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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Capture of the Indianola. (search)
federate rams that effected the capture. The Webb was an ordinary tow-boat, engaged before the wast, Captain James McCloskey commanding, and the Webb, Captain Pierce. He will apply to Major W. MPalmyra island, and I immediately signalled the Webb to prepare for action. Our order of approachd precision in her movements. As soon as the Webb swept away clear of the enemy the Queen swung antirely due to the Queen of the West and to the Webb, and he has so officially reported. I have n lost but one man killed and none wounded. The Webb had one man wounded, and the Queen two killed ane shot that passed through the bulwarks of the Webb. This was remarkable, as he frequently fired atand gallantly. Lieutenant Prather, also on the Webb, served his two-field pieces entirely unprotectnemy, and with a steady hand and eye dashed the Webb against the Indianola. Not only did the offies devolved upon him. Captain Pierce, of the Webb, verbally reports to me that his pilots and eng[16 more...]
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), General Meade at Gettysburg. (search)
ll-sustained assault on our lines, advancing steadily, under a heavy artillery fire from the guns Lee thought he had silenced, to within musket range of our infantry. Here they were met by a terrible volley from Hays' and Gibbon's divisions, of the Second Corps. Pettigrew's command, composed of raw troops, gave way, and many of them were made prisoners; but Pickett's men, still undaunted, pressed on, and captured some of the intrenchments on our centre, crowding back the advanced portion of Webb's Brigade, which was soon rallied by the personal efforts of its commander. General Meade had ordered up Doubleday's Division and Stannard's Brigade of the First Corps, and, at this critical moment, General Hancock advanced, and Pickett's brave men were driven back with terrible loss. All their brigade commanders had fallen-one of them, General Armistead, being wounded and captured inside of our batteries. No one could have witnessed the conduct of the Southern troops, on this occasion, wi
Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death., The firing under the white flag, in Hampton Roads. (search)
burn her had been executed and waited some minutes to see the smoke ascending from her hatches. During this delay we were still subjected to the heavy fire from the batteries, which was always promptly returned. The steam frigates Minnesota and Roanoke, and the sailing frigate St. Lawrence, had previously been reported as coming from Old Point; but as I was determined that the Congress should not again fall into the hands of the enemy, I remarked to that gallant young officer, Flag-Lieutenant Minor, that ship must be burned. He promptly volunteered to take a boat and burn her, and the Teazer, Lieutenant-Commanding Webb, was ordered to cover the boat. Lieutenant Minor had scarcely reached within fifty yards of the Congress, when a deadly fire was opened upon him, wounding him severely and several of his men. On witnessing this vile treachery, I instantly recalled the boat and ordered the Congress destroyed by hot shot and incendiary shell. Franklin Buchanan, Flag Officer.
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 12: Gettysburg. (search)
but resolves to stand in front of his antagonist to the last. What was left of the right of the assaulting troops struck the portion of the Federal lines held by Webb's brigade, Second Corps, and from the stone wall drove two Pennsylvania regiments, capturing the three guns in charge of Lieutenant A. H. Cushing and mortally wournett killed within twenty-five yards of the stone wall, while Armistead and Lieutenant-Colonel Martin, of the Fifty-third Virginia, fell thirty-three yards beyond Webb's line, moving on with a few courageous followers to attack the second line, which had been hurriedly formed. Brave old Armistead's behavior deserves more than a rs were killed-Reynolds, Vincent, Weed, and Zook-and thirteen wounded, viz., Hancock, Sickles, Gibbon, Warren, Butterfield, Barlow, Doubleday, Paul, Brook, Barnes, Webb, Stanard, and Graham. In the Army of Northern Virginia five general officers were killed-Pender, Garnett, Armistead, Barksdale, and Semmesand nine wounded, viz.,
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
14, 227, 230, 233; at Gettysburg, 290. Washington, Augustine, mentioned, 1. Washington, Colonel John A., 116, 117, 121, 122. Washington College, 403, 406, 407. Washington, General, George, mentioned, 1, 6, II, 169, 415. Washington, Lawrence, 1, 10, 11, 13, 26, 71, 80, 137. Washington and Lee University, 281, 413. Washington, Mrs., Mary, 26. Waterloo, battle of, 13. Waterloo Bridge, 182, 184, 186. Wellington, Duke of, mentioned, 171, 228, 247, 278; at Waterloo, 343, 420. Webb's brigade at Gettysburg, 295. Webster, Daniel, McClellan's horse, 211. Weed, General, killed at Gettysburg, 302. Weiseger, General, at Petersburg, 360. Weitzel, General, commands Eighteenth Corps, 365. Western armies, success of, 347. Westmoreland County, 146. Westover estate, Virginia, 164. West Point graduates, 24. Whisky Insurrection, 10. White House, 164, 167. White Oak Swamp, 153, 162. White, Professor, 281. White, William, of Lexington, 406. Whiting, General
