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Monroe (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
is and New Orleans railway, the Mississippi Central, by a branch which strikes this line at Jackson, the capital of the State. But its peculiar importance was derived from the fact that on the opposite bank lies the head of a railway running into the State of Arkansas. Vicksburg, therefore, was the bond between the western part of the Confederacy and the other slave States. Although the latter branch, pompously called the Vicksburg and Texas Railroad, did not run beyond the little town of Monroe, it greatly facilitated the importation of the agricultural products of the Western States, which from that time was a question of capital importance to the rest of the Confederacy. Before the capture of Memphis and Baton Rouge, two great fluvial lines conveyed these products into the waters of the Mississippi, which they ascended or descended afterward to the central depot at Vicksburg. These were the Arkansas, which, after its junction with White River, empties into the great river bet
Buras (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
ity back of these swamps. Forts Jackson and St. Philip, which, as we have said, protected the lowertres from the passes of the Mississippi. Fort St. Philip, on the left bank of the river, was estab to afford powerful aid to Forts Jackson and St. Philip if they should be attacked by the Federals. formed a floating mass reaching as far as Fort St. Philip, and a day naturally came when the weightries mounted one hundred and fifty guns. Fort St. Philip, situated on the salient angle of an elboof those vessels in their passage. But Fort St. Philip, which had scarcely sustained any damage ost of them were at anchor a little above Fort St. Philip; so that Bailey, who led the fleet with te her and set her afloat, but the fire of Fort St. Philip prevented them; so they riddled her with tion broke out not only in Forts Jackson and St. Philip, as we shall presently show, but also in allthe Louisiana exploded too soon, just off Fort St. Philip, nearly killing its commander. The explo[2 more...]
Galveston (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
nted to continue their services. After a dangerous run of several days, after having run aground three times and having lost many men by the fire of the enemy concealed along the shore, the brave boatswain, Lewis, brought the Florida into the Bay of St. Joseph. An attempt almost as bold was made on the 5th of April by a Federal launch and a whaleboat, at the other extremity of the Mexican gulf, to seize the schooner Columbia, which had taken refuge in the San Luis Pass, in Texas, west of Galveston. But after having been for a moment in possession of the vessel, the Union sailors were obliged to abandon their prize, which they set on fire before leaving. Meanwhile, the project of an expedition against New Orleans, which had been determined upon at the close of the year 1861, and then relinquished, when a war with England seemed imminent, had been revived as soon as the question of the Trent prisoners was amicably settled. General Butler had been directed to raise the necessary t
Picolata (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
for him at a turn in the river a little lower down; the Federal commander had foreseen this ambuscade, and passed the dangerous point without losing a single man. In the mean while, two gun-boats at the other extremity of the line of the coast, occupied by Dupont, were trying to remedy the bad effect produced by the evacuation of Jacksonville, by making their appearance every three or four days before that town; they even sailed up St. John's River several times, and proceeded as far as Picolata, on a line with St. Augustine. Each of the naval stations 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 dist
Lafourche (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
of some humble apologies. On the following day the three Federal vessels ran into the Pass Christian channel, a short distance from there, drove off the two Confederate steamers, landed a few troops to destroy the Confederate depots, and, after having again taken the men on board, returned to Ship Island. Finally, on the very day when, as we shall see presently, Farragut was taking possession of New Orleans, the 27th of April, a Federal detachment seized a small abandoned work called Fort Livingston, on the western coast of the Mississippi delta, where some Louisiana militia were in the habit of parading for a few hours once a week. A few Confederate vessels, while attempting to force the blockade, fell, about the same time, into the hands of the Federal navy stationed in the Gulf of Mexico. We may mention the brig Wilder, which was run ashore near Mobile on the 20th of January to escape from the Union cruisers, and was raised and taken off by the latter under a brisk fire fr
Appalachicola (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
ncipal river which empties 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-boa
Williamsport (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
e 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 smaller, had her sides covered with iron plates in the shape of a roof, and carried nine guns; she had come down the river, and passed the night on a kind of lake called Old River, formed by an old arm of the Mississippi, which connects with the Yazoo near its mouth. She no sooner perceived the Federal vessels than she rushed toward them; they did not wait an instant for her approach, but fled under a full head of steam, exchanging a few cannon-shots from a distance with the foe. The Carondelet was soon compelled to seek refuge on some sand-banks, where her light draught sheltered her from the attacks of her adversary. The latter continued the chase; and suddenly
Bluff Point (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
ere taking place, the influence of which was to be felt even in the Far West, we must retrace our steps to narrate operations, at once military and naval, of which a portion of the coast of the Confederate States had been the theatre during the early part of 1862. We followed these operations upon the coast of North Carolina and in the Gulf of Mexico up to the spring, a period when they ceased entirely, partly in consequence of the new destination given to Burnside's army, which left Albemarle Sound for the borders of the James, and partly owing to the retreat into the interior of all the Confederate forces stationed on the coast of Louisiana. It remains for us to speak of the combined operations of the fleet called the South Atlantic squadron and of the army of T. W. Sherman, on the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida during the first six months of 1862. In the preceding volume we gave an account of the battle secured to the Federals the possession of the entire gro
Clifton, Arizona (Arizona, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
r-boats and the transports, and in obtaining supplies for the fleet, delayed the time when Farragut saw all his forces united below Vicksburg, on the 27th of June. His fleet consisted of five sloops-of-war, the Hartford, bearing the commodore's pennant, the Iroquois, the Oneida, the Richmond and the Brooklyn; six gun-boats, the Kennebeck, the Katahdin, the Wissahickon, the Scioto, the Pinola and the Pinola, forming the first division; six other gun-boats, the Octorara, the Westfield, the Clifton, the Jackson, the Harriet Lane and the Owasco, which, with sixteen mortar-boats, constituted the second division, under David Porter; Williams' division of infantry, about three thousand strong, was on board. The latter was evidently too weak to attempt any demonstration against the works of Vicksburg, whose garrison numbered eight or ten thousand men; it could only protect the depots of the fleet against a surprise. On the evening of the 27th, everything was ready for an attack. While
North Edisto River (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
e an account of the battle secured to the Federals the possession of the entire group of the St. Helena islands. During this month, their gun-boats were employed in running into and observing the large bays of which they had taken possession—North Edisto, St. Helena Sound and its branch, South Edisto, the Coosaw, the Broad River, Warsaw and Ossabaw Sounds. The localities of North Edisto, in consequence of its contiguity to Charleston, required particular attention. Reconnaissances were likewNorth Edisto, in consequence of its contiguity to Charleston, required particular attention. Reconnaissances were likewise made in the inland channels which connect the Savannah River with the adjoining 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 of the Savannah, which, after a thousand windings between marshy islands, debouched northwar
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