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An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 8 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 8 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 8 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 6 0 Browse Search
Colonel Charles E. Hooker, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.2, Mississippi (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 6 0 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: May 15, 1862., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: may 27, 1862., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 6 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 6 0 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The defense of Vicksburg. (search)
on of Mississippi troops. The staff-officers were Major Devereux, Assistant Adjutant-General; Major Girault, Inspector-General; Lieutenant-Colonel Jay, Chief of Artillery; Captain McDonald, Chief of Ordnance, and Lieutenants Harrod and Frost, Aides-de-camp. These troops and officers constituted the garrison of Vicksburg from the beginning to the end of operations. The troops had but recently had a fearful baptism of fire in the fierce bombardment by Admiral Farragut of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the batteries of the Chalmette. They were already veterans, and many of them were skilled artillerists.--S. H. L. The first military operations were the laying out and construction of some batteries for heavy guns, by Captain (afterward Colonel) D. B. Harris of the Confederate States Engineers, General Beauregard claims to have sent Captain Harris to Vieksburg and to have given the orders under which that officer began the construction of the fortifications. (O. R., XV., 810.)--e
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
cess — so confident that on the following day, January 9, 1861. prompted by advice from Slidell, Benjamin, and other representatives of the State at Washington, the Governor sent military expeditions from New Orleans to seize Forts Jackson and St. Philip on the Mississippi, below the city, then in command of Major Beauregard; also Fort Pike on Lake Pontchartrain, and the Arsenal at Baton Rouge, then in charge of Major Haskin. The expedition against the forts down the Mississippi consisted of a part of General Palfrey's Division. They left the city in the steamer Yankee, at near midnight, cheered by a multitude on the levee and vessels. They reached Fort St. Philip at eight o'clock the next evening. January 10. It was in charge of a man named Dart, who had a few negroes at work there. Dart gladly gave the fort into the custody of the Louisiana Foot Rifles, who garrisoned it in the name of the State. Fort Jackson was taken possession of on the same evening, at nine o'clock. Ser
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 13: the capture of New Orleans. (search)
iver, 331. bombardment of forts Jackson and St. Philip, 332. passage of the forts by War-vessels, l battle, 336. capture of forts Jackson and St. Philip, 339. excitement in New Orleans, 340. fligished by General Barnard, who constructed Fort St. Philip, one of the chief of those works, Farraguler should land his troops in the rear of Fort St. Philip, the weaker fortification, and attempt tohe principal of these were Forts Jackson and St. Philip, the former built by the Government, and thep closely to the eastern bank, and. fight Fort St. Philip. To Captain Bell was assigned the duty oe dark she suddenly found herself abreast Fort St. Philip, and very close to it. She was in a posituarantine Station, a short distance above Fort St. Philip. On the west bank of the river opposite Sable Island, twelve miles in the rear of Fort St. Philip, and from that point the troops made theixplosion occurred when she was abreast of Fort St. Philip, when a flying fragment from her killed o[7 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 18: capture of Fort Fisher, Wilmington, and Goldsboroa.--Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--Stoneman's last raid. (search)
and the defeat of the Confederates near Old Town Creek, caused the abandonment of all the defenses along the Cape Fear. Ames's division was sent to the east side to assist Terry, when Hoke, perceiving his peril, left his intrenchments and fell back toward Wilmington. The National troops pressed up both sides of the river, and the gun-boats, removing torpedoes, moved up the stream, silencing batteries on both banks. The most formidable of these were Fort Strong, on the east side, and Fort St. Philip, at the mouth of the Brunswick River. Admiral Porter said that after the reduction of Fort Fisher, to the capture of Wilmington, the navy took possession of works bearing, in the aggregate, 83 guns. These made very slight resistance, and on the morning of the 21st, February. General Cox, who had crossed the Brunswick River to Eagle Island, opposite Wilmington, on Confederate pontoons, near the site of the railroad bridge which they had destroyed, was within rifle-shot of the wharves
87. Fort Pickens, attempt to seize frustrated by Lieut. Slemmer, 1.167; surrender of demanded by insurgents, 1.173; siege of, 1.363-1.371; Pensacola navy-yard and Confederate forts bombarded from, 2.111. Fort Pillow, evacuation of by Confederates, 2.298; capture of by Forrest, 3.245; cruel massacre of negro and white troops at, 3.246. Fort Pulaski, seizure of by State troops, 1.179; siege and recapture of, 2.316-2.319. Fort Randolph, evacuation of by Confederates, 2.298. Fort St. Philip, surrender of to Capt. Porter, 2.339. Fort Sanders, repulse of Longstreet at, 3.173. Fort Steadman, capture of by Lee's troops, 3.537; recapture of, 3.538. Fort Sumter, description of, 1.118; garrison of Fort Moultrie transferred to by Maj. Anderson, 1.129; preparations in Charleston for an attack on, 1.136; excitement occasioned throughout the country by Anderson's occupation of, 1.140; preparations for the re-enforcement of, 1.152; surrender of demanded by Gov. Pickens, 1.160
