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Colorado (Colorado, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
61. a party from Fort Pickens, under Lieutenant Shepley, burned the Dry Dock at the Navy Yard at Warrington; and, on the night of the 13th of the same month, about one hundred men, under Lieutenant John H. Russell, of Commodore Merwin's flagship Colorado, crossed over to the Navy Yard, and before daylight boarded a large schooner (the Judah), which was being fitted out as a privateer, and lying at the wharf there. They spiked a ten-inch columbiad, with which she was armed, and burnt her to the d oars they eluded the vigilance of the sentinels until it was too late for useful resistance. Lieutenant Russell lost three men killed and twelve wounded. The planning and fitting out of the expedition was entrusted to Captain Bailey, of the Colorado. Lieutenant Russell was promoted to Commander on the 4th of October. This was a most daring feat, for at the Navy Yard near by there were at least a thousand Confederate soldiers. They were led by an officer with the courage of forty Numidian l
Cape Hatteras (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
res of the forts and Hatteras Island Butler commissioned to raise troops in New England, 108. naval operations near Cape Hatteras perils of the Nationals on Hatteras Island, 109. Hawkins's proclamation attempt to establish a loyal civil Governmand the Susquehanna accompanied them. An earthwork, little inferior to Fort Hatteras, was found on Operations near Cape Hatteras. Beacon Island, commanding the Inlet; but this, called Fort Ocracoke, and older Fort Morgan near, were abandonederas, with the intention of recovering their losses at the Inlet, and keeping open two small inlets to Pamlico, above Cape Hatteras. Hawkins sent Colonel Brown, Sept. 29. with his Twentieth Indiana, up the island to a hamlet called Chicomicocomicoand below Brown's Camp, under cover of shells thrown from the armed vessels. The Indianians succeeded in escaping to Cape Hatteras, where they were met by five hundred of Hawkins's Zouaves, supported by the Susquehanna and Monticello. They had lost
Kentucky (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ief, and in my own, I thank you. Thus ended the campaigns in the Kanawha Valley. On the 10th of November, a most unhappy event occurred in the extreme southwestern portion of Virginia. The village of Guyandotte, on the Ohio River, near the Kentucky line, was held by a small Union forceunder R. V. Whaley, a loyal Virginian, commanding the Ninth Virginia Regiment, who had a recruiting station there. At eight o'clock in the evening, a guerrilla chief, named Albert G. Jenkins, who, with his mmediately, and take an oath of allegiance to the National Government. For a while that region of the State enjoyed repose. Soon after Reynolds's attack on Jackson, at Travelers' rest, a large portion of the Cheat Mountain troops were sent to Kentucky, and Colonel Robert H. Milroy, who had been commissioned a Brigadier-General, Sept. 3, 1861. was kept with a single brigade to hold the mountain passes. Reynolds was ordered to report in person to General Rosecrans, who at the close of the Kan
Minnesota (Minnesota, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ilas H. Stringham. The vessels composing the squadron were the Minnesota, Captain G. A. Van Brune; Wabash, Captain Samuel Mercer; Monticeltenant R. P. Lowry; and tug Fanny, Lieutenant Pierce Crosby. The Minnesota was the flag-ship. The transport, Service, was in charge of Comme preparations. General Butler took passage in the flag-ship (the Minnesota), and his troops were on the transports George Peabody and Adelain o'clock, and the Cumberland joined in the work. The flag-ship (Minnesota) was near, and soon passed inside the other two and engaged in thant that their own documents had furnished it. of the fort. The Minnesota, Susquehanna, and Pawnee immediately reopened fire on the fort, auadron to open fire on the fort on the second day. The Wabash and Minnesota followed, and a little later the Cumberland sailed in and took pacommanders. The capitulation was signed on board the flag-ship Minnesota, August 29th, 1861, by S. H. Stringham, Flag Officer Atlantic Blo
Virginia (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
I. General Robert E. Lee was sent with re-enforcements to take command of the troops left by Garnett and Pegram in Northern Virginia. He made his Headquarters at Huntersville, in Pocahontas County. His entire force, early in August, numbered full Lee should scatter the Union army, under General Rosecrans (McClellan's successor), See page 5387, volume I. in Northern Virginia, and, planting the Confederate flag at Wheeling, threaten Western Pennsylvania. Floyd took a strong position betyd, to the Confederate Secretary of War, September 12th; also army correspondence of the Cincinnati Gazette and Lynchburg (Va.) Republican. The expulsion of Floyd from Carnifex Ferry was soon followed by a conflict between the forces of General vious chapter, Chapter XXI:, volume I. we have considered some stirring events at and near Fortress Monroe, in Southeastern Virginia. In Hampton Roads, in front of that fortress, a great land and naval armament was seen in August, 11361, destine
