hide Sorting

You can sort these results in two ways:

By entity
Chronological order for dates, alphabetical order for places and people.
By position (current method)
As the entities appear in the document.

You are currently sorting in ascending order. Sort in descending order.

hide Most Frequent Entities

The entities that appear most frequently in this document are shown below.

Entity Max. Freq Min. Freq
Fitzhugh Lee 208 2 Browse Search
R. E. Lee 188 0 Browse Search
1862 AD 159 159 Browse Search
Edward Johnson 139 13 Browse Search
James Longstreet 135 1 Browse Search
J. A. Early 121 1 Browse Search
Robert E. Rodes 121 3 Browse Search
Richard Stoddard Ewell 121 3 Browse Search
1863 AD 109 109 Browse Search
Alabama (Alabama, United States) 106 0 Browse Search
View all entities in this document...

Browsing named entities in a specific section of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones). Search the whole document.

Found 19 total hits in 5 results.

Arkansas (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.6
, with the intention of passing below the town, and at the same time endeavoring to destroy the Arkansas, if possible. She lay under the bluff in the darkness, and being painted a dark brown color couns. The batteries above us opened fire on the fleet as soon as they got within range, and the Arkansas joined in the duel when they began passing her line of fire. The enemy's gunners were guided srge vessels struck into the channel and descended the river. As each boat arrived opposite the Arkansas, she slakened and poured her broadside into her. She answered as well as she could in such a st took up their old anchorage. In the morning messengers were dispatched to see what damage the Arkansas had sustained. By going up the opposite bank of the river, she could be plainly seen. Two bahrough before had failed to demolish her. With a Union fleet, thus, above and below her, the Arkansas continued to be exposed to a daily and nightly shelling by 13-inch mortars from the 16th to the
James T. Davis (search for this): chapter 1.6
uns, as we were almost invisible in the darkness. They fired well, however, and their shot and shell fell thickly all around. One heavy shot entered our port side. * * We inflicted much damage on the passing fleet, as their vessels passed very close to us and offered fair targets. The engagement lasted about an hour, during which we lost eight men killed at the guns and eleven wounded. Wilson From an eye witness on the other side, the following testimony is appended: The fleet of Commodore Davis took up a station at about dark and opened on the batteries, to draw their fire. They succeeded admirably, and at an unexpected moment the fleet of large vessels struck into the channel and descended the river. As each boat arrived opposite the Arkansas, she slakened and poured her broadside into her. She answered as well as she could in such a storm of missiles, and put one or two balls into our vessels, but her main occupation was to be still and take it. Upwards of a a hundred guns
D. G. Farragut (search for this): chapter 1.6
The Third action of the Arkansas. The chagrin of the baffled commanders of the combined fleets can be readily appreciated. It was determined by Flag Officer Farragut during the day (15th) to draw the fire of the land batteries about dusk by means of one of his fleets, and to pass the other (his own) close under the bluff at Vicksburg, down to the lower fleet and mortar flotilla. Accordingly, at 9 P. M. fourteen of the upper fleet, with the sloops of war of the lower fleet, rounded the point above Vicksburg, with the intention of passing below the town, and at the same time endeavoring to destroy the Arkansas, if possible. She lay under the bluff in the darkness, and being painted a dark brown color could not be seen at a distance. Our engineers had gotten up steam, but were unable to generate much, owing to the riddled condition of our smoke stack. With so many men disabled and our armor badly shattered, we were not in trim condition for another engagement. A few
John A. Wilson (search for this): chapter 1.6
l when they began passing her line of fire. The enemy's gunners were guided solely by the flash of our guns, as we were almost invisible in the darkness. They fired well, however, and their shot and shell fell thickly all around. One heavy shot entered our port side. * * We inflicted much damage on the passing fleet, as their vessels passed very close to us and offered fair targets. The engagement lasted about an hour, during which we lost eight men killed at the guns and eleven wounded. Wilson From an eye witness on the other side, the following testimony is appended: The fleet of Commodore Davis took up a station at about dark and opened on the batteries, to draw their fire. They succeeded admirably, and at an unexpected moment the fleet of large vessels struck into the channel and descended the river. As each boat arrived opposite the Arkansas, she slakened and poured her broadside into her. She answered as well as she could in such a storm of missiles, and put one or two
have run into a rock. The batteries, of course joined the engagement, and poured shot into our vessels as well as they could in the darkness. The roar of guns was like an earthquake, and nothing more terrific ever was conceived that this grand artillery duel by night. It lasted an hour, and then our vessels passed below and took up their old anchorage. In the morning messengers were dispatched to see what damage the Arkansas had sustained. By going up the opposite bank of the river, she could be plainly seen. Two battles such as not a boat in the world ever went through before had failed to demolish her. With a Union fleet, thus, above and below her, the Arkansas continued to be exposed to a daily and nightly shelling by 13-inch mortars from the 16th to the 22nd of July. To be fairly struck by one of these mortar shells was to ensue destruction—only fragments came on board, and no severe damage was suffered; but the danger was great, and her moorings were frequently change