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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—the war on the Rapidan. (search)
. Foster had embarked at Beaufort in North Carolina on the 2d of February. When he arrived at Port Royal nothing was found in readiness for his soldiers. He was received as an intruder; soon after H62 masters of a large number of points along that coast. Their central depot is in the bay of Port Royal, where their fleet finds excellent shelter for victualling purposes, and near which the land-ftan and Canandaigua, had been sent at the same time, through a singular imprudence, to coal at Port Royal: all the others, ten in number, were old merchant-ships: they were armed with heavy guns, it iary of the Navy having soon decided to leave him the six monitors, he sent them to the bays of Port Royal and North Edisto, instead of keeping them in sight of Fort Sumter. The government did not insre he had embarked, the South Atlantic squadron was entrusted to Admiral Dahlgren. He reached Port Royal on the 4th of July—a date rendered memorable by the events which marked that epoch in other se
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—--the Mississippi. (search)
the beginning of May, instructed Gardner, who was already on the march with most of his troops, to return to Port Hudson and to shut himself up in it if necessary. On being apprised of the landing of Banks at Bayou Sara, Johnston wrote to him again, ordering him to abandon Port Hudson immediately; but it was too late. On the 24th, Banks had appeared before the place, to which Augur and T. W. Sherman Not W. T. Sherman, but the general of whom we have already spoken in the expedition to Port Royal. had brought him about thirty-five hundred men from Baton Rouge. Gardner sent a detachment, under Colonel Miles, to stop these last-mentioned troops, but he was defeated at Plain's Store in a combat where the Federals lost one hundred and fifty men and the Confederates seventy. On the 25th, Port Hudson was invested by a force of fifteen thousand men. Gardner had about seven thousand able-bodied soldiers with which to defend this place, and provisions for seven or eight weeks. The garriso
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Pennsylvania. (search)
on the other hand, worn out by Stoneman's raid, needed a few weeks' rest to recuperate. The authorities at Washington might have reinforced the Army of the Potomac by discontinuing or reducing the number of useless posts and garrisons, but the most sad experience had failed to induce them to abandon this system of scattering the troops. At the very moment when all the Confederate forces were leaving the coast to join Johnston in the West or Lee in Virginia, a whole army corps was left at Port Royal, one division at New Berne, two at Suffolk, and one in the peninsula of Virginia, to waste away without a purpose, without any plan of campaign; whilst in the district which the Army of the Potomac was called upon to defend, entire corps, such as the Washington garrison under Heintzelman, Stahel's six thousand cavalry in the neighborhood of Manassas, and Milroy's division in the Valley of Virginia, acted independently of Hooker and under the immediate direction of Halleck; the commander-in