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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The defence of Mobile in 1865. (search)
ted. Had Canby landed on Dog river, west of Mobile, and invested the city, he would have found hier of landing his army at Fish river to attack Mobile, the sending of Steele's corps towards Pollardthe fighting on the eastern shore, the city of Mobile and all the works and forts immediately arounding cannon in the world. Our Brooke guns at Mobile were rifles, of 11-inch, 10-inch, 7-inch and 6s my honor to command that Confederate army at Mobile, and my privilege to share its fortunes to theSteele. The whole expeditionary force against Mobile consisted of fifty thousand infantry, seven thng at 5 o'clock; I completed the evacuation of Mobile on Wednesday morning, having dismantled the woe enemy that he might take quiet possession of Mobile, since there was no Confederate force to oppos of my staff, to inform them the evacuation of Mobile was complete, their whole duty was performed, e, only to learn by the Confederate lessons of Mobile that ironclads cannot avail against torpedoes;[23 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Defence of Fort Morgan--reports of General R. L. Page. (search)
organ. They would have appeared most appropriately in immediate connection with General Maury's report of the defence of Mobile, but as they were not received in time for that, they are given here.] headquarters Third brigade, D. G., Fort Morgan, August 6th, 1864. General D. H. Maury, Commanding, &c., Mobile: General — I have the honor to report that at 6 o'clock yesterday morning the enemy's fleet, consisting of twenty-three men-of-war, of which four were monitors, moved up in line to , R. L. Page, Brigadier-General Commanding. New Orleans, La., 30th August, 1864. Major-General D. H. Maury, Commanding Mobile, Alabama: General — The report of the evacuation of Fort Powell and the surrender of Fort Gaines I had the honor of adsert it in the terms there was a full understanding, and I was assured that my sick and wounded should be sent at once to Mobile by a flag of truce. This was not done. Considering the great exposure to which the men were subjected, and the fact tha
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
layne, the editor of the Richmond State: We have several times had occasion to commend the work of this Society and the usefulness of its publications. The issue of the papers for the month just passed is one of unusual variety, and is, as all its predecessors, of a positive value to the historian and to all interested in reaching the truth of our recent war between the States. Particularly welcome are the reports of General Maury of the operations of his department — headquarters at Mobile — and of General R. L. Page touching the defence of Fort Morgan. These papers are published for the first time, and fill an important gap in the story of the military life of the Confederacy. Captain Park's diary continues its minute and lifelike descriptions, and Mr. McCarthy's Soldier life is, as all his sketches, faithful and sparkling. The papers on the Fort Gregg defence help to throw light on affairs hitherto known but vaguely, and the memorial address on General Lee, confining itse
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3.19 (search)
ia; Captain J. W. Fannin, of the Sixty-first Alabama, formerly a private in my company, and Captain L. S. Chitwood, of Fifth Alabama, among the new arrivals, are all old acquaintances and friends of mine. Fifty-nine officers and several hundred men, belonging to Wharton's command in the Valley of Virginia, captured by Sheridan, were brought to the fort, and several officers from Fort La Fayette, including General R. L. Page, arrived soon after. The latter were captured at Fort Morgan, near Mobile. March 16th Miss Eliza Jamison, my fair unknown friend of Baltimore, sent me five dollars, promised to correspond with me herself, and enclosed a bright, sparkling letter, full of wit and humor, from a young lady friend of hers, signed Mamie, offering to write to me once in awhile to cheer me in my prison life. Miss Eliza Jamison thus describes Mamie : She is full of mischief and fun, but very discreet and particular. She is small, has very dark hair, beautiful black and very express
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The last Confederate surrender. (search)
rior. The closing scenes. Major-General Maury commanded the Confederate forces garrisoning Mobile and adjacent works, with Commodore Farrand, Confederate Navy, in charge of several armed vesselsr, and use every effort to interrupt Sherman's communications south of Nashville, I proceeded to Mobile to inspect the fortifications; thence to Montgomery, to meet President Davis. The interview ext assault, General Maury, in accordance with instructions, withdrew his garrisons in the night to Mobile, and then evacuated the city, falling back to Meridian, on the line of the Mobile and Ohio railwas arranged between us to determine a course of action, and a place selected ten miles north of Mobile, near the railway. Accompanied by a staff officer, Colonel William M. Levy (now a member of Coned to meet Rear Admiral Thatcher for a similar purpose. Citronville, some forty miles north of Mobile, was the appointed place, and there in the early days of May, 1865, the great war virtually ende
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Torpedoes. (search)
andria, Iron Duke, Duillio, &c. During the war with the Confederacy, there were 123 torpedoes planted in Charleston harbor and Stono river, which prevented the capture of that city and its conflagration. There were 101 torpedoes planted in Roanoke river, North Carolina, by which, of twelve vessels sent with troops and means to capture Fort Branch, but five returned. One was sunk by the fire from the fort, and the rest by torpedoes. Of the five iron-clads sent with other vessels to take Mobile, Alabama (one was tin-clad), three were destroyed by torpedoes. There were fifty-eight vessels sunk by torpedoes in the war, and some of them of no small celebrity, as Admiral Farragut's flag-ship the Harvest Moon, the Thorn, the Commodore Jones, the Monitor Patapsco, Ram Osage, Monitor Milwaukee, Housatonic and others. (Cairo in Yazoo river). Peace societies we must acknowledge a failure in settling national differences by arbitration, since enlightened nations go to war for a mere politi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
of America, held in Augusta, Georgia, November 12-22, 1862. In Memoriam of George Alfred Trenholm. Ninth Annual Report of the Home for the Mothers, Widows and Daughters of the Confederate soldiers. Map of Mobile Bay. Map of Charleston Harbor. Mr. Snowden has been a warm friend of the Society, and a frequent contributor to its archives. From Graves Renfroe, Esq., of Talladega, Alabama--The Cradle of the Confederacy, or the Times of Troup, Quitman and Yancey, by Joseph Hodgson, of Mobile, Alabama, 1876. Speech of Hon. William L. Yancey, of Alabama, delivered in the National Democratic Convention, Charleston, April 28th, 1860. From Rev. H. E. Hayden, Brownsville, Pennsylvania--Report of Adjutant-General of Pennsylvania for 1863. From ex-Governor John Letcher--Report of General Charles Dimmock, Chief of Ordnance of Virginia, of February 9th, 1863. Governor Letcher is constantly placing the Society under obligations for valuable papers and documents, and promises still other