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 7: sea-coast defences..—Brief description of our maritime fortifications, with an Examination of the several Contests that have taken place between ships and forts, including the attack on San Juan d'ulloa, and on St. Jean d'acre (search)
each of Fort McHenry, and commenced a bombardment which lasted twenty-five hours. During this attack, the enemy threw fifteen hundred shells, four hundred of which exploded within the walls of the fort, but without making any impression on either the strength of the work or the garrison, and the British were compelled to retire with much loss. In 1815, a squadron of British ships, stationed off the mouths of the Mississippi, for the purpose of a blockade ascended the river as high as Fort St. Philip, which is a small work capable of an armament of only twenty guns in all. A heavy fire of shot and shells was continued with but few and short pauses. for nine days and nights, but making no impression either on the fort or garrison, they retreated to their former position at the mouth of the river. There is but a single instance in the war of 1812, where the enemy's vessels succeeded in reducing a fort; and this has sometimes been alluded to, by persons ignorant of the real facts o
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
had invested with supernatural power, there was no reason why 47 heavy guns and 700 men should run away from such goblins. A badly-constructed ram ran her snout into the Richmond and ripped off three pieces of her planking; there were no firerafts, and Hollins' squadron was all a sham. His gunboats were nothing more than frail river craft with small rifled guns — like those which Bailey's division sent to the bottom after a fifteen minutes engagement at the battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip. Put this matter in any light you may, it is the most ridiculous affair that ever took place in the American Navy. There is no instance during the war like it. To think that we should have to write of such a retreat is mortifying, but it stands on record, described in language that almost claims merit for the flight of the Richmond and her consorts, chased by a ram that was going in an opposite direction as fast as her disabled machinery would take her,--her officers thanking their sta
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 16: operations on the Mississippi. (search)
while suffering so much from his wound, merely to keep up a blockade. Only two regiments of soldiers under Col. Fisk remained of all Pope's army. Fort Pillow mounted forty guns and there were nine gun-boats below the fort and at Memphis. In addition, at this time the enemy were building a number of heavy gun-boats along the Mississippi; among them, at New Orleans, the iron-plated Louisiana, of sixteen guns (which vessel figured so prominently in Farragut's attack on Forts Jackson and St. Philip), and the ram, Arkansas. The following letter will throw some light on the siege of Island No.10, and give credit where it is justly due: Secretary Welles to Flag-officer Foote. By telegraph from Navy Yard, Washington, April 10, 1862. To Flag-officer Foote, Commanding Gun-boat Flotilla: A nation's thanks are due to you, and the brave officers and men of the flotilla on the Mississippi, whose labor and gallantry at Island 10, which surrendered to you yesterday, has been watch
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 18: capture of forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the surrender of New Orleans. (search)
Chapter 18: capture of forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the surrender of New Orleans. Nrance in the Mississippi. forts Jackson and St. Philip. confidence of Confederates in the defense s thus entirely closed. Forts Jackson and St. Philip had been much strengthened since the expedithey commanded the stream above and below; Fort St. Philip being particularly well placed to rake th protected in like manner. The guns of Fort St. Philip were all in barbette, and numbered a totas from Fort Jackson, and 3,680 yards from Fort St. Philip, the others occupying positions close undaid to have swept the way. The gunners of Fort St. Philip were driven to shelter by the heavy batted Fort St. Philip. As Farragut engaged Fort St. Philip at close quarters,the Confederate gunners line of vessels, and injured nothing but Fort St. Philip, at which one man was killed. The acti and eventually overcoming Forts Jackson and St. Philip, the batteries above and below New Orleans, [9 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
t during the engagement of Forts Jackson and St. Philip on the morning of the 24th instant. The listhe barrier, and stood up stream close to Fort St. Philip. At 3.45 both forts opened their fire. ckson. Of those shot that struck us from Fort St. Philip, one entered our starboard quarter, cut aragut. Headquarters Forts Jackson and St. Philip, April 27, 1862. Sir — Your letter of the sent the Miami and Sachem to the rear of Fort St. Philip, to assist in landing troops. These vessepair before it can be made habitable. Fort St. Philip received very little damage from out bomb efficiency of the batteries; it was from Fort St. Philip that our ships suffered most, the men andrantine Station, above and in the rear of Fort St. Philip. I continued conveying and landing troopit was, good fortune directed her towards Fort St. Philip, where she exploded with great force, scaipes waving once more over Forts Jackson and St. Philip. I fired a salute directly, and gave the in[80 more...]
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