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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
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James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 17, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
L. P. Brockett, Women's work in the civil war: a record of heroism, patriotism and patience 1 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 1 1 Browse Search
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 41: the Red River expedition, under Major-General N. P. Banks, assisted by the Navy under Rear-Admiral David D. Porter. (search)
er; but on careful inquiry it was found that the water was unusually low for the season of the year, and therefore the expediency of a movement was doubted. But, as General Sherman was anxious to undertake the expedition. and promised to be in Natchez in the latter part of February, 1864, Admiral Porter ordered the following vessels to be ready near the mouth of Red River to accompany the Army whenever the latter should commence its march: the Essex, Benton, Lafayette, Choctaw, Chillicothe. O determined there should be no want of floating batteries for the troops to fall back on in case of disaster. The Admiral had written to General Sherman that he did not think the time propitious for ascending Red River, and when he arrived in Natchez he found that Sherman had gone to New Orleans to see General Banks. The impression was that he went there to obtain Banks' co-operation in the great raid through the South, which Sherman afterwards so successfully accomplished without Banks' as
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 43: operations of the Mississippi squadron, under Admiral Porter, after the Red River expedition. (search)
eeded in dispersing the Confederate forces. This fight lasted a whole day, and most of the work was done by the Navy. The Confederates left seven killed on the field, and took away a number of wounded. The place was soon after reinforced from Natchez, and the enemy departed. Captain Anderson, the commander of the negro troops at Waterproof, was so grateful for the service rendered by the Forest Rose that he wrote Lieutenant Johnston the following letter, which we give, with pleasure, as af persons in secret service, to introduce R. W. Dunn, E. C. Singer and J. D. Braman to my friends: B. C. Adams, Grenada; Captain Samuel Applegate, Winona; Colonel H. H. Miller, commanding regiment west of Grenada and Carrollton; W. P. Mellen, Natchez; Major John B. Peyton. Raymond; Judge D. H. Bosser, Woodville; F. A. Boyle, Woodville; Henry Skipwith, Clinton, La.; Conrad McRae, Fordocke, La.; W. Barton, Atchafalaya River, La.; J. J. Morgan, Atchafalaya River, La.; T. G. Calvit, Atchafalaya
Chapter 17: Tennessee campaign Franklin Nashville retreat Tupelo return to Richmond surrender at Natchez, Mississippi. At early dawn the troops were put in motion in the direction of Franklin, marching as rapidly as possible to over-take the enemy before he crossed the Big Harpeth, eighteen miles from Sprinceived the painful intelligence of Lee's surrender. Nevertheless, I continued my journey, and about the last of April reached the Mississippi, in the vicinity of Natchez. Here I remained with my staff and escort, using vain endeavors to cross this mighty river, until after the receipt of positive information of General E. Kirby Srender. During this interim we were several times hotly chased by Federal cavalry through the wood and canebrake. Finally, on the 31st of May, 1865, I rode into Natchez and proffered my sword to Major General Davidson, of the United States Army. He courteously bade me retain it, paroled the officers and men in company with me, a
leon smooth-bore and 6-pounder (caliber) rifle guns, which I am advised by General Bragg can be manufactured in New Orleans, where Leeds & Co. have the proper models and all necessary experience. Propositions have also been made from parties at Natchez to cast some guns. I regard it as clearly advantageous to encourage the casting of such guns at different points in this valley, so that should a foundery unfortunately fall into the hands of the enemy we should not be wholly crippled and depri. Guerrilla bands are forming in the Florida parishes, consisting of old and young men not subject to military laws. The Federal gunboats (not iron-clads) are blockading the mouth of Red River. All the ferry-boats have been seized by them. Natchez is the only safe place of crossing at present. I find that the Federals are making an effort to reach Memphis, intending to cut off all communication from the west bank of the Mississippi River. We have traitors amongst us, who will give them
ured without resistance. May 7. The Mayor refusing to surrender, Commander Palmer, of the Iroquois, landed and took possession of the U. S. Arsenal. Capt. Farragut arrived soon afterward, and took measures to render our possession permanent. Natchez was in like manner given up to the Iroquois; May 12. but, as the Confederates had not occupied it as a military post, it was left unmolested. The advance of our squadron, under Commander S. P. Lee, encountered no opposition until it reache by guerrillas, whereupon some buildings were burned in retaliation; and, the firing being repeated a few days after-ward, the remaining structures were in like manner destroyed. A boat's crew from the Essex was sent ashore, some days later, at Natchez, to procure ice for our sick sailors, and was unexpectedly attacked by some 200 armed civilians, who killed or wounded 7 of her crew. Porter thereupon opened fire on the town, bombarding it for an hour, and setting a number of its houses on fir
