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n 1812. In the Mexican war he greatly distinguished himself. At Molino del Rey, one of the bloodiest battles of the valley of Mexico, where as ranking colonel he commanded a brigade, he received a mortal wound. The brother of the subject of this sketch, John Bailie McIntosh, remained in the United States army throughout the civil war, fought with great gallantry, lost a leg in the battle of Winchester, and was retired in 1870 as brigadier-general. James McQueen McIntosh was born at Tampa Bay, Fla., in 1828. He was appointed to the United States military academy from Florida, and was graduated in 1849 as brevet second lieutenant of the First infantry. He served on frontier duty, and rose through the successive grades to the rank of captain of the First cavalry, January 15, 1857. He was in several expeditions against the hostile Indians, and was engaged in the combat of Solomon's Ford, July 29, 1857, and in several skirmishes with the Kiowas and Comanches in 1860. In 1861, when
off Cedar Keys the United States schooner William C. Atwater, with thirty-one men. The boat was taken to Apalachicola and converted into a blockade runner, but was recaptured off the same port in January following by the Federal steamer Itasca. Tampa bay was blockaded in July, and in August the port of St. Marks was covered by the steamer Mohawk, whose crew also obstructed the channel by sinking a captured sloop. In July the Federal steamer Massachusetts captured four schooners and sent them al Grayson was in infirm health and died soon after his arrival, being temporarily succeeded in command by Col. W. S. Dilworth, Third regiment Florida volunteers, at Fernandina. On the 10th and 11th of October Maj. W. L. L. Bowen, commanding at Tampa bay, captured two sloops carrying the United States flag with thirteen men. The quiet which had reigned for some time at Pensacola harbor was disturbed on the early morning of September 14, 1861, by an attack upon the Confederate schooner Judah,
howed a devotion and daring that entitled them to the highest commendation. Company F, Captain Williams, from Bradford county, was sent to Cedar Keys in June, where Company C, of the Second Florida, under Capt. Walter R. Moore, was stationed. On the 4th of July, 1861, details from these two companies went aboard the steamer Madison to make an attack on certain vessels lying out in the gulf, and captured three schooners. Companies D, E and K of the regiment were stationed on the coast of Tampa bay, a very isolated and unprotected part of the country, having no railroad communication with the interior of the State; Companies B, C and I at St. Marks, a very important fishing point and port for shipping lumber and other stores; Company F at Cedar Keys, and H and G at Fernandina until the evacuation of that place in March, 1862, when they were ordered to Camp Langford in the vicinity of Jacksonville. The enemy having landed at Jacksonville soon after the occupation of Fernandina by the
nce exercised dominion over all explored parts of America, and claimed the right to all by virtue of discovery, is now left without sovereignty in the Western hemisphere. In April, 1528, Pamfilo de Narvaez landed with 300 men on the shore of Tampa bay. He marched northward, believing that in the interior he would find a wealthy empire similar to those of Mexico and Peru. The greater number of this expedition perished, but Alvar Nuflez and four companions made their way westward, passed thrnally reached the Spanish settlement of Mexico. These were the first white men who ever trod the soil of Alabama. In May, 1539, Hernando de Soto, with 1,000 chosen cavaliers, most of them from the best blood of Spain and Portugal, sailed into Tampa bay and disembarked at about the same spot where Narvaez landed eleven years before. Many months were spent in exploring eastern Florida, and then he turned northwardly into Georgia, at every turn confronted by a trackless wilderness and often sur
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.23 (search)
s eyes, and he comprehended in an instant things which had puzzled him for weeks a year before. After that he had no trouble; took high rank in all his classes, and graduated with distinguished honors at the end of the fourth year. Zzzactive service. Upon leaving West Point he entered the regular army, and soon saw active service in the Mexican war. His gallantry won him promotion, and at the end of the war he was placed in command of the garrison at Fort Hamilton, and afterward at Tampa Bay. At these places he spent two years, but his health failing, he resigned his commission and came back to his old home here. After remaining here for some time he tired of inaction, and wanted something to do. A new professorship had been created in the Military Institute of Virginia, at Lexington, and through the efforts of influential friends Jackson was appointed to the place. He remained there a successful teacher of young men until the opening of the war called him to a broader fiel
ingo, and during the following winter, amidst storms and losses, passed from port to port on the southern side of Cuba, where the experienced Miruelo was engaged as his pilot. In the spring of 1528. 1528, he doubled Cape San Antonio, and was stand- April. Cabeza de Vaca. published by Geo. W Riggs, Jr. ing in for Havana, when a strong South wind drove his fleet upon the American coast, and on the fourteenth of April, the day before Good Friday, he listed anchored in or near the outlet of Tampa Bay. On the day before Easter the Governor landed, and in the name of Spain took possession of the floating peninsula of Florida. The natives kept aloof, or if they drew near, marked by signs their impatience for his departure. But they had shown him samples of gold, which, if their gestures were rightly inter- Chap. II.} 1528. May. preted, came from the North. Disregarding, therefore, the most earnest advice of Cabeza de Vaca, he directed the ships to meet him at a harbor with which
The Daily Dispatch: may 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], Strategical policy of the Southern Confederacy. (search)
harbor of Charleston, on the 12th and 13th days of April, 1861; and the consideration of Congress is also hereby declared of the generosity manifested by their conduct towards a brave and conquered too. Be is further Resolved, That a copy of this resolution. be communicated by the President to General Beauregard, and through him to the army now under his command. Mr. Morton, of Florida, presented a memorial from citizens of Florida, in reference to the defective defences of Tampa Bay. The memorial was referred to the Military Committee. Mr. Bartow, of Ga., from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported the following bill, which was read three times and passed : A Bill to Provide for the Appointment of Chaplains in the Army. The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact. That there shall be appointed by the President such number of chaplains, to serve with the army of the Confederate States, during the existing war, as he may deem expedie
Discontinuance of mails. --It is stated that the Post-Office Department have discontinued the steamboat mails on the Mississippi river all the way from St. Louis to New Orleans; the steamboat mail from Mobile via Lake Pontchartrain; the steamship mail from New Orleans via Pensacola, Apalachicola, Cedar Keys and Tampa Bay to Key West; also, all the steamship mails from New Orleans to the seaports in Texas, as Sabine City, Galveston, Indianola and Brazos Santiago. This makes a reduction of some $400,000 per annum of mail pay. These were all discontinued in consequence of the act of the United States Congress, at its last session, directing the Postmaster General to discontinue mails when the service was interrupted in any of the States.
Blockade of Tampa Bay. Cedar Keys, July 3. --The steamer R. R. Cuyler is blockading Tampa Bay. Four sailing vessels appeared off here for several days. To-day the steamer Madison, fully armed and manned by two companies stationed here, went out to reconnoiter, and up to 7 o'clock had succeeded in capturing two schooners.--The schooners are now coming in. The steamer has gone in pursuit of the others. Blockade of Tampa Bay. Cedar Keys, July 3. --The steamer R. R. Cuyler is blockading Tampa Bay. Four sailing vessels appeared off here for several days. To-day the steamer Madison, fully armed and manned by two companies stationed here, went out to reconnoiter, and up to 7 o'clock had succeeded in capturing two schooners.--The schooners are now coming in. The steamer has gone in pursuit of the others.
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