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s own, with a loss of 72 killed and wounded, 350 prisoners, and 2 guns; while his own loss was inconsiderable. He was soon compelled, by the gathering of Rebel forces around him, to abandon Tuscumbia and all south of the Tennessee, burning the railroad bridges at Decatur and Bridgeport, but holding firmly and peaceably all of Alabama north of that river. Had he been even moderately reenforced, he would have struck and probably could have destroyed the great Rebel armories and founderies in Georgia, or have captured Chattanooga; which was assailed, June 6. under his orders, by Gen. Negley, who was driven off by a Rebel force under Gen. E. Kirby Smith. Mitchel's activity and energy poorly qualified him for a subordinate position under Buell; so he was transferred, in June, to the command at Port Royal, S. C., where he died. Oct. 20. Gen. Halleck was likewise summoned July 23. from the West to serve as General-in-Chief at Washington, leaving Gen. Grant in command at Corinth.
n invested, and a regular siege commenced, April 11. its pickets driven in, and a good position for siege-guns obtained within fair distance, while the fleet menaced it on the side of the ocean. All being at length in readiness, fire was opened April 25. from a breaching battery at 1,100 feet distance, with flanking mortars behind sand-banks at 1,400 yards; the fleet also, consisting of three gunboats and a bark, steamed around in a circle, after the fashion inaugurated by Dupont at Port Royal, and fired as they severally came opposite the fort, until the roughness of the sea compelled them to desist. The land batteries were kept at work until late in the afternoon; when, 7 of the garrison being killed, 18 wounded, and most of the available guns dismounted, Col. White raised the white flag, and next morning surrendered his garrison of 500 men, with the fort and all it contained. Fort Macon was among the first of the important fortresses of the old Union, which, having been sei
editary foe. The substitution Jan. 13, 1862. of Mr. Edwin M. Stanton for Gen. Simon Cameron, as head of the War Department, caused some further delay, during which an order was once issued to send Gen. Butler's troops from Fortress Monroe to Port Royal; but it was, on his remonstrance, annulled before it had been acted on. Ship Island is one of quite a number of inconsiderable sand-bars which barely rise above the level of the Gulf between the months of the Mississippi and the Bay of Mobilwas fairly afloat; slowly following the piloting Mount Vernon — the lead for a whole hour showing but six inches of water under her keel. At midnight. both cane to anchor in the Cape Fear, and were next morning, which was calm, on their way to Port Royal, where the Mississippi was unladen and repaired ; but was run aground again while moving down to the mouth of the harbor. The Captain was now deposed, Acting-Master Sturgis, of the Mount Vernon, appointed to his place; the troops once more deb
of all disposed to support the Government, while it avoids all interference with the social systems or local institutions of every State, beyond that which insurrection makes unavoidable, and which a restoration of peaceful relations to the Union, under the Constitution, will immediately remove. Simon Cameron, Secretary of War. Gen. T. W. Sherman, Not William T., who became so famous, but an old army officer, formerly 5th Artillery. having occupied the forts guarding the entrance to Port Royal, and firmly established himself on that and the adjacent islands, issued a proclamation to the people of South Carolina, wherein he said: In obedience to the orders of the President of these United States of America, I have landed on your stores with a small force of National troops. Tile dictates of a duty which, under the Constitution, I owe to a great sovereign State, and to a proud and hospitable people, among whom I have passed some of the pleasantest days of my life, prompt me t
ng up to Dumfries and the Occoquan, capturing 200 cavalry and a number of wagons; and a like dash across was made below Port Royal, in boats, by part of Beale's regiment; taking some prisoners. Our gunboats having steamed up the river so far as PortPort Royal, D. H. Hill assailed Dec. 5. them with cannon, and compelled them to retire; when he proceeded to fortify the right bank, so as to prevent their return. The Rappahannock, above Port Royal, being generally narrow, with high bluffs often aPort Royal, being generally narrow, with high bluffs often approaching it, now on one side, then on the other, Lee decided that he could not prevent its Fredericksburg. passage at points where the river was fully commanded from its bluffs on the north, while a considerable intervale adjoined it on the soun, composed of Lawton's, Trimble's, and his own brigades, which, with D. H. Hill's corps, had arrived that morning from Port Royal, after a severe night-march, and been posted behind A. P. Hill, rushed to the front; and Meade's division, lacking prom
