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W. Jefferson Buchanan (search for this): chapter 1.5
ilading fire from the Gulf side during the action. As to the damage inflicted on those which succeeded in passing, I cannot speak definitely; shot after shot was distinctly seen to enter the wooden ships, but, as was evident, their machinery being protected by chains no vital blow could be given them there. Their loss in men, I am assured, was very great. Four hundred and ninety-one projectiles were delivered from this fort during the passage of the fleet. Our naval forces under Admiral Buchanan fought most gallantly, against odds before unknown to history. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, R. L. Page, Brigadier-General Commanding. New Orleans, La., 30th August, 1864. Major-General D. H. Maury, Commanding Mobile, Alabama: General — The report of the evacuation of Fort Powell and the surrender of Fort Gaines I had the honor of addressing you from Fort Morgan, on the 8th instant. It embraced the military operations to that date. After the reduction of Gaines,
n set on fire in several places by shells, and burned until it was consumed. The report made to me now was that the casemates which had been rendered as safe as possible for the men, some had been breached, others partially (Captains Johnston, Fisher and Hughes informed me that another shot on them would bring down the walls of their company quarters), so that a resumption of the severe fire from the enemy would in all likelihood inflict great loss of life, there being no bombproof in the forn artillery, Major J. T. Gee commanding, and of Captain Cothran's company, Twenty-first Alabama, I give my thanks for their promptness and alacrity in every duty; and to Colonel A. J. Jackson, commanding First Tennessee, and Captains Johnston and Fisher and their brave companies of that regiment, for very efficient service. To Captain C. H. Smith, A. A. G., and Captain R. T. Thom, A. I. G., for prompt performance of all their duties, I am under obligations; and to my aide-de-camp, Lieutenant
Gordon Granger (search for this): chapter 1.5
necessary sacrifice of human life which must follow the opening of our batteries, we. demand the unconditional surrender of Fort Morgan and its dependencies. We are very respectfully, your obedient servants, D. G. Farragut, Rear Admiral. Gordon Granger, Major-General. To which my reply said: Rear Admiral D. G. Farragut, Gordon Granger, Major-General: Sirs — I am prepared to sacrifice life, and will only surrender when I have no means of defence. I do not understand that whileGordon Granger, Major-General: Sirs — I am prepared to sacrifice life, and will only surrender when I have no means of defence. I do not understand that while being communicated with under flag of truce, the Tennessee should be towed within range of my guns. Respectfully, &c., R. L. Page, Brigadier-General C. S. A. From this time to the 15th, day and night, we were engaged by the fleet, sometimes in a brisk fight of several hours duration, at other in a desultory firing — without any very effective damage being done to our fort, save a demonstration of the fact that our brick walls were easily penetrable to the heavy missiles of the enemy, an<
D. H. Maury (search for this): chapter 1.5
Defence of Fort Morgan--reports of General R. L. Page. [We are glad to be able to present the following original Ms. reports of General R. L. Page, which have never been in print, and which give a clear statement of the gallant defence of Fort Morgan. They would have appeared most appropriately in immediate connection with General Maury's report of the defence of Mobile, but as they were not received in time for that, they are given here.] headquarters Third brigade, D. G., Fort Morgan, August 6th, 1864. General D. H. Maury, Commanding, &c., Mobile: General — I have the honor to report that at 6 o'clock yesterday morning the enemy's fleet, consisting of twenty-three men-of-war, of which four were monitors, moved up in line to pass this fort — the monitors leading, the wooden vessels, lashed together in twos, following; the sloops-of-war and larger craft on the inshore side protecting their consorts, which could convey them in should they be seriously damaged. The firs
R. C. Morgan (search for this): chapter 1.5
ne after the fleet, was sunk by the second shot, and being run ashore was deserted by her crew, and afterwards burnt by a boat from the Confederate States gunboat Morgan. One man was found on her, whose legs had been so shattered that he died while the officer was on board. He was thrown overboard. The spirit displayed by thithe military operations to that date. After the reduction of Gaines, I felt confident that the whole naval and land force of the enemy would be brought against Morgan, and was assiduous in preparing my fort for as good a defence as possible. For the state of the work I beg leave to refer you to Chief Engineer Sheliha's letter pparent to either side. Soon thereafter a flag of truce was reported from the fleet, and communicated to this effect: Brigadier-General R. L. Page, Commanding Fort Morgan: Sir — To prevent the unnecessary sacrifice of human life which must follow the opening of our batteries, we. demand the unconditional surrender of Fort
when in the casemates, the casualties were unusually small. I enclose a list. The garrison in this severe test behaved well, and I would make little distinction. Captain J. Gallimard, engineer in charge, performed his duties to my satisfaction. To the officers of the First Alabama battalion artillery, Major J. T. Gee commanding, and of Captain Cothran's company, Twenty-first Alabama, I give my thanks for their promptness and alacrity in every duty; and to Colonel A. J. Jackson, commanding First Tennessee, and Captains Johnston and Fisher and their brave companies of that regiment, for very efficient service. To Captain C. H. Smith, A. A. G., and Captain R. T. Thom, A. I. G., for prompt performance of all their duties, I am under obligations; and to my aide-de-camp, Lieutenant J. C. Taylor, I owe much for his promptness and energy, and for his active and gallant assistance throughout the operations. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, R. L. Page, Brigadier-General.
