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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
mployed on the fortifications in different. parts of the Confederacy. all able leaders, and each bearing the commission of Lieutenant-General. Recent events had greatly inspirited the Confederates, and given a buoyant tone to the feelings of the army. Richmond seemed secure from harm for at least a year to come. Its prisons (especially the Libby, which became both famous and infamous during the war) were crowded with captives. Charleston was defiant, and with reason. Vicksburg and Port Hudson, on the Mississippi, though seriously menaced, seemed impregnable against. any force Grant and Banks might array before them; and the appeals of Johnston, Libby Prison. this was a large store and warehouse belonging to a man named Libby, who, it is said, was a friend of the Union, and the conspirators gladly ordered his property to be used for public purposes. It stands on the corner of Carey and Nineteenth streets. near Jackson, for re-enforcements, See page 615, volume II. we
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 4: campaign of the Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro'to Chattanooga. (search)
charge of a gun on the Essew when the ram Arkansas (see page 529, volume II.) was destroyed. He was sent in an armed boat to burn a Confederate ferry-boat near Port Hudson. He had accomplished the work, and was returning alone to his boat, along the shore, when he was seized by three guerrillas. He was taken to Jackson, and then because of his delay, and the Government, considering the facts that Grant and Porter were then closely investing Vicksburg; Banks and Farragut were encircling Port Hudson with armed men; Lee was moving in force toward the Upper Potomac, and rumor declared that Bragg was sending re-enforcements to Johnston, in Grant's rear, Seeg brigade from Mississippi, under General Walker, and the thousands of prisoners paroled by Grant and Banks at Vicksburg See note 2, page 630, volume II. and Port Hudson, See page 637, volume II. who were falsely declared by the Confederate authorities to be exchanged, and were released from parole, were, in shameful violatio
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 5: the Chattanooga campaign.--movements of Sherman's and Burnside's forces. (search)
ne-fourth of a mile north of Fort Crocker. Battery Smith, one-fourth of a mile west of Ransom. Battery Hickenlooper, one mile north of the city, on the Valley road. I am indebted to Captain William J. White, aid-de-camp of General T. J. Hood. for the information contained in this note. See note 1, page 616, volume II, and sent out expeditions to other places. We have observed, that, on the fall of Vicksburg, Grant was about to send General Herron to the aid of Banks, then besieging Port Hudson, See page 631, volume II. when he heard of the surrender of that post. Herron had already embarked with his troops, when the order was countermanded, and he was sent July 12, 1863. in lighter draft vessels up the Yazoo, for the purpose of capturing a large fleet of steamboats, which had escaped Porter's fleet, and were then lying at Yazoo City. The transports were convoyed by the armored gun-boat, De Kalb, and two of lighter armor, called tin-clad vessels, under Captain Walker. Whe
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
after the attack on Helena, See page 148. the surrender of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, and the retreat of Johnston from Jackson, See page 146. by which Grant'ss suddenly withdrew from Alexandria, on the Red River, and marched to invest Port Hudson — a service which required nearly all of his available troops--General Dick ers to allow him to capture it, or at least by his menace to draw Banks from Port Hudson, to defend it. Banks's outposts were drawn into Brashear City, where therof the Mississippi at that time, for Banks's forces, released by the fall of Port Hudson, quickly expelled the Confederates from the region eastward of the Atchafalaelled to pass, and the facility with which troops might be brought down from Port Hudson. Before the close of July, Taylor had evacuated Brashear City July 22. (bucontinually annoying vessels at sharp turns in the river, in the vicinity of Port Hudson, and General Herron was sent to Morgansia to suppress these gangs of annoyer
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 9: the Red River expedition. (search)