rsairs. Very soon after our recovery See Vol I., p. 605. of Port Royal and the adjacent sea-islands, Gen. T. W. Sherman directed Nov ight, and a battalion of marines, Maj. Reynolds, setting out from Port Royal Feb. 28. swept down the coast to St. Andrew's and Cumberland sFlorida. And, though Com. Dupont, on returning with his fleet to Port Royal, left a small force at each of the more defensible places he had Arnold, commanding Fort Pickens. Another naval expedition from Port Royal, Sept. 13. under Capt. Steedman, consisting of the gunboats Pae National cause. On returning from his Florida expedition to Port Royal, March 27. Com. Dupont found that the enemy had, during his abisen, they floated; and Barton returned with them, unmolested, to Port Royal. Our loss in this expedition was not far from 300. Walker repPowhatan and the Canandaigua, our two largest men of war, were at Port Royal, coaling; and, first nearing the Mercedita, Capt. Stellwagen, the
fficers killed were Gens. Daniels, Perrin, and J. M. Jones. In the Wilderness, our army had cut loose from its original base north of the Rapidan. It had since established a new one at Fredericksburg, to which its wounded were sent, and where they were met by officers, nurses, and other employes of the Sanitary and Christian Associations, with the amplest and most thoughtful provision for the mitigation of their sufferings. As it moved down toward Richmond, new bases were establish at Port Royal and then at White House; so that, while there was doubtless much suffering from privation as well as from wounds, it was always within a short distance of posts to which abundant supplies were forwarded from Washington and from the great commercial cities, under the efficient direction of Gen. Rufus Ingalls, its chief Quartermaster. On emerging from the Wilderness, Gen. Sheridan, with the better part of our cavalry, led by Merritt, Wilson, and Gregg, was dispatched May 9. on a raid
gut led Aug. 5, 1864. to force its way into the bay of Mobile was composed of 4 iron-clads and 14 wooden ships-of-war or gunboats, as follows: Defenses of Mobile. Hartford (flag-ship), Capt. P. Drayton; Brooklyn, Capt. James Alden; Metacomet, Lt.-Com'r J. E. Jouett; Octorara, Lt.-Com'r C. H. Green; Richmond, Capt. T. A. Jenkins; Lackawanna, Capt. J. B. Marchand; Monongahela, Com'r J. H. Strong; Ossipee, Com'r W. E. Leroy; Oneida, Com'r J. R. M. Mullany; Port Royal, Lt.-Com'r B. Gherardi; Seminole, Com'r E. Donaldson; Kennebec, Lt.-Com'r W. I. McCann; Itasca, Lt.-Com'r George Brown; Galena, Lt.-Com'r C. H. Wells; Iron-clads.Tecumseh, Com'r T. A. M. . Craven; Iron-clads.Manhattan, Com'r J. W. A. Nicholson; Iron-clads.Winnebago, Com'r T. H. Stevens; Iron-clads.Chickasaw, Lt.-Com'r T. H. Perkins. Gen. Canby had sent from New Orleans Gen. Gordon Granger, with a cooperating land force, perhaps 5,000 strong, which had debar
sure of our armies at all points should have probably reduced the garrisons of Fort Fisher and its adjuncts to a minimum; but even the small number required was not available for this purpose till October; when it was judged that the collection and evolutions of a great fleet in Hampton Roads must have attracted the enemy's attention and prompted a reenforcement of the threatened defenses. (The original plan of the expedition contemplated the collection and outfit of this fleet at or near Port Royal, under the guise of a demonstration against Fort Sumter and Charleston; but this was overruled by considerations of obvious convenience.) Meantime, the fertile genius of General Butler had been stimulated by the accounts of a tremendous gunpowder explosion at Erith, England, whereby destructive effects had been produced at a considerable distance; and he had conceived the project of running a vessel filled with gunpowder under the sea-wall of Fort Fisher, and there exploding it; trusting t
our armies, with the purchase of arms, munitions, provisions, &c.; and it was announced that the number of our general and staff officers would be reduced, and all military restrictions on trade and commerce removed forthwith. That day was the fourth anniversary of the surrender of Fort Sumter to the Rebels by Maj. Anderson; and a large number of loyal citizens, who rejoiced the more heartily in the downfall of the Rebellion because it involved the overthrow of Slavery, had gone down to Port Royal and Charleston to raise, with fitting observances, over the ruins of the historic fortress, the identical flag which had waved over it during its first bombardment, and which had been thoughtfully preserved for this purpose. The whole country was aglow with loyal rejoicings and congratulations; and the President, after attending a meeting of his Cabinet to receive a personal report from Gen. Grant, just arrived from Appomattox, listening to the story of Lee's surrender from his son, Capt.
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