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Middle Fork Rockcastle Creek (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
n leaving London the road forks; one branch, following the valley, runs westward towards Crab Orchard, Camp Dickson, and Frankfort; the other branch, which leads to Richmond and Lexington, rises upon the hills which skirt the valley, crosses Rockcastle Creek, and penetrates into another jumble of rocks (massif) called Big Hill. In the pass between London and Rockcastle Creek Wild Cat Camp was situated, surrounded by forests, flanked by scarped rocks, and only approachable by narrow and tortuousRockcastle Creek Wild Cat Camp was situated, surrounded by forests, flanked by scarped rocks, and only approachable by narrow and tortuous roads, easy to defend, but surrounded by positions which must be occupied, and which required a numerous garrison. A ridge which commanded the camp to the east, at the south-east a mound (mamelon) called Round Hill, and two cliffs jutting out on the south like two bastions to the right and left of the London road, constituted the main features of these positions, which were separated from each other by deep ravines. After one month of inactivity, Zollicoffer made an attempt to surprise the
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
ime considerable forces were assembling in East Tennessee, and a small army under General Pillow had already passed over from Tennessee to New Madrid, in Missouri, on the other side of the Mississipprom sending reinforcements from Kentucky and Tennessee into Missouri by way of Columbus. The Confenacted between the governors of Kentucky and Tennessee, the former protesting against the invasion commands the road from Cumberland Gap and East Tennessee. This last district is formed of severa In the centre, Zollicoffer only occupied East Tennessee, but was preparing to invade Kentucky by Cted, Zollicoffer was preparing to defend Eastern Tennessee by assuming the offensive, and invading ; and when, on the morning of the 21st, two Tennessee regiments advanced, full of confidence, to a off the communications between Virginia and Tennessee, On the 24th of October its column, after a continue the campaign. The Unionists of Eastern Tennessee, who were waiting for him and had been p[2 more...]
Susquehanna, Pa. (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
hem, found Hilton Head designated as the place of rendezvous, and on the 4th of November a large number of them were already in sight of that point. Dupont arrived in the course of the morning with twenty-five vessels, after having put the Susquehanna about, opposite Charleston; and on that evening, when the sun went down behind the lower coast of Carolina, it shone upon the greater portion of the fleet riding peaceably on the bosom of a sea as smooth as a mirror. Most of the ships which hsels, which were formed in two columns, directed them to fight under steam, and to keep always moving, so as not to become a fixed target for the enemy. The first division, led by the Wabash, which carried the commodore's flag, comprised the Susquehanna and the five sloops-of-war. It was to pass first in front of Fort Beauregard, then to veer in column inside of the pass, in order to defile in front of Hilton Head, heading seaward, then to resume its original course, thus describing an ellip
Ivy Creek (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
form. But Williams was on his guard; carrying all his materiel and his depots towards Pound Gap, and sending a few skirmishers to detain the Federals upon John's Creek, he went, with seven hundred men, to meet Nelson, and waited for him at the Ivy Creek pass. The road, constructed like a cornice along the side of a steep mountain, made an abrupt turn at this point. Just as the head of the Federal column passed this turning, it received a murderous fire in front, while some troops posted on tcarried the position where the Confederates were lying in ambush, at the cost of five killed and twenty-five wounded, but they were unable to reach Piketon until the morning of the 10th; Williams, passing through that village after the fight at Ivy Creek, had evacuated it towards night, just in time to escape the Federal column, which was coming up by way of John's Creek to cut off his retreat. He left scarcely anything behind him, and went to take position at Pound Gap. His little band would
Gibraltar (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
vessels were sent in pursuit of the Sumter, but they rarely met with her, and she always succeeded in getting away from them. Sometimes sailing under one flag, sometimes under another, which, for a vessel of war, was a violation of the rights of those powers whose ensign she borrowed, Semmes employed all the autumn of 1861 in scouring the Atlantic, carrying everywhere terror and distress to American commerce. After taking seventeen prizes he arrived at last, in the early part of 1862, at Gibraltar, where he intended to establish the base of his operations in European seas, but where his exploits, contrary to his expectations, were suddenly interrupted, as we shall show in our narrative of the maritime events of that new year. The other war-vessels equipped by the Confederates, not possessing the same nautical qualities as the Sumter, did not meet with the same success. All those who ventured upon any daring enterprise were soon punished by the Federal navy, which, in the fall o
