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Sumter (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
n 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 character and purpose of the Shenandoah, where-upon only Twenty-three of the eighty men were found willing to become pirates and take the risks of the perilous professi
Michigan (Michigan, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
sands from the French shore, with very little loss of life. the Kearsarge had three men badly wounded, one of them mortally. The latter was William Gowin, of Michigan, a genuine hero, whose leg was badly shattered at the beginning of the action, but who concealed the extent of his injuries and gave every encouragement to his coyed another steamer, the Island Queen, and stood in for Sandusky, where they expected to be joined by secret and armed allies in capturing the National gun-boat Michigan, lying there, and with her effect the release of the prisoners. Their signals were not answered, and the expected re-enforcements were not seen, so they hasteneiana--Colfax, Derwent. Julian, Orth; Illinois--Arnold, Farnsworth, Ingersoll, Norton, E. B. Washburne; Missouri--Blow, Boyd, King, Knox, Loan, McClurg, Rollins; Michigan--Baldwin, Beaman, Driggs, Kellogg, Longyear, Upson; Iowa--Allison, Grinnell, Hubbard, Kasson, Price, Wilson; Wisconsin--Cobb, McIndoe, Sloan, Wheeler; Minnesota-
Brazil (Brazil) (search for this): chapter 16
on these points, could give, not only considered these vessels and their crews in that light, but said so in his diplomatic correspondence. In his letter to the Brazilian minister, on the occasion we are considering, he said, that the Government maintained that the Florida like the Alabama, was a pirate, belonging to no nation or lawful belligerent, and, therefore, the harboring and supplying of these piratical ships and their crews, in belligerent ports, were wrongs and injuries for which Brazil justly owes reparation to the United States, as ample as the reparation she now receives from them. Consult, also, page 570, of volume II., and note 1, page 556, volume I. Of this work. John A. Winslow. long before the Florida was seized, the career of the Georgia was ended, the Georgia was an iron ship, built in Glasgow. She went to sea with the name of Japan, in April, 1868. off the coast of France she received her armament, changed her name to Georgia, and began the career of
Portland (Maine, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
Virginia to that of Maine. Swift cruisers were sent after the Tacony. when informed of this, Read transferred his crew and armament to the prize schooner Archer, and destroyed the Tacony. then he went boldly to the entrance of the harbor of Portland, Maine, June 24, 1868. and at midnight sent two armed boats to seize the revenue cutter Cushing, lying there. It was done, when chase after the pirates was successfully made by two merchant steamers, hastily armed and manned for the purpose. The Cushing and Archer, with the pirates, were soon taken back to Port land, where the marauders were lodged in prison. later in the year another daring act of piracy was committed. The merchant steamer Chesapeake, plying between New York and Portland, was seized on the 6th of December, by sixteen of her passengers, who proved to be pirates in disguise. They overpowered the officers, killed and threw overboard one of the engineers, and took possession of the vessel. She was soon afterward sei
Hartford (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
hem iron-clad, the wooden vessels were the Hartford (flag-ship), Captain P. Drayton; Brooklyn, Ca the perilous position of the main-top of the Hartford, his flag-ship, where he was lashed, that he of the Fort, whose guns were trained upon the Hartford (which, with the Metacomet, was close followirragut ordered Captain Drayton to push on the Hartford, unmindful of torpedoes and every thing else, upon them. The ram Tennessee, rushed at the Hartford, but missed her, when the latter returned thefull head of steam, and made directly for the Hartford. a signal was at once given for the National m without much injuring her adversary. the Hartford now tried her power upon the sea-giant. She ayton to strike the ram another blow with the Hartford, and he was about to do so, when the crippleds guns — not one of which was fired after the Hartford gave her first blow. It became so crippled, the command of Lieutenant H. B. Tyson, of the Hartford. opened fire upon the fort at daylight, Augu
Hampshire (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 16
