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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The capture of Port Hudson. (search)
actical effect of which was to cause General Banks to conform his movements to the expectation that General Grant would send an army corps to Bayou Sara to join in reducing Port Hudson. Banks moved on to Alexandria, on the Red River, to push Taylor farther out of the way. Taylor retired toward Shreveport. On the 14th of May the The baggage train of General Augur's division crossing Bayou Montecino on the march to Port Hudson. From a sketch made at the time, whole command marched on Simsport, crossed the Atchafalaya, and moved to Bayou Sara, where the advance of the army crossed the Mississippi on the night of the 23d and moved immediately to the rear of Port Hudson. There communication was made with Augur's two brigades, which had established themselves in position on the 21st, after a brisk engagement, known as the battle of Plains Store, Augur lost 15 killed, 71 wounded, 14 missing,--total, 1.00; the Confederates, 89. just in time, apparently, to prevent the evacuation
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Red River campaign. (search)
and Kilby Smith's division of the Seventeenth Corps, the whole under command of Brigadier-General A. J. Smith, landed at Simsport, near the head of the Atchafalaya, and the next morning marched on Fort de Russy. Walker's division of the Confederate army, under General Richard Taylor, which was holding the country from Simsport to Opelousas, at once fell back to Bayou Boeuf, covering Alexandria. A. J. Smith's march was therefore unmolested. He arrived before Fort de Russy on the afternoon of ts accomplished and the reunited fleet being on its way to the Mississippi, the army at once marched out of Alexandria on Simsport, where the column arrived, without serious molestation, on the 16th of May. Bailey improvised a bridge of steamboats acith Wharton and Polignac on Yellow Bayou, the Confederates losing 452 killed and wounded to our loss of about 267. At Simsport a third messenger was waiting, this time bearing the bowstring, disguised as a silken cord, for though Banks was for a t
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The navy in the Red River. (search)
ull no force that the Confederates could have controlled could have stood for a moment against the fleet; its movement to Shreveport would have been but a holiday excursion. But against nature it could not contend, and the very low stage of water soon reduced the active squadron to three iron-clads and a half-dozen light-draughts. On the 12th of March the fleet and transports moved up the Red River. The greater part turned off at the Atchafalaya to cover the landing of Smith's force at Simsport; from which point they were to march by land to Alexandria, where the junction with Banks's army was to be made. The Eastport (Lieutenant-Commander S. L. Phelps), Osage (Lieutenant-Commander T. O. Selfridge), Fort Hindman (Acting-Master John Pearce), and Cricket (Lieutenant H. H. Gorringe) were ordered to go ahead and clear the obstructions that were known to exist below Fort De Russy, a strong fortification constructed by the Confederates earlier in the war, recently strengthened, and now
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 6.49 (search)
About that time the enemy commenced massing his forces at Berwick Bay. On the 12th of March a column of ten thousand men, composed of portions of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Army Corps under General A. J. Smith, moved down from Vicksburg to Simsport, and advanced with such celerity on Fort De Russy, taking it in reverse, that General Taylor was not allowed time to concentrate and cover this important work, our only means of arresting the progress of the gun-boats. The fall of this work andmers, on both the Mississippi and Red rivers, concentrated at Alexandria a force of over 30,000 men, supported by the most powerful naval armament ever employed on a river. As soon as I received intelligence of the debarkation of the enemy at Simsport, I ordered General Price, who commanded in Arkansas, to dispatch his entire infantry, consisting of Churchill's and Parsons's divisions, to Shreveport, and General Maxey to move toward General Price, and, as soon as Steele advanced, to join Pric
nstant, taking with me the De Soto and coal-barge, and proceeded down the River. We passed Warrenton without interruption, and reached Red River the following evening. I destroyed, as you directed, the skiffs and flatboats along either shore. I ascended Red River, on the morning of the twelfth, as far as the mouth of the Atchafalaya. Leaving the De Soto and coal-barge in a secure position, I proceeded down the stream six miles from its mouth. I met a train of army wagons returning from Simsport. I landed and destroyed them. On reaching Simmsport, I learned that two rebel steamboats had just left, taking with them the troops and artillery stationed at that point. They had left on the bank several barrels of government beef, which I broke up and rolled into the river. I pursued another train of wagons for some distance, but they retreated into the swamps and escaped. One of their wagons, loaded with ammunition and stores, fell into our hands, and was destroyed. On her return
