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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Seventh battery Massachusetts Light Artillery. (search)
on the Mississippi from May 11 to 22, being engaged near Mansura, La., May 16. The battery was encamped at Morganza, moving at one time to St. Charles, Ark., until October 23, when two sections changed camp to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., one section moving again to St. Charles. On January 15 the battery went to Kennerville, La. On March 18 it joined the 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, to take part in the operations against Mobile; it was on the march until March 27 when it engaged in action at Spanish Fort; from this time until April 8, when it was ordered to Fort Blakely, it was engaged a part of every day in action at the Fort, and on April 9 it engaged in the assault on Fort Blakely. On April 20 it embarked on an expedition up the Mobile and Alabama rivers; encamped near Mobile, Ala., May 16, and reached Galveston, Tex., July 3, moving July 9 to Houston, Tex. On October 1 arrangements were made for the return to Massachusetts, and on October 14 the battery sailed from New Orleans for Ne
d Brevet Colonel and Brig. General, U. S. Volunteers, Jan. 15, 1865. Senior Engineer on the staff of Maj. General Canby in the Mobile campaign, Feb. 27 to Apr. 15, 1865. Brevet Brig. General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865. Engaged in the siege of Spanish Fort, Mar. 27 to Apr. 8, 1865, and storming of Blakely, April 9, 1865. Brevet Maj. General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 26, 1865. Major, Corps of Engineers, Dec. 28, 1865. Colonel, staff, Aide-de-Camp to General-in-Chief, July 25, 1866. Lieut. Colonelt Major, Aug. 23, 1864. Assistant Insp. General and Chief Engineer of 13th Army Corps, Mar. 15 to Aug. 1, 1865 (rank of Lieut. Colonel, U. S. Volunteers). Engaged in the campaign of Mobile, Mar. 20 to Apr. 12, 1865; in the siege and capture of Spanish Fort, Mar. 27 to Apr. 8, 1865. Brevet Lieut. Colonel, Colonel and Brig. General, U. S. Army, Mar. 26, 1865. At the storming of Blakely, Apr. 9, 1865, in engineer operations on the Tombigbee River and the defences of Mobile Harbor, Ala., Apr., 186
barefooted men were left here to go by rail. When we get away I cannot say. We had to leave two of our pieces stuck in the mud, the other side of Columbus; the third piece was thrown in the river; the fourth piece, the one I am interested in, was saved and represents the battery. And here is the last, written from Demopolis, Alabama, April 15, 1865: Dear mother,—You have heard ere this of the evacuation of Mobile, which happened on the day of the eleventh. After the fall of Spanish Fort and Blakely, all hope of holding Mobile was given up. The works around the city were made to be manned by eight thousand, but, after the capture of the garrison at Blakely, our forces were too much reduced to hold the place. When evacuated, the place was not threatened, but might have been completely invested in a week's time. All the heavy guns were destroyed: we destroyed seven twenty-four pounders. The total loss of guns must have amounted to three hundred. We left Mobile by boat,
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
t Selma, Ala., November 15, 1848. His father was William H. Boyd, a native of Chester county, S. C.; his mother, Martha Lee, of Oglethorpe county, Ga., parentage. In January, 1863, at the age of fourteen years, he enlisted in Company A, Capt. C. S. Lee, of the Sixth Alabama cavalry, Col. C. H. Colvin commanding, and served with this regiment until in 1864, when he joined Company D, Sixty-second Alabama infantry, Capt. George D. Shortridge. At the fall of Mobile he was taken prisoner at Spanish Fort, and subsequently was confined on Ship island until the middle of June, 1865. Then, with a gallant record as a soldier, he turned at the age of seventeen years to make his civil career. From 1866 to 1875 he resided at Atlanta, occupied as a commercial traveler, and while there served as second lieutenant of the Governor's Guards. Then making his home at Greenville, he embarked in his present business as a broker. He served as first sergeant of the Independent Rifle club, during recons
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical (search)
es under General Withers, consisting of the First, Second and Third Alabama reserves, afterward called the Sixty-first, Sixty-second and Sixty-third Alabama regiments, of the Confederate States provisional army, also the Seventh Alabama cavalry, Abbey's Mississippi battery, Wade's Louisiana battery and Winston's Tennessee battery. General Thomas served in the department commanded by Gen. Dabney H. Maury and Gen. Richard Taylor until the close of the war, and participated in the defense of Spanish Fort and Blakely. After peace he returned to Georgia and engaged in the business of planting in Dooly county until 1887. Then he moved to Dalton, where he adopted the profession of a teacher. Brigadier-General Edward Lloyd Thomas Brigadier-General Edward Lloyd Thomas was born in Clark county, Ga., a lineal descendant of the famous Thomas and Lloyd families of Maryland. His grandfather moved from Maryland to Virginia and later to Georgia, having with him a young son, whose Christian na