eenth and Thirty-third Wisconsin, and the Fifty-eighth Ohio, all infantry. of the Nineteenth Corps, and a brigade of colored troops, which had just come up from Port Hudson. On the following morning, April 7. General Smith followed with a part of the Sixteenth Corps, while a division of the Seventeenth, under T. Kilby Smith,. tweds. of Colonel Benedict, became distinguished. He was soon placed in the position of acting-brigadier, and in that. capacity performed gallant service before Port Hudson during Banks's siege of that post. He was then in General Dwight's division, which occupied the left of the attacking line. He was ever ready for perilous duty, and often performed it. When, on the 15th of June, Banks called for one thousand volunteers to storm the works at Port Hudson, Colonel Benedict offered to lead a battalion in the perilous duty, which circumstances made unnecessary. His death produced most profound sorrow in the army, and in his native State, where he was widely
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 19: the repossession of Alabama by the Government. (search)
pedition to West Point capture of Fort Tyler, 520. Croxton's destructive raid, 521. the author's journey from Savannah to Montgomery, 522. a day at Montgomery the State capital, 523. at Selma, Mobile, and New Orleans, 524. departure for Port Hudson and Vicksburg, 525. The repossession of Alabama was an important part of General Grant's comprehensive plan of campaign for the winter and spring of 1865. The capture of the forts at the entrance to Mobile Bay Aug., 1864. was a necessary troy the. Union and establish an empire founded upon slavery, these mute but terrible accusers, rebuked the criminals unmolested. Having accomplished the object of his errand in that great metropolis of the Gulf region, he reluctantly bade adieu to his traveling companions for ten days (Mr. and Mrs. Hart), and embarked on the Mississippi River for Port Hudson and Vicksburg, in the steamer Indiana. That voyage has already been considered. See page 688, volume II. Tail-piece — artesian wel
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
ront of Bermuda hundred. signals and the signal corps have often been mentioned in this work, and illustrations of signal stations of various kinds have been given, the most common being trees used for the purpose. The value of the signal corps to the service during the civil war, has been hinted at; it can not be estimated. That value was most conspicuously illustrated during McClellan's campaign on the peninsula of Virginia; at Antietam and Fredericksburg; Plate I. at Vicksburg, Port Hudson, Fort Macon, and Mobile; during Sherman's march from Chattanooga to Atlanta, and his approach to the coast, and especially in connection with the attack at Allatoona Pass, mentioned on page 398. the system of signaling by night and by day, on land and on the water, in use during the Civil War,was the invention of Colonel Albert <*>. Myer, of the National Army, who was the chief of the signal corps throughout the conflict. He has written, fully illustrated, and published a volume on the s
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 22: prisoners.-benevolent operations during the War.--readjustment of National affairs.--conclusion. (search)
orm of a trial. With such a high hand did the Conspirators exercise their horrid rule at that time, and so utterly perfidious was their conduct in the matter of paroled prisoners, as in the case of Grant's captives at Vicksburg and Banks's at Port Hudson, already mentioned, See page 131. that justice interposed between humanity and policy, and demanded a cessation of all exchanges until the Conspirators should act in accordance with the common usages of civilized nations. When in August, 1ently to my coming on duty here, the events of the war threw upon your hands a large body of paroled officers and men (over 30,000) captured by General Grant at Vicksburg. and not long afterward some 6,000 or more captured by General Banks at Port Hudson. Suddenly, and without any proper conference or understanding with me, and but a few days prier to the important events at Chickamauga, as if for the express purpose of increasing the force of General Bragg against General Rosecrans, you gave
Va., cavalry fight near; 3.100. Auger, Gen., at the siege of Port Hudson, 2.63 i. B. Bailry, Lieut.-Col., Joseph, dam constructed bval's Bluff, capture of, 2.582. Dwight, Gen., at the siege of Port Hudson, 2.631. E. Early, Gen., Jubal, expedition sent out by in ted by Farragut, 2.594. Gardner, Gen. Frank K., his defense of Port Hudson against Gen. Banks, 2.631. Gauley Mountain, Rosecrans at the edition of from Memphis, 3.415. Grover, Gen., at the siege of Port Hudson, 2.631. Groveton, battle of, 2.456. Guerrillas in Missourile of Gaines's Farm, 2.422. Port Gibson, battle of, 2.604. Port Hudson, Farragut's attempt to pass the batteries at, 2.598; investment er in command of the Southern Department, 2.319; at the siege of Port Hudson, 2.631. Sherman, Gen. W. T., placed in command of the DepartmGen., his expedition in the Teche region, 2.596; at the siege of Port Hudson, 2.631; at Fort Fisher, 3.480; Richmond surrendered to, 3.549.