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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the first conflict. (search)
ses, is alone in possession of railways. One line, single at first, which runs southward from Cincinnati and Louisville, forks successively at Bowling Green and Nashville, and further on at Hardinsville, and spreading out like an immense fan south of Cumberland, extends its numerous arms from the foot of the high cliffs which termaced under its exclusive direction. Workshops for the remodelling of old guns and the manufacture of minie rifles were soon established in Memphis, New Orleans, Nashville, Gallatin, and finally at Richmond and in many other south-eastern cities. The Southern States obtained, moreover, supplies of arms and ammunition from Europeit for their own profit. New Orleans had its own foundry of brass guns. Messrs. Street & Hungerford of Memphis manufactured Parrott guns of every calibre. At Nashville the iron-mills of Brannan & Co., constructed on the plan of those of Fort Pitt in the North, manufactured field-pieces of cast iron. The large and costly machin
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
everal prizes, which she burnt, after the fashion of the Sumter, she was obliged, in order to escape from the Federal cruisers, to seek refuge at St. Augustine, in Florida, where she ran aground at the entrance of the port, and was lost. The Nashville, a side-wheel steamer and packet belonging to the New York and Charleston line, had been converted into a warvessel by the Confederate government in the latter port. On the 26th of October she went to sea under the command of Captain Pegram, fprovisions and obtained, still in violation of international law, a sufficient supply of coal to take him into European waters. He arrived there, after having burnt a merchant-vessel on his way, but did not leave English ports again, where the Nashville had undergone repairs, until the following year, to return to the American coast, where, as we shall presently see, his ship was destroyed, not long after, by a Federal cruiser. Finally, on the 12th of November a schooner of a hundred tons,
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
red by way of Monticello in the direction of Nashville, and part of his troops had gone towards Cumned among the small posts and in the city of Nashville. His left, commanded by Polk, and subsequen free; steamers could have been brought from Nashville to transport the army to the other side of tton, who was assembling his army in front of Nashville to defend the line of the Cumberland. In theen delayed for want of provisions, to reach Nashville. They got there, however, in advance of the that one of his divisions was able to reach Nashville by land. And this movement came near costin war. Buell, after taking up his quarters at Nashville, and placing himself in communication with Gabout three hundred kilometres south-west of Nashville, and the two hostile armies were entirely sefully aware that the fall of Donelson and of Nashville rendered all the defences of the Mississippidle of the first day. Buell had marched from Nashville to Columbia with a degree of tardiness that [18 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 8 (search)
four of the five first-mentioned cities, which were never beyond the Federal authority. They are marked with asterisks: * Baltimore212,000 inhabitants. New Orleans169,000 inhabitants. * St. Louis152,000 inhabitants. * Louisville70,000 inhabitants. * Washington61,000 inhabitants. Charleston51,000 inhabitants. Richmond38,000 inhabitants. Mobile29,000 inhabitants. Memphis23,000 inhabitants. Savannah22,000 inhabitants. Wilmington21,000 inhabitants. Petersburg18,000 inhabitants. Nashville17,000 inhabitants. Note D, page 105. These details, with many others relative to the Confederate army, are taken from a book entitled Thirteen Months in the Rebel Army, by W. G. Stevenson, published in 1863. It describes most vividly the situation of the South at the commencement of the war. The author relates, with a degree of simplicity which saves him from all suspicion of exaggeration, his forced enlistment in the Confederate army, the positions he filled, willingly or unwilli