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Amelia Island (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
yll Island, the Bay of St. Andrews; Cumberland Island, the Bay of St. Mary; Amelia Island, upon which stands the little town of Fernandina, terminus of the Cedar Keywhence it was to attack the inlets of St. Mary's Bay, which were defended by Fort Clinch, a work of considerable strength, built near Fernandina, at the same period ad abandoned this part of the coast, Cumberland Island, Fernandina, and even Fort Clinch, whose solid masonry could, however, have enabled its garrison of fifteen huailroad from Fernandina to Cedar Keys, after skirting for some distance, on Amelia Island, the sheet of water which separates it from the continent, crosses this shethe Federals. This easy success led to others. The signal for evacuating Fort Clinch was imitated along the whole coast of Georgia between the bays of Ossabaw an Dupont's hands Fort Marion, a permanent work of masonry formerly built like Fort Clinch by the Federal government, which the raw militia of Florida had never dreame
Louisville (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
illa came to anchor for the night at islands Nos. 43 and 44, only two or three kilometres above Memphis. This flotilla consisted, besides the mortar-boats and transports, which were of no service in battle, of five gun-boats, the Benton, the Louisville, the Carondelet, the Cairo and the St. Louis; and four rams, the Queen of the West, the Monarch, the Switzerland and the Lancaster No. 3. The latter vessels were not under the orders of Commodore Davis; having been built by the war department me cannon, had nearly taken possession of this city by surprise. Bragg found it of great advantage to transfer the war to the vicinity of Chattanooga. Master of this position, indeed, he could menace either Tennessee or Kentucky, Nashville or Louisville, and wrest from the Federals all the conquests they had achieved during the last few months by taking them in rear. He was also drawing near Virginia, and could, in case of necessity, join Lee and Jackson, obviating, at all events, the necess
Warsaw Sound (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
oining arms of the sea, in order to complete those we have mentioned above, which had revealed the existence of a navigable communication between the river and Warsaw Sound, by means of which the guns of Fort Pulaski could be avoided. During the early part of January, a bold explorer had discovered another pass on the left bank obase of their operations against Fort Pulaski as soon as the season should permit. The December expedition had found the channel which connects the river with Warsaw Sound strongly barricaded and defended by several works. Captain Davis, with six gun-boats and three transports having Benham's brigade on board, was directed to ened, as too far distant, the batteries they had raised a few weeks previously on Skidaway Island to command one of the canals which connect Savannah River with Warsaw Sound. Some Federal launches visited and destroyed these works on the 24th of March. All the approaches to Savannah by water had been closed by means of stockades
Apalachee Bay (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
into the Gulf of Mexico, east of Mobile Bay, is the Appalachicola, formed by the junction of the waters of Flint River and the Chattahoochee. At its mouth there are found alluvial deposits, which cause the coast to describe a convex curve surrounded by islands and sand-banks. This navigable river afforded the best way for conveying the products of the States of Georgia and Alabama to the coast, which the blockade-runners came to receive in the little town of Appalachicola, situated on Appalachee Bay. In order to put an end to this traffic, two launches were detached from the Federal cruiser Mercedita on the 23d of March, which blockaded the entrance of the bay, and ordered to proceed to the town. The Confederate authorities, together with a small garrison, had fled at their approach; but the sailors did not consider themselves sufficiently strong to venture on shore. They returned on the 3d of April, ten days afterward, in eight launches or whaling-boats, took temporary possessio
Yazoo City (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
distance above Vicksburg, after skirting the foot of the hills we have before mentioned. When Davis had appeared before Vicksburg, the Arkansas was in process of construction near that city; she was at once towed into the Yazoo River as far as Yazoo City, nearly fifty miles above the mouth of that river; a stockade was built to protect her against the Union gun-boats, and the Confederates continued the process of equipping her as secretly as possible. The Federal officers, however, were not ignorant of her existence. On the 15th of July, having learnt from some deserters the day before that she was at last completed, and had left Yazoo City, Davis despatched three gunboats, the Tyler, the Queen of the West and the Carondelet, which which were of lighter draught than Farragut's ships, to make a reconnaissance of the Yazoo. They had not to proceed very far to encounter the adversary they were in search of. The Arkansas, constructed nearly on the same model as the Merrimac, but much s
