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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 158 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 105 3 Browse Search
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 76 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 68 0 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) 62 4 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 58 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 48 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 40 2 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
er XXI:, volume I. we have considered some stirring events at and near Fortress Monroe, in Southeastern Virginia. In Hampton Roads, in front of that fortress, a great land and naval armament was seen in August, 11361, destined to strike a severe bll Campbell, of Maine), who had escaped from Hatteras Inlet, brought information to Commodore Stringham, commanding in Hampton Roads, that through that pass English blockade-runners were Silas H. Stringham. continually carrying in supplies of arms the passage. The suggestion was acted upon, and, at the time we are considering, a small squadron of vessels was in Hampton Roads for the purpose, on which were to be borne nine hundred land troops. Butler volunteered to command these troops. HiHe went in the tug Fanny, with a detachment of mariners and soldiers of the Naval Brigade which had been organized in Hampton Roads. The tug towed a launch, and the Susquehanna accompanied them. An earthwork, little inferior to Fort Hatteras, was
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
f the Potomac River. Need of harbors for blockading vessels gathering of a naval and military expedition in Hampton Roads, 115. composition of the expedition its departure, 116. a terrible storm at sea joy of the Confederates, 117. thof General Stone, 146. a prisoner of State, 147. the Baltimore Plot, 148. how Mr. Lincoln's life was saved. 149. Hampton Roads presented a spectacle, in October, similar to that, late in August, of the Hatteras expedition; but more imposing. Ie Southern coast, that, early in October, rumors of it began to attract public attention. It became tangible when in Hampton Roads a large squadron was seen gathering, and at Annapolis a considerable land force was collecting, which, it was said, w war vessels and transports, with twenty-five coal vessels under convoy of the Vandalia. These, with the troops, left Hampton Roads and proceeded to sea on a most lovely October morning, Oct. 29, 1861. having been summoned to the movement at dawn b
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 6: the Army of the Potomac.--the Trent affair.--capture of Roanoke Island. (search)
ng tranquil after the excitement caused by the Trent affair, when its attention was keenly fixed on another expedition to the coast of North Carolina, already alluded to. The land and naval armaments of which it was composed were assembled in Hampton Roads early in January, 1862, ready for departure, after a preparation of only two months. Over a hundred steam and sailing vessels, consisting of gun-boats, transports, and tugs, and about sixteen thousand troops, mostly recruited in New England, e mostly of the newest construction. A well-organized signal corps accompanied the expedition, and there were two extensive pontoon trains. Fully equipped in every way, the expedition, whose destination had been kept a profound secret, left Hampton Roads on Sunday, the 11th of January, 1862. and went to sea. when it was known that the expedition had actually gone out upon th<*> Atlantic at that inclement season, there was great anxiety in the public Stephen C. Rowan. mind. The storm o
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 12: operations on the coasts of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. (search)
orces, with the fleet now in command of Commodore Rowan (Goldsborough having been ordered to Hampton Roads), at Hatteras Inlet. New Berne, the capital of Craven County, at the confluence of the rivetions to attempt its capture. That movement we will consider hereafter. Turning again to Hampton Roads, we see General Butler and some troops going out upon another expedition, with his purpose a leadership. Two thousand were at Ship Island; more than two thousand were on ship-board in Hampton Roads; and over eight thousand were ready for embarkation at Boston. President Lincoln gave thelieutenant-general, Parton's General Butler in New Orleans, page 194. Butler embarked at Hampton Roads, Feb. 25, 1862. accompanied by his wife, his staff, and fourteen hundred troops, in the finain of the Mississippi appears to have been utterly incompetent. On the night after leaving Hampton Roads, he ran his vessel on a shoal off Hatteras Inlet, and barely escaped wrecking. On the follo
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 13: the capture of New Orleans. (search)
land was the place of rendezvous for the naval as well as the land portion of the forces destined for the capture of New Orleans. The naval force was placed under the command of Captain David G. Farragut, a loyal Tennesseean, who sailed from Hampton Roads in the National armed steamer Hartford, on the 2d of February, 1862, and arrived in the harbor of Ship Island on the 20th of the same month, having been detained by sickness at Key West. He had been instructed by the Secretary of the Navy Jssippi, and these, bearing two thousand armed men, appeared off the levee in front of New Orleans on the first of May. The General and his staff, his wife, and fourteen hundred troops, were on the same vessel (Mississippi) in which they left Hampton Roads sixty-five days before. Preparations were made for landing forthwith. In his order for the movement, he forbade the plunder of all property, public or private, in the city; the absence of officers and soldiers from their stations without ar
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
destruction of the latter, 362. the Monitor in Hampton Roads, 363. Battla between the Monitor and Merrimack,eated, and was about to manifest its strength in Hampton Roads. The Monitor, whose exploits we shall consider o the Secretary of War. The notable events in Hampton Roads, that modified McClellan's plans for marching onat the beginning of March, and its appearance in Hampton Roads was then daily expected. Meanwhile another engiaptain Marston, the commander of the squadron in Hampton Roads, informed the authorities at Washington that the was seen coming down the Elizabeth River toward Hampton Roads, accompanied by two ordinary gun-boats. At the iety to the loyal men on the northern borders of Hampton Roads. It was expected the savage Merrimack would bean Battle between the Monitor and Merrimack, in Hampton Roads. so doing she grounded, when Van Brunt again bro-operation of the remnant of the naval force in Hampton Roads in the reduction of the Confederate water-batter
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
ate that post, orders were given for an immediate attempt to seize Sewell's Point, and march on Norfolk. Arrangements were made with Commodore Goldsborough to co-operate; and a large number of troops were embarked on transports then lying in Hampton Roads. Goldsborough attacked the Confederate batteries on the point, which replied with spirit. The Merrimack came out to assist McClellan's Headquarters at Cool Arbor. them, when the National vessels withdrew, and the troops were disem barkedcould be taken in reverse, and a direct route to Norfolk be opened. The troops were again embarked, and a bombardment was opened on Sewell's Point from Fort Wool, in the Rip Raps, An unfinished fortification that commanded the entrance to Hampton Roads, in front of Fortress Monroe, It was at first called Fort Calhoun. Its name was changed to Wool, in honor of the veteran General. to deceive the Confederates with the appearance of a design to renew the attempt to land there. At a little
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
-boats from Red River, or forces by land from New Orleans. Some operations by National forces had already been made on the Teche, and it was now determined to drive the Confederates from their strong places in the vicinity of Brashear City, and to destroy their gun-boat. An expedition for that purpose was led by General Weitzel, accompanied by a squadron of gunboats under Commodore McKean Buchanan, who fought his traitor brother so bravely on the Congress in A Louisiana Swamp. Hampton Roads. See note 2, page 362. His squadron consisted of the gun-boats Calhoun (flag-ship), Kinsman, Estrella, and Diana. Weitzel left Thibodeaux on the 11th of January, 1863. and placing his infantry on the gun-boats at Brashear City, he sent his cavalry and artillery by land. Weitzel's force consisted of the Eighth Vermont, Seventy-fifth and One Hundred and Sixtieth New York, Twelfth Connecticut, Twenty-first Indiana, Sixth Michigan, a company of the First Louisiana Union cavalry, and art