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The Daily Dispatch: December 12, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 4 0 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 4 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Index (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 3 1 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion 3 1 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 II. 2 0 Browse Search
John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 5: Forts and Artillery. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 0 Browse Search
James Buchanan, Buchanan's administration on the eve of the rebellion 2 0 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Robeson, Henry Bellows 1842- (search)
Robeson, Henry Bellows 1842- Naval officer; born in New Haven, Conn., Aug. 5, 1842; graduated at the Naval Academy in 1860; served through the Civil War, taking part in the engagements at Fort McRae, Charleston, Morris Island, Fort Fisher, etc. He was promoted rear-admiral, and retired March 28, 1899.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Slemmer, Adam J. 1828- (search)
Slemmer, Adam J. 1828- military officer; born in Montgomery county, Pa., in 1828; graduated at West Point in 1850; was promoted for gallant conduct in the Seminole War; was for a while assistant Professor of Ethics and Mathematics at West Point, and was in command of a small garrison at Fort McRae, near Pensacola, when the Civil War broke out. He took his men and supplies to stronger Fort Pickens, and held it against the Confederates until relieved by Colonel Brown (see Pickens, Fort). He was made brigadier-general of volunteers in 1862; was severely wounded in the battle of Stone River, and was disabled from further active service. In March, 1865, he was brevetted brigadiergeneral, United States army, and was afterwards commandant at Fort Laramie, Kan., where he died, Oct. 7, 1868.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
secession—yeas 62, nays 7 —amending the constitution by inserting the words Confederate States in place of United States ......Jan. 10, 1861 Forts Barrancas and McRae and the navy-yards at Pensacola seized by Confederates......Jan. 12, 1861 Forts McRae and Barrancas dismantled......April, 1861 Federals in Fort Pickens, neaForts McRae and Barrancas dismantled......April, 1861 Federals in Fort Pickens, near Pensacola, are reinforced by troops from New York and Illinois, on steamer Atlantic......April 16-23, 1861 Confederate coast guard seize the light-house and all United States government property at Key Biscayne, Fla.......Aug. 23, 1861 Confederates attack the Wilson Guards on Santa Rosa .Island......Oct. 9, 1861 Frigates Niagara and Richmond bombard forts McRae, Barrancas, and Pickens......Nov. 23, 1861 Federal fleet under Admiral Dupont, with slight resistance, takes St. Mary's, Fernandina, and Fort Clinch......1862 Electoral vote cast for Jefferson Davis......Feb. 12, 1862 St. Augustine taken by Federals without resistance......March 1
the manufacture, and use of ordnance, and rifle machinery, the preparation of fixed ammunition, percussion caps, &c. So exclusively had the manufacture of all these articles for the use of the United States, been confined to the North, under the best government the world ever saw, that we had not even percussion caps enough to enable us to fight a battle, or the machines with which to make them, although we had captured all the forts, and arsenals within our limits, except Fort Sumter and Fort McRae. The President was as calm and unmoved as I had ever seen him, and was living in a very simple, and unpretending style at the Exchange Hotel. He had not yet selected all his Cabinet; nor indeed had he so much as a private secretary at his command, as the letter of instructions which he afterward presented me, for my guidance, was written with his own hand. This letter was very full, and precise, frequently descending into detail, and manifesting an acquaintance with bureau duties, scar
ness, momentarily expecting to see a rocket pierce the midnight gloom; but none appeared. While we were thus anxiously awaiting some evidence of the success or non-success of their mission, a boat is hailed — a faint answer comes back, Lieut. Smith and the boats' crews, and in whispering tones we hear the news, they have been successful --brother officers shake hands, and give Lieut. Smith that praise justly deserved by him. They went around inside of the harbor, passed under the guns of Forts McRae and Barrancas without being heard, and safely landed all the troops without interruption. This being so successfully accomplished, it was almost instantly concluded to attempt it again, and so orders were given that all the marines in the squadron should take to their boats, preparatory to being put into the fort; this being quickly done, the steamer Wyandotte took them in tow, and towed them as far as she could go, where they left her, and pulled into the harbor, taking the same cours
