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ssippi assails and passes forts Jackson and St. Philip destroys the Rebel flotilla pushes on to Noops from their transports in the rear of Fort St. Philip, and attempt to carry it by assault; while reedy creeks and marshes to the rear of Fort St. Philip. On the sixth day, 7 regiments and 2 batostile fleet or flotilla. Forts Jackson and St. Philip are armed with 170 heavy guns (63-pounders, iver jut under the guns of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and made fast to large trees, immense anchos, but within range only Forts Jackson and St. Philip. Explanations.--A, B, C. D, &c., are poiny passed over and around him. Approaching Fort St. Philip, he ran close under her guns, giving her upheld the chain, during a hot fire from Fort St. Philip. Hardly had she been feed from the hulk 's fleet; but, just as she was abreast of Fort St. Philip, she blew up and sunk, injuring no one buloss by the bombardment of Forts Jackson and St. Philip was reported by them at 11 killed and 39 wou[7 more...]
sonville, 338. Duffield, Brig.-Gen., taken prisoner, 212. Duncan, Gen. J. R., in command at Forts Jackson and St. Philip, La., 87; 90. Dupont, rear-Admiral Samuel F., preparations for attacking Fort Sumter, 466; his iron-clads assail Fort 3. Fort Pulaski, siege and capture of, 455 to 458. Fort Sanders attacked by Longstreet, 432. forts Jackson and St. Philip, maps of, 86; 88; bombardment and surrender of, 88 to 97. Fort Smith, Ark., Gen. Thayer leaves, 552. forts Morganort Gibson, I. T., 454 Fort Gilmer, Va., 593. Fort Gregg, Va., 734. Fort Harrison, Va., 593. Forts Jackson and St. Philip, La., 89. Fort Macon, N. C., 79. Fort Pemberton, Miss., 297. Fort Rosecrans, Tenn., 683. Fort Smith, Ark., 555. Ford, Col., killed at Gettysburg, 388. Williams, Gen. Thomas, in first attack on Vicksburg, 57-8; at Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 97; again at Vicksburg, 101 ; in command at Baton Rouge, 102; death of, 103; issues orders to drive from camps and gar
, seized by Georgia troops. January 4. Fort Morgan and the United States arsenal at Mobile seized by Alabama. January 8. Forts Johnson and Caswell, at Smithville, seized by North Carolina; restored by order of Gov. Ellis. January 9. The Star of the West, bearing reinforcements to Major Anderson, fired at in Charleston harbor. January 10. The steamer Marion seized by South Carolina; restored on the 11th. January 11. The United States arsenal at Baton Rouge, and Forts Pike, St. Philip, and Jackson, seized by Louisiana. January 12. Fort Barrancas and the navy-yard at Pensacola seized by Florida. January 12. Fort McRae, at Pensacola, seized by Florida. These forts cost $5,947,000, are pierced for 1,099 guns, and are adapted for a war garrison of 5,430 men. We find, as was shown here the other day, and as has been shown on former occasions, that the State of South Carolina seceded, or attempted to secede, from this confederacy of States without cause. In seced
letter from a passenger or sailor on the Sumter gives a sketch of her voyage and summary of its results: Porto Cabello, New Granada, July 26, 1861. dear Andy: After nearly one month's sailing around the West India Islands and the Spanish Main, we have at length arrived at this ancient dilapidated city. As you doubtless remember, the Sumter went into commission on June 5. Her trial trip took place on the 12th, and she left New Orleans on the 18th for the forts, between which (Forts St. Philip and Jackson) she lay at anchor for eleven days, and ran the blockade on June 30. Before this event occurred, however, I should have mentioned that an unsuccessful attempt was made to run the gauntlet of the hostile fleet; and also that a party from the Sumter landed at the lighthouse at Pass-a-l'outre and destroyed all the Government property there. As I said before, the Sumter ran the blockade on June 30. The day was a most beautiful one. It reminded me very much of one described in
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 2: early political action and military training. (search)
l of my life; and only when my ship was hourly expected to go to pieces, and when I importunately appealed to her good sense that our children must not be bereft of both parents, did she leave me to seek safety on board a gunboat. But of that more hereafter. She suffered great privations and hardships on the sands of Ship Island while we were awaiting the attack on New Orleans, and was on the first vessel containing troops that went up the river after the surrender of Forts Jackson and St. Philip. She went ashore with me and lodged at the St. Charles Hotel on the night after I took possession of the city of New Orleans. When in 1863 I was assigned to the command of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina, she accompanied me again to Fort Monroe. In 1864 she went with me to the field, and was present with me during most of the campaign of 1864. Thus I had an advantage over most of my brother commanding generals in the department and in the field, in having an adviser, fa
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 8: from Hatteras to New Orleans. (search)
red but not delayed below forts Jackson and St. Philip Porter's mortar-boat fiasco cutting the chRiver, showing defences of forts Jackson and St. Philip at time of bombardment. IV. The forts backson and the other end on the bank near Fort St. Philip. This barrier had been found impracticab rebels of any preparation of defence for Fort St. Philip in the rear; they had mounted no guns to they both were very low down, especially Fort St. Philip, and that the gunners of all the batterie at a point just above and at the side of Fort St. Philip. She had not moved from the place in whi General Williams, went up to the rear of Fort St. Philip, and I made my headquarters on Sable Islaine station, for the purpose of attacking Fort St. Philip in the rear. To get there I myself wadedfore this she had never moved a foot from Fort St. Philip, having no motive power. When reproachedr their brilliant exploit in running past Forts St. Philip and Jackson. I have borne and shall ever[8 more...]