Galveston (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
s was pompously announcing a victory, the worthlessness of which was soon felt by the inhabitants of New Orleans, for the blockade continued in force as strictly as before. A few weeks after, upon another point in the Gulf of Mexico, at Galveston, in Texas, the Federals by a bold stroke destroyed one of the vessels which the Confederates were preparing to break the blockade. During the night of November 7th two armed launches were sent by the frigate Santee, stationed outside of Galveston, Galveston, to attack the steamer General Rusk, which was being fitted out for war purposes. The boats entered the port; but being discovered, they abandoned their original intention, seized the schooner Royal Yacht, which was also armed as a privateer, and were able to set her on fire before leaving. This expedition, which gave the Federal navy a few prisoners, cost them seven men. At the same period, the 9th of November, a slight engagement took place in the estuary of the Rappahannock. A Federal
Meadow Bluff (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
numerical superiority, did not deem it proper to disturb him, and confined himself to sending a few troops upon the left bank of the Great Kanawha. These troops were surprised, on the 25th of September, in an entrenched camp near Chapmansville, by a regiment of Federal infantry, which routed them completely, after killing and wounding about forty men. Dissensions prevailed in the Confederate camp. Lee had found Floyd posted on a lower ridge situated north of Sewell's Mountain, called Meadow Bluff, while Wise, unwilling to join him there, remained inactive along the principal ridge. In approving the course of the latter, he gave dissatisfaction to the late Secretary of War, who reluctantly joined the rest of the Confederate army on Sewell's Mountain. Lee strengthened his position with great care, so that Rosecrans did not feel sufficiently strong to attack it, but he had no idea of assuming the offensive himself; and the Federal general, after remaining a few weeks in front of h
Hancock, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
er this affair more than one month elapsed without any encounter taking place between the two parties, except in the extreme north of Virginia, near the sources of the Potomac. We have stated that on this side the Federals, being masters of Pennsylvania and of Maryland, occupied the two slopes of the Alleghanies; General Kelley's brigade covered the line of the Baltimore Railway, which follows the windings of the Potomac across the eastern ridges of that chain as far as the neighborhood of Hancock, the northernmost point reached by the river. So extensive a line was always exposed to incursions from the enemy, who found an easy shelter among the long valleys perpendicular to the Potomac. In the month of October the small town of Romney, situated in one of these valleys, had become the rendezvous of a Confederate force sufficiently numerous to seriously threaten the line of railway which Kelley had been instructed to guard. That general determined to disperse it. Leaving New Cree
Benton, Mo. (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
and men left, out of which he could easily have disposed of a sufficient force to keep Price in check. The garrisons which occupied Cairo, Paducah, and the two points adjacent to Bird's Point, in Missouri, and Fort Holt, in Kentucky, did not number less than twenty thousand men. The strength and disposition of Fremont's army, including the home-guards, were as follows: At St. Louis6,899 men. Under Pope5,488 men At Lexington2,400 men At Jefferson City9,677 men At Rolla4,700 men At Benton3,059 men At Cape Girardeau650 men At Bird's Point and Norfolk3,510 men At Cairo4,826 men At Fort Holt3,595 men At Paducah7,791 men Under Lane2,200 men At Monroe and near Cairo900 men —— Total55,695 men After driving Lane back into Kansas, Price marched against Lexington. This little city, situated four hundred and eighty kilometres above St. Louis, commanded the whole upper course of the Missouri and secured communication with Fort Leavenworth. It had already been the object
St. Augustine (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
the Federal navy, which, in the fall of 1861, had finally succeeded in collecting a sufficient number of fast vessels to scour the seas and protect the commerce of the nation. The brig Jefferson Davis, fitted out as a privateer in the Gulf of Mexico by private individuals, had put to sea in the beginning of August. After having made several prizes, which she burnt, after the fashion of the Sumter, she was obliged, in order to escape from the Federal cruisers, to seek refuge at St. Augustine, in Florida, where she ran aground at the entrance of the port, and was lost. The Nashville, a side-wheel steamer and packet belonging to the New York and Charleston line, had been converted into a warvessel by the Confederate government in the latter port. On the 26th of October she went to sea under the command of Captain Pegram, formerly an officer of the Federal navy, who, even before cruising in the Atlantic, repaired to the English station at the Bermudas, where he procured fresh pro
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