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Arkansas (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
, others, after having made their appearance on the floor, soon retired. The States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida and Texas were not represented in either house of Congress, either because elections had not taken place, in consequence of the act of secession, or becama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina. The representatives of Texas were admitted to seats in Congress in 1861, those of Virginia and Arkansas in May, those of Tennessee and North Carolina in June, and finally those of Kentucky and Missouri in December. The permanent government formed under the new Co signature to another and final proclamation, declaring slavery abolished in the States then at war against the Constitution. The list of these States comprised Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, the two Carolinas, and, finally, Louisiana and Virginia, with the exception of those districts which were under t
Big Lick (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
tioned, had only one brigade with him, and a few gun-boats commanded by Captain Davenport. To avoid seeing his troops surprised and crushed in detail, he massed them at those points where they were protected by the naval force on the island of Roanoke, at Cape Hatteras and at Moorehead City. Newberne was only occupied by an advanced post. The gun-boats were directed to display the Federal flag in front of the small towns situated on the borders of Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, without comprappertaining to the lighthouse of Wade's Point, on the Chowan, which the Confederates had concealed in a farmhouse; and, destroying several provision stores, they subsequently appeared before Elizabeth City, and finally returned to the island of Roanoke. Flusser, with five or six vessels, being left in special charge of Albemarle Sound, undertook another expedition in the early part of July, at the very time when Burnside was embarking at Newberne. He penetrated into the Roanoke, easily ove
Tampa (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
had been withdrawn. An expedition was immediately organized with a view to the destruction of these establishments. On the 6th of October about one hundred men were conveyed to the spot in eight launches; they accomplished the task assigned to them after a slight affair with some Confederate skirmishers, in which five or six of their number were wounded. During the autumn the Federal navy also destroyed the salt-works in the Bay of St. Andrews, those of St. Mark, near Cedar Keys, those of Tampa, and lastly those in the vicinity of Appalachicola. The last town was occupied by the Unionists, but constantly menaced by their adversaries, who starved them in it. The inhabitants themselves only existed by means of contraband trade with the rest of the country, which it had been found expedient to tolerate. The Confederates, becoming bolder from day to day, did not hesitate to fit out vessels, intended to run the blockade, in the river from which the town derived its name. The Federa
Harrisburg (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
is operation must be considered as the sequel of those we have just related. Magruder, the able defender of Yorktown, had been appointed to the command of all the forces stationed in Texas during the month of December. As soon as he had arrived he set himself to work to prepare for the projected attack against Galveston. The troops who had invaded and then abandoned New Mexico during the preceding spring, under General Sibley, were scattered among various posts; they were assembled at Houston, a small town situated not far from the extremity of the Bay of Galveston, on the main line of the Texas Railway. In order to attack the flotilla which protected the anchorage at the entrance of the bay, two vessels that had escaped from the Federals were fitted out as menof-war; one, the Bayou City, was a large steamer, with several cabin-decks, modeled on the plan of the Mississippi boats; the smoke-stack had been cut down, and a protecting wall of cottonbales, piled up four in height, r
Little Topsail Inlet (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
nd the Strait of Croatan. The strip of land bordering on Pamlico Sound, as we have stated elsewhere, presents but four navigable passage-ways for vessels— New Inlet, Hatteras Inlet, where the forts were situated, Ocracoke Inlet, and lastly Old Topsail Inlet. This last inlet, situated near an angle formed by the sand-bank known to sailors as Cape Lookout, only communicates with the inland sea through a kind of narrow lagoon, which stretches southward, as Currituck Sound extends northward. It Moorehead City to Newberne, a position better adapted for resuming the offensive. The railroad which connects these two villages was reopened, and an expedition was organized to protect it against inroads on the part of the enemy. West of Old Topsail Inlet, the sand-bank upon which Fort Macon is built hugs the coast more and more, and forms a simple chain of sandbanks, separated by inlets opening in front of each of the small rivers that intersect the coast. The two most important of these w
