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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Return of the Army-marriage-ordered to the Pacific coast-crossing the Isthmus-arrival at San Francisco (search)
of Mexico began to move out. Many of them, including the brigade to which I belonged, were assembled at Jalapa, above the vomito, to await the arrival of transports at Vera Cruz: but with all this precaution my regiment and others were in camp on the sand beach in a July sun, for about a week before embarking, while the fever raged with great virulence in Vera Cruz, not two miles away. I can call to mind only one person, an officer, who died of the disease. My regiment was sent to Pascagoula, Mississippi, to spend the summer. As soon as it was settled in camp I obtained a leave of absence for four months and proceeded to St. Louis. On the 22d of August, 1848, I was married to Miss Julia Dent, the lady of whom I have before spoken. We visited my parents and relations in Ohio, and, at the end of my leave, proceeded to my post at Sackett's Harbor, New York. In April following I was ordered to Detroit, Michigan, where two years were spent with but few important incidents. The pr
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), Report of Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, U. S. Army, commanding armies of the United States, of operations march, 1864-May, 1865. (search)
25,000 men of your present command for operations against Mobile. With these, and such additions as I can give you from elsewhere, lose no time in making a demonstration, to be followed by an attack upon Mobile. Two or more iron-clads will be ordered to report to Admiral Farragut. This gives him a strong naval fleet with which to co-operate. You can make your own arrangements with the admiral for his co-operation, and select your own line of approach. My own idea of the matter is that Pascagoula should be your base; but, from your long service in the Gulf Department, you will know best about the matter. It is intended that your movements shall be co-operative with movements elsewhere, and you cannot now start too soon. All I would now add is that you commence the concentration of your forces at once. Preserve a profound secrecy of what you intend doing, and start at the earliest possible moment. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. Major-General Meade was instructed See Vol
April 9. Colonel N. U. Daniels, of the Second regiment of Louisiana National volunteers, with one hundred and eighty of his men, left Ship Island on an expedition to Pascagoula, Miss. He reached that place and landed his force at nine o'clock in the morning; took possession of the hotel, and hoisted the National flag. Immediately after this, he was attacked by a body of rebel cavalry, supported by one company of infantry, and after a severe tight, in which twenty of the rebels were killed and a large number wounded, he succeeded in repulsing them, and capturing three prisoners and their colors. Colonel Daniels held the place until two o'clock in the afternoon, when, hearing that large reinforcements for the enemy were coming up the Pascagoula River, he withdrew his men and returned to Ship Island.--(Doc. 165.) A large war meeting was held at Chicago, Ill., at which speeches were made by William A. Howard, of Michigan, Senator Trumbull, and others.--A sharp fight took pl
in the world, and offered, if released, to return with a cargo of sweet potatoes. All feel that the latter would go far to relieve the severity of camp regimen, but the usages of war rather interfere with the gratification of the appetite, and Signor l'capitano, his mate and cook, will be retained here for the present. While in pursuit of the schooner, Mr. Freeman discovered seven boats filled with men, women, and children, who were making their escape from Biloxi to Ocean Springs and Pascagoula. It not being the design of Commander Smith to hold Biloxi, the expedition returned to Ship Island the same evening, and at the earliest convenience further demonstrations will be made against such movable property of the rebels as is required at this point. The Water Witch and New London did not participate in the affair, the credit of which belongs to the Lewis. It being the first exploit of the steamer since her conversion to the Union cause, her officers are receiving congratulati
175. General Harney. by Lexington. Come, now, a cheer for Harney, The valiant and the true! Faithful among the faithless, Give him the honor due. Rebellion wooed and threatened; Friends, kindred, claimed his aid; And soon the wronging whisper ran, “By him, too, we're betrayed! ”And, like the hoary traitor Of Pascagoula's shore, Like Lee, and Chase, and Beauregard, He breaks the oath he swore! “ But he wavered not an instant; On the old flag he gazed, With thoughts of those old battle-fields Where its Stars and Stripes had blazed; And he swore by all that touches A loyal soldier's heart, To stand by that bright banner Till life and he should part. So, then, a cheer for Harney! Long may he live to see The flag he perils all to save, Wave o'er a people free! --Boston Transc