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 9: taking command of a Southern City. (search)
t, I established at the quarantine station, seventy miles below New Orleans, a very strict quarantine, wherein thirty-two and sixty-eight pound shots should be the messengers to execute the health orders. Vessels were required to stop below Fort St. Philip, about five miles below the quarantine establishment, and there be inspected by the health officer, who would report to me by telegraph the condition of the vessel, passengers, crew, and cargo. The officer at Fort St. Philip was to allow noFort St. Philip was to allow no vessel to go up without my personal order, by telegraph or in writing, and this was not given unless the quarantine physician, upon examination below, reported a clean bill of health in every respect. If any vessel attempted to evade quarantine regulations and pass up without being examined, the vessel was to be stopped if there was power enough in the fort to do it. I required that the term quarantine should be used literally, and any The levee at New Orleans. vessel found with sickness on
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 10: the woman order, Mumford's execution, etc. (search)
But with that I have nothing to do. It may be remembered that I recognized a man parading in the mob in front of the St. Charles Hotel, wearing in his buttonhole a fragment of the national flag, which had been torn down from the mint, and that I ordered measures to be taken for his identification. Soon afterward he was arrested, but before he could be brought to trial there was another cause for a military commission. Six soldiers who were captured and paroled at Forts Jackson and St. Philip were confederating together to enlist a company to be known as the Monroe guard, Monroe being mayor of the city. This company, when fully organized, was to arm itself in the city and break through our lines and join Beauregard. These men, some of whom had been sergeants, were to be officers. This combination being brought to my notice, proper measures were taken to secure the prevention of its designs. The six instigators of it were brought before a military commission and tried for br
on a declaration of war, without any further notice to us, his fleet was to attack and take Forts St. Philip and Jackson, and move on to New Orleans. The rebels were to make an attack by land and disw the city at Chalmette, and using them to make proper water batteries below Forts Jackson and St. Philip, we could, without doubt, hold the forts against the French fleet, especially, since if they g. As Weitzel's Union report, and as Duncan's rebel report show, they left Forts Jackson and St. Philip substantially as defensible as before the week's bombardment, and their effect before Vicksbur To show the opinion of Admiral Farragut as to the cause of the surrender of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, it may not be uninteresting to append the following letter:-- U. S. Flag Ship Hartford, al Reynaud to take a trip with me down the river on my tour of inspection of Forts Jackson and St. Philip. He said he would be very happy to go with me. I was happy to have him, because I knew that G
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 12: administration of finances, politics, and justice.--recall. (search)
ommand, to wit: a day after the November election, so that it might appear as if the Republican administration had determined to put out of command all generals who had heretofore been Democrats, and to supply true Republican generals in their places. Ah! Seward, that trick was too thin. It did not work, as we shall see. I immediately made preparations to set my house in order. On December 12, I had such complete knowledge of Banks' movements that I telegraphed to Forts Jackson and St. Philip to salute Major-General Banks on his steamer with the number of guns appropriate to the commander of the department. When his steamer came to the wharf at the city, I had a battery of artillery to fire a proper salute, and my carriage was in readiness to take him to my house to be entertained. Here he served the following order upon me:-- War Department, Adjutant-General's office, Washington, Nov. 9, 1862. General Order No. 184. By direction of the President of the United States
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