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e Appendix No. 141. He further says that all the shell that he expended in both days were not more than what he would expend in target practice in a month anyhow. See Appendix No, 138. Had he any motive for doing this? He says the expense was well incurred as it retires General Butler to private life, See Appendix No. 138. although he admits that the expense amounts to millions. See Appendix No. 139. I had criticised his foolish performances in bombarding for eight pays Forts St. Philip and Jackson, leaving the latter, upon which he expended most of his work, as defensible as before. Weitzel had so reported it, and therefore Porter did not like him, and me he hated as the devil hates holy water, and he did not show me the ordinary courtesy of conferring with me. He says on the first day (December 24th) Fort Fisher was silenced in an hour and a half. See Appendix No. 142. He says substantially the same of it on the 25th. I knew that it was not silenced and that
bility of being shelled by the enemy's gunboats (or the Tallahassee being seen in the river). It is to be remarked that Admiral Farragut, even, had never taken a fort except by running by and cutting it off from all prospect of reinforcements, as at Fort Jackson and Fort Morgan, and that no casemated fort had been silenced by naval fire during the war. That if the admiral would put his ships in the river the army could supply him across the beach, as we had proposed to do Farragut at Fort St. Philip. That at least the blockade of Wilmington would be thus effectual, even if we did not capture the fort. To that the admiral replied that he should probably lose a boat by torpedoes if he attempted to run by. He was reminded that the army might lose five hundred men by the assault, and that his boat would not weigh in the balance, even in a money point of view, for a moment, with the lives of the men. The admiral declined going by, and the expedition was deprived of that essential e
966. Boggs, Capt., Chas., at Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 367. Bonnegras, Mons., at Baton Rouge, 475. d Butler, 344; report regarding Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 369. Dracut, Mass., teaches school in, 73; ho1. Everett, Captain, reconnoitres in rear of Fort St. Philip, 363. Everett, Professor, treatise on yellowtine, Colonel, report regarding Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 369. Heckman, Gen. C. A., engagement of, nearassachusetts, 306; in charge of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 467, 490. Juge, Paul, commander of European bnes, 180. Smith, Captain, aid rendered by at Fort St. Philip, 368; carries Butler to New Orleans, 370; remarhusetts, recruitment of, 306; on Ship Island at Fort St. Philip, 371, 467; cheers Butler leaving New Orleans, 5 prepares material for storming Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 358; valuable knowledge regarding those forts, 3ands troops against Fort Hatteras, 337; against Fort St. Philip, 368; in New Orleans, 375; makes demonstration
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 6: Louisiana. 1859-1861. (search)
ate of Louisiana, or to any corporation or individual in that State. This business occupied two or three days, during which I staid at the St. Louis Hotel. I usually sat at table with Colonel and Mrs. Bragg, and an officer who wore the uniform of the State of Louisiana, and was addressed as captain. Bragg wore a colonel's uniform, and explained to me that he was a colonel in the State service, a colonel of artillery, and that some companies of his regiment garrisoned Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the arsenal at Baton Rouge. Beauregard at the time had two sons at the Seminary of Learning. I had given them some of my personal care at the father's request, and, wanting to tell him of their condition and progress, I went to his usual office in the Custom-House Building, and found him in the act of starting for Montgomery, Alabama. Bragg said afterward that Beauregard had been sent for by Jefferson Davis, and that it was rumored that he had been made a brigadier-general, of wh
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 12 (search)
nd the movements of General McClernand's force toward Memphis, had necessitated the evacuation of Fort Pillow, which occurred about June 1st; soon followed by the further withdrawal of the Confederate army from Memphis, by reason of the destruction of the rebel gunboats in the bold and dashing attack by our gunboats under command of Admiral Davis, who had succeeded Foote. This occurred June 7th. Admiral Farragut had also captured New Orleans after the terrible passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip on May 24th, and had ascended the river as high as Vicksburg; so that it seemed as though, before the end of June, we should surely have full possession of the whole river. But it is now known that the progress of our Western armies had aroused the rebel government to the exercise of the most stupendous energy. Every man capable of bearing arms at the South was declared to be a soldier, and forced to act as such. All their armies were greatly reenforced, and the most despotic power was
llowing vessels, leading to the attack of Fort St. Philip: Cayuga, Pensacola, Mississippi, Oneida, mi around with Gen. Butler to the back of Fort St. Philip to try and throw in troops at the quarantrewith the capitulation of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, which surrendered to the mortar flotilla onround. I devoted but little attention to Fort St. Philip, knowing that when Jackson fell Fort St. sted on the flag-staffs of Forts Jackson and St. Philip. In agreement of the above, we, the undery transports, twelve miles in the rear of Fort St. Philip, the nearest point at which a sufficient upon the Harriet Lane, but when opposite Fort St. Philip she blew up, killing one of their own menfter the action between our fleet and the Forts St. Philip and Jackson commenced, in consequence of tion I received a pretty severe fire from Fort St. Philip. I immediately after extricated my ship y. But the passing of the Forts Jackson and St. Philip was one of the most awful sights and events [14 more...]
