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Clifton, Arizona (Arizona, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
Commander De Camp; and Oneida, Commander S. P. Lee, 9 each; sailing sloop-of-war Portsmouth, 17; gun-boats Varuna, Captain Boggs, 12; Cayuga, Lieutenant Harrison, 5; Winona, Lieutenant Nichols, 4; Katahdin, Lieutenant Preble, 6; Itaska, Lieutenant Caldwell, 5; Kineo, Lieutenant Ransom, 5; Wissahickon, Lieutenant A. N. Smith, 5; Pinola, Lieutenant Crosby; Kennebec, Lieutenant Russell, 5; Sciota, Lieutenant Donalson, 6; schooner Kittatinny, Lieutenant Lamson, 9; Miami, Lieutenant Harroll, 6; Clifton, 5; and Westfield, Captain Renshaw, 6. There were twenty mortar-vessels, in three divisions, the first, or Red, of six vessels, under Lieutenant Watson Smith, in the Norfolk Packet; the second, or Blue, of seven vessels, commanded by Lieutenant Queen, in the T. A. Ward; and the third, or White, of seven vessels, commanded by Lieutenant Breese, in the Horace Beales. The names of the mortar-vessels were: Norfolk Packet, Oliver H. Lee, Para, C. P. Williams, Orletta, William Bacon, T. A. Ward,
Headquarters (Arizona, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
peacefully along the street, General Butler determined to arrest the growing evil at once, and on the 15th of May the town was startled by an order that struck the root of the iniquity, by placing such actors in their appropriate social position. That order The following is a copy of the document known as the Woman order, which the General himself framed from a similar one, and for a similar purpose, which he had read long before in a London newspaper: General order no. 28: Headquarters, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, May 15, 1862. As the officers and soldiers of the United States have been subject to repeated insults from the women (calling themselves ladies) of New Orleans, in return for the most scrupulous non-interference and courtesy on our part, it is ordered that hereafter, when any female shall, by word, gesture, or movement, insult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the United States, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a
Lake Pontchartrain (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
Twiggs's imbecility; and, when he was informed of the gathering of National ships and soldiers in the Gulf, he perceived the necessity of strongly guarding every avenue of approach to New Orleans. This was by far the largest and most important city within the bounds of the Confederacy. It is on the eastern side of the Mississippi River, about one hundred miles above its passes, or mouths, and has two extensive bodies of water lying to the north and east of it, named, respectively, Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne. Its population was about 170,000 when the war began. Being at the outlet to the sea of the vast products of the region watered by the Mississippi and its tributaries, it had the largest export trade of any city in the world. Lovell's special efforts for defense were put forth on the banks of the Mississippi, between the city and its passes or mouths. The principal passes by which the waters of the Mississippi flow into the Gulf of Mexico, through vast morasses
Hartford (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
forts and the ram Manassas, 334. fearful struggle of the Hartford, 335. a desperate naval battle, 336. capture of forts J1862. he called a council of captains in the cabin of the Hartford, when that measure was decided upon. General Butler, who become less dense. Farragut, in the fore-rigging of the Hartford, had been watching the movements of Bailey and Bell throurtress opened with a remarkable precision of aim, and the Hartford was struck several times. Farragut had mounted two guns enly upon him, all a-blaze. In trying to avoid this, the Hartford was run aground, and the incendiary came crashing alongsieavy cross-fire alone. Farragut pressed forward with the Hartford, and, passing the Cayuga, gave the batteries such destrucooklyn, and then the remainder of the fleet, followed the Hartford's example, and in the course of twenty minutes the batterl flag, General Butler arrived and joined Farragut on the Hartford; and, in his report to the Secretary of War on the 29th,
Baltimore, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
eans. A company of the Thirty-first Massachusetts was the first to land. These were followed by the remainder of the regiment; also by the Fourth Wisconsin, Colonel Paine; and Everett's battery of heavy field-guns. These formed a procession and acted as an escort for General Butler and his staff, and General Williams and his staff; and to the tune of the Star Spangled Banner they marched through Poydras and St. Charles Streets to Canal Street, under the guidance of Lieutenant Weigel, of Baltimore, one of Butler's aids, who was familiar with the city. They took possession of the Custom House, whose principal entrance is on Canal Street, and there the Massachusetts regiment was quartered. Strict directions had been given not to resent any insults that might be offered by the vast crowd that filled the side-walks, without orders; but if a shot should be fired from a house, to halt, arrest the inmates, and destroy the building. Every moment the crowd became greater and more boiste
