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Washita River (Oklahoma, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
connected together; an important post was established at the town of Pine Bluff, situated about forty-three miles in a straight line below Little Rock. The Federal vessels could ascend the Arkansas up to this point, then White River as far as Devall's Bluff. Lastly, an expedition having Vicksburg for its base completed the work accomplished by the Army of the Far West. It was composed of the old Logan brigade, which General Grant sent with a regiment of cavalry to explore the banks of Washita River in the latter part of August while Steele was marching on Brownsville. The Federals, not meeting any enemy, passed the frontier of Arkansas and advanced nearly as far as the village of El Dorado. They returned to Vicksburg on the 8th of September, after having ascertained that Price's army, concentrated at a few points, such as Arkadelphia and Princeton, had completely abandoned the rest of the country. The Federals were masters of the country everywhere they showed themselves. Disc
Atlanta (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
side of its adversary, but, forsooth, itself to cause the torpedo to explode on striking the hostile vessel. To that end the powder-box, furnished with an apparatus detonating on percussion, was fastened at the extremity of a long rod and glided a few feet under water in front of the boat, ready to destroy the first hull against which the pilot of the little boat should bring it in contact. This arrangement, called a spar-torpedo or torpedo with a rod, had already been tried on board the Atlanta: this vessel, which was so promptly dismantled by the Weehawken, carried such a torpedo on its prow, but its lack of swiftness rendered such an engine almost useless and less dangerous than an ordinary rostrum. The merit attaching to Captain Lee was that he had armed fleet and almost invisible boats with this torpedo. Those who knew how to use it had still more merit, for the greater the chances of success, the greater also were the risks incurred. Therefore, in accordance with a biblic
Chickamauga Station (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
h a holy and sad duty: it is to visit the battlefield of Chickamauga and bury the victims of that cruel struggle, of whom, notwithstanding the care of some compassionate Confederates, the decomposed corpses are still lying, for the most part, in the woods, covered as with a thick shroud by the sere, dead leaves. Sherman, having hastened to Ringgold, receives orders to return also, by easy marches, to Chattanooga, systematically destroying behind him the railway between Ringgold and Chickamauga Station. But Grant's stores are again almost exhausted; the commissary, who feeds a hundred and twenty-five thousand men, has only three hundred and ten thousand rations of salt meat, and procures with difficulty the one hundred and seventy beeves that represent the fresh meat for one day. Hence, on the morrow, the 28th, Sherman will be authorized to lead his six divisions as far as Cleveland and Charleston, in order to feed them for a few days on the resources of a country rich in cattle a
Pawnee City (Nebraska, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
atter had taken near Grimball's plantation. The Confederates, although superior in number, did not seriously attack, but their artillery compelled a prompt retreat on the part of the Federal gunboats, which could not operate on Stono River: the Pawnee was riddled with shots. On the morrow Gillmore recalled Terry's division: he needed all his forces on Morris Island, and could not, as we have said, attempt to occupy James Island, however advantageous might have been this conquest to menace Chais dangerous coast. Finally, the year closed in front of Charleston with an attempt, of little importance, by the Confederate troops posted on James Island against the Federal craft occupying the waters of Stono River—namely, the Marblehead, the Pawnee, and the sailing vessel Williams. A pretty sharp artillery engagement took place on Christmas Day near Legareville, and ended with the retreat of the Confederates, who left behind them some men killed and two guns. Almost the entire squadron
Brazos Island (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
to troops posted near any of the passes formed in the banks. Banks' plan, well conceived this time, was to take possession of these passes successively, commencing at the south. On the 2d of November he lands a few troops on the shore of Brazos Island, and establishes himself there without interference on the part of the enemy; he thus commands the channel of Boca Chica. On the following day a disembarkation is effected at the mouth of the Rio Grande in front of Bagdad. The Confederates, Banks experienced no trouble with his Mexican neighbors. Hence, fearing nothing from that quarter, he now thinks of extending his territory northward. About nineteen hundred men and a battery of artillery have embarked, November 15th, at Brazos Island, and, thanks to the favorable weather, land the next day near the pass of Corpus Christi, into which even the smallest steamers cannot penetrate, the bar having but twenty-nine inches of water. The Federals, under the command of General T. E