sir: I have to report, that in the action of the morning of the twenty-fourth instant, from four A. M. to half-past 5 A. M., against the rebel forts Jackson and St. Philip, masked and water-batteries, and some sixteen rebel gunboats, this ship engaged the enemy, at fifty minutes past three A. M., with shell, grape, and canister, of which one hundred and five rounds were fired from the nine-inch guns in broadside, at one time within one hundred and fifty yards of Fort St. Philip. Great difficulty was experienced in discharging the eighty-pounder Dahlgren rifle. This gun is defective in its vent. The conduct of the men and officers was under your own eyehaving the forward axletree shot away. We encountered the boom-chain, and broke it adrift by running over it and dislodging the anchored hulks; this close to Fort St. Philip. We also had an encounter with an iron-clad ram, which struck us in the starboard gangway, but the chain armor, to a great extent, received the blow and save
l moats; and across the York River lies Gloucester Point, with a scanty rear-guard just hurrying from its supporting works, and a yellow flag still fluttering from its hospital. To conclude, for I must end and forward these hurried pages: I. Will the rebels make a stand at an interior line of peninsula defences? Deserters say they will not; that they are afraid of McDowell's advance, and are hastening to unite with their Gordonsville columns ; that the failure of Forts Jackson and St. Philip to sink our gunboats in the Mississippi has opened their eyes to the admirable shrewdness of McClellan in essaying the peninsula. Per contra. Read the curious addresses which we find awaiting us here in various parts of the works. Here is one copied from a sand-bag on the grand parapet: follow us, and we will give you what you won't need. Just come out A few miles. All we want is A Fair showing. Is this a delphic utterance veiling some mysterious danger in wait for us ahead,
wenty-fifth of April. The squadron was signalized to get under way at half-past 2 o'clock on the morning of the twenty-fourth, and at twenty-five minutes of four, Fort Jackson opened a raking fire upon us. We soon passed within the range of Fort St. Philip, and the scene was now truly grand and terrific, as broadside after broadside flashed both from the forts and the fleet, illuminating the sky with one continuous blaze of light. After passing the forts we fell among the enemy's gunboats, mad rebel flags go down! Near the city soon we lay, Farragut has won the day! Dress the ships with streamers gay: All hail! brave Admiral! R. T. M. U. S. S. Mississippi, New-Orleans, April 25, 1862. Failing to reduce them, [Forts Jackson and St. Philip,] after six days of incessant fire, Flag-Officer Farragut determined to attempt their passage with his whole fleet, except the part there — of under the immediate command of Capt. Porter, known as the mortar-fleet. On the morning of the twenty
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 3.-attack on the defences of Mobile. (search)
ercoming the rebel fleet, I had the satisfaction to receive this day. Some preliminary account of your operations had previously reached us through rebel channels. Again it is my pleasure and my duty to congratulate you and your brave associates on an achievement unequalled in our service by any other commander, and only surpassed by that unparalleled naval triumph of the squadron under your command in the spring of 1862, when, proceeding up the Mississippi, you passed Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and, overcoming all obstructions, captured New-Orleans, and restored unobstructed navigation to the commercial emporium of the great central valley of the Union. The Bay of Mobile was not only fortified and guarded by forts and batteries on shore, and by submerged obstructions, but the rebels had also collected there a formidable fleet, commanded by their highest naval officer — a former captain in the Union navy — who, false to the government and the Union, had deserted his country in
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