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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 27 19 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 8 0 Browse Search
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Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 2 0 Browse Search
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concealed the inadequacy of their force; and, while but a small part of their army was engaged, they interrupted the Confederate fortification, and put the whole line of defense upon a strain. Badeau comments on the fact that there was no effort to molest Grant, allowing him to continue the investment at his leisure — a blunder almost equal to that of opposing no obstacle to the march from Fort Henry. While these operations were going on at the trenches on Thursday, the Carondelet, Captain Walke, a thirteen-gun vessel, preceding Foote's flotilla, arrived at Donelson early in the morning, and opened the siege by water. Taking position behind a headland, she threw 138 shots, until a 128-pound shot came crashing through one of her ports, injuring her machinery, and sending her off crippled. No damage was done to the fort, except that a shot disabled a gun, and killed Captain Joseph H. Dixon, a valuable young engineer, whose name has been mentioned in connection with the fortific
astern bank of the river, as rapidly as possible, and to hold itself in readiness to act as circumstances might require, either in assaulting the works or in supporting the First division. In the mean time, the gunboats were prepared for action, and at half-past 12 o'clock this morning, Flag-Officer Foote opened a fire on the enemy's works, at seventeen hundred yards distance, from the iron-clad gunboats Cincinnati, (flag-ship,) Commander Stembel; Essex, Commander Porter; Carondelet, Commander Walke; and St. Louis, Lieut. Commanding Paulding. The old gunboats Conestoga, Lieut. Commanding Phelps; Tyler, Lieut. Commanding Gwin; and Lexington, Lieut. Commanding Shirk, forming a second division, also accompanied the assailing squadron, taking position astern and in-shore of it. The First division, composed of the iron-clad gunboats, approached the fort in a parallel line, the Second division following at a short distance, and, as they slowly steamed up the river, the fire on both s
April 5. The United States gunboat Caronde. let, Capt. Walke, arrived at New Madrid, Mo., this morning at one o'clock, having passed the fortifications at Island Number10, and the batteries upon the mainland opposite, and now lies moored safely to the shore, under the guns of the upper fort at New Madrid. The Carondelet left the fleet last evening at ten o'clock, during a terrific thunder-storm, and having taken a barge in tow, laden with hay and coal, to serve as a protection from the enemy's balls, extinguished her lights, put on steam, and rapidly sailed down the river. The first intimation the rebels had of the attempt to run the blockade was the fire which issued from the burning chimney of the gunboat, and immediately thereafter it was greeted with a shower of balls from the infantry stationed at the upper battery, the same which was so effectually spiked a few days since by Col. Roberts. A signal rocket was then sent up, and in an instant the entire line of batte
April 6. Colonel Duffield, at Murfreesboro, Tenn., captured a mail direct from Corinth, Miss., with upward of one hundred and fifty letters, many containing valuable information regarding the strength and position of the rebels. From these letters Gen. Dumont learned that a number of spies were at Nashville and Edgefield, Tenn., and had them arrested.--National Intelligencer, April 10. The National gunboat Carondelet under the command of Capt. Walke, having on board Gen. Granger, Col. Smith, of the Forty-third regiment of Ohio Volunteers, and Capt. Lewis H. Marshall, Aid to Gen. Pope, made a reconnoissance to Tiptonville, Mo., the object being to draw the fire from the masked batteries of the rebels along the Mississippi River. On her way up the river the Carondelet attacked a battery, and, Capt. Marshall, accompanied by a party of soldiers of the Twenty-seventh Illinois regiment, landed, spiked the guns, destroyed the carriages, and threw the ammunition into the river.-
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
n from the Barrancas to Fort Pickens, increase the force by as many men as could be spared from the Navy Yard, and order the Wyandot and the store-ship Supply, Captain Walke, to anchor under the guns of the fort. Slemmer was soon ready for the movement, but Armstrong failed to perform an essential part of his business in the matemonstrated, but in vain. That night Captain Berryman sent him some muskets which he had procured, with difficulty, from the Navy Yard, to arm his seamen; and Captain Walke assured him that he would afford him all the aid in his power, in defense of the fort. On the morning of the 10th, about five hundred troops of Florida and s. On the 15th they seized the Coast-survey schooner F. W. Dana, and appropriated it to their use. Slemmer heard of the movement at tile Navy Yard through Commander Walke, who had received instructions from Armstrong to put to sea immediately with the Supply, if the post should be attacked. Slemmer sent a note at once to the C
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 3: military operations in Missouri and Kentucky. (search)
