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James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 138 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 71 3 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 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 69 1 Browse Search
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of the most vivid of any war. A Confederate Secret service photograph of the first Indiana heavy Artillery This remarkable photograph is here published for the first time. It is but one of the many made by A. D. Lytle in Baton Rouge during its occupancy by the Federals. With a courage and skill as remarkable as that of Brady himself this Confederate photographer risked his life to obtain negatives of Federal batteries, cavalry regiments and camps, lookout towers, and the vessels of Farragut and Porter, in fact of everything that might be of the slightest use in informing the Confederate Secret Service of the strength of the Federal occupation of Baton Rouge. In Lytle's little shop on Main Street these negatives remained in oblivion for near half a century. War photographs were long regarded with extreme disfavor in the South and the North knew nothing of Lytle's collection, which has at last been unearthed by the editors of the Photographic history. The value of Lytle's wor
ich led the Confederates to believe the position strongly occupied and delayed Longstreet's advance long enough for troops to be rushed forward to meet it. The picture tells all too plainly at what sacrifice the height was finally held. Admiral Farragut, while accepting the armored vessels as possessing certain advantages and as apparently a necessity of modern warfare, had the impatience of the old-fashioned sailor against any such attempt at protection. He preferred for himself the old t holes. But when a shell makes its way into one of those damned teakettles, it can't get out again. It sputters round inside doing all kinds of mischief. It must be borne in mind, apart from the natural exaggeration of such an utterance, that Farragut was speaking half a century ago, in the time of slow-velocity missiles. His phrase damned tea-kettles came, however, to be the general descriptive term for the ironclads, applied not only by the men in the ranks but by the naval men themselves.
ton Rouge-1862 those in South Africa, and it was impossible in the circumstances that they could be, was the result of the blockade of the Southern coast, a force the South was powerless to resist. What has been said shows how clear was the role of the navy. The strategic situation was of the simplest; to deprive the South of its intercourse with Europe and in addition to cut the Confederacy in twain through the control of the Mississippi. The latter, gained largely by the battles of Farragut, Porter, Foote, and Davis, was but a part of the great scheme of blockade, as it cut off the supply of food from Texas and the shipments of material which entered that State by way of Matamoras. The question of the military control of Texas could be left aside so long as its communications were cut, for in any case the State would finally have to yield with the rest of the Confederacy. The many thousand troops which would have been an invaluable reenforcement to the Southern armies in the
rter, standing among his men directing the fight, was terrible scalded by the escaping steam, as were twenty-seven others. Wrongly suspected of disloyalty at the outbreak of the war, Commander Porter's conduct during the struggle gave the lie to such calumny. He recovered after Fort Henry, and was made Commodore in July, 1862. Again in command of the Essex he attempted unsuccessfully to destroy the dread Confederate ram Arkansas at Vicksburg on July 22d. Porter and the Essex then joined Farragut's fleet. His shells helped the Union forces to repulse the Confederates at Baton Rouge, August 5th, and he witnessed the blowing up of the Arkansas the following day. He died May 1, 1864. The Essex two years later down stream, while her companion ships continued their advance and increased their fire. Presently, a sound exceeding the roar of cannon was heard above the tumult. A great gun in the Fort had exploded, killing or disabling every man who served it. A great 10-inch col
p Past the Forts at New Orleans. When David Glasgow Farragut chose the Hartford as the ship to fly uilt several iron-clad vessels. No ship in Farragut's fleet possessed any more powers of resistanerful than the Louisiana. Only the arrival of Farragut's fleet at this timely hour for the Federal c to be a desperate and almost foolhardy deed, Farragut showed his genius and courage. His attack wa would have prolonged the war. The failure of Farragut's plan and his defeat would have meant a mostor muscles; and a few days after New Orleans, Farragut's vessels faced a serious crisis. Captain A.a short time, could the smaller steamers with Farragut. But the larger vessels required coal, and ar. Bryan, the Mayor, opened negotiations with Farragut for its sale. Levee and river at Baton Rr. Bryan, the Mayor, opened negotiations with Farragut for its sale.. his ship, the Cayuga, leadin On the 25th, New Orleans lay powerless under Farragut's guns. The dreaded Louisiana was set on fir[13 more...]
ississippi the evacuation of Fort Pillow and Fort Randolph and the capture of New Orleans by Farragut left Vicksburg the main point on the Mississippi strongly defended by the Confederates, after together. With Vicksburg last, the Confederacy would be definitely parted. on June 28, 1862, Farragut, who had arrived with war vessels and a mortar fleet about ten days before, started to run the gunboats arrived. The Federal forces of the upper and lower Mississippi had joined hands. But Farragut was convinced that Vicksburg could not be taken without help of the army. Therefore orders on for the time being. The Federal defense of Baton Rouge. on July 24th the fleet under Farragut and the troops that had occupied the position on the river bank opposite Vicksburg under the command of General Thomas Williams went down the river, Farragut proceeding to New Orleans and Williams once more to Baton Rouge. The latter had withdrawn from his work of cutting the canal in front of
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
. Union, Gen. McDowell's Army. Confed., Gen. Field's Brigade. Losses: Union 7 killed, 16 wounded. Confed. 3 killed, 8 captured. April 18-28, 1862: forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the capture of New Orleans, La. Union, Commodore Farragut's fleet of gunboats, and mortar boats under Commander D. D. Porter. Confed., Gen. Mansfield Lovell's army, fleet of gunboats. Losses: Union 36 killed, 193 wounded. Confed. 185 killed, 197 wounded, 400 captured. April 19, 1862n's Division of the Second Corps. Confed., Armistead's brigade. Losses: Union 51 killed, 401 wounded, 64 missing. Confed. 65 killed, 465 wounded, 11 missing. June 26-29, 1862: Vicksburg, Miss. U. S. Fleet, under command of Commodore Farragut, passed the Confederate land batteries, under the cover of bombardment by Commodore Porter's fleet of mortar boats. June 2, 1862 to July 1, 1862: the Seven days Battles, in front of Richmond, Va., including engagements known as Mechanics