wounded, and afterward killed in cold blood by the cowardly wretches who had fled on the first sight of our men. It is of course not prudent to mention what is now transpiring hereabouts, but all weak-kneed people had as well take heart, and not cry Wolf! too soon. There is no little probability that the adventurous Yankees will pay dearly for their grand raid. All apprehensions of an attack on Mobile or Selma are now dissipated. It turns out that there is no considerable force at Pascagoula, or in that vicinity, and if General Polk had only been reenforced at the critical point, at Meridian, for instance, the whole Yankee force would have been incontinently gobbled up. Richmond despatch account. Richmond, Va., March 9, 1864. The recent victory of General Forrest in Northern Mississippi, by which the grand plan of the Yankees in the West was so effectually defeated, was one of the most remarkable achievements of this war. We have conversed with gentlemen recently
Doc. 165.-fight near Pascagoula, Miss. Colonel Daniels's report. Headquaiters, ship Island, Miss., April 11, 1863. Brigadier-General Sherman, Commanding D upon learning that repeated demonstrations had been made in the direction of Pascagoula, by confederate troops ashore, and in armed boats along the coast ; and, furtn, I determined to make a reconnoissance within the enemy's lines, at or near Pascagoula, for the purpose of not only breaking up their demonstrations, but of creatinransport General Banks, on the morning of ninth April, 1863, and made for Pascagoula, Miss., where we arrived about nine o'clock A. M.--landed and took possession offugees since arrived, the enemy had over four hundred cavalry and infantry at Pascagoula, and heavy reenforcements within six miles of the place. Refugees, who have a diversion from Charleston; heavy reenforcements having already been sent to Pascagoula and other points along the Mississippi Sound. I have the honor to be, most
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 11: (search)
7, 1863. Major-General Halleck, Washington. * * * * I feel unwilling, or rather desirous to avoid keeping so large a force idle for many months. I take the liberty of suggesting a plan of campaign that I think will go far toward breaking down the rebellion before Spring. It will at least keep the enemy harassed, and prevent that reorganization which could be effected by Spring if left unimpeded. I propose, with the concurrence of higher authority, to move by way of New Orleans and Pascagoula on Mobile. I would hope to secure that place, or its investment by the last of January. Should the enemy make an obstinate resistance at Mobile, I would fortify outside and leave a garrison sufficient to hold the garrison of the town, and with the balance of the army make a campaign into the interior of Alabama and possibly Georgia. The campaign of course would be suggested by the movements of the enemy. It seems to me this move would secure the entire States of Alabama and Mississippi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
1716 Mississippi Company chartered with exclusive privilege of the commerce of Louisiana and New France, and obligated to introduce within twenty-five years 6,000 white persons and 3,000 negro slaves......Aug. 17, 1717 Mississippi Company grants land for settlements on the Yazoo, at Natchez, on the bay of St. Louis, and on Pascagoula Bay......1718 Three hundred settlers locate at Natchez......1720 Three hundred emigrants, destined for the lands of Madame de Chaumonot, arrive at Pascagoula......Jan. 3, 1721 Seat of government of Louisiana removed from Biloxi to New Orleans......1723 Chopart, commander of Fort Rosalie, demands that Great Sun, head of the Natchez tribe of Indians, should vacate White Apple village, about 6 miles from the fort, and surrender it to the French: a conspiracy of Indians and the massacre of the garrison follow......Nov. 29, 1729 Destruction of the Natchez by the French and Choctaws......Jan. 28–Feb. 8, 1730 Mississippi Company surrenders
eneral Lee telegraphs march of two corps of Grant's army, and division of cavalry marching on North Carolina by Weldon, with large amount of wagons and cattle. Requires troops of this department to oppose them. W. H. C. Whiting. Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 11th, 1864. To Genl. G. T. Beauregard, care Genl. Cobb, Macon, Ga.: The following from General Hood: General Maury telegraphs to General Dan. Adams that troops must be concentrated at Mobile immediately. Enemy was across Pascagoula yesterday, advancing on Mobile road. Geo. Wm. Brent, Col., and A. A. G. Headquarters, District South Carolina, Pocotaligo, Dec. 12th, 1864. General,—I have the honor to forward for your information a summary return of the troops along the line of the railroad from this point to the Savannah River, exclusive of certain cavalry forces commanded by Brigadier-General Young and Colonel C. J. Colcock, from whom no reports have been received. The hurried manner in which these t
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