t of those who began it. These declarations found a cordial response in the hearts of the loyal millions. In that message the President urged the House of Representatives to concur with the Senate in adopting a Thirteenth Amendment of the National Constitution, for prohibiting slavery in the Republic forever. The Senate had adopted it April 8, 1864. at the preceding session by the strong vote of thirty-eight to six. The following was the vote: yeas.--Maine--Fessenden, Morrill; Yew Hampshire, Clark, Hall; Massachusetts--Sumner, Wilson; Rhode Island--Anthony, Sprague; 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--Brown, Henderson; Michiyan--Chandler, Howard; Iowa--Grimes, Harlan; Wisconsin--Doolittle, Howe; Minnesota--Ramsay, Wilkinson; Kansas--Lane, Pomeroy; Oregon--Harding, Nes
China (China) (search for this): chapter 16
en shoot off to some distant waters. Maffit, the commander of the Florida, was represented by all who knew him as a man lacking all real sense of honor. His conduct in the capture of the Jacob Bell, a merchant ship on her way to New York from China, sufficiently proves the assertion. Among the passengers was Mrs. H. Dwight Williams, wife of the American Commissioner of Customs at Swartow, in China. She had in her trunk many valuable presents for friends at home, besides a large amount of China. She had in her trunk many valuable presents for friends at home, besides a large amount of clothing and silver plate. She gave Maffit a list of her personal effects, and begged him to spare them for her. He politely told her he could not, and then went to the Jacob Bell. she obtained permission to return to that ship, where she found Maffit and his fellow-officers engaged in appropriating her property to their own use. They broke open packages; and laces, letters, photographs of friends, which they could not use, they trampled under foot on the deck, in her presence. Mrs. Williams
Brazil, Clay County, Indiana (Indiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ot long afterward the Florida was sunk while lying off Newport-Newce. the capture of the Florida produced much excitement. It was brought to the notice of the Government of the United States by the Brazilian minister at Washington in the form of a protest, with the assumption that the rebels were lawful belligerents, and that the Florida was one of their vessels of war. The Government disavowed the act of its agents in the Port of Bahia as a violation of neutrality laws and the rights of Brazil, and Consul Wilson, known to have been implicated in the capture, was recalled, and Captain Collins was suspended and ordered before a court-martial. At the same time, the assumption of the Brazilian Government was disallowed, and the hospitality it had afforded to the Florida at Bahia, was denounced as an act of intervention in derogation of the law of nations, and unfriendly and wrongful, as it was manifestly injurious to the United States. exceptions have been taken to the use of the
Savannah (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ment, he said, and the valor of the troops would have remained unchanged. The baffled foe would in vain have scanned the reports of your proceedings, at some new legislative, seat, for any indication that progress had been made in his gigantic task of conquering a free people. Then he tried to assure the Congress with. the old story, which nobody believed, that the Government would soon be exhausted of men and money. Not the fall of Richmond, he said, nor Wilmington, nor Charleston, nor Savannah, nor Mobile, nor all combined, can save the enemy from the constant and exhaustive drain of blood and treasure which must continue until he shall discover that no peace is attainable unless. based on the recognition of our indefeasible rights. In the same message Davis made an appalling exhibit of the desperate condition of the Confederate finances — a public debt of nearly $1,200,000,000, without a real basis of credit, and a paper currency depreciated several hundred per cent. He also
Fort Gaines (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
te squadron was destroyed, but Farragut'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 before the object of the expedition would be accomplished. To that business the Admiral now addressed himself, after sending the wounded of both parties to Pensacola, on the Metacomet. General Granger was on Dauphin Island, and had begun the siege of Fort Gaines. Farragut sent August 6. the Chickasaw to help him. She shelled the Fort with such effect that, on the following morning, August 7. Col. Anderson, its commander, asked for conditions on which he might surrender. The frightened garrison at Fort Powell, at Grant's Pass, had abandoned that Fort, and blew up the works, as far as possible, on the night after the capture of the Tennessee. they fled in such haste, that they left the guns behind them. Aware of this, and seeing, the National fleet in full possession of the Bay, Ander
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