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red, his hull pierced at the water-line, and the water pouring in in every direction, was obliged to surrender. He was received with all his crew on board the Alabama just as his vessel was sinking. Semmes, satisfied with his brilliant success, paid no further attention to Galveston, and repaired to Jamaica, where we will leave him for the present. Commodore Bell had only arrived before Galveston on the 10th of January. The battle which had scattered the Federal fleet was fought on the 1st of the month. The entrance of the port was therefore free for the period of ten days. General Magruder hastened to take advantage of this to announce the raising of the blockade. He had a right to do so. The case was very different from that of Charleston, to which we have previously alluded. Neutral vessels were therefore at liberty to trade with Galveston until the expiration of the time required by law for the issuing of a new proclamation of the blockade. Unfortunately, none of these
als; and again at Point Pleasant, where they were repulsed with loss on the 30th of March. They finally returned to the charge at the end of April, while one detachment tried in vain, on the 28th, to force the defile of Greenland Gap in the Alleghanies. Jones, passing through Beverly and Philippi at the head of a large brigade of cavalry, levied contributions upon the whole flat country and forced his way as far as Morgantown. The latter returned into the mountains by way of Fairmont on the 2d, after having captured a Federal detachment which had sought to dispute with him the passage of the Monongahela, and completely destroyed the magnificent railroad-bridge across that river. At the South-east, General W. H. F. Lee had made an unsuccessful attack, on the 10th of February, upon Gloucester Point on York River, and a few days later, on the 25th, he cannonaded the Federal ships in the Rappahannock, while his cousin, crossing that river some distance below Falmouth, surprised a Feder
served under him in the regular cavalry. All preparations were therefore made for beginning the battle at daybreak on the 3d. Anderson and McLaws were to participate in it. Stuart was ordered to bear to the right in order to assist them. The closto rely rather on the remembrance of the 13th of December than upon the number of their defenders. On the morning of the 3d, at the precise hour when Stuart was renewing the fight against Hooker's right wing, thirteen or fourteen miles distant, Ea Hooker, who had lost almost twelve thousand men, found himself confined within the lines occupied on the afternoon of the 3d, with about seventyfive thousand men. Protected by breastworks and strong abatis, he hoped that Lee would come to attack hiits safety. Two other detachments, under Captains Drummond and Merritt, also joined Buford's reserve on the evening of the 3d, after having destroyed some of the bridges of the Virginia Central Railroad. General Gregg followed this same road with tw
he positions-occupied by the Sixth corps on the 4th. Hooker would thus have secured all the advants he thought best. Later on the morning of the 4th, Hooker sent him several other despatches, whic offensive, either one way or the other, on the 4th, the role of the Sixth corps was changed; the ffied his expectations. In the afternoon of the 4th, Hooker, finding that the enemy did not come toh he had not thought proper to undertake on the 4th. Sedgwick, isolated as he was, could not fightn, the operation had proved successful. On the 4th he was carried to Guiney's Station, between Freit effective, and he again joined Buford on the 4th, without having destroyed the great bridge of t distance east of Thompson's Cross-roads on the 4th, at a place called Shannon's Hill, and brought ailway at Hungary Station on the morning of the 4th, burnt the depot, cut down the telegraphic lineway at Tunstall's Station on the morning of the 4th, just as Kilpatrick was making his appearance a
e promptly forwarded might have kept Sedgwick on the right bank, the result on the morning of the 5th, considering the situation in which both his chief and himself found themselves, would have been nsfer the command to some one else. Preparations for the retreat were made during the day of the 5th, the army being enveloped in a fog which had pervaded the atmosphere since the day previous. Theements, which had been delayed by bad weather, not having been completed until the evening of the 5th, the contemplated attack was postponed till the following day. The Federals continued the passought together all the detachments whose return was anticipated, proceeded northward again on the 5th, passing through Yanceyville; they were followed by Lee, whose pursit of Wyndham had once more leng that river between himself and the enemy, who was pressing him closely. On the morning of the 5th, starting again for the north, he crossed the Mattapony, and reached the Rappahannock at the vill