cted daily by the zealous and active volunteers. It is amazing the quantity of work they do, and the rapidity with which they are drilled into good artillerists. The army is divided as follows: the extreme right of Bragg's position, including Fort McRae, is held by the Mississippians, whose encampment I visited yesterday. Col. Chalmers commands this division of the line. We found the Colonel in his marquee, over head and ears in the business of his command. He is a young but very active, insque aspect, and was quite en regle in all its arrangements. Col. Chalmers's report for the day, of the two regiments, showed 1,628 men ready for duty. Four of the companies of Col. Phillips, the Second or Southern Regiment, were stationed in Fort McRae, under Capt. Joe Davis, of Canton, nephew of the President, a very intelligent and gallant officer. Besides these there are three independent Mississippi artillery companies, which are placed in charge of batteries. They are Capt. Carr's Jack
ept by the laceration and despotism of the sword; pointing out the danger, he proceeded to point out the prevention. From a knowledge of our Southern population, he said, it is my solemn conviction that there is some danger of an early act of rashness preliminary to secession, viz., the seizure of some or all of the following posts: Forts Jackson and Philip in the Mississippi, below New Orleans, both without garrisons; Fort Morgan below Mobile, without a garrison; Forts Pickens and McRae, Pensacola harbor, with an insufficient garrison for one; Fort Pulaski below Savannah, without a garrison; Forts Moultrie and Sumter, Charleston harbor, the former with an insufficient garrison, and the latter without any; and Fort Monroe, Hampton Roads, without a sufficient garrison. In my opinion all these works should immediately be so garrisoned as to make any attempt to take any one of them, by surprise or coup de main, ridiculous. With an army faithful to its allegiance, and the na
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Florida, 1861 (search)
1861 Jan. 6: Seizure of U. S. Arsenal at AppalachicolaBy State Troops. Jan. 7: Seizure of Fort Marion, at St. AugustineBy State Troops. Jan. 10: Adoption of Secession OrdinanceBy State. Jan. 10: Transfer of U. S. TroopsFrom Barrancas Barracks to Fort Pickens. Jan. 12: Seizure of Barrancas Barracks, Forts Barrancas and McRae, and Navy Yard, PensacolaBy State Troops. Jan. 12: Surrender of Fort PickensDemanded. Jan. 14: Garrison of Fort Taylor, Key WestBy U. S. Troops. Jan. 15: Surrender of Fort PickensAgain demanded. Jan. 16: Action at Cedar KeysU. S. Navy. Jan. 18: Garrison of Fort Jefferson, TortugasBy U. S. Troops. Jan. 18: Surrender of Fort PickensDemanded for the third time. Feb. 6: Arrival off PensacolaOf U. S. S. "Brooklyn" with Reinforcements. April 17: Arrival at Fort PickensOf Reinforcements. Sept. 2: Destruction of Pensacola Navy YardBy Boats from U. S. Squadron. Sept. 14: Destruction of Privateer "Judah" near PensacolaBy Crew of U. S. Flagship "Colorado." Unio
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles, Florida, 1862 (search)
1862 Jan. 1: Bombardment of Forts Barrancas and McRae, Pensacola HarborNEW YORK--6th and 75th Infantry. UNITED STATES--Batteries "A," "F" and "L," 1st Arty.; "C," "H" and "K," 2d Arty.; 3d Infantry (Cos. "C," "E"). March 5: Occupation FernandinaMAINE--9th Infantry. NEW HAMPSHIRE--4th Infantry. PENNSYLVANIA--97th Infantry. UNITED STATES--Battery "E," 3d Arty. March 12: Occupation JacksonvilleNEW HAMPSHIRE--4th Infantry. March 23: Affair SmyrnaU. S. Gunboats "Penguin" and "Henry Andrew." March 27-31: Reconn. on Santa Rosa IslandNEW YORK--6th Infantry. UNITED STATES--Battery "L," 1st Arty. April 7: Affair Saint Andrews BayU. S. Navy. April 9: Evacuation of JacksonvilleNEW HAMPSHIRE--4th Infantry. April 10: Skirmish near FernandinaMAINE--9th Infantry (Detachment Co. "I"). May 9-12: Evacuation of PensacolaBy Confederate forces, and occupation by Union forces. May 20: Affair, Crooked RiverDetachment from U. S. Fleet. June 15: Descent on Saint MarksU. S. Navy. June 25: Skirmish n
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, California Volunteers. (search)
exas; Forts West, Craig, Selden, Union, Cummings, McRae, Whipple and Sumner, and operating against Indians in the Districts of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, till October, 1866. Skirmish at Pinos Altas Mines January 29, 1863 (1 Co.). Company G at Camp Wright, Cali., January 1 to March 9, 1862. Moved to Fort Yuma and duty there till July 19. Moved to Tucson, Ariz., and duty there till December 2. At Messilla till April 20, 1863. At Franklin, Texas, till June 26. March to Fort McRae June 26-July 3. Rio de los Animos July 19. Expedition to Alamcito Mountains against Indians August 9-20, 1863. Expedition to Jornado del Muerta August 9-20, 1863. Expedition to Jornado del Muerta August 26-29. Operations against Navajo Indians August 20-December 16, 1863. Scout from Fort Wingate to Ojo Redendo September 15-October 5 (2 Cos.). Expedition against Indians in New Mexico November 5-15 and December 5-7, 1863. Scout in Southeastern Arizona July 6-24, 1864
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