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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Confederate cruisers. (search)
cruisers having their base in Europe were now under the principal direction of Commodore Samuel Barron, senior officer at Paris. Barron, having no further use for the Georgia, sent her to Liverpool in May, 1864, to be disposed of by Bulloch. She whensive that measures might be taken to stop the building of the rams. He accordingly arranged with a mercantile firm in Paris, Messrs. Bravay & Co., that they should become the purchasers of the vessels, ostensibly for the Viceroy of Egypt, and thde to procure ships of war for the Confederates in France. From intimations received by Mr. Slidell, the commissioner at Paris, it was believed that the French emperor would place no obstacle in the way of Confederate operations in France. A contrd of the whole transaction, the through certain letters which came into the possession of John Bigelow, Consul-General at Paris. The letters formed a complete exposure of the business, and the Government was forced to interpose; and although during
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 12.91 (search)
d on the 11th of June, 1864, entered the port of Cherbourg, and applied for permission to go into dock. There being none but national docks, the Emperor had first to be communicated with before permission could be granted, and he was absent from Paris. It was during this interval of waiting, on the third day after our arrival, that the Kearsarge steamed into the harbor, for the purpose, as we learned, of taking on board the prisoners we had landed from our last two prizes. Captain Semmes, hoe Couronne following us. The day was bright and beautiful, with a light breeze blowing. Our men were neatly dressed, and our officers in full uniform. The report of our going out to fight the Kearsarge had been circulated, and many persons from Paris and the surrounding country had come down to witness the engagement. With a large number of the inhabitants of Cherbourg they collected on every prominent point on the shore that would afford a view seaward. As we rounded the breakwater we disc
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 12.92 (search)
cruising to and fro off the breakwater. A message was brought from Mr. Dayton, our minister to Paris, by his son, who with difficulty had obtained permission from the French admiral to visit the Keplayed at the mizzen as the flag of victory. He went on shore with the intention of leaving for Paris without delay. In taking leave The crew of the Kearsarge at quarters. From a photograph. ofhe coast made his efforts useless. He remained, witnessed the battle, telegraphed the result to Paris, and was one of the first to go on board and offer congratulations. At a supper in Cherbourg thy; all desired. his recovery and lamented his death. At a dinner given by loyal Americans in Paris to Captain Winslow and two of his officers, a telegram was received announcing the death of Goui of smoke enabling the movements of each ship to be distinctly traced. An. excursion train from Paris arrived in the morning, bringing hundreds of pleasure-seekers, who were unexpectedly favored wit
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the campaign of the Carolinas. (search)
10th, 15th, 18th, 20th, 26th, 30th, 32d, 37th, and 45th Tenn., and 23d Tenn. Batt'n), Col. A. Searcy. Gist's Brigade, Col. W. G. Foster: 46th Ga., Lieut.-Col. A. Miles; 65th Ga. and 2d and 8th Ga. Batt'ns (consolidated), Lieut.-Col. Z. L. Walters; 16th and 24th S. C., Col. B. B. Smith. artillery Battalion, Maj. B. C. Manly: La. Battery, Capt. William M. Bridges; N. C. Battery, Capt. George B. Atkins; S. C. Battery, Capt. George H. Walter; S. C. Battery, Capt. W. E. Zimmerman; Va. Battery (Paris's), Lieut. Thomas Tucker. Stewart's Corps, Lieut.-Gen. Alexander P. Stewart. Loring's division, Maj.-Gen. William W. Loring. Featherston's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. W. S. Featherston: 1st Ark. (consolidated 1st and 2d Ark., Mounted Rifles, and 4th, 9th, and 25th Ark. Inf.), Col. H. G. Bunn; 3d Miss. (consolidated 3d, 31st, and 40th Miss.), Col. John M. Stigler; 22d Miss. (consolidated 1st, 22d, and 33d Miss., and 1st Miss. Batt'n), Col. M. A. Oatis; 37th Miss. Batt'n, Maj. Q. C. Heidelber