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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the naval war. (search)
re easily steered. On the 6th of June, at break of day, Montgomery weighed anchor with his eight steamers, the Van Dorn, the General Bragg, the Little Rebel, the General Lovell, the General Beauregard, the General Price, the Sumter and the Jeff Thompson, each carrying two guns. He had resolved to risk everything rather than abandon Memphis without a fight. It was, indeed, the only important city on the borders of the Mississippi between Cairo and New Orleans. Its population, which in 1860me to complete the work of destruction. The Beauregard, entirely disabled, soon sunk near the shore; the Little Rebel, carrying Montgomery's flag, and the Sumter reached the bank of the Arkansas, where their crews landed in great haste. The Jeff Thompson, likewise abandoned, caught fire and blew up; finally, the Bragg sunk before she had time to get out of deep water. The Confederate flotilla was annihilated. It had lost seven vessels out of eight. The Federals were chiefly indebted for th
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VII:—politics. (search)
over an important bridge. It was probable, therefore, that as soon as the railroad had brought the Confederates sufficient forces to enable them to strike a blow against New Orleans, they would debouch from this direction. The Southern general J. Thompson had stationed himself in the village of Pontchitoula, situated seventy-seven kilometres from the great city, and sixteen beyond the bridge of the Manchac pass. He had three hundred men with him, together with a battery of artillery. Strop Tangipahoa River, was to land the troops she had on board east of Pontchitoula, while the second was to make its landing on the left bank of the Manchac pass, after having destroyed the railway bridge. It was expected that both would strike J. Thompson's camp at the same time. Strong hoped thus to cut off his retreat and capture him with all his troops. But this plan could not be carried out; the New London vainly tried two nights in succession to get over the Manchac bar, and the Ceres wa