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resident of what had just occurred between himself and the General Strange forgetfulness! General Scott, also, in his report to President Lincoln, comments severely on the delay of the order for reenforcements to Fort Taylor, Key West, and Fort Jefferson, Tortugas Island, notwithstanding this had been issued so early as the 4th January, and though these reenforcements had arrived in sufficient time to render both forts perfectly secure. This the General admits; and there the matter ought to first South Carolina commissioners occurred on the 2d January, and the time had then arrived when the President, acting on his established, policy, deemed it necessary to send reenforcements not only to Fort Sumter, but also to Forts Taylor and Jefferson, and these were accordingly despatched to the two latter on the 4th January. The same course precisely would have been pursued had General Scott remained at his headquarters in New York. But the most remarkable instance of General Scott's w
125 seacoast and garrison cannon; Fort Taylor, Key West, with 60 cannon; Key West barracks, 4 cannon; Fort Marion, 6 field batteries and some small arms; and Fort Jefferson on the Tortugas. As pointed out by Senator Yulee, the naval station and forts at Pensacola were first in consequence. There was then on the mainland one c Jefferson Davis, telegraphed advising that no blood should be shed. In the meantime the government at Washington was sending reinforcements to Forts Taylor and Jefferson, and on January 21st Capt. Israel Vogdes, with a company of artillerymen, was ordered to sail on the sloopof-war Brooklyn to reinforce Fort Pickens. On being inle Federal expedition was ordered to the Gulf coast under Colonel Harvey Brown, who was given command of Florida by the Federal government and ordered to make Fort Jefferson his main depot and base of operations. He sailed on the ship Atlantic, followed by the Illinois, carrying stores, and the ships Sabine, St. Louis and Crusade
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, Index. (search)
asper, Tenn. 24, 3; 35, 5; 97, 1; 118, 1; 135-A; 149, C9; 171 Vicinity, July 24, 1863 35, 5 Jeanerette, La. 23, 8; 135-A Fort Jeb Stuart, Ala. Plan 108, 1 Jefferson, Md. 25, 6; 27, 1; 81, 4; 100, 1; 116, 2; 136, E7 Jefferson, Tenn. 24, 3; 30, 2; 31, 2; 150, H6 Jefferson, Va. 16, 1; 22, 5, 22, 7; 23, 2, 23, 5; 74, 1; 100, 1; 137, B6, 137, E6 Jefferson Barracks, Mo. 135-A; 152, E10 Jefferson City, Mo. 47, 1; 135-A; 152, E4; 171 Fort Jefferson, Fla. 171 Jeffersonville, Ind. 102, 3; 135-A; 151, F9 Jeffersonville, Va. 118, 1; 135-A; 141, G10; 171 Jenkins' Ferry, Ark. 154, D3 Jenks' Bridge, Ga. 69, 5; 101, 21 Jennings', Va. 44, 3; 87, 2; 96, 1 Jericho Bridge, Va. 16, 1; 100, 1 Jericho Ford, Va. 81, 2, 81, 7 Jericho Mills, Va. 55, 4; 96, 2 Jerusalem Plank Road, Va. 40, 1; 56, 1; 64, 1; 77, 2; 78, 5; 79, 1; 93, 1; 100, 2; 137, G8 Jetersville, Va.: Adjacent country to
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Ladies' Confederate Memorial Association Listens to a masterly oration by Judge Charles E. Fenner. (search)
vember, 1823, when, at the age of fifteen years, he was oppointed to West Point, where he was a contemporary, amongst others, of his life-long friends, Albert Sidney Johnston, Bishop Leonidas Polk and Alexander Dallas Bache. He graduated honorably in 1828; received his brevet as lieutenant of infantry, and was immediately ordered to service on the frontier. He participated in the Black Hawk war, and when that redoubtable chief surrendered, the duty of escorting him and his braves to Fort Jefferson, near St. Louis, was assigned to Lieutenant Davis. In recognition of his efficient services he was selected for promotion, and was appointed adjutant of the First Regiment of the United States dragoons at its organization. He was immediately ordered with his regiment to what was then the extreme frontier, at Fort Gibson, Iowa Territory, and was constantly engaged in reconnoissances and expeditions against the hostile Indians of the wilderness beyond, in which he rendered conspicuou
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—secession. (search)
