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Lake Maurepas (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
vicinity of New Orleans. It is known that this great city is situated on an irregularly formed peninsula, bounded on the south by the Mississippi, on the east by the sea, and on the north by a succession of bays, straits and lakes, which reach far inland. This chain is composed of the bay of the islands Les Malheureux, Lake Borgne, the Rigolets and Lake Pontchartrain, thus forming a continuous barrier which effectually protected New Orleans. It is extended beyond Lake Pontchartrain by Lake Maurepas, and still further west by the swamps adjoining Amitie River. This river, proceeding from the vicinity of Baton Rouge, discharges its waters into the first of the lakes above mentioned, which, in turn, empties into the second, at the east, through a channel called Manchac pass. The great line of railway which traverses the State of Mississippi throughout its entire length, reaching down to New Orleans from Memphis through Jackson, penetrates into the peninsula by crossing the Manchac p
Yorktown (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
s shot. He finally set her on fire, and, taking one of the launches, reached Fort Macon safe and sound. On the same day three Federal steamers, leaving Yorktown, in Virginia, with a few companies of infantry, landed these troops for a few hours in one of the bays of Matthews county, on the Chesapeake coast, where they destroyedd new reinforcements, which enabled him at last to carry out his plan of campaign. Wessell's brigade, detached from Peck's division, which was stationed between Yorktown and Fort Monroe, had come to join him at Newberne, and on the 11th of December he set off with the four brigades placed under his command. This time the prelimier that we should speak of it in this place, for this 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 prepar
Angra (Portugal) (search for this): chapter 7
ceira (one of the Azores). Here was performed the last act in the metamorphosis of the Chinese steamer into a privateer, or rather, as we shall see presently, into a Confederate pirate. An English brig, loaded with cannon, ammunition and arms of every description, was waiting for her there; the Portuguese authorities, either through carelessness or from fear of involving themselves in a quarrel with England, said nothing to Semmes, but allowed him to assemble his three vessels in the bay of Angra. He passed several days there without being molested, and effected the transfer of the materiel at his ease; the guns were mounted and the ammunition shipped. The British consul himself came on board the 290, and found no fault with these military preparations, which were only hastened by the fear of seeing one of the enemy's cruisers make her appearance. Finally, after having thus armed his vessel in the neutral waters of Portugal, Semmes moved off to the distance of a marine league, whi
Saint James (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
erce. We shall only allude to their names in this place in connection with the incidents of which they were the occasion. The refusal of the English authorities at Gibraltar to allow the Sumter to supply herself with the coal she needed to resume her cruise at the end of 1861, had decided Captain Semmes to convert that vessel into a blockade-runner in order to find another ship for himself. This refusal gave rise to sundry fruitless remonstrances addressed by Mr. Mason to the cabinet of St. James. We have related the career of the Oreto or Florida, which was the first successor of the Sumter—her departure from England despite the notification of Mr. Adams, her seizure and release at Nassau; then the first appearance of the Alabama, her equipment in the ship-yards of Birkenhead, her armament at Terceira, and the vain protest of the United States legation against these hostile acts. Although American commerce suffered severely by this violation of international law, the Americans c
Neuse (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
nds of North Carolina westward by means of two deep estuaries, which are in their turn cut up into numberless small creeks. At the north, that of Tar River takes, from the village of Washington, the name of Pamlico River; at the south that of Neuse River retains the name of this water-course, forming the anchoring-ground of the small town of Newberne, built on its right bank. The tide is sufficiently strong both in the Tar and Neuse to carry vessels of considerable draught far beyond the moutd, following a south-easterly direction, crosses several small streams over wooden bridges, in the vicinity of which one meets successively the stations of Everettsville, Dudley and Mount Olive. Several wagon-bridges connect the two banks of the Neuse between Goldsboroa and Kingston; the most important is situated at an almost equal distance from these two points, near the village of Whitehall, another a little above the great railroad bridge, and a third, called Thompson's Bridge, between the
Kingston, N. C. (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
infantry, one regiment of cavalry and twenty-six fieldpieces, proceeded toward Kingston, a pretty little town, near which the Newberne and Goldsboroa Railroad crossesthe railroad bridge on the Neuse, situated at two or three kilometres south of Kingston. Evans with his brigade, numbering about two thousand men, was awaiting him aus damage had been done. An hour later, Wessells' brigade entered the town of Kingston, where it took possession of nine guns which Evans had abandoned in his preciplatter would follow Evans, they were waiting for it along the railroad between Kingston and Goldsboroa; in the mean while, Foster, having left a simple rear-guard in Kingston, retraced his steps, crossed the river over the bridge near which he had fought the day previous, and after having thus placed this obstacle between the enemeveral wagon-bridges connect the two banks of the Neuse between Goldsboroa and Kingston; the most important is situated at an almost equal distance from these two poi
Currituck Sound (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
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 borderinformed 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 was nevertheless the inlet most frequented by trading-vessels before the war. It was protected by Fort Macon, which the Federals had cthe month of April to the time when the land-forces were again able to co-operate effectively. During the siege of Fort Macon, three gun-boats were sent into Currituck Sound to obstruct the channel which connects this bay with that of Norfolk. It was feared that the Confederates, who were still in possession of the arsenal of tha
Ship Island (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
28th some bold partisans, acting under his instructions, destroyed the lighthouse situated at the entrance of the pass, at the point called the Peninsula of Bolivar, which faces the island of Galveston. In the mean while, a naval division conveying Governor M. Hamilton, with the reinforcements promised by Banks and the necessary provisions, had left New Orleans between the 25th and the 29th of December. Unfortunately, a portion of the ships, with one of the regiments, touched first at Ship Island, and the progress of the others was so slow that only one of them, the Saxon, reached Galveston before the 31st of December, with three hundred men of the Forty-first Massachusetts on board. The latter were at once landed; and not wishing to lose the protection of the gun-boats, they encamped upon the very pier of Galveston. It was feared to scatter them about the town, which thus remained unoccupied and without surveillance, while the railroad bridge enabled Magruder to communicate ope
Cedar Keys (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
mmense salt-works, 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
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
d either from Nashville or Kentucky toward East Tennessee. The other two lines placed Virginia in cilitary service of the Southern Confederacy. Tennessee was represented by only one of the two senatse of Virginia and Arkansas in May, those of Tennessee and North Carolina in June, and finally tho. The loss of Kentucky, Missouri, half of Tennessee and New Orleans, at the beginning of 1862, cify the insurrection. Thus, for instance, East Tennessee, having shown her loyalty to the old Constville, he was appointed military governor of Tennessee, with the rank of brigadier-general—a necesspersecuted, imprisoned and driven away. East Tennessee was occupied by the military, and all the of partisan or militiaman. Farther yet, in Tennessee or in Virginia, he was a regularly recognize, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Missouri and Tennessee, it