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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 57 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 42 0 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 36 0 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 26 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 26 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 22 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 18 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 15 1 Browse Search
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) 14 0 Browse Search
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Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, May, 1863. (search)
Johnston. He is a very gentlemanlike and intelligent but diminutive Virginian, and had only just assumed the command at Mobile. He was very civil, and took me in a steamer to see the sea defences. We were accompanied by General Ledbetter the engineer, and we were six hours visiting the forts. Mobile is situated at the head of a bay thirty miles long. The blockading squadron, eight to ten in number, is stationed outside the bay, the entrance to which is defended by Forts Morgan and Gaines; but as the channel between these two forts is a mile wide, they might probably be passed. Within two miles of the city, however, the bay becomes very shallow, and the ship channel is both dangerous and tortuous. It is, moreover, obstructed by double rows of pine piles, and all sorts of ingenious torpedoes, besides being commanded by carefully constructed forts, armed with heavy guns, and built either on islands or on piles. Their names are Fort Pinto, Fort Spanish River, Apalache,
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)
oss was about 40 killed and 70 wounded. In the latter part of July General Canby sent Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, with such forces as he could collect, to co-operate with Admiral Farragut against the defenses of Mobile Bay. On the 8th of August Fort Gaines surrendered to the combined naval and land forces. Fort Powell was blown up and abandoned. On the 9th Fort Morgan was invested, and after a severe bombardment surrendered on the 23d. The total captures amounted to 1,464 prisoners and 104 piy, who had been directed in January to make preparations for a movement from Mobile Bay against Mobile and the interior of Alabama, commenced his movement on the 20th of March. The Sixteenth Corps, Maj. Gen. A. J. Smith commanding, moved from Fort Gaines by water to Fish River; the Thirteenth Corps, under Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, moved from Fort Morgan and joined the Sixteenth Corps--on Fish River, both moving thence on Spanish Fort and investing it on the 27th; while Me jor-General Steele's
. S. N., concluded to celebrate Christmas eve by a small set — to with the insolent Lincoln cruiser New London, which was lying off the mouth of the harbor of Mobile, Ala, The Florida ran down to the westward of Sand Island, and challenged the New London to come on, which she did, and for an hour or two a lively cannonade at long two furnished an excitingly interesting exhibition for the entertainment of the great audience which viewed it — the four thousand men who garrison Forts Morgan and Gaines, as well as the crews of the blockading vessels, being the spectators. The Florida could not come to close quarters with the enemy by reason of the shoal water of a bar intervening, and could she have got out it is likely she would have had more than she could attend to with the several blockaders that were lying off in deep water. The engagement was lengthy, and may shots were fired on both sides, and ended by the Now London backing out, as usual. The Florida was not touched, but it is t
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 7.51 (search)
t down to aid in the defense. In January, 1864, he made a reconnoissance of Forts Gaines and Morgan, at which time no Confederate vessels were in the lower bay, exceded on the west end of Dauphine Island and began preparations for a siege of Fort Gaines. Meantime, also, three monitors had arrived and a fourth was daily expectedin easy range of both the forts. On the left, some three miles distant, was Fort Gaines, a small brick and earth work, mounting a few heavy guns, but too far away fnd Island, inspecting every hostile point, a Confederate transport landed at Fort Gaines, and began discharging cargo. At a signal from the admiral, one of the moniperhaps three miles distant, is Dauphine Island, a narrow strip of sand with Fort Gaines at its eastern end. Further to the west is little Fort Powell, commanding a , the officers and men escaping to the mainland. The Chickasaw also tackled Fort Gaines on the 6th, and speedily convinced the commanding officer that it would be f
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Mobile. (search)
lonels Joseph Bailey, Joshua J. Guppey, George W. Clark, Henry Bertram, and George D. Robinson. The effective strength of this command was about 5500; loss in the bombardment of Fort Morgan, 7 wounded. the Confederate forces: Maj.-Gen. Dabney H. Maury was the Confederate commander at Mobile, with Brig.-Gen. Richard L. Page in command of the defensive works at Fort Morgan, etc. Fort Morgan was garrisoned by a portion of the 1st Ala. battalion of artillery, one company of the 21st Ala., and the 1st Tenn. Fort Gaines, commanded by Col. Charles D. Anderson, was garrisoned by six companies of the 21st Ala., two companies 1st Ala. battalion of artillery, the Pelham Cadets, some reserves and marines; in all about 600. Lieut.-Col. James M. Williams was in command of Fort Powell, which was garrisoned by two companies 21st Ala. and a part of Culpeper's S. C. battery. Confederate loss in Fort Morgan: 1 killed, 3 wounded. The Confederate iron-clad Tennessee. from a War-time sketch.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The ram Tennessee at Mobile Bay. (search)