d, once more took the road to Falmouth, and on the 7th each corps was again settled in the cantonments it had occupied during the winter. It was the fourth time that these troops had thus returned to their old quarters—twice without having encountered the enemy, and twice after having fought bloody and fruitless battles. An army capable of enduring such reverses without becoming discouraged must have possessed, notwithstanding its imperfections, some rare qualities. On the morning of the 6th, Lee soon perceived that the defensive dispositions of the enemy, the unfavorable state of the weather, and the fatigue of his own soldiers rendered it impossible for him to harass Hooker's retreat. He accordingly put his columns on the march in the direction of Fredericksburg. They also, therefore, reached their old cantonments again,, but in a frame of mind very different from that of their adversaries. Full of confidence in their own strength and the ability of their leaders, their onl
g through Yanceyville; they were followed by Lee, whose pursit of Wyndham had once more led him to Stoneman's rear, but who could not seriously molest them. On the 7th the column crossed the Rapidan at Raccoon Ford, without any attempt having been made on the part of the enemy to disturb its march, and on the following day, takingm all the way from Richmond on the wrong scent, he suddenly turned once more southward; picked up on the way a squadron of the Twelfth Illinois; and finally, on the 7th, reached the strong place of Gloucester Point, at the entrance of York River, which was occupied by the Federals. Here he found Colonel Davis, who had arrived thlonging to the squadron, the Diana, was captured by the Confederates in the waters of Bayou Teche. The month of April bought on still further misfortunes. On the 7th a river-steamer, the Barrataria, which the Federals had fitted out as a guard-ship to watch the waters of Lake Maurepas, near New Orleans, ran aground at the mouth
oads at his disposal, being in a very bad condition, are scarcely sufficient to convey his supplies, and cannot be made available for the transportation of his infantry, which the arrival of Hill has swelled to six divisions. This comprehended the whole of Longstreet's command (Department of Virginia and North Carolina), which consisted of Elzey's, French's, D. H. Hill's, Whiting's, Hood's, and Pickett's divisions.—Ed. Consequently, he does not reach Richmond until the 10th of May. On the 11th his rear-guard abandons the line of the Blackwater. The fate of arms had been decided a week since on the borders of the Rappahannock, but the victory had singularly weakened Lee's army. Deprived of Jackson and ten thousand of its bravest soldiers, this army, in order to accomplish the task which had been assigned to it, needed a powerful reinforcement. Longstreet, in joining it with his four divisions, enabled it to undertake the offensive campaign which we shall describe presently.
vessels. This was a wise suggestion: the admiral, who entertained the same opinion, adopted it without hesitation. He remained four days longer in the waters of Charleston, watching closely the enemy, who confined himself to the task of fishing up, by means of boats, the guns and some of the debris of the Keokuk. But on the 11th he decided to recross the bar, believing that the monitors were too much exposed to be injured by the first storm that might occur on that dangerous coast. On the 12th the fleet had resumed the positions it had occupied prior to the attack, with the exception of the Passaic, which had gone North to undergo repairs. The check experienced by the monitors inspired the defenders of Charleston with excessive confidence. Public opinion at the North was highly excited on the subject. Mr. Lincoln insisted that DuPont should take his fleet back inside of the bar, fearing lest the relinquishment of the operations against Charleston might enable the Confederates
f in readiness to occupy them as soon as one of the enemy's vessels should come in sight. It seemed that these vessels, whose lower works and machinery had no protection whatever, would be speedily destroyed or compelled to put back to sea, thus leaving the pass perfectly free to the Confederates. In order to divert the attention of the Federals while these works were being constructed, the troops stationed south of Suffolk made strong demonstrations against that place during the day of the 13th, while a swarm of skirmishers, ambushed along the left bank, were trying to harass Lamson's flotilla. Some of the Confederate batteries were in readiness on the following day, the 14th: the opportunity for testing their strength was not long coming. The flotilla which had charge of watching the whole course of the river proceeded on the morning of that day toward the estuary of the Lower Nansemond, along the banks of which the enemy had shown himself, when all of a sudden one of the host
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