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war measure for suppressing said rebellion, do on this first day of January, 1863, and in accordance with my purpose so to do, publicly proclaimed for the full period of one hundred days from the day first above mentioned, order and designate as the States and parts of States wherein the people thereof respectively are this day in rebellion against the United States, the following, to wit: Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana (except the Parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James, Ascension, Assumption, Terre Bonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the City of New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, (except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkeley, Accomac, Northampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Ann, and Norfolk and Portsmouth) and which excepted parts are for the present left precisely as if this proclamation were not i
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Seventh battery Massachusetts Light Artillery. (search)
lexandria; one section was stationed at Pineville. A portion of the battery engaged in an expedition against guerillas May 4, 1864; reunited and forming part of the 2d Division, 19th Army Corps, it was on the march to Morganza Bend on the Mississippi from May 11 to 22, being engaged near Mansura, La., May 16. The battery was encamped at Morganza, moving at one time to St. Charles, Ark., until October 23, when two sections changed camp to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., one section moving again to St. Charles. On January 15 the battery went to Kennerville, La. On March 18 it joined the 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, to take part in the operations against Mobile; it was on the march until March 27 when it engaged in action at Spanish Fort; from this time until April 8, when it was ordered to Fort Blakely, it was engaged a part of every day in action at the Fort, and on April 9 it engaged in the assault on Fort Blakely. On April 20 it embarked on an expedition up the Mobile and Alabama rivers;
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, chapter 5 (search)
e might go up higher into the river to find some safe harbor for our ships; and we passed up the river, against the stream, about ten leagues, coasting the said island, at the end where---of we found a goodly and pleasant sound, where is a little river and haven, where, by reason of the flood, there is about three fathoms water. This place seemed very fit and commodious to harbor our ships therein; and so we did very safely. We named it the Holy Cross; The St. Croix River, now called St. Charles. The first name was given because Cartier reached it on the festival of the Holy Cross. for on that day we came thither. Near unto it there is a village, whereof Donnacona is lord; and there he keepeth his abode: it is called Stadacona, Now Quebec. as goodly a plot of ground as possibly may be seen, and therewithal very fruitful, full of goodly trees even as in France, as oaks, elms, ashes, walnut trees, maple-trees, citrons, vines, and white-thorns, that bring forth fruit as big as
did not intend to fight? Why did he ask for siege guns to reduce the arsenal, if he could not keep them when he got them? If he could not defend himself, why did he not retreat? He knew for two days that he was liable to be attacked, and for several hours that he certainly would be. He had two safe lines of retreat open to him. A march of 15 miles over a macadamized road would have put him behind the Meramac river; or of 20 miles, over an equally good road, across the Missouri river at St. Charles; and in either case reinforcements would have come to him every hour of the day and night. In fact, why did he not take the arsenal long before? He had the authority to do it, and could have done it at any time for months. The partisans of the South throughout the State were disheartened because those in authority did not do anything themselves and would not allow others to do anything. They knew the possession of the arsenal was essential to their cause. The possession of it would h
roe threw a passing triumph in his assurance that the flag was not to be removed by their authorities, but by those who had the power and the will to exercise it. The people had gathered, a compact mass, about the city hall. They were silent, but looked angry and threatening. Suddenly a body of men appeared, marching through the Camp street gate, drawing two howitzers after them. It was a strictly naval demonstration, comprising officers, marines, and sailors. The marines lined the St. Charles street side of the banquette opposite the hall. Standing in the street in front of those shining bayonets, the crowd, always silent and angry, waited for what was to come. Upon Captain Bell, Farragut's chief-of-staff, fell the burden of hoisting the flag. To his notification the mayor, strongly moved, replied, very well, sir, you can do it; but I wish to say that there is not one in my entire constituency so wretchedly renegade as would be willing to exchange places with you. Upon r