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, June, 1863. (search)
Martin's Staff officers conducted us to the bivouac of Colonel Webb (three miles further along the road), who commanded theiment on outpost duty there-51st Alabama Cavalry. This Colonel Webb was a lawyer by profession, and seemed a capital fellowrned. The extreme outposts were about two miles beyond Colonel Webb's post, and about sixteen miles from Shelbyville. The at an interval of from 300 to 400 yards of each other. Colonel Webb's regiment was in charge of two miles of the front; and invariably fire on one another whenever they meet; and Colonel Webb goodnaturedly offered, if I was particularly anxious toand shell. Ninety-seven men were employed every day in Colonel Webb's regiment to patrol the front. The remainder of the 5 of the regiment, retreating in skirmishing order under Colonel Webb, and they lined a fence parallel to us. The same thing w wounded and some horses killed. Colonel Richmond and Colonel Webb were much disappointed that the inactivity of the enemy
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 26 (search)
the room occupied by him and Mrs. Grant; and in reply to his questions the despatch was read loud enough for him to hear it without opening the door. He dressed at once, and as this was a process which never occupied many minutes, he was soon out in front of his quarters, where he was met by Meade and others. Meade was greatly nettled by the fact that he was absent from his command at such a time, and was pacing up and down with great strides, and dictating orders to his chief of staff, General Webb, who was with him, in tones which showed very forcibly the intensity of his feelings. The President, who was aboard his boat anchored out in the river, soon heard of the attack, and he was kept informed of the events which were taking place by his son Robert, who carried the news to him. General Grant, with his usual aggressiveness, telegraphed to the Army of the James: This may be a signal for leaving. Be ready to take advantage of it. It was nearly two hours before any very defin
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
sent from Sewell's Point when she was passing, and when within a mile and a half of Newport-Newce she ran aground. There she was attacked by the Merrimack and two of the Confederate gun-boats, the Jamestown and Patrick Henry. The armed vessels that assisted the Merrimack in her raid, were the Patrick Henry, Commander Tucker, 6 guns; Jamestown, Lieutenant-Commanding Barney, 2 guns; and Raleigh, Lieutenant-Commanding Alexander; Beaufort, Lieutenant-Commanding Parker, and Teazer, Lieutenant-Commanding Webb, each one gun. Fortunately, the water was so shallow that the Merrimack could not approach within a mile of her. She fought gallantly, and at dusk her assailants, considerably crippled, withdrew, and went up toward Norfolk. Commodore Buchanan and several others on board the Merrimack were wounded. The Commander was so badly hurt that Captain Jones, his second in command, took charge of the vessels. Two of her guns were broken; her prow was twisted; some of her armor was damage
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
and every way one of the finest in Porter's fleet. She was heavily armored all round, excepting some temporary rooms on deck. She was propelled by seven engines, and was armed with 9 and 11-inch Dahlgren guns. which had been lying at Alexandria, about sixty miles up the Red River. After much exertion the Era was loosed, and went slowly up the river, when she met the powerful iron-clad Indianola, just above Elles's Cliffs, See page 527. coming down in a fog. When the mist dispersed the Webb in chase was in sight. She turned and fled, and was pursued a short distance, when the chase was relinquished, and the Era went safely up to a point below Vicksburg, notwithstanding she was fired at from Confederate batteries at Grand Gulf. The appearance of the Indianola (Lieutenant-commanding Brown) was very opportune. She had left her anchorage at the mouth of the Yazoo on the night of the 13th of February, and silently drifted by Vicksburg undiscovered, until she had nearly passed th
ount of stores. Thence hastening to Rock Spring and Nolensville, they made still further captures at each ; and, having passed around Dec. 31. our army, reached the left flank of Bragg's, just as it commenced its great and successful charge on McCook ; guarding that flank, and coming into action as it gained the Nashville turnpike, just north of Overall's creek. Wheeler of course claims the advantage in this fight; but admits that lie fell back at the close, numbering Col. Allen and Lt.-Col. Webb among his wounded. Next morning, lie went up the turnpike to Lavergne; capturing another train and a gun ; regaining, by order, tho front during the night; and, being again sent, at 9 P. M., to our rear; where he, at 2 P. M. next day, Jan. 3. had a fight with a heavily guarded ordnance train, which he stopped, and claims to have damaged, but was unable to capture or destroy; returning during the night to Bragg's left flank, and covering his retreat on the 4th and 5th. On the whole
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