sary alterations therein, and he sent the naval constructor down from the city to make plans for the purpose; but before they could be perfected we were compelled to take the consequences of the defect, which proved to be disastrous. On the evening of the 4th of August, 1864, it was plainly to be seen that the blockading fleet, which had recently been augmented by the arrival of the heavier wooden vessels and the monitors, was making preparations to attempt the passage of Forts Morgan and Gaines, situated on either side of the entrance to the bay, and to attack the Confederate squadron. Similar preparations were made by our vessels, which had been anchored just within the bay for nearly three months, in daily expectation of the impending encounter. During the night a blockade-runner entered the bay and was boarded by the executive officer of the Tennessee. At about 6 o'clock on the morning of the 5th, the fleet was discovered to be under way toward the bay, the monitors on the
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The defense of Fort Morgan. (search)
ds. The spirit displayed by the garrison was fine; the guns were well served, and all did their duty nobly. As the fleet passed the fort and out of range of my guns, they were immediately attacked by the Confederate vessels under Admiral Buchanan, who fought most gallantly until he was disabled and overpowered by the Federal fleet. After the entrance of the Federal fleet into the bay and the evacuation of Fort Powell (a small battery which was untenable), and after the surrender of Fort Gaines, six miles distant on the opposite side of the bay, I felt confident that the whole naval and land forces of the enemy would be brought against Fort Morgan. I began at once to prepare the fort for as determined a defense as possible. It had been demonstrated by the fire of the enemy that the enceinte or outer rampart of the fort (in which was its main strength) protected the scarp of the main wall of masonry only about one-half its height from curvated shot, and that it would be in th
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Land operations against Mobile. (search)
n June 21st, was ordered to report to General Canby.--editors. with 1800 men from New Orleans to cooperate with Admiral Farragut. On August 3d Granger landed on Dauphine Island, and the next morning, the appointed time, was in position before Fort Gaines. At once crossing the bay, now held by Farragut's fleet, Granger landed in the rear of Fort Morgan and began a siege. A siege train was sent from New Orleans, and three more regiments of infantry. On the 22d of August, twenty-five guns an the Morgan, the partly completed iron-clads Tuscaloosa and Huntsville, and the steamers Nashville and Baltic.--editors. under Commodore Ebenezer Farrand. Canby's movement began on the 17th of March. The Sixteenth Corps moved by water from Fort Gaines; the Thirteenth Corps marched from Fort Morgan. Uniting at Danley's Ferry, near the mouth of Fish River, they laid siege to Spanish Fort on the 27th of March. Smith, with Carr's and McArthur's divisions, held the right, and Granger, with Ben
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
Pensacola Navy Yard surrendered, 169. seizure of Chattahoochie Arsenal, 170. demand for the surrender of Fort Pickens, 171. Secession Convention in Alabama. 172. opposition to Secession, 173. rejoicings in Mobile seizure of forts Morgan and Gaines, 175. work of conspirators in Georgia treasonable movements in Washington City, 176. Toombs urges the Georgians to rebel anxiety of professed Unionists, 177. Secession Convention in Georgia, 178. seizure of Fort Pulaski, 179. position of Lloodless conquest. One of the insurgents, writing at the fort that morning, said:--We found here about five thousand shot and shell; and we are ready to receive any distinguished strangers the Government may see fit to send on a visit to us. Fort Gaines, on Dauphin Island, opposite Fort Morgan, was taken possession of by the insurgents at the same time; and, on the same morning, the revenue cutter Lewis Cass was surrendered to T. Sandford, the Collector of the Port of Mobile, by Commander Mor
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 16: career of the Anglo-Confederate pirates.--closing of the Port of Mobile — political affairs. (search)
naval battle in Mobile Bay, 441. destruction of the Confederate squadron. 442. capture of Forts Gaines and Morgan, 443. the political situation, 444. National conventions, 445. Peace negotiatio. on the easterly Point of Dauphin Island was a View at Grant's Pass. stronger work, called Fort Gaines, commanding the main entrance; and southeasterly from it, on Mobile Point, was the still stroacola, on the Metacomet. General Granger was on Dauphin Island, and had begun the siege of Fort Gaines. Farragut sent August 6. the Chickasaw to help him. She shelled the Fort with such effect tg re-enforcements. He had signaled to Anderson to Hold on, and when that officer surrendered Fort Gaines, Page cried out Coward! and the entire Confederacy echoed the slander. Page's turn for a siwere surrendered, had been broken. Farragut added, that the whole conduct of the officers of Forts Gaines and Morgan presented such a striking contrast in moral principle that he could not fail to re
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