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and Jamestown, sunk in the channel to hold the Federal fleet from Richmond (see two pages following for another view of this scene) Obstructions rendered useless: James River, Virginia, near Drewry's Bluff.--1862 The superior navy of the Federals at the beginning and throughout the war enabled them to gain the advantage of penetrating the rivers leading into the interior of the Confederacy and thus support the military forces in many telling movements. To this fact the surrender of Forts Henry and Donelson and the ultimate control of the Mississippi by the Union forces gives eloquent testimony. In the East the regions between Washington and Richmond were traversed by streams, small and large, which made aggressive warfare difficult. For this reason McClellan chose the James River Peninsula for his first advance upon the Confederate Capital. Far more dreaded than the advance of the army was the approach of the powerful Monitor and the Galena up the James River, and the first
ment in the history of warfare. It began at Fort Henry and ended at Vicksburg, covered a year and ff seven gunboats, four of them ironclads. Fort Henry was garrisoned by an army of about three thoabled, drifted The Unlucky Essex after Fort Henry Commander W. D. Porter The thousand-ton the War of 1812. Fifteen of the shots from Fort Henry struck and told upon the Essex, the last one The gunboat that fired the first shot at Fort Henry Flag-officer Foote Here, riding at ancm General Halleck to advance the attack upon Fort Henry on the Tennessee River, near the border of K seventeen thousand troops. Arriving before Fort Henry on February 6th, the intrepid naval commande St. Louis was renamed the Baron de Kalb. At Fort Henry, she went into action lashed to the Carondelp of the Conestoga. She was present both at Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. stronger than his own, son, that was, in a measure, a repetition of Fort Henry, saw two fighting foes become thus united. [12 more...]
An artillery officer and engineer, his military training and practical experience made him a most valuable executive. He had also the gift of leading men and inspiring confidence. Always cool and collected in the face of danger, and gifted with a personality that won friends everywhere, the reports of all of his superiors show the trust and confidence that were reposed in him. In April, 1861, he had taken charge of the fortifications at Cairo, Illinois. He was with Grant at Paducah, at Forts Henry and Donelson, and at Shiloh where he collected the artillery near the Landing that repelled the final Confederate attack on April 6th. He remained Chief of Staff until October, 1862. On October 14th, he was made a Brigadier-General of Volunteers, and was appointed superintendent of military railroads in the Department of Tennessee. Later he was Chief of Staff to General Sherman, and again proved his worth when he was with General Thomas at Hood's defeat before Nashville in December, 18
n the extreme right is the church where Flag-officer Foote preached a sermon after the fall of Fort Henry--next he led the gunboats at Island no.10. It has been truly said that without the Americahat quarter would have been equally impossible. It was these floating fortresses that reduced Fort Henry and that gave indispensable aid at Fort Donelson. At Shiloh, when at the close of the first dStonewall Jackson, he was a man of deep religious principles. On the Sunday after the fall of Fort Henry he preached a sermon in a church at Cairo. The next year the aged admiral lay sick in New Yorl, answered the admiral, I am glad to be done with guns and war. We must get to our story. Fort Henry and Fort Donelson had fallen. General Polk had occupied Columbus, Kentucky, a powerful strongucky. The St. Louis, commanded by Lieutenant Leonard Paulding, participated in the capture of Fort Henry, going into action lashed to the Carondelet. She was struck seven times. At Fort Donelson she
illa as an organization had little cause for satisfaction in the day's work. A. T. Mahan, in The Gulf and Inland waters. The boats I have purchased are illy adapted for the work I shall require of them; it is not their strength upon which I rely, but upon the audacity of our attack, for success. Colonel Charles Ellet, Jr., in a letter to the Secretary of War. The Western gunboat flotilla had done wonderful work in the space of two months, February to April, 1862. It had captured Fort Henry; it had made possible the taking of Fort Donelson, with its vast equipment and fourteen thousand men; it had secured to General Pope's army the surrender of Island No.10--all within the eight weeks. But there were more strongholds to conquer and the heaviest battle was still in the future. Fort Pillow with its frowning cannon lay eighty miles or more below New Madrid, and eighty miles still farther down the great river was Memphis. Fort Pillow, and Fort Randolph, just below, must now be
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
Confed. 11 killed, 15 wounded. January 19-20, 1862: Mill Springs, Ky., also called Logan's Cross Roads, Fishing Creek, Somerset and Beech Grove. Union, 9th Ohio, 2d Minn., 4th Ky., 10th Ind., 1st Ky. Cav. Confed., 17th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 28th, 29th Tenn., 16th Ala., 15th Miss., Saunder's Cavalry, Bledsoe's Battery. Losses: Union 38 killed, 194 wounded. Confed. 190 killed, 160 wounded. Confed. Gen. F. K. Zollicoffer killed. February, 1862. February 6, 1862: Fort Henry, Tenn. Union, Gunboats Essex, Carondelet, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Conestoga, Tyler, and Lexington. Confed., 10th, 48th, 51st Tenn., 15th Ark., 4th Miss., 27th Ala., B. 1st Tenn. Art. Culbertson's and Crain's Art., Milner's and Milton's Cavalry. Losses: Union 40 wounded. Confed. 5 killed, 11 wounded. February 8, 1862: Roanoke Island, N. C. Union, 21st, 23d, 24th, 25th and 27th Mass., 10th Conn., 9th, 51st, and 53d N. Y., 9th N. J., 51st Pa., 4th and 5th R. I., U. S. Gunboat