H. Dougherty, and the Seventh; Iowa, Colonel Lauman. in four steam transports, convoyed by the wooden gunboats Tyier and Lexington, commanded respectively by Captains Walke and Stemble. They lay at Island No.1, eleven miles above Columbus, that night. There Grant received information that Polk was sending troops across to Belmo gun-boats had performed most efficient service in engaging the Confederate batteries, protecting the transports, and covering the re-embarkation. Indeed, to Captains Walke and Stemble, who managed their craft with the greatest skill and efficiency, the country was mostly indebted for the salvation of that little army from destruction or capture. After the transports had departed from before Columbus, and gone some distance up the river, followed by the gunboats, Captain Walke was informed that some of the troops had been left behind. He returned with the Tyler, and met detached parties along the banks. He succeeded in rescuing nearly all of the strag
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
owing day Grant wrote an urgent letter to his commander setting forth the advantages to be expected from the proposed movement, and on the 30th an order came for its prosecution. Grant and his Campaigns, by Henry Coppee, pages 89 and 40. The enterprise was immediately begun, and on Monday morning, the 2d of February, 1862. Flag-officer Foote left Cairo with a little flotilla of seven gun-boats These were the armored gun-boats Cincinnati (flag-ship), Commander Stembel; Carondelet, Commander Walke; Essex, Commander W. D. Porter; and St. Louis, Lieutenant Commanding Paulding; and the wooden gun-boats Lexington, Lieutenant Commanding Shirk; Tyler, Lieutenant Commanding Givin; and Conestoga, Lieutenant Commanding Phelps. (four of them armored), moved up the Ohio to Paducah, and on that evening was in the Tennessee River. He went up that stream cautiously, because of information that there were torpedoes in it, and on Tuesday morning, Feb. 3. at dawn, he was a few miles below Fort
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 8: the siege and capture of Fort Donelson. (search)
y destroyed, and the work of demolition was completed the following day by Commander Walke, of the Carondelet, who was sent up by General Grant for. the purpose. Thx, and St. Louis, to prepare mortar-boats for the new enter-prise, leaving Commander Walke, of the Carondelet, in charge of a portion of his flotilla at Fort Henry. ons for a general assault were soon completed. The gun-boat Carondelet, Commander Walke, which had arrived two days before, and made a diversion in favor of Grant-boats in the attack on Fort Donelson. I am indebted to the courtesy of Commander Walke, of the Carondelet, for the above sketch showing the position of the floti importance to the National cause, and the official announcement of it, Commander Walke, in the Carondelet, carried the first news of the victory to Cairo, from when at Cairo, saying: The Union flag floats over Donelson. The Carondelet, Captain Walke, brings the glorious intelligence. The fort surrendered at nine o'clock ye
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 9: events at Nashville, Columbus, New Madrid, Island number10, and Pea Ridge. (search)
gun-boats, commanded respectively by Captains Davis, Walke, and Stembel, and Lieutenants-commanding Paulding, Tain; Cincinnati, Commander Stembel; Carondelet, commander Walke; Mond City, Commander Kelley; Louisville, Comman-boat to his assistance. At length the gallant Captain Walke obtained permission of the commander to undertakd at her, but not one touched her.--Statement of Captain Walke to the author. She was received at New Madrid wiiers catching up in their arms the sailors who rowed Walke's gig ashore, and passing The Carondelet. them fre arrived at New Madrid at dawn on the 7th, when Captain Walke went down the river with the two gun-boats to sihe country, but it did not impede the movement. Captain Walke performed his assigned duty admirably, and strucg that portion of the Tennessee and Kentucky shore. Walke's victory assured the latter that all was lost, and on the island had been ignorant of the disaster that Walke and Pope had inflicted upon their friends below, and
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 11: operations in Southern Tennessee and Northern Mississippi and Alabama. (search)
hing behind them, blowing up their magazines, and burning their barracks and stores. The National standard was hoisted over the works the next morning. The fugitives went down the river in transports, accompanied by the Confederate fleet. Fort Randolph was also evacuated, and Colonel Ellet, whose ram fleet was in advance of the now pursuing flotilla, raised the flag over that stronghold likewise. June 5. The same evening the flotilla of gun-boats Benton, Captain Phelps; Carondelet, Captain Walke; St. Louis, Lieutenant-commanding McGonigle; Louisville, Captain Dove; Cairo, Lieutenant Bryant. anchored at about a mile and a half above Memphis, and the ram fleet These consisted of the Monarch Queen of the West, Lioness, Switzerland, Mingo, Lancaster No. 3, Fulton, Hornet, and Samson, all under the general command of Colonel Ellet. a little farther up the river. The Confederate fleet, It consisted of the General Van Dorn (Hollins's flagship), General Price, General Bragg, Gene
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