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Men under his Command. In the Senate, on the fourteenth of December, 1863, Mr. Wilson introduced a joint resolution expressive of the thanks of Congress to Major-General Nathaniel P. Banks, and the officers and soldiers under his command at Port Hudson, which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.. On the eighth of January, 1864, Mr. Wilson reported it back without amendment. The Senate, on the eighteenth, on motion of Mr. Wilson, took up the resolution, and it pahusetts, was taken up and passed. The joint resolution tendered the thanks of Congress to Major-General Nathaniel P. Banks and the officers and soldiers under his command, for the skill, courage, and endurance which compelled the surrender of Port Hudson, and thus removed the last obstruction to the free navigation of the Mississippi River; and was approved by the President on the twenty-eighth of January, 1864. No. Lvii.--The Joint Resolution expressive of the Thanks of Congress to Major-G
Massachusetts regiment and the crew of the Harriet Lane, who were all taken prisoners at Galveston on the first of January, the same day we started from San Antonio. We had heard about the fight, but did not believe it. We were now reinforced by three hundred and twenty, which made the party over six hundred strong, not counting the Scotch Grays that the latter party had along. We were delayed at Fort Taylor three days, waiting for wood; but we finally got under way again, and got into Port Hudson, a strongly fortified town on the Mississippi River, in the hands of the rebels. Here we stopped all night, and the next morning went down the river, under a flag of truce, to Baton Rouge, where we were received by the Federal officers. I can hardly describe my feelings on landing once more on the soil where the stars and stripes were so proudly waving from the tall masts of the men-of-war lying in the river. Well, we were landed inside our lines after being prisoners of war twenty-t
my has nine (9) boats between Vicksburg and Port Hudson. I cannot send any more troops, and think d, and that it was deemed necessary to hold Port Hudson as a means of keeping up our communications himself, with two thousand (2,000) men, to Port Hudson, and hold the place at all hazards. On the war collected for its defence; the fall of Port Hudson; the surrender of the Mississippi River, annd, if you can, a few thousand live hogs to Port Hudson and Vicksburg. If the present navigation s I spared no exertion to have Vicksburg and Port Hudson abundantly provisioned, and that whenever tcey's brigade was expected. to arrive from Port Hudson the next day; that General Pemberton's forces, except the garrison of Port Hudson, (five thousand) and of Vicksburg, was at Edwards' Depot — td. On this my orders for the evacuation of Port Hudson were repeated, and he was informed you cannion rendered any movement for the relief of Port Hudson impossible, had a march in that direction b[32 more...]
rebellion record, vol. 5, page 488--documents. headquarters army of West Tennessee Holly Springs, Miss., Oct. 20, 1862. General: I have the honor to make the following report of the battle of Corinth: Having established batteries at Port Hudson, secured the mouth of Red River and the navigation of the Mississippi River to Vicksburg, I turned my especial attention to affairs in the northern portion of my district. On the thirtieth day of August I received a despatch from General Brunication from General Price, in which was enclosed a copy of the despatch from General Bragg above named, making an offer to co-operate with me. At this time General Breckinridge was operating on the Mississippi River, between Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, with all the available force I had for the field; therefore I could not accept General Price's proposition. Upon the return, however, of General Breckinridge, I immediately addressed General Price, giving my views in full in regard to the ca
sed of the result of the expedition, I immediately ordered the occupation of Port Hudson, a point selected for its eligibility of defence, and for its capacity for oe report of Major-General Breckinridge, of his operations at Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, herewith forwarded. It gives me pleasure to commend to the special notice strong position on the Mississippi, below the month of Red River, I occupied Port Hudson with a portion of the troops under the command of Brigadier-General Ruggles. and Camp Moore. I directed General Ruggles to select eligible positions at Port Hudson for heavy batteries, and ordered Captain Nocquet, Chief Engineer, to report ceive the guns, which the Major-General commanding wrote me were on the way. Port Hudson is one of the strongest points on the Mississippi, which Baton Rouge is not,in obedience to orders from the headquarters of the department, I moved from Port Hudson for Jackson, Mississippi, with a portion of the force, leaving Brigadier-Gen
. I had received from New Orleans news of the fall of Vicksburg. I trust the doubt you express may be well founded. Port Hudson surrendered on the ninth instant, literally from starvation. The plan I had arranged for an attack on New Orleans ftant, I do not entertain the slightest doubt. Whether the city could have been held is another question. The fall of Port Hudson, and the almost certain fate of Vicksburg, render my present position in the Lafouche extremely hazardous, and not to fallen into our hands, I am satisfied, with a little work on it, we would have held it against all the gunboats below Port Hudson. Its capture and occupation would doubtless have caused great uneasiness and inconvenience to. the Federal army besieted until daylight, then moved on Waterloo, four miles above Hermitage. The enemy were reinforced from Banks' army at Port Hudson. I made demonstrations of an attack during the day; at night drove in the enemy's pickets, and, under cover of darkne