a cavalry brigade, 1,700 strong, composed of the 6th and 7th Illinois and 2d Iowa, starting April 17. Lagrange, Tennessee, swept rapidly southward, through Ripley, New Albany, Pontotoc, Clear Spring, Starkville, Louisville, Decatur, and Newton, Miss.--thus passing behind all the Rebel forces confronting and resisting Grant — until, having passed Jackson, he turned sharply to the right, and made his way W. S.W. through Raleigh, Westville, Hazlehurst, and Gallatin, to Union C. H., back of Natchez; thence zigzagging by Bogue Chito to Greensburg and Clinton, La., and so to Baton Rouge; May 2. having traversed more than 600 miles of hostile territory in 16 days; crossing several considerable rivers by ferriage, burning great numbers of railroad bridges, trestles, cars, and depots of supplies, having several smart engagements with Rebel forces hastily gathered to obstruct his progress, killing or wounding about 100 of them, beside capturing and paroling over 500 prisoners, and destro
dsville, Ky., fight at, 215. Munroe, Col., charges at Fayetteville, Ark., 448. Murfreesboroa, Tenn., capture of, 212. Murphy, Col. R. C., 8th Wis., abandons Iuka, 222; surrenders Holly Springs, 287; is cashiered, 287. N. Naglee, Gen. H. M., at Seven Pines, 142-4; wounded, 148. Nashville, Tenn., occupied by Unionists, 53; railroad reopened to, 270; stores accumulated at, 272; battle of, 685; losses and captures, 686. Nassau Island, focus of blockade runners, 643. Natchez, Miss., surrenders, 104. National Debt — Currency depreciation, 663-4. National Finances, Gov. Chase on the, 661. National Union party, Platform of, 1864, 659. Negley, Gen. J. S., at Stone River, 274. negro soldiers, in the Revolutionary war, 511; Congress subjects negroes to conscription, 519; use of, in aid of the Rebellion, 521; 522; the Confederates on arming, 523; President Lincoln on protecting, 525; progress in raising, 527; Bancroft's history on, 511-12; Dr. Franklin on,
stent fighting, Wilson's Creek beat them all. After this battle the regiment was stationed in Missouri until May, 1862, when it was ordered to Corinth. The summer of 1862 was spent in opening and guarding the Mobile & Ohio R. R. In January, 1863, it moved to Young's Point, opposite Vicksburg, where the regiment was mounted by order of General Grant. It served as mounted infantry during the ensuing eighteen months, including the siege of Vicksburg, after which it joined the expedition to Natchez. During this time it was engaged, almost continuously, on scouting and outpost duty. In October, 1863, it returned to Vicksburg, and was stationed at Black River Bridge, twelve miles south of the city, where it went into winter quarters. The spring of 1864 was also passed in the vicinity of Vicksburg. On June 1, 1864, the regiment, excepting two companies of reenlisted men and recruits, embarked on transports for home, its term of service having expired. While passing Columbia, Ark., t
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 7 (search)
s to reenforce the garrison of Mobile. Most of the predatory warfare was waged by Federal troops stationed on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, and near it in Mississippi. On the eastern part of that frontier Brigadier-General Ruggles commanded Ferguson's brigade of Confederate cavalry, and ten or twelve field-pieces; and the western was defended by Brigadier-General Chalmers, with his brigade of cavalry and a field-battery; Colonel Logan, with another mounted brigade, operated near Natchez and Port Hudson; and Colonel Power with his regiment, also mounted, in Northeastern Louisiana. These dispositions had been made by Lieutenant-General Pemberton. After the Federal army, under Major-General Sherman, moved from Jackson to Vicksburg, General W. H. Jackson's division was advanced to the line from Livingston to Raymond, to observe the Federal army beyond the Big Black River, and protect the reconstruction of the railroad north and south of the town of Jackson; miles of it, in
e field of death and doom Our banner shall proudly wave, Or we, who fight for the sunny South, Will sleep in the honor'd grave. Now let us be faithful, bold, and true, And Heaven will bless us still; And so good-bye to our homes and friends, And Natchez on the Hill. --Natchez Free Trader. 38. Southrons. The following stirring verses, which we copy from a Southern exchange, are from the patriotic pen of a lady of Kentucky, who has achieved a national reputation as a poetess and authoressNatchez Free Trader. 38. Southrons. The following stirring verses, which we copy from a Southern exchange, are from the patriotic pen of a lady of Kentucky, who has achieved a national reputation as a poetess and authoress.--Louisville Courier, June 22. You can never win them back-- Never! never! Though they perish on the track Of your endeavor; Though their corses strew the earth That smiled upon their birth, And blood pollutes each hearth- Stone forever! They have risen to a man, Stern and fearless; Of your curses and your ban They are careless. Every hand is on its knife, Every gun is primed for strife, Every Palm contains a life High and peerless! You have no such blood as theirs For the shedding: In th
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