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Chickasaw (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
C. H. Wells. The ironclad vessels were the Tecumseh, Commander T. A. M. Craven; Manhattan, Commander T. W. A. Nicholson; Winnebago, Commander T. H. Stevens, and Chickasaw, Lieutenant-Commander T. H. Perkins. while a land force, about five thousand strong, sent by General Canby from New Orleans, under General Gordon Granger, was plrtford now tried her power upon the sea-giant. She gave the Tennessee a glancing blow and a broadside of 10-inch shells at. Ten feet distance. Then the armored Chickasaw ran under its stern, and at about the same time the Manhattan, approaching the same point, sent a solid 15-inch bolt that demolished its stearing-gear, and broke flag-ship, and damaged her severely. Both vessels then drew off, and started at full speed to give the Tennessee a deadly stroke by each. At the same time the Chickasaw was pounding away at its stern, and the Ossipee was running at full speed to strike. Thus beset, and now badly wounded, the Tennessee hauled down its flag, and
Alabama (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
last of the Georgia as a pirate ship. and the Alabama see picture of the Alabama, on page 571. hh of June, he went out of the harbor with the Alabama, followed by the yacht Deerhound, belonging ten the Kearsarge rounded to, and made for the Alabama. when within twelve hundred yards of her, the 32-pounders. The Kearsarge used 5 guns, the Alabama 7. the Kearsarge had 162 officers and men: the Alabama about 150. the gunners of the latter were trained artillerists from the British ship-of-n, when the combat had continued an hour, the Alabama was at the mercy of her adversary. She had r of the armor beneath. Winslow says that the Alabama had greatly the advantage in a much larger quched it. very soon afterward the boats of the Alabama were seen to be lowering, and in one of them ave every encouragement to his comrades. The Alabama had nine men killed and Twenty-one wounded. O losses caused by the destructive acts of the Alabama. the Manchester Examiner, in noticing her [20 more...]
Kentucky (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
is organization in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, in co-operation with a force under Price, who was to invbeen crushed by a bullet, in the battle of Perryville, in Kentucky. In the Democratic Convention, a committee composed ofd to prepare a platform of principles. James Guthrie, of Kentucky, was chosen its chairman. Vallandigham was the ruling spard adjourned, but did not dissolve. Mr. Wickliffe, of Kentucky, after saying, that circumstances might make it necessaryote of only the two late slave-labor States, Delaware and Kentucky, and the State of New Jersey. The offer of sympathy and were all Democrats, namely: Delaware--Riddle, Saulsbury; Kentucky--Davis, Powell; Indiana--Hendricks; California--McDougallis, Thomas, Webster; West Virginia--Blair, Brown, Whaley; Kentucky--Anderson, Kendall, Smith, Yeaman; Ohio--Ashley, Eckley, nson, Miller, Randall, Styles, Strause; Maryland--Harris; Kentucky--Clay, Grider, Harding, Malloy, Wadsworth; Ohio--Bliss, C
South Carolina (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
hilarity of the members. When not in session, they usually denounce the President; in session, they are wholly subservient to him. The Diarist further recorded, as follows, under date of January 7, 1865:--How insignificant a legislative body becomes when it is not independent. The Confederate States Congress will not live in history, for it never really existed at all, but has always been merely a body of subservient men, registering the decrees of the Executive. Even Mr. Miles, of South Carolina, before introducing a bill, sends it to this department for approval or rejection. --Volume II., page 379. This decision struck down the Constitution, the supposed bulwark of the liberties of the people. There was wide-spread discontent; and when the news came that Mr. Lincoln was re-elected by an unprecedented majority, they lost hope and yearned for peace, rather than for an independence that proved to be less desirable than that which they had enjoyed under the Government they had re
Maryland (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
Connecticut--Dixon, Foster; Vermont--Collamer, Foot: New York, Harris, Morgan; New Jersey, Tenyck; Pennsylvania--Cowan; Maryland, Reverdy Johnson; West Virginia--Van Winkle, Willey; Ohio--Sherman, Wade; Indiana--Lane; Illinois--Trumbull; Missouri--B California--McDougall.--6. Six Democrats did not vote, namely, Buckalew of Pennsylvania; Wright of New Jersey; Hicks of Maryland; Bowden and Carlisle, of West Virginia; Richardson of Illinois. This measure was first submitted to the Senate by Mr.elly, McAllister, Moorhead, A. Myers, L. Myers, O'Neill, Scofield, Stevens, Thayer, Tracy, Williams; Delaware--Smithers; Maryland--Cresswell, Davis, Thomas, Webster; West Virginia--Blair, Brown, Whaley; Kentucky--Anderson, Kendall, Smith, Yeaman; Ohid, F. Wood; New Jersey--Perry, Steele; Pennsylvania--Ancona, Dawson, Denison, Johnson, Miller, Randall, Styles, Strause; Maryland--Harris; Kentucky--Clay, Grider, Harding, Malloy, Wadsworth; Ohio--Bliss, Cox, Finck, Johnson, Long, Morris, Noble, O'Ne
