hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Index (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 1 1 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 383 results in 86 document sections:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
e who actually knew what it was to be besieged in Petersburg, invaded in Georgia, starved in Tennessee, or locked up by a blockading fleet — such veterans have been astonished to find these authenticated photographs of the garrison beleaguered in the most important of Southern ports. Remains of the circular church and secession hall, where South Carolina decided to leave the Union On the battery, Charleston's spacious promenade Inside Fort Moultrie--looking eastward Outside Fort Johnson--Sumter in the distance The desolate interior of Sumter in September, 1863, after the guns of the Federal fleet had been pounding it for many weeks In Charleston after the bombardment So long as the Confederate flag flew over the ramparts of Sumter, Charleston remained the one stronghold of the South that was firmly held. That flag was never struck. It was lowered for an evacuation, not a surrender. The story of Charleston's determined resistance did not end in triumph for the
Confed. No record found. July 2-5, 1864: Nickajack Creek or Smyrna, Ga. Union, troops under command of Maj.-Gen. Sherman; Confed., Gen. Johnston's command. Losses: Union, 60 killed, 310 wounded; Confed., 100 killed and wounded. July 2-10, 1864: expedition from Vicksburg to Jackson, Miss. Union, First Division, Seventeenth Corps; Confed., Gen. Wirt Adam's command. Losses: Union, 220 killed, wounded, and missing; Confed. No record found. July 3, 1864: Fort Johnson, James Island, S. C. Union, Troops of Department of the South; Confed., Gen. W. B. Taliaferro's command. Losses: Union, 19 killed, 97 wounded, 135 missing; Confed. No record found. July 4-7, 1864: Bolivar and Maryland Heights, Va. Union, Maj.-Gen. Sigel's Reserve Division; Confed., Gen. Jubal Early's command. Losses: Union, 20 killed, 80 wounded. July 5-7, 1864: John's Island, S. C. Union, Maj.-Gen. Foster's troops; Confed., Gen. W. B. Taliaferro's c
ion of a bursting charge, which, with its percussion-fuse, was not inserted unless it was desired to fire the projectile against advancing troops as shell. These had a terrific effect, bursting at times into more than 200 pieces. The view of Fort Johnson reveals both spherical solid shot and oblong shell. The latter are slightly hollowed out at the base, in order to secure a better distribution of the gases generated when the pieces were discharged. The stack of projectiles around the two 10or the 3-inch field-gun on the top of the parapet weighed ten pounds, and the powder charge was one pound. Shells in Fort Putnam South Carolina: projectiles in the sea-coast forts Projectiles in Magruder battery, Yorktown Interior of Fort Johnson, Morris island Interior of Fort Putnam, Morris island struck, thereby communicating the flame to the bursting charge. Of course, these were not always sure. Whether the one or the other form of fuse was used, depended on the purpose of
neral features, as were also those at Camp Butler, near Springfield, Illinois, which was, however, abandoned for prison purposes in 1862. After the suspension of the agreement to exchange prisoners, May 25, 1863, the numbers in confinement began to exceed the provision made for them, and in May, 1864, some barracks on the Chemung River near Elmira, New York, were enclosed for prison purposes. Before the end of August, the number of prisoners reached almost ten thousand. Conditions Fort Johnson in Sandusky bay, lake Erie This photograph shows one of the forts used to guard the prisoners at Johnson's Island, Lake Erie. The prison here was expected to be sufficient to accommodate the whole number of prisoners taken during the war, in which, however, Quartermaster-General Meigs was much disappointed. When Lieutenant-Colonel William Hoffman, commissary-general of prisoners, had been ordered to Lake Erie in the fall of 1861 to select a prison-site, with the limitation that it mu
an island at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, he placed himself in a position to withstand long attack. But he needed supplies. The Confederates would allow none to be landed. When at length rumors of a powerful naval force to relieve the fort reached Charleston, the Confederates demanded the surrender of the garrison. Anderson promised to evacuate by April 15th if he received no additional supplies. His terms were rejected. At half-past 4 on the morning of April 12th a shell from Fort Johnson rose high in air, and curving in its course, burst almost directly over the fort. The mighty war had begun. Confederates in Sumter the day after Anderson left A gun trained on Charleston by Anderson Two days after the bombardment of Sumter, April 16, 1861 Wade Hampton (the tallest figure) and other leading South Carolinians inspecting the effects of the cannonading that had forced Major Anderson to evacuate, and had precipitated the mightiest conflict of modern times—tw
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Defence of Charleston from July 1st to July 10th, 1864. (search)
