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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 717 1 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 676 8 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 478 10 Browse Search
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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 411 1 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 2: Two Years of Grim War. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 409 3 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 344 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 332 2 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 325 5 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
in Baltimore that night on my way home, and ascertained from Marshal Kane himself the plan by which Maryland was to be precipitated out of the Union, against the efforts of Govr. Hicks to keep it there; and with Maryland also the District of Columbia. He told me Maryland would wait for the action of Virginia, and that action would take place within a month; and that when Virginia seceded through a convention, Maryland would secede by gravitation. It was at this interview I ascertained Fort McHenry to be garrisoned by a corporal's guard, consisting of one man, and that the Baltimore police were keeping guard on the outside, to prevent the roughs from capturing it prematurely. I communicated the facts to Captain Stone, and on the following Wednesday, January 9th, troops from Washington took possession of the fort, under orders from General Scott. At a subsequent visit to Washington I called, of course, on Captain Stone, and informed him of the purposes contemplated in Baltimore.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 11: operations in Southern Tennessee and Northern Mississippi and Alabama. (search)
Within a few days afterward, the Lower Mississippi, with the great city of New Orleans on its banks, was in the absolute possession of the National forces. Mitchel was holding a line of unbroken communication across Northern Alabama, from Florence to the confines of East Tennessee; and the National gun-boats on the Mississippi were preparing, though at points almost a thousand miles apart, to sweep victoriously over its waters, brush away obstructions to navigation, and meet, perhaps, at Vicksburg, the next Gibraltar of the Valley. Little was to be feared from troops coming from the East. They could not be spared, for at that time General McClellan was threatening Richmond with an immense force, and the National troops. were assailing the strongholds of the Confederates all along the Atlantic coast and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Beauregard's army was terribly smitten and demoralized, and he had sent an imploring cry to Richmond for immediate help. On the day after hi
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
of Buell, while the latter was operating against Bragg and Smith, when moving toward Kentucky. This weakening of his forces tempted the Confederates in Mississippi, under Generals Price and Van Dorn, When about to march for Kentucky, Bragg informed Aug. 30. Van Dorn and Price of his movement, and that he should leave to them the enemy in West Tennessee. Van Dorn had then established batteries at Port Hudson, secured the mouth of the Red River, and the navigation of the Mississippi to Vicksburg, and, being at liberty to devote more time to the northern portion of his department, he took position, accordingly, not far south of Grand Junction. to move toward the Tennessee River at the beginning of September; not, however, without the knowledge of the vigilant Grant, who was prepared to meet them. When Bragg moved northward, supposing Rosecrans was crossing the Tennessee in pursuit, in conjunction with Buell, he ordered Price to follow. The latter, preparatory to such movement,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 20: events West of the Mississippi and in Middle Tennessee. (search)
and the fourth the district of Columbus. Vicksburg, a city of Mississippi, situated on a group erations in the southwest were now tending. Vicksburg was not in General Grant's department, but i war-vessels had ascended the Mississippi to Vicksburg, and above, and exchanged greetings with othommander S. P. Lee, on the Oneida, as far as Vicksburg, May, 1862. without opposition. There the e they left. The whole force appeared off Vicksburg on the 26th of June, and that night the gun to cut a canal across the peninsula opposite Vicksburg, through which his transports might pass in er, which empties into the Mississippi above Vicksburg. She had been commenced at Memphis, and twoppi, and took shelter under the batteries at Vicksburg. Farragut now ran past the Vicksburg battVicksburg batteries again, and anchored below, and he and Davis abandoned the bombardment of that post. On the 2erate with the army of General Grant against Vicksburg. We left the latter encamped between Holly
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 21: slavery and Emancipation.--affairs in the Southwest. (search)
f the Mississippi, 575. natural defenses of Vicksburg, 576. movements at Chickasaw Bayou in theirthat time the Confederate forces at and near Vicksburg were under the command of General John C. Pend, with a gun-boat fleet, make an attack on Vicksburg. At the same time, General McClernand was trman had been preparing for his descent upon Vicksburg. While in command of the right wing of the its, entire length, and the only approach to Vicksburg by land was up their steep faces, through wh, and formed a difficult Upper entrance to Vicksburg. this is a view on what is called the Val were well preserved when the writer visited Vicksburg, in April, 1866. abatis. Sherman's auntil his pickets reached a point from which Vicksburg was in full view. Steele's division was ban was loth to relinquish his effort against Vicksburg. He had ordered another attack on the left ers, with Admiral Porter, made arrangements for the prosecution of the campaign against Vicksburg. [16 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
t De Soto and a coal-barge, she again ran by Vicksburg, went up the Red River to the Atchafalaya, a and the Era went safely up to a point below Vicksburg, notwithstanding she was fired at from Confeir other craft over the Mississippi, between Vicksburg and Port Hudson at least, when, by a trick fnow prepared for vigorous operations against Vicksburg from the line of the Big Black, on its left h the defeated troops in their flight toward Vicksburg. The Nationals followed them closely to Han not immediately follow the fugitives toward Vicksburg. Their retreat was covered by the batterieson over the wooded and broken country toward Vicksburg. Three miles and a half from that city Sherates, on the direct high-way from Jackson to Vicksburg, bent his course a little to the left, and tbeyond the Big Black, Grant closely invested Vicksburg, and commenced the siege proper, with Shermaore intent upon saving Pemberton's army than Vicksburg or Port Hudson, and directed him to unite hi[58 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 23: siege and capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. (search)
An immediate assault upon the defenses of Vicksburg seemed to Grant an imperative necessity. Hiult and perilous. Grant's Headquarters at Vicksburg. this is a view of the place of Grant's He writer by the inhabitants. Cave-life in Vicksburg. A graphic account of events in these ce trenches, then, and only then, will I sell Vicksburg. On the 14th June, 1863. Johnston sent hie operations of his army from Port Gibson to Vicksburg :--The result of this campaign has been the t — has expressed his intention of dining in Vicksburg on Saturday next, and celebrating the Fourthve observed one of the Confederate cannon at Vicksburg was--Whistling Dick, and that it was the mea of thousands of citizens. The capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, by which powerful portions r in Forrest's cavalry, and was a citizen of Vicksburg. He imparted to the author a great deal of the river, and, at near midnight, landed at Vicksburg. During the writer's visit at Vicksburg h[55 more...]