Bombay (Maharashtra, India) (search for this): chapter 16
pirate ships, and which performed the last acts of hostility against the Republic. She was the Shenandoah, a Clyde (Scotland) built vessel, long and rakish, of seven hundred and ninety tons burden, with an auxiliary engine of two hundred and Twenty nominal horse power, and capable of an average speed of ten knots an hour. the Shenandoah was originally the sea-king. she left London with that name early in October, 1864, as an East Indiaman, armed with two guns, as usual, land cleared for Bombay. A steamer, named Laurel, took from Liverpool a lot of Southern gentlemen (as the historian of the Shenandoah's cruise called them), who had been in the Sumter, Alabama, and Georgia, with an armament and a crew of Englishmen, all of which were transferred to the sea-king at Madeira, when she was named Shenandoah. her Captain was James I. Waddell, who was regularly commissioned by Mallory. He addressed the crew, who were ignorant of their destination until then, and informed them of the cha
can vessels, that about 1,000 American ships were sold to foreign merchants, chiefly British. Full two-thirds of the carrying trade between the United States and Europe was driven to British bottoms. they sailed under British colors until a prize was secured, when they hoisted the Confederate flag. They were everywhere greeted waimed in good faith by the Queen at the beginning of the Rebellion. the Florida hovered most of the time off the American coast, while the Alabama was seen in European and more distant waters. The former was closely watched by Government vessels, especially when the pirate was cruising among the West India Islands, while crd prosperous one in the South Atlantic and Indian oceans, during which she had captured sixty-seven vessels, of which forty-five were destroyed. She returned to European waters early in the summer of 1864, and took refuge in the French harbor of Cherbourg. At that time the United States steamer Kearsarge, this name was given
Mobile Bay (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
t of Mobile to be closed, 439. the defenses of Mobile, 440. naval battle in Mobile Bay, 441. destruction of the Confederate squadron. 442. capture of Forts Gaineor that purpose, Admiral Farragut appeared Aug. 5, 1864. off the entrance of Mobile Bay, full thirty miles below the City, with a fleet of eighteen vessels, four of anted upon Dauphin Island for the purpose of co-operating. the entrance to Mobile Bay is divided by Dauphin Island, making two passages; the easterly one four milelowed the Brooklyn and her tethered companion, the Octorara, to Entranoe to Mobile Bay. lead the wooden ships. When that vessel was within range of the Fort, whoseFarragut's work was not done. There stood the forts guarding the entrance to Mobile Bay, almost unharmed, with full armaments and garrisons. These must be captured iladelphia, Pittsburg, Baltimore, Newport (Kentucky), St. Louis, New Orleans, Mobile Bay, Pensacola, Hilton Head, and New Berne. mentioned in note 1, on page 395.
San Francisco (California, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
aled her mission, and before five o'clock that evening, she had made prizes of ten whale ships, of which eight were set on fire and burned in a group before midnight. it was an ill-omened day for them and the insurance offices in New Bedford, said the historian of her cruise. This was the last act in the horrid drama of the Civil War. on the 2d of August the Commander of the Shenandoah was satisfactorily informed of the end of the Rebellion, before the raid on the whaling fleet, a San Francisco newspaper had reached the Shenandoah, with news of the surrender of Lee and Johnston, and the end of the War, but he did not choose to consider it authentic, coming from the enemy. by an English bark, when, contrary to the wishes of the ship's company, Waddell proceeded with his vessel to England, and delivered her as a prize to the British national vessel Donegal, in the harbor of Liverpool. one of the pirates, an officer of the Shenandoah, named Cornelius E. Hunt, wrote a history
Newton (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
se inextinguishable. Also other shells, for hurling melted iron upon ships. All of these destructive materials were furnished to the pirate ships in great Britain. Greek fire shell. they were seen and sketched by the author, at the Navy Yard in Washington City, with many other relics of the war, in 1866. named Florida, to play the pirate by plundering on the high seas, without authority. Four other vessels were added by British shipmasters in 1864, named, respectively, Georgia, Tallahassee, Olustee, and Chickamauga, whose ravages greatly swelled the sum total of damages already inflicted upon American commerce by Anglo-Confederate marauders. at the beginning of 1864 the pirates then on the ocean had captured 193 American merchant ships, whereof all but 17 were burnt. The value of their cargoes, in the aggregate, was estimated at $13,445,000. so dangerous became the navigation of the ocean for American vessels, that about 1,000 American ships were sold to foreign merchan
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