Fort McRae (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
he Confederates, whose works stretched along the shore, from the Navy Yard to Fort McRee, in a curve for about four miles, was about seven thousand, commanded, as in See page XV., volume I. by General Braxton Bragg. His defenses consisted of Forts McRee and Barrancas, and fourteen separate batteries, mounting from one to four gu Yard. This was the signal for McKean to act. The Niagara was run in as near Fort McRee as the depth of water would allow, accompanied by the Richmond, Captain Ellisfight by the Niagara. The guns of Fort Pickens were also brought to bear upon Fort McRee; and at noon the artillery of the former and of Battery Scott, and also of thng to the shallowness of the water, the vessels could not get within range of Fort McRee. The fire of Pickens was less rapid, but more effective than the day before. McRee made no response, and the other forts and the batteries answered feebly. At three o'clock in the afternoon, a dense smoke arose from the village of Warringt
Sandusky, Ohio (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
was not accomplished in time, and Floyd fled precipitately, strewing the way with tents, tent-poles, working utensils, and ammunition, in his efforts to lighten his wagons. Benham pressed his rear heavily through Fayetteville, and on the road toward Raleigh; and near the latter place he struck the Confederate rear-guard of four hundred cavalry, under Colonel Croghan, St. George Croghan was a son of the eminent Colonel George Croghan, who so gallantly defended Fort; Stephenson, at lower Sandusky, in the War of 1812. His family were residing in Newburgh, on the Hudson River, at this time. who was mortally wounded. Onward Floyd sped, with Benham close at his heels; but the pursuit was ended near Raleigh, after a thirty miles' race, by the recall of Benham, and the fugitive escaped to Peterston, full fifty miles southward from his point of departure. He soon afterward took leave of his army, in a stirring proclamation, praising his men for their courage and fidelity, and remindin
Pensacola (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
loyal civil Government in Eastern North Carolina, 110. stirring events near Pensacola Wilson's Zouaves on Santa Rosa Island attacked, 111. battle on Santa Rosa Ie have observed how that fortress was saved from seizure by the insurgents at Pensacola in the spring of 1861, and the arrival in June, at Santa Rosa Island (on whicthe purpose of plunder and rapine. It was on that account that the troops at Pensacola hated them, and resolved to give them no quarter. Wilson, in a characteristid rumors on the main after the fight, They are exhibiting my head and hair in Pensacola — the reward is already claimed; also an old flag which I nailed to a flagstat up in pieces, and have pinned it on their bosoms as a trophy. Every one in Pensacola has my sword and uniform. I must have a large quantity of hair, and plenty on had been placed there by Flag-officer McKean, commander of the squadron off Pensacola, for the purpose of guarding the several entrances to the Mississippi, and er
Susquehanna, Pa. (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
hip (Minnesota) was near, and soon passed inside the other two and engaged in the fight. The Susquehanna, which had joined the expedition, came up at eleven o'clock, and at once opened fire. In the day, being ignorant that their own documents had furnished it. of the fort. The Minnesota, Susquehanna, and Pawnee immediately reopened fire on the fort, and the attack was kept up until half-pastime, had run in shore to assist the land forces who had moved up to Johnson's battery. The Susquehanna was the first of the squadron to open fire on the fort on the second day. The Wabash and Minnthe Naval Brigade which had been organized in Hampton Roads. The tug towed a launch, and the Susquehanna accompanied them. An earthwork, little inferior to Fort Hatteras, was found on Operations to Cape Hatteras, where they were met by five hundred of Hawkins's Zouaves, supported by the Susquehanna and Monticello. They had lost about fifty men, most of whom were captured while straggling.
Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ey Milroy holds the Cheat Mountain region he fights Johnston, of Georgia, at Alleghany Summit, 103. expedition to Huntersville operations September. Sept. 20, 1861. He had left General H. R. Jackson, of Georgia, with about three thousand men, on the Greenbrier River, at the ford sent to take charge of the coast defenses of South Carolina and Georgia. See Lee's letter of resignation. note 8. page 421, volume I. thdrawn from Camp Bartow at Travelers' rest, and, being ordered to Georgia, had left his command of twelve hundred Confederates and about eight hundred Virginians with Colonel Edward Johnston of Georgia, to confront Milroy. He made his Headquarters at Allegheny Summit; and Milroy,onroe. A deserter Mr. Mahew, of the State of Maine. He was in Georgia when the war broke out, and had been pressed into the Confederate osa Island. About fourteen hundred picked men, chosen mostly from Georgia troops and from some Irish volunteers, and commanded by General An
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