e. General Maury with 4,500 infantry, among them the Missouri brigade. and ten pieces of artillery, marched out and offered General Canby battle; but with 40,000 men he declined the offer unless he were attacked. General Maury then occupied Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely and waited to be attacked in them. The Missouri brigade was stationed at Fort Blakely, General Cockrell being second in command, and General Maury said that among the garrison was the noble brigade of Missourians, Elijah Gates commanding, the survivors of more than twenty battles, and the finest troops I have ever seen. Spanish Fort fell first, and then the efforts of the combined Federal forces were directed against Fort Blakely. The Missourians were so weak in numbers, and the line they had to defend was so long, that it was necessary to deploy the men ten yards apart. The Federals advanced against this thin line in three lines of battle 22,000 strong. Twice the Missourians were moved from their position in
B and G, under Capt. R. C. Bond; and at battery Missouri, Capt. James Gibney, were Companies E and K, Twenty-second regiment, and Holmes' light artillery. General Gibson was assigned in the latter part of March to command of the defenses of Spanish Fort, Liddell taking charge at Blakely. He had his brigade, about 500 rifles under Colonel Campbell, Holtzclaw's and Ector's brigades, about 500, and. Col. I. W. Patton's artillery, 360 strong. Gibson, on taking command, found that be had an enor Louisiana has not lost during the war a truer man or a more thorough-going soldier. The list might be prolonged, for we left behind, filling soldiers' graves, many of the bravest and the best; and if any credit shall attach to the defense of Spanish Fort, it be. longs to the heroes whose sleep shall no more be disturbed by the cannon's roar. On May 8th, upon the occasion of the surrender of General Taylor, General Gibson issued an address to the Louisiana brigade, in which he said: There is
rmy when its lines had been pierced by the exultant enemy in superior force. In the spring of 1865 General Gibson was placed in command of a small division at Spanish Fort (Mobile), including his brigade. Of his service there, Gen. Richard Taylor has written, Gen. R. L. Gibson, now a member of Congress from Louisiana, held SpaniSpanish Fort with 2,500 men. Fighting all day and working all night, Gibson successfully resisted the efforts of the immense force against him until the evening of April 8th, when the enemy effected a lodgment threatening his only route of evacuation. Under instructions from Maury he withdrew his garrison in the night to Mobile, exceparge of the eastern division, department of the Gulf. In command of the defenses, he was captured at Blakely with a large part of his forces after the fall of Spanish Fort. After the close of the war General Liddell made his home in New Orleans, where he resided until his death. Brigadier-General Alfred Mouton—or as christen
he same time Ector's brigade, under Col. David Coleman, was in French's division, under General Maury, commanding at Mobile, and the Texas regiments were commanded, Ninth by Col. Miles A. Dillard, Tenth cavalry dismounted by Capt. Jacob Zeigler, Fourteenth cavalry dismounted by Lieut.-Col. Abram Harris, and the Thirty-second dismounted by Capt. Nathan Anderson. Douglas' battery, under Lieut. Ben Hardin, was on duty in the Mobile defenses. Ector's brigade shared in the gallant defense of Spanish Fort, being then commanded by Col. J. A. Andrews. The remnants of the brigades of Ross and Ector came under the capitulation of Gen. Richard Taylor. Trans-Mississippi department. In the organization of the Trans-Mississippi department troops December 12, 1862, under Lieut.-Gen. T. H. Holmes, the first corps, under Maj.-Gen. T. C. Hindman, included in Douglas H. Cooper's brigade, largely Indian troops, the Texas regiments of De Morse and Lane, Randolph's cavalry battalion, and Howell'
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Maps, sketches, etc., Pertaining to the several volumes. (search)
nn. 111 Chattanooga, Tenn. 111, 112, 113, 123 Clarksville, Tenn. 115 Cleveland, Tenn. 111 Columbia, Tenn. 115 Columbus, Ga. 74 Dalton, Ga. 115 Decatur, Ala. 115 Eastport, Miss. 72 Ebenezer Church, Ala. 74 Fort Donelson, Tenn. 114 Fort Jeb Stuart, Ala. 108 Fort Mouton, Ala. 108 Fort Pickering, Tenn. 114 Fort Sidney Johnston, Ala. 107 Fortress Rosecrans, Tenn. 112 Franklin, Tenn. 115 Gallatin, Tenn. 115 Gravelly Springs, Ala. 68, 72 Huntsville, Ala. 115 Johnsonville, Tenn. 115 Knoxville, Tenn. 111 Lookout Mountain, Tenn. 124 Loudon, Tenn. 111 Louisville, Ky. 102 Memphis, Tenn. 114 Mobile, Ala. 71, 105, 107-109 Montgomery, Ala. 74 Nashville, Tenn. 112-114, 124 Saunders' Ford, Ala. 72 Selma, Ala. 70 Southern Alabama 110 Spanish Fort, Ala. 79, 90, 91 Stevenson, Ala. 112 West Point, Ga. 72 Wilson's Expedition 76 Volume L. Pacific Coast 134
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