st, were, in reality, paid for by the South and the consumers of cotton, for the speculators, realizing enough profit on a single successful venture, indemnified themselves for the loss of four or five cargoes. Some of these blockade-runners, thus captured, were converted into men-of-war or transports, and proved of great service to the Federal navy. It is unnecessary to give a list of them, which comprises from twenty to thirty steamers, and we shall merely mention the most important—the Bermuda, which was captured on the 27th of April, after she had made several successful trips, and brought a considerable quantity of arms and ammunition to the South. Most of these vessels belonged to ship-owners in Liverpool, and sailed under the British flag. They constituted a peculiar type of naval architecture, in which safety was sacrificed to speed, and formed a fleet, under the command of during sailors, who took the British port of Nassau, in the Bahama Islands, as its base of operati
Stuart (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
zabeth City. The western extremity of Albemarle Sound terminates at the entrance of the important river of Roanoke, which, descending from the Alleghanies, where it takes its rise, runs along the boundary-line of the States of Virginia and North Carolina, and on the borders of which are successively to be met the villages of Weldon, Hamilton, Williamston and Plymouth. Albemarle Sound extends northward, between the mainland and the sand-bank by which it is bounded, almost as far as Cape Henry, in Virginia, at the entrance of Chesapeake Bay, under the name of Currituck Sound; but this arm of the sea does not communicate with the ocean, which can only be reached through Pamlico and the Strait of Croatan. The strip of land bordering on Pamlico Sound, as we have stated elsewhere, presents but four navigable passage-ways for vessels— New Inlet, Hatteras Inlet, where the forts were situated, Ocracoke Inlet, and lastly Old Topsail Inlet. This last inlet, situated near an angle formed by t
Pocotaligo River (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
stuary very shallow at low tide, which also gives its name to a small village situated on its borders. The brigades of Terry and Brannan, under the command of the latter general, were ordered to land at Mackay's Point, on the right bank of the Pocotaligo, and near the point where it empties into the Coosaw River, while Colonel Barton, with two regiments from Fort Pulaski, ascended the Coosawatchie as far as the vicinity of the railway bridge. The difficulty in navigating the river at night d. The means of transportation were wanting, and the artillery was without ammunition, with the exception of the naval howitzers, which could use the projectiles abandoned by the enemy. The Confederates had crossed over to the left bank of the Pocotaligo, destroyed the bridge behind them, and planted several guns of heavy calibre along that bank, which completely commanded all the approaches to the swamp. After repeated attempts to brave the fire of these guns, the Federals became convinced t
Virginia Point (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
e. Magruder took advantage of the respite to study the character of the ground, and to establish relations with the inhabitants of Galveston; he quietly collected his forces along the railroad in sight of the town, near the promontory called Virginia Point, where the great bridge joins the main land But the news he received in the latter part of December made him feel the necessity of acting promptly, so as not to lose the favorable opportunity. Indeed, President Lincoln had appointed a pradd the small gun-boat Sachem, which had come into Galveston the day before to repair her machinery, the Corypheus, that had her in tow, and the transports Saxon and Boardman, which, however, could take no part in the combat. Magruder left Virginia Point at nightfall; he had with him from twelve to fifteen hundred men, and two or three batteries, under command of Colonel Green, of whom we have already had occasion to speak in our narrative of Sibley's campaign in New Mexico. He boldly pushed
Beaufort, S. C. (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
e on all the points which the Federals might attack. It passed through a fertile country, whence the inhabitants of Charleston derived a portion of their supplies, and formed one of the branches of the great artery running parallel to the coast which Foster was to strike at Goldsboroa a few weeks later, and the preservation of which was essential to the system of Confederate defences. An expeditionary corps was formed of detachments from the two brigades of Brannan and Terry, stationed at Beaufort and Hilton Head, and two regiments taken from the garrison of Fort Pulaski. The total force of this corps numbered forty-five hundred men, about three hundred of whom were cavalry, and two sections of artillery comprising six field-pieces. The fleet furnished a battery of field-howitzers, drawn by hand. The expeditionary corps embarked at Hilton Head on the evening of October 21st, on board of fifteen vessels of light draught. Every preparation had been made to take it by water as near
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