d the works, burning the buildings. The lieutenant and 7 of his men made their escape. On the same day, Captain Crawley and a small Confederate force met a detachment of Col. Powell Clayton's Fifth Kansas cavalry and of the Second Wisconsin cavalry; at the crossing of Lick creek, twelve miles from Helena, and routed it, taking 20 prisoners, besides killing and wounding many of the enemy. Brigadier-General Gorman, having sent 1,200 Federal cavalry to Clarendon on White river, moved to St. Charles on White river, accompanied by the two gunboats St. Louis and Cincinnati, and finding the post evacuated by the Confederates, garrisoned it with 800 infantry. He then proceeded on transport to Devall's Bluff, which he occupied January 17th, capturing on the cars, ready for shipment to Little Rock, two columbiads and some small-arms, and a part of the little force engaged in guarding them. From there, with the gunboats Romeo and Rose, he sent an expedition which occupied Des Arc, Major
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Index. (search)
50, 6 Sabine Pass, Tex. 32, 3; 135-A Defenses and means of communication, 1863 32, 3 Sacramento Mountains, N. Mex. 98, 1 Sailor's Creek, Va. 16, 1; 74, 1; 76, 5; 77, 4; 78, 4; 100, 1; 137, G5 Vicinity of, toward Jetersville, Va. 77, 4 Saint Albans, Vt. 171 Saint Andrew's Bay, Fla. 135-A; 147, F10; 171 Saint Augustine, Fla. 135-A; 146, B11; 171 Saint Augustine Creek, Ga. 5, 4; 70, 2; 71, 10; 80, 1; 101, 21; 120, 2; 133, 3; 144, F10 Saint Charles Court-House, La. 156, E8 Saint Francis, Ark. 135-A; 154, B8 Saint Francis River, Ark. 135-A; 153, F8; 154, B8; 171 Saint Francisville, La. 135-A; 155, H6; 156, B6; 171 Saint Francisville, Mo. 153, C9 Saint Genevieve, Mo. 47, 1; 152, G10 Saint George, W. Va. 116, 3; 136, F1 Saint Helena Island, S. C. 91, 4; 117, 1; 135-A; 144, E12 Saint James, Mo. 47, 1 Saint John's River, Fla. 135-A; 146, A10, 135-A; 146, E11; 171 Saint
which constituted a part of the fleet commanded by Capt. Geo. N. Hollins, provided for the defense of the Mississippi river, was run up White river. At an earlier date, Lieutenant Dunnington had participated in the operations against Pope's army at Point Pleasant, Mo., and was active in resisting the crossing of the river. At the surrender of the Confederate forces near Tiptonville, the Ponchartrain was ordered to Fort Pillow. On the 16th of June, 1862, Lieutenant Dunnington arrived at St. Charles on White river, with the men necessary to work the 32-pounder cannon, which he had previously placed in battery. He was hardly in position before the approach of the Federal gunboats was announced. After dark, Capt. Joseph Fry, commanding the naval forces, undertook to blockade the river against the enemy's advance, and with his own crew, he sunk the gunboat Maurepos in the main current, remaining on deck until the gundeck was submerged. At 8:30 the next morning the Federal fleet adva
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.15 (search)
ed a squad of printers from their ranks to print said proclamation of said Butler. During yesterday morning the Yanks took possession of Lafayette square for a camp, and of the City Hall, posting guards inside and on the immediate outside of the latter. General Butler also ordered the occupation by his men of the St. Charles Hotel, which the proprietor had closed. Butler has there established his headquarters, and has it thoroughly guarded, and even has four field-pieces planted on the St. Charles street sidewalk. He means to be well protected himself. There are very many troops in the custom-house, and some are also quartered in Lytle's and Beard's warehouses, fronting the levee. Nothing of great moment happened to-day, except that the grand proclamation came out. I have read it and think nothing of it, though there is something in it to which to object. It is written in the regular Butler style of nonsensical bombast. The Ninth regiment of Connecticut volunteers arrived to-d
St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri a city of 7,000 pop., on Missouri River, at the crossing of the North Missouri Railroad, 20 miles from St. Louis. Engaged in woolen and other manufactures and a place of active business. Mines of coal are worked in the vicinity.
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