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August 9th, 1864 AD (search for this): chapter 16
ht-house at Fort Morgan. Stronger Fort Morgan, on Mobile Point, still held out. It was in charge of General Richard L. Page, a Virginian. Being on the main land, he had hopes of receiving re-enforcements. He had signaled to Anderson to Hold on, and when that officer surrendered Fort Gaines, Page cried out Coward! and the entire Confederacy echoed the slander. Page's turn for a similar trial came, and he met it with less honor than did Anderson. Granger's troops were transferred August 9, 1864. from Dauphin Island to the rear of Fort Morgan, and there lines of investment were constructed across the narrow sand-spit. When every thing was in readiness, the fleet and these batteries Farragut had landed four 9-inch guns, and placed them in battery, under the command of Lieutenant H. B. Tyson, of the Hartford. opened fire upon the fort at daylight, August 22. and bombarded it furiously about twenty-four hours. The main work was not much injured; but the sturdy light-house, sta
e had been sent there for lighter duty, as successor to General Orme, May 2, 1864. and he was there made the instrument, under God's good providence, in saving his country from a calamity with which it was threatened by one of the most hellish conspiracies recorded in the history of the race. This young officer became acquainted with the secret of the Conspirators, and took measures accordingly. We have observed that the Democratic Convention was to have been held on the 4th of July. In June, the commandant at Camp Douglas observed that a large number of letters, written by the prisoners (which were not sealed until they passed inspection at Headquarters), were only brief notes, written on large paper. Suspecting all was not right, he submitted these letters to the action of heat, when it was found that longer epistles were on the paper, written in invisible or sympathetic ink, and in which the friends of the writers were informed that the captives at Camp Douglas expected to ke
August 5th, 1864 AD (search for this): chapter 16
with valuable cargoes of needful supplies, and slipping out again with equally valuable cargoes of cotton for the use of England's mills. it was resolved to seal up the Port of Mobile first, and for 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 them iron-clad, the wooden vessels were the Hartford (flag-ship), Captain P. Drayton; Brooklyn, Captain James Alden; Metacomet, Lier magazine, caused by a shell, was quietly extinguished, while the powder was regularly served to the guns. so the Tennessee, perhaps one of the most powerful vessels ever built, and its officers and men, became captives to Admiral Farragut. August 5, 1864. the Confederate 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 ex
October 19th (search for this): chapter 16
Beverly Tucker. partly for the purpose of co-operating with the leaders of the Peace Faction, in shaping the future policy of the Opposition which was to be announced at that Convention. Also, for carrying out a scheme for exciting hostile feelings between the United States and Great Britain through operations in Canada; They proceeded to organize plundering raids into the border States. One of these, composed of nearly thirty well-armed Confederates, crossed the border into Vermont, Oct. 19. penetrated to the village of St. Albans, robbed the bank of $50,000, stole horses enough to mount the whole party, fired upon unarmed citizens, wounding three (one mortally), and setting fire to one of the hotels. Thirteen of them were arrested on their return to Canada, but were released by a sympathizing judge at Montreal. The British minister (Lord Lyons) did all in his power to bring the offenders to justice, but the Canadian authorities threw over them their sheltering arms. for bur
the Hobson Bay railroad. Just before they left, these gentlemen indulged in a drunken frolic, and a disgraceful fight with some of the citizens. Then the Shenandoah cruised in the India seas and up the eastern coast of Asia to the Ochosk sea and Behring's Straits, June, 1865. to plunder and destroy the New England whaling fleet on the borders of the frozen Arctic Ocean. There she made havoc among the whalers, and lighted up the ice-floes of the Polar sea with incendiary fires. On the 28th of June, she appeared at a convention of whaling ships in that region, it was the custom of whalers, when a ship had been badly injured, to collect all the vessels within signaling distance, and if the craft was found so hurt that it was impossible to repair her, she was sold at auction to. The highest bidder. On the occasion under consideration, the ship Brunswick, from New Bedford, had been, Stove, and blew signals of distress. This caused the gathering of the whaling fleet. bearing the Am
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