Jackson and St. Philip on the Mississippi were delivered up to the authorities of Louisiana, and on the following day they took possession of the arsenal at Baton Rouge. On the 18th, in order to close the Upper Mississippi against any possible attacks from the north, the seceders began erecting around Vicksburg the first of those batteries which were destined to keep the Federal armies so long in check, but, on the other hand, and on the same day, an attempt by the Floridians to capture Fort Jefferson at Garden Key was frustrated by the timely arrival of reinforcements brought by Captain Meigs. We shall see this officer at a subsequent period occupying at Washington the important post of quartermastergeneral of the army. The secession excitement had even invaded Maryland, where the partisans of the South, although possibly in the minority, were very active in organizing regiments of volunteers with the avowed intention of menacing Washington, and of separating the Federal capital
fence. The men on the Holston exulted in all the freshness and gladsome hopefulness of political youth and enterprise; and, in this year, Robertson with a band of hunters took possession of the surpassingly fertile country on the Cumberland Chap. VIII.} 1779. river. Clark could not pursue his career of victories, for the regiment designed for his support had been diverted, and thus the British gained time to re-enforce and fortify Detroit. Butler's History of Kentucky, 113. But Jefferson, then governor of Virginia, gave instructions to occupy a station on the Mississippi, between the mouth of the Ohio and the parallel of 36° 30′; and in the spring of 1780, Clark, choosing a strong and commanding situation five miles below the mouth of the Ohio, established 1780. Fort Jefferson as the watch on the father of rivers. Could the will of Charles the Third of Spain defeat the forethought of Jefferson? Could the intrigues of Florida Blanca stop the onward wave of the backwoodsme
hose who are seeking to break up the Union and overthrow the authority of the Federal Government. Reply of the Collector. Secretary Dix, in reply to his telegraphic dispatch, has received the following reply from Collector Hatch: New Orleans, Jan. 28.--The Marine Hospital affair has been satisfactorily arranged.--The barracks are retained. See my letter of the 21st. Military preparations in Florida The steamer Joseph Whitney, from Fort Winthrop, Boston, arrived at Fort Jefferson, Tortugas, Florida, on the 18th, and landed Major Arnold's company of artillery there.--This fortification extends over the whole surface of Garden Key, and has an area of over thirteen acres. It is completely closed against surprise by escalade, though its armament is incomplete. The first and second tiers, however, are finished, and the twelve outworks of bastions and curtains can mount three hundred and fifty guns. The fort is further fortified by a wide ditch, reaching to the water
passed the Senate secures its approval by the President. The amendments, however, have to be acted on by the House. Quite a scene occurred yesterday between the President and General Scott upon the declination or the former to authorize orders for an increase of the military force on the occasion of the inauguration. Later from key West. Key West, Fla., Jan. 22. --A Spanish man-of-war arrived yesterday from Havana with the Spanish Consul, and returned in the evening. Dr. Cormick, U. S. A., has arrived from Old Point. He has joined Capt. Brannan's company. The following list of officers are attached to Major Arnold's command: Br. Maj. L. G. Arnold, (N. J.,) 1st Lieut. H. Benson, (army,) 1st Lieut. M. M. Blunt, (N. Y.,) Surgeon Dr. McLane, (Pa.,) Capt. M. C. Meigs, (Pa.,) engineer corps, is also at Fort Jefferson. The U. S. Marshal for this district, F. J. Moreno, Esq., has resigned his office; also, John P. Baldwin, Collector of the Port, has resigned.
Reinforcements for the Florida forts. --The steamer Daniel Webster cleared from New York, Friday, for Brazos, Texas. She took 92 U. S. soldiers, with 60 cases of muskets and a large quantity of provisions and military and hospital stores. About 50 of the troops go to Fort Tyler, and the remainder to Fort Jefferson. The men are all raw recruits.
The Army bill. --The army bill of this session contains but few changes from the usual bills of this character. For the manufacture of arms, at armories, $360,000 are appropriated: for Springfield (Mass.) armory, $60,000; and for Harper's Ferry armory, $64,000 are appropriated. Appropriations are also made for all of the Northern inland forts, and for Forts Calhoun, Taylor and Jefferson, on the Southern coast.
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