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Naval chronology 1861-1865: important naval engagements of the Civil war March, 1861-June, 1865 (search)
25 Confederates killed and wounded. April 29, 1863. Bombardment of Grand Gulf, Miss., by Porter's fleet. Confed. works greatly damaged. Fleet considerably injured. May, 1863. May 3, 1863. Confed. batteries at Grand Gulf, Miss., evacuated by the Confederates, and taken possession of by Adml. Porter. May 27, 1863. Sinking of the U. S. gunboat Cincinnati by Confed. batteries at Vicksburg. 35 of her crew killed and wounded. June, 1863. June 3, 1863. Simsport, La., attacked by Federal gunboats. June 10-11, 1863. Attack on Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, by Federal gunboats and troops. June 17, 1863. Capture of Confed. iron-clad ram Atlanta, by monitor Weehawken, in Wassaw Sound, Ga. 180 prisoners taken. June 22-23, 1863. Seven fishing vessels captured off Martha's Vineyard, Mass., by Confed. captured bark Tacony, Lieut. C. W. Read. July, 1863. July 13, 1863. U. S. gunboat Baron DeKalb sunk by Confed. torpedo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes and Queries. (search)
n of Chambersburg are only exceeded by the terrible sufferings of the impoverished and homeless people of Columbia. Chambersburg was the only town destroyed by the Confederates, and that was done for a specific purpose. The record on the other side is in fearful contrast. In 1862 the following towns within the limits of the Confederates States were burned in whole or in part by the Federal army: Fredericksburg, Va.; Williamstown, N. C.: Hamilton, N. C.; Donaldsonville, Louisiana; Simsport, Louisiana. In February, 1864, during the march of Sherman (whose military career was a success only so far as he destroyed property, for he never won a battle) from Vicksburg to Merridan, Miss., with 26,000 men, the following towns were burned in whole or in part: Merridan, Miss.; Canton, Miss.; Okalona, Miss. Contrast with this, the action of the Confederate army, as they invaded and retired from Pennsylvania without plunder. In this march of Sherman's to Merridan, he burned 10,000 bales
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Louisiana, 1863 (search)
175th and 177th Infantry. VERMONT--1st and 2d Batteries Light Arty.; 8th Infantry. WISCONSIN--4th Infantry. UNITED STATES--Batteries "A," "F" and "L" 1st Arty.; Battery "C" 2d Arty., Battery "G" 5th Arty.; Corps de Afrique, 1st Engineers. Union loss, 203 killed, 1,545 wounded, 157 missing. Total, 1,995. May 27: Skirmish near Lake ProvidenceLOUISIANA--8th Colored Infantry. Union loss, 1 killed, 1 wounded, 6 missing. Total, 8. June 1: Skirmish, Berwick(No Reports). June 3: Engagement near SimsportMiss. Marine Brigade, Ram "Switzerland." June 3-8: Exp. to ClintoILLINOIS--6th and 7th Cavalry. LOUISIANA--1st Cavalry. MASSACHUSETTS--Cavalry Battalion; 2d Battery Light Arty.: 31st, 38th and 53d Infantry. NEW YORK--156th Infantry. WISCONSIN--4th Cavalry. June 4: Exp. to Lake St. JosephConfederate Reports. June 4: Action, Atchafalaya RiverMiss. Marine Brigade; Ram "Switzerland." June 6: Skirmish near RichmondILLINOIS--10th Cavalry. LOUISIANA--9th Colored Infantry. June 7: Actions, Mill
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Louisiana, 1864 (search)
lored Infantry. June 4: Skirmish near MorganzaILLINOIS--87th Mounted Infantry. June 7: Occupation of Madisonville(No Reports.) U. S. Navy. June 8: Engagement, SimsportU. S. Gunboats "Neosho," "Fort Hindman," "Chillicothe." June 9: Skirmish, Morgan's Ferry RoadMARYLAND--3d Cavalry. June 15-16: Affairs at Como and Magnolia Landavalry; 118th Infantry. July 4: Skirmish, Cross BayouILLINOIS--4th Cavalry. July 4: Skirmish, MansuraNEW YORK--156th Infantry. July 5-7: Exp. from Morganza to SimsportTEXAS--1st Cavalry. July 9: Skirmish, Cross BayouILLINOIS--4th Cavalry. July 16: Skirmish, Goodrich LandingUNITED STATES--66th Colored Infantry. July 17-18: ExS--2d Cavalry; 118th Mounted Infantry. MISSOURI--6th Cavalry. NEW YORK--11th and 14th Cavalry. WISCONSIN--4th Cavalry; 1st Battery Light Arty. Oct. 6: Skirmish, SimsportIOWA--23d Infantry. Oct. 6: Skirmish, ClintonILLINOIS--2d Cavalry. Oct. 9-10: Skirmishes, Bayou Sara(No Reports.) Oct. 15: Skirmish, Bayou LiddellUNITED STATES
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Connecticut Volunteers. (search)
t Bisland, near Centreville, April 12-13. Irish Bend April 14. Opelousas April 20. Expedition to Alexandria and Simsport May 5-18. Near Cheyneyville May 18. Movement to Bayou Sara, thence to Port Hudson May 22-25. Siege of Port Hudsntations at Indian Bend, April 13. Irish Bend April 14. Bayou Vermillion April 17. Expedition to Alexandria and Simsport May 5-18. Expedition from Barre's Landing toward Brashear City May 21-26. Siege of Port Hudson May 26-July 9. A4. Teche Campaign April 11-20. Irish Bend April 1.4. Bayou Vermillion April 17. Expedition to Alexandria and Simsport May 5-18. Destruction of Salt Works, near New Iberia, May 18. Moved to Bayou Sara, thence to Port Hudson, May 22-2lantation at Indian Bend April 13. Irish Bend April 14. Bayou Vermillion April 17. Expedition to Alexandria and Simsport May 5-18. Moved to Bayou Sara, thence to Port Hudson May 22-25. Siege of Port Hudson May 25-July 9. Assaults on
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