Missouri (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
elf at Mill Springs. Buell commanded the army of the Ohio, which he had so opportunely led to the battle-field of Shiloh, comprising the divisions of McCook, Wood, Nelson and Crittenden. The army of the Mississippi, which Pope had brought from Missouri, and to which Curtis had contributed some reinforcements from Arkansas, consisted of the five small divisions of Stanley, Hamilton, Palmer, Paine and Plummer; a distinguished officer, General Granger, commanded its cavalry. The reserve was compe President to make it an independent department. He placed it in charge of General Hunter, a meritorious officer, cool and resolute, who had the reputation of possessing great good sense and experience, and whom we have already seen at work in Missouri. General Benham proceeded to Tybee to assume command of the troops assembled there, and all those stationed south of the Savannah River; General Viele, who was placed under him, continued to direct the special operations on the left bank of the
Dorchester, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
ations established in the principal bays along the coast organized expeditions similar to those of which North Edisto Sound and the entrance of St. John's River had been the point of departure. A foreign brig having run the blockade to reach Sapelo Sound, two of the gun-boats stationed at that point, the Wamsutta and the Potomska, followed her into Riceboroa River; they proceeded thirty miles up this river; but after steaming that distance, they were at last informed, near the village of Dorchester, that this vessel had been burned. In coming down the river two Federal sailors were killed on the deck of the Wamsutta by the enemy's sharpshooters. No demonstration had been attempted on the side of Charleston, the approaches to which were known to be too well defended to be seized and occupied by small detachments. Consequently, the naval division charged to observe the waters of South Carolina confined itself to the task of blockading as strictly as possible the entrance of this g
Bull Run, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
rich cotton and sugar plantations which lined both banks of the Mississippi, and which were exclusively cultivated by negro labor. Its inhabitants, therefore, widely divided by the difference of race and language, had always been unanimous in sustaining the cause of slavery since it had played the first part in the political affairs of the republic, nor had they been among the less zealous in raising the standard of secession in 1861. Many of them had fought bravely on the battle-field of Bull Run. Should the Confederacy ever be recognized and enjoy a tranquil independent existence—should it succeed in realizing the dream of that vast association known by the name of Knights of the Golden Circle, and encompass the Gulf of Mexico by annexing Cuba on one side and Mexico on the other—the queen of the Mississippi was certain to become the capital of this new power. So long as the war lasted it was a strategic point of the utmost importance. If the Federals should succeed in taking pos
Colorado (Colorado, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
nd seven hundred men. Farragut had long been waiting for him, and had availed himself of this delay to organize his forces, and prepare them for the difficult enterprise which had been entrusted to them. His squadron consisted of the frigate Colorado, forty-eight guns; the sloop-of-war Brooklyn, twenty-four guns, which had been blockading the Mississippi for some time; the sloop-of-war Iroquois, nine guns, brought back from the West Indies; of the following ships, recently fitted out in the mud, thus adding a natural defence to those we have already described. Consequently, when Farragut tried to enter the Mississippi River in the month of March, he had the greatest difficulty in getting his sloops-of-war over the bar. The frigate Colorado, drawing twenty-two feet of water, was obliged to remain outside, and the greater part of her crew were distributed among the other vessels. It was only on the 8th of April that, the sloops-of-war Mississippi and Pensacola having surmounted the
Clear Creek (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
e. Beauregard naturally took advantage of this to retire. The Federal cavalry did not pursue him beyond Guntown; and while his several columns were assembling on the 9th in the neighborhood of Tupelo, Pope was ordered to take his troops into comfortable encampments until he should receive further instructions. Finding no drinkable water where they had been brought to a halt, the Federals were soon compelled to fall back upon Corinth; and on the 12th, Pope went into camp on the banks of Clear Creek, only six kilometres from that place. Thus ended the campaign of Corinth, which, properly speaking, was only a continuation of that of Shiloh. Halleck, although with an enormous force at his disposal, did nothing but leisurely reap the advantages which the sanguinary encounters of the 7th and 8th of April had secured to the Federals through Grant's tenacity and the opportune arrival of Buell. This was the only time that he commanded in person; a month later he was called to Washingto
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