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New Inlet (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
m Wilmington to the Atlantic, a distance of twenty miles, and is separated from the sea by only a narrow peninsula, not more than a mile across, the extremity of which is known as Federal Point. At the mouth of the Cape Fear and directly south of Federal Point lies Smith's island, on either side of which are the two principal entrances to the river. The southern or outer channel was protected by Fort Caswell, on another island adjoining the mainland; and the northeast entrance, known as New Inlet, was commanded by Fort Fisher, which stretched across Federal Point from the river to the sea. Butler, it will be remembered, had been instructed that the object of the expedition would be gained when a landing was effected on the peninsula, north of the north entrance to the river. Should such a landing be effected, said Grant, whilst the enemy still holds Fort Fisher and the batteries guarding the entrance to the river, then the troops should entrench themselves, and, by co-operating wi
Hampton Roads (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
d outside. There was doubtless at this time a lack of concert, and even of cordial co-operation, between the naval and the military chiefs. Butler was not popular with the other branch of the service, and after the expedition started from Hampton roads, neither commander visited the other. Their written communications were few, and it was the chief of staff of the admiral, or the ranking officer under Butler, through whom the views or wishes of either were made known to the other. Porter not more than wide enough for a thousand men in line of battle. Hoke's reinforcements were approaching, and, as only the operations of a siege would reduce the fort, he had caused the troops to reembark. I shall therefore sail, he said, for Hampton Roads as soon as the transport fleet can be got in order. The admiral, however, was of a different mind, and replied: I have ordered the largest vessels to proceed off Beaufort, and fill up with ammunition, to be ready for another attack, in cas
Oconee (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
thousand men. Shall I attempt to move machinery? This day Hardee ordered all his available force from Macon to Augusta. On the 22nd, Fry reported: Twentieth and Fourteenth corps, under Slocum, form left of Sherman's army, and is moving from Oconee river. May move either on Augusta or Savannah. Sherman, however, as we have seen, had no intention of attacking either Macon or Augusta. On the 22nd of November, he rode into Milledgeville, where the Twentieth corps had already arrived; and durwere handsomely repulsed, and driven back with a loss of six hundred men. Report of G. W. Smith, the rebel commander. Meanwhile Howard continued his movement along the Savannah railroad, tearing up the rails and destroying the iron. At the Oconee river a slight resistance was offered, but a pontoon bridge was quickly laid, and the right wing crossed. On the 23rd, the next stage of the march was ordered. Howard was to move by roads south of the Savannah railroad, and the left wing to Sand
Norfolk (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
was inclined to attribute the failure of the expedition to other causes. Neither military nor naval officers were answerable for the weather, and all the readiness imaginable would not have enabled the transports to sail from Hampton roads between the 9th and the 13th of December, or from Beaufort between the 18th and the 23rd. The delay of the fleet on the 16th and 17th was also sufficiently explained. It was not considered safe to take the entire load of powder aboard the Louisiana at Norfolk; the vessel was deep, and the powder might have been wet on the passage; but, as soon as the additional fifty-five tons were put aboard, the admiral joined the transport fleet off Wilmington. The various preparations for the powder boat had occasioned weeks of delay, but this was unavoidable, if the experiment was to be made at all; and the attempt had the sanction, not only of the naval authorities and the War Department, but of the President himself. Lincoln said: We might as well e
Sandersville (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
iver a slight resistance was offered, but a pontoon bridge was quickly laid, and the right wing crossed. On the 23rd, the next stage of the march was ordered. Howard was to move by roads south of the Savannah railroad, and the left wing to Sandersville, while the cavalry was directed to make a circuit to the north and march rapidly for Millen, a hundred miles away, and rescue the national prisoners confined there. The rebel cavalry, under Wheeler, had now moved around to Sherman's front, and Hardee was in command of about ten thousand irregular infantry, to oppose the national army. There was, however, nothing but skirmishing, except in Kilpatrick's front. A brigade of rebel horse was deployed in front of Sandersville, but was driven in by the skirmish line of the Twentieth corps. At this place the enemy themselves set fire to stacks of fodder standing in the fields, and Sherman at once made known to the citizens that any attempt to burn food or fodder on his route would ensure