on or confusion produced. The troops employed on this duty, and which deserve to be particularly noticed, consisted, from time to time, of detachments of the Second South Carolina artillery, including the detachment under Captain Dixon from Fort Johnson, the First South Carolina infantry (regulars), the First South Carolina artillery, Company B siege train, the Thirty-second Georgia, First South Carolina cavalry, and Kirk's and Peeble's squadrons South Carolina cavalry, and Bonand's battalion to the energy and ability which was manifested by Colonel Rhett, commanding reserve troops, and subsequently west lines. I have already alluded to the services rendered by that capital officer, Colonel Harrison; and the brilliant affair of Fort Johnson speaks for itself of the ability of its gallant commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Yates. To the members of my staff--Captain Page, A. A. G.; Lieutenants Cunningham, ordnance officer, and Meade, A. D. C.--I am particularly indebted for the faith
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations before Charleston in May and July, 1862. (search)
es Army, visited the island to-day. June 18. Flag of truce from the enemy to inquire after wounded and prisoners, and asking leave to send comforts to them, and offering similar privilege to us as to our men. June 20. A few shell thrown by a gunboat to-day at men at work on our west line. July 1. Total inactivity of the enemy, offensively, since repulse of 16th ult., except the firing of the few shell on 20th. Grand salute today at sunrise along our entire line, and at Forts Johnson, Sumter, and Moultrie, in honor of our successes before Richmond. Enemy reported to be advancing. Troops under arms and to the front. False alarm. Enemy suspected to be about to retire from the island. July 5. Enemy's land force, known to have been retiring for several days from Grimball's, now ascertained to be all withdrawn from that place. Transports for several days past seen going out of Stono. Gunboats in the river off Grimball's. July 7. Major William Duncan, Fir
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), An incident of Fort Sumter. (search)
the month of February, 1861, that a company (the Moultrie Guard) of the first regiment of rifles, was sent to garrison Fort Johnson, or rather to occupy the summer houses of James' Island, fronting on Charleston harbor. A small earthwork held by a darrison. To this end an order had been issued, permitting a boat from Sumter to come in a direct line to the wharf at Fort Johnson, take on such supplies of vegetables, fresh meats and mail, which arrived daily by steamer from Charleston, (and whicht boat was hauled under the wharf out of the rain while waiting for the steamer. The officer (now dead) in command of Fort Johnson was on the wharf, and seeing the dripping crew incautiously asked the Federal officer to go to his quarters out of thely the rain held up, and the Federal departed, loaded up his boat and left for Sumpter. What induced the commander at Fort Johnson to move quarters that very afternoon, is easily guessed; we, the non-commissioned mess aspiring to transport our beds
Chapter 9: The coercion of Missouri answers of the governors of States to President Lincoln's requisition for troops restoration of forts Caswell and Johnson to the United States Government condition of Missouri similar to that of Kentucky hostilities, how initiated in Missouri agreement between Generals Price and Harney its favorable effects General Harney relieved of command by the United States Government because of his Pacific policy removal of public arms from Missouriservices. The prompt and spirited answer he gave to the call upon North Carolina to furnish troops for the subjugation of the Southern states was the fitting complement of his earlier action in immediately restoring to the federal government Forts Johnson and Caswell, which had been seized without proper authority. In communicating his action to President Buchanan, he wrote: My information satisfies me that this popular outbreak was caused by a report, very generally credited, but which,
urage? There is no point of pride. These are your brethren; and they have shed as much glory upon that flag as any equal number of men in the Union. They are the men, and that is the locality, where the first Union flag was unfurled, and where was fought a gallant battle before our independence was declared—not the flag with thirteen stripes and thirty-three stars, but a flag with a cross of St. George, and the long stripes running through it. When the gallant Moultrie took the British Fort Johnson and carried it, for the first time, I believe, did the Union flag fly in the air; and that was in October, 1775. When he took the position and threw up a temporary battery with palmetto-logs and sand, upon the site called Fort Moultrie, that fort was assailed by the British fleet, and bombarded until the old logs, clinging with stern tenacity, were filled with balls, but the flag still floated there, and, though many bled, the garrison conquered. Those old logs are gone; the eroding cur
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9