Dabney H. Maury (search for this): chapter 1.5
d most appropriately in immediate connection with General Maury's report of the defence of Mobile, but as they were not received in time for that, they are given here.] headquarters Third brigade, D. G., Fort Morgan, August 6th, 1864. General D. H. Maury, Commanding, &c., Mobile: General — I have the honor to report that at 6 o'clock yesterday morning the enemy's fleet, consisting of twenty-three men-of-war, of which four were monitors, moved up in line to pass this fort — the monitors et. Our naval forces under Admiral Buchanan fought most gallantly, against odds before unknown to history. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, R. L. Page, Brigadier-General Commanding. New Orleans, La., 30th August, 1864. Major-General D. H. Maury, Commanding Mobile, Alabama: General — The report of the evacuation of Fort Powell and the surrender of Fort Gaines I had the honor of addressing you from Fort Morgan, on the 8th instant. It embraced the military operations to that <
C. H. Smith (search for this): chapter 1.5
when in the casemates, the casualties were unusually small. I enclose a list. The garrison in this severe test behaved well, and I would make little distinction. Captain J. Gallimard, engineer in charge, performed his duties to my satisfaction. To the officers of the First Alabama battalion artillery, Major J. T. Gee commanding, and of Captain Cothran's company, Twenty-first Alabama, I give my thanks for their promptness and alacrity in every duty; and to Colonel A. J. Jackson, commanding First Tennessee, and Captains Johnston and Fisher and their brave companies of that regiment, for very efficient service. To Captain C. H. Smith, A. A. G., and Captain R. T. Thom, A. I. G., for prompt performance of all their duties, I am under obligations; and to my aide-de-camp, Lieutenant J. C. Taylor, I owe much for his promptness and energy, and for his active and gallant assistance throughout the operations. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, R. L. Page, Brigadier-General.
A. J. Jackson (search for this): chapter 1.5
tly burst among them when in the casemates, the casualties were unusually small. I enclose a list. The garrison in this severe test behaved well, and I would make little distinction. Captain J. Gallimard, engineer in charge, performed his duties to my satisfaction. To the officers of the First Alabama battalion artillery, Major J. T. Gee commanding, and of Captain Cothran's company, Twenty-first Alabama, I give my thanks for their promptness and alacrity in every duty; and to Colonel A. J. Jackson, commanding First Tennessee, and Captains Johnston and Fisher and their brave companies of that regiment, for very efficient service. To Captain C. H. Smith, A. A. G., and Captain R. T. Thom, A. I. G., for prompt performance of all their duties, I am under obligations; and to my aide-de-camp, Lieutenant J. C. Taylor, I owe much for his promptness and energy, and for his active and gallant assistance throughout the operations. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, R. L. Pag
Joseph E. Johnston (search for this): chapter 1.5
adel was again set on fire in several places by shells, and burned until it was consumed. The report made to me now was that the casemates which had been rendered as safe as possible for the men, some had been breached, others partially (Captains Johnston, Fisher and Hughes informed me that another shot on them would bring down the walls of their company quarters), so that a resumption of the severe fire from the enemy would in all likelihood inflict great loss of life, there being no bombprAlabama battalion artillery, Major J. T. Gee commanding, and of Captain Cothran's company, Twenty-first Alabama, I give my thanks for their promptness and alacrity in every duty; and to Colonel A. J. Jackson, commanding First Tennessee, and Captains Johnston and Fisher and their brave companies of that regiment, for very efficient service. To Captain C. H. Smith, A. A. G., and Captain R. T. Thom, A. I. G., for prompt performance of all their duties, I am under obligations; and to my aide-de-
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