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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.14 (search)
h sailors, who by their valor were like the famous filibusters of the time of Louis XIV, were: Captains J. Beluche and Dominique You, and Jean Lafitte, who commanded the detachments of artillery in the fortified camp; Captains J. Lajau, La Maison and Colson, at Fort St. Philip, and J. L. Songy, P. Liquet and Pierre Lafitte, at Fort Coquilles. (Fort St. Phillip is on the Mississippi River, below the city of New Orleans, and Fort Coquilles was on the Rigolets, between Lake Borgne and Lake Pontchartrain, on the present site of Fort Pike.) The staff, rank and file. The chronicler gives a complete list of the staff, company commanders and of the soldiers who took part in the battle of January 8th. Many of those names are still extant in these times, and are borne by worthy descendants of brave and patriotic ancestors. No one can peruse the appended lists of names without immediately recognizing the name of some prominent and respected family of Louisiana. Roster of the Orlean
Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906, Personal Experience of a Union Veteran (search)
we occasionally sent expeditions to the Mississippi shore to afford protection to known Union men against bushwhackers, and to show the rebels generally that we were ever on the alert. As a matter of fact, we had reason to believe that we were liable to receive a visit from the rebels at any hour, day or night. July 8 brought the pay-master, and orders. One company was ordered to Fort Pike, on the Rigolets, and one to Fort Macomb, on Pass Chef Menteur, these being the entrances to Lake Pontchartrain. Three companies were ordered to Fort Jackson, and one to Quarantine Station, about five miles above the fort. A few days later two companies were ordered to Fort St. Philip, leaving two companies, and regimental headquarters, on Ship Island. These several transfers, you will notice, carried the entire regiment to guard all the water approaches to New Orleans, save the river above the city, and Farragut the Superb was competent to attend to that approach. According to the repeat
service at Fort Butler, and then to the Department of West Florida, under General Asboth, in December. Early in 1864 he was appointed engineer officer to General Grover in a proposed campaign against Mobile, where he had charge of construction of field fortifications in East Louisiana, for which he received from General Grover a personal letter commending him for his faithful and efficient service in designing and constructing the fortifications at Madisonville, on the east shore of Lake Pontchartrain. In the midst of this work the Red River campaign was entered upon, and Mr. Elliot was assigned to duty in this newly-formed army. He participated in all the fortunes and misfortunes of this campaign till Alexandria, on the Red River, was reached, when he was brought to a sudden halt by his not-to-be-avoided enemy, malarial fever, which entirely incapacitated him for further service in the Union Army. Having executed the work in the army to which Providence had called him to the e
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the naval war. (search)
or troops who had to defend it against an enemy having control of the river. North of the city stretches the great Lake Pontchartrain, bordered by gardens and villas, which, at a place called Kenner, above the city, draws so near the Mississippi as n land the irregular peninsula which forms the left side of the delta, and on which stands the city of New Orleans. Lake Pontchartrain, in fact, empties itself into Lake Borgne by means of two deep channels, the Rigolets and the bayou of Chef Menteur that had been placed in these channels, the latter being only defended by two insignificant works. It thus opened Lake Pontchartrain to the small Federal gun-boats, enabling them to navigate there; all retreat on this side, therefore, was impossiblthere was nothing left to prevent the victualling of the fleet. Forts Pike and Macomb, situated at the entrance of Lake Pontchartrain, had been abandoned, and the Confederate steamers which were on the lake were destroyed by their crews even before
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VII:—politics. (search)
ccession of bays, straits and lakes, which reach far inland. This chain is composed of the bay of the islands Les Malheureux, Lake Borgne, the Rigolets and Lake Pontchartrain, thus forming a continuous barrier which effectually protected New Orleans. It is extended beyond Lake Pontchartrain by Lake Maurepas, and still further weLake Pontchartrain by Lake Maurepas, and still further west by the swamps adjoining Amitie River. This river, proceeding from the vicinity of Baton Rouge, discharges its waters into the first of the lakes above mentioned, which, in turn, empties into the second, at the east, through a channel called Manchac pass. The great line of railway which traverses the State of Mississippi throudred and fifty men on board the Ceres and one hundred on the New London, two of the steamers of light draught which had been detailed to guard the waters of Lake Pontchartrain. The first, proceeding up Tangipahoa River, was to land the troops she had on board east of Pontchitoula, while the second was to make its landing on the l
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—--the Mississippi. (search)
e fed by its own waters, and, running in a parallel direction, form by its own sides the network of bayous of which we have already spoken. Along the left bank the network is suddenly interrupted by the massive character of the bluffs, and the bayous empty into the Yazoo, which skirts the base of these heights, like a vast draining-channel. The bayous only reappear below Port Hudson to form the tributaries of Amite River, discharging their contents into the vast sheet of water called Lake Pontchartrain. At the west the line of bayous, meeting with no resistance, is much more developed, existing for a distance of about six hundred miles in a straight line from the first infiltrations which are formed near Cape Girardeau, across the lake and the river St. Francis, the marshes of Helena, the White River, the mouths of the Arkansas, the Bayou Macon, the Washita River, the Tensas River, and part of Red River, as far as the long and tortuous channel of Atchafalaya (signifying in the India
sent to garrison two forts commanding the approaches to New Orleans by land; one on a marshy island, formed by Bayou St. John, commanding the bayou road to Lake Pontchartrain, and the other at Gentilly, on the New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain Railroad, both being situated about five miles from the city and two from the lake. O September 27. Toward the end of the year he was at Lakeport, La., and on January 2, 1864, accompanied an expedition to Madisonville, on the north side of Lake Pontchartrain. Throughout the year his company was engaged in helping hold the territory on both sides of the Mississippi that had been acquired with so much difficulty lle, some miles above New Orleans. Changes of camp are the only matters of activity recorded in the journals till February 20, when the battery embarked on Lake Pontchartrain and sailed for Mobile Bay, thence to Barrancas, Fla. Here they joined the Second Division, Thirteenth Army Corps, under Major-General C. C. Andrews, and on
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., The Medford High School under Lorin L. Dame (search)
shed a certain glamour over the ordinary monotony of school life. In connection with military drill the principal's knowledge of soldiering in the Civil War came again to the front, and one associates always the sight of his familiar figure and slouch hat at review of his boys at dress parade. He was always with them when the battalion marched as escort on Memorial Day, and in the school he told and retold to ever newly interested boys and girls the story of Mobile and the camps by Lake Pontchartrain. His sense of humor played about the sleeping camp or the thrill of battle, but his reverence for the men who died in battle or the battle-scarred heroes and the flag itself struck home to the hearts of his pupils with the conviction given by one who had also served. Mr. Dame attended, also, the athletic games, and I remember, many a time after a victory, when the cheering boys lighted red fire before their principal's home and cheered as he congratulated them on a fair-won fight.
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.
An engagement expected. Charleston, dispatch to the Courier, from Montgomery, Ala., says: "Fort Pike has been taken by Louisiana. "The Federal troops have stationed all the forts in Pensacola harbor except Fort Pickens, where they have concentrated. Three hundred men have left Mobile to surprise Fort Pickens." [Second Dispatch.] New Orleans Jan. 11. --Forts Jackson and St. Phillips, on the Mississippi, and Fort Pike, at the entrance of Lake Pontchartrain, have been seized by New Orleans troops. There was no resistance.
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