the Southwestern Railroad, and in West
ieut. Kortz, of the navy, and Lieut. Brown, of the marines, with a marine guard, to hoist the flag on the Custom-House; but the excitement of the crowd was so great that the Mayor and Councilmen thought it would produce a conflict and great loss of life. At eleven a signal was made to the fleet for divine service, under a general order, (copy No. Three.) April twenty-sixth, in the afternoon, having been informed that there were two forts eight miles above the city, at a place called Carrolton, I determined to take a look at them and demolish them. We accordingly ran up, but to our surprise we found the gun-carriages all on fire, and upon examination found the guns all spiked. It was a most formidable work for Foote to encounter on his way down, but we took it in the rear. They had also a long line of defences extending back from the river to Lake Ponchartrain, both above and below the city, on which were twenty-nine and thirty guns each. Immediately on my getting above th
Oxford and Davistown to Blue Ridge, on the Tallapoosa, from thence, on the twenty-fifth, via Arbacorhee and Bowdoin to Carrolton, Georgia; twenty-sixth, marched to and crossed the Chattahoochee; twenty-seventh, via Newman to Flat Shoals, on Flint rg at Bell's bridge on the Tallapoosa. April twenty-fifth. Marched through Artacoochee and Bowden, and encamped near Carrolton, Georgia. April twenty-sixth. Marched through Carrolton to the Chattahoochee at Moore's and Reese's ferries, and byCarrolton to the Chattahoochee at Moore's and Reese's ferries, and by eight o'clock of the next morning had crossed the river. April twenty-seventh. Marched via Newman to near Flat Shoals. At the Chattahoochee a flag of truce from the commanding officer at Newman, informed me of the armistice, and claimed proteceral factories and iron works, There are no iron works or factories left in Georgia or Alabama. and then marched via Carrolton, Newnan, and Zebulon to this place. General Croxton deserves great credit, and should be brevetted. J. H. Wilson, Bre
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the naval war. (search)
he public buildings. But these marines had scarcely retired when the flag, hauled down by a man named Munford, was dragged through the streets and trampled under foot. On the 1st of May the Federal transports reached the wharves. Farragut devolved upon Butler the task of occupying and governing New Orleans, and a few hours after, the Federal troops took possession of that city. Farragut had recovered his freedom of action. He at once availed himself of it to ascend the river. Near Carrolton, ten kilometres above New Orleans, there were, besides some works of considerable importance, a floating bar, ready to be stretched, in anticipation that Foote's flotilla would come down the Mississippi as far as that point. It was, in fact, as we have remarked, the attack from the north which the Confederates feared most, and in view of which they had made especial preparations. On the 9th of May the Iroquois made her appearance before Baton Rouge. The political capital of Louisiana
Murdered by a Boy. --Last Saturday, a lad, 17 years old, named James Flynn, whose father had a quarrel with one Michael Harrington, happening to meet the latter one or two miles above Carrolton, asked him whether he had yet the revolver with which he threatened the life of Mr. Flynn. On his receiving an affirmative answer, "Well," said he, "defend yourself" As Harrington placed his hand on his breast, James fired, and the ball passing through Harrington's hand and body, killed him on the spot--N. O. Ben. 1st.
Mobile to be Attacked. --We learn from a gentleman just from New Orleans (says the Mobile Tribune, of the 25th,) that on the 11th instant about 20,000 of Grant's army landed at Camp Parapet, which is about three miles above Carrolton. It was stated by the Yankees that within a day or two 10,000 more would arrive. These men stated that they would either rendezvous at Ship Island or Pensacola, and they intended to take Mobile within six weeks.