City Point (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
shore, in case we are driven off by gales; but I can cover any number of troops, if it blows ever so hard. . . . We lost one man killed. You may judge what a simple business it was. I will work night and day to be ready. . . . Please impress the commander with the importance of consulting with me freely as regards weather and landing. Butler received no intimation of the renewal of the expedition. Grant simply telegraphed him on the 2nd of January: Please send Major-General Terry to City Point to see me this morning. I cannot go myself, he said to the Secretary of War, so long as Butler would be left in command. Grant was always slow to anger, and it was not till the accumulated testimony of naval and military officers convinced him that the failure was owing solely to Butler's military incapacity that he took decided measures. He often seemed to be worked gradually up to an important point, but, when once this was reached, he never receded. On the 4th of January, he asked
Milledgeville (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
character of march foraging alarm of enemy rebel movements in Sherman's front arrival at Milledgeville Second stage of march movements of cavalry increased consternation of rebels futile effo lines, designed not only to threaten Macon and Augusta, but to prevent a concentration upon Milledgeville, which lies between, and was the point that Sherman desired first to strike. Milledgeville Milledgeville is the capital of the state, and distant from Atlanta about a hundred miles. The time allowed for each column to reach it was seven days. The army habitually moved by four roads as nearly parallelad no intention of attacking either Macon or Augusta. On the 22nd of November, he rode into Milledgeville, where the Twentieth corps had already arrived; and during that day the entire left wing was off. The governor and other officers of the state, including the legislature, had fled from Milledgeville, but the inhabitants remained. The arsenal was destroyed, with such other public buildings
Warsaw Sound (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
road. It was to cut this road that Grant, two months before, had ordered an expedition from Foster's command. It was now of vital importance to open communication with the fleet, supposed to be waiting with supplies in Tybee, Ossabaw, and Wassaw sounds; and, on the 13th of December, Sherman ordered a division of infantry, under Brigadier-General Hazen, to march down the west bank of the Ogeechee, and carry Fort McAllister by storm. The fort was a strong, enclosed work, manned by two compane March to the Sea was over. At 11.30 P. M. on the 13th of December, Sherman went aboard and wrote dispatches to Grant and the government. Later that night he met General Foster, who had come up the Ogeechee to communicate with him, and in Wassaw sound he found Admiral Dahlgren in command of the blockading squadron. At Port Royal there were abundant stores of bread, provisions, and clothing, as well as siege-guns and ammunition. Foster, he learned, had made several unsuccessful attempts t
New Inlet (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
e Henry. I am just starting. On the 13th and 14th of December, the greatest armada ever assembled in American waters sailed. On the 15th, Butler arrived off New Inlet, but Porter's fleet ran into Beaufort harbor, seventy miles further north, to take in ammunition, for the ironclads were unable to carry heavy supplies, and oblistance of thirteen hundred yards. The land front was intended to resist any attack from the north, and the sea face to prevent a naval force from running through New Inlet, or landing troops on Federal Point. The land front consisted of a curtain with bastions at each extremity, mounting twenty-one guns and three mortars; the para The battle of Fort Fisher occurred on Sunday, and early on Monday morning Secretary Stanton, returning from a visit to General Sherman at Savannah, sailed into New Inlet, ignorant of the victory. There was nothing to indicate the result at the fort, and the fleet stood off from shore with the flags at half-mast. But at sunrise
Savannah (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
policy of Sherman turns his columns towards Savannah character of country on Savannah river arrithose two points, but Millen, Charleston, and Savannah. The right wing and the cavalry accordingly ommunication with the sea. The country around Savannah is marshy and difficult, and the rebel lines tle Ogeechee, so that no supplies could reach Savannah by any of its accustomed channels, the river man made a formal demand for the surrender of Savannah, declaring that he could throw heavy shot int point, at least four miles from the heart of Savannah, and that he was in free and constant communiote to Grant: I should like very much to take Savannah before coming to you; but, as I wrote you beffrom his own Headquarters, with the news that Savannah had been evacuated the night before. Hardee nes simultaneously along their whole extent. Savannah, with all its forts, and the valuable harbor closing around the prey. Sherman had reached Savannah, Thomas was masster of Tennessee, and Sherid[22 more...]
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