Parrott (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
nificant. Since the 19th of July the garrison had lost two hundred and ninety-six men, almost all of them during the latter days. It had abandoned twenty-five cannons to the besiegers. Out of the seventeen pieces which Fort Wagner mounted, only three had been dismounted. The besiegers, on the other hand, had not lost a single piece by the fire from the place, but a large number of guns had been rendered unfit for service, owing either to accidents or to firing too long continued. The Parrott guns of large calibre had, in this ordeal, shown a great firing power, but a great inequality of resistance. The three-hundred-pounder, six two-hundred-pounders, and seventeen one-hundred-pounders had burst during the progress of the siege. It must be said that some of these accidents were caused by the premature explosion of the shells, and could not, therefore, be blamed on the gun itself. The task assigned to the land forces had been accomplished; their feeble effective numbers, as
Humansville (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
Brown's troops, had the choice of way, and the Federals could not wait for him everywhere with sufficient forces. At last, McNeil was informed that he had recrossed the Osage, and that he was bearing westward with a portion of his troops, whilst Hunter and Coffee were moving southward, following a parallel direction, both closely followed by Federal detachments. In spite of all his diligence, he could not succeed in intercepting them. The two Confederate columns arrived before him at Humansville on the 17th of October. He reached the town of Stockton, in Cedar county, a few hours after the Confederates had departed, leaving there their last gun, and, having gathered around him all the forces in pursuit of them, he drove them into Arkansas. After a pretty sharp fight with their rearguard, he took possession of Huntsville, east of the Ozark Mountains, and penetrated into a much-broken branch of this chain called Buffalo Mountains which bounds the Arkansas Valley on the north. On
Folly River (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
n the north-east by the pass of Lighthouse Inlet and on the south-west by that of Stono Inlet, is separated from the mainland by a winding arm of the sea called Folly River: the island is timbered, except in its north-east portion, which, being bare and very narrow, terminates in sandhills covered with brushwood and palmettoes. Vo negro regiment, the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts. In the night from the 8th-9th the Federals had opened a passage through a boom established by the enemy across Folly River. By means of a saw placed at the end of a crossbeam with two branches and moved by two boats they had cut, about three yards under water, the posts which obstremselves loaded with troops, took them in tow. The flotilla, clearing the breach opened in the piles, and following, with the rising tide, the sinuous course of Folly River, debouched at daybreak into the deeper waters of Lighthouse Inlet, where it hid under the shelter of the tall reeds bordering the eastern shore. A few minutes
Natchitoches (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
The immense extent of this State, the little resources it offered, the scarcity of railroads, the lack of large streams, were obstacles the more serious as the number of Texans enlisted in the Confederate armies could leave no doubt as to the sentiments of the majority of the population. These difficulties were better understood at New Orleans than at Washington. General Halleck had recommended Banks to penetrate into Texas by way of the northeast, going up along the Red River as far as Natchitoches, or even as far as Shreveport; he expected that he could thus be supported —at quite a distance, it is true—by the expedition Steele was about to lead into the heart of Arkansas. But that would have been pushing the little invading army into the poorest part of the State, and wantonly removing it from its base of operations. Banks preferred, with good reason, to establish this base by the sea, where the mouths of rivers and short railroads penetrating into the interior offered him good
Whiteville (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 4
will be enabled to cross Wolf River and the railway near Memphis; that is to say, far to the westward of the point where the Federals await him. In the morning of the 25th, while Bell causes the wagons, the drove of live-stock, and the recruits to pass over on a ferryboat, the only one found at Estenaula, Forrest divides his forces into two columns to attack the village of Sommerville, to which Prince had retired during the night. Richardson, whose force increases at every step, sleeps at Whiteville, so as to come up with the Federals the next morning by the Bolivar road. Forrest will follow the direct Estenaula road to fall on their left flank when the battle has commenced. This plan is faithfully carried out. Prince, although not expecting the attack on that side, quickly places himself on the defensive: his men, being sheltered, easily hold Richardson. But the sight of the latter's recruits without arms, who have deployed at a distance, begins to trouble them, and a charge by Fo
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