Pollard (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
April 5, 1862. The authorities at Richmond were so well assured of safety, by General Duncan, that they refused, even to entertain the possibility of a penetration of the outer line of defenses, even when the mortar-fleet had begun its work. Pollard's First Year of the War, page 810. All things were in readiness for assault on the 17th of April. The fleets of Farragut and Porter These consisted of forty-seven armed vessels, eight of which were large and powerful steam sloops-of-war.e Confederacy; gave to the enemy the Mississippi River, with all its means of navigation, for a base of operations, and finally led, by plain and irresistible conclusion, to our virtual abandonment of the great and fruitful valley of the Mississippi. Pollard's First Year of the War, page 821. Let us now return to a consideration of the Army of the Potomac, which we left in a quiet condition after the little flurry at Drainsville, at near the close of the year. Tail-piece — camp Ches
Mexico (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
he spring of 1866. it was a large brick House, at the junction of camp and magazine streets, and was then used by General Canby, the commander of the Department, as the quarters of his paymaster. their money and other valuables for safety from the impending storm; and poor old Twiggs, the traitor, like his former master, Floyd, fearing the wrath of his injured Government, fled from his home, leaving in the care of a young woman the two swords which had been awarded him for his services in Mexico, to fall into the hands of the conquerors who speedily came. Parton's Butler in, Yew Crleans, page 264. On his way to New Orleans, Lovell had ordered General Smith, who was in command of the river defenses below the town, known as the Chalmette batteries, These were on each side of the river. There were five 82-pounders on one side and nine on the other. to make all possible resistance; and in the city he tried to raise a thousand volunteers, who should make a desperate attempt to
Chalmette (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
overnment property in Louisiana repossessed by the Government. The store-house is seen on the right. The next building was a hospital, and the small house next to it was General Butler's Headquarters when he took possession of the grounds. Varuna to continue the fight, he moved up the river to the Quarantine Station, a short distance above Fort St. Philip. On the west bank of the river opposite was a battery, in charge of several companies of Confederate sharp-shooters of the Chalmette (Louisiana) regiment, commanded by Colonel Szymanski, a Pole. On the approach of the Cayuga they attempted to flee, but a volley of canister-shot from her guns made them halt, and they became prisoners of war. The battle was now over, and all of Farragut's ships, twelve in number, that had passed the forts joined the Cayuga. Then the dead were carried ashore and buried. While this desperate battle was raging, the land troops, under General Butler, had been preparing for their part in the dra
Fort Jackson (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
a desperate naval battle, 336. capture of forts Jackson and St. Philip, 339. excitement in New Orthousand eight hundred and fifty yards from Fort Jackson, and three thousand six hundred and eighty nt country. The chain and its, supports at Fort Jackson had been swept away by the flood, and only e-rafts were sent blazing down the stream. Fort Jackson, the principal object of attack, still heldnear the right bank of the river, and fight Fort Jackson,. while Captain Theodorus Bailey, with the st rapid firing, opened a terrible storm on Fort Jackson. Not less than half a dozen enormous shells immediate command were slowly approaching Fort Jackson. When he was within a mile and a quarter o In the mean time Porter had been pounding Fort Jackson terribly with the) shells from his mortars.he navy who was present at the surrender of Fort Jackson, that when the flag-officer of that work was and all their contents to General Phelps. Fort Jackson was only injured in its interior works, and[17 more...]
Matanzas (Cuba) (search for this): chapter 14
flag-ship), and the gun-boat Owasco, Lieutenant Guest, 5. Some were only armed tugs, intended for the purpose of towing the mortar-schooners into position. were in the river, and Butler, with about nine thousand troops, Butler's troops, borne on five transports, consisted of the following regiments: On the Mississippi, the Commanding General and the Twenty-sixth Massachusetts, Colonel Jones; Thirty-first Massachusetts, Colonel Gooding, and Everett's Sixth Massachusetts battery. On the Matanzas, General Phelps, with the Ninth Connecticut, Colonel Cahill, and Holcomb's Second Vermont battery. On the Great Republic, General Williams, with the Twenty-first Indiana, Colonel McMillen; Fourth Wisconsin, Colonel Paine, and Sixth Michigan, Colonel Cortinas. On the North America, the Thirtieth Massachusetts, Colonel Dudley, and a company each of Reed's and Durivage's cavalry. On the Will Farley, the Twelfth Connecticut, Colonel Deming. was ready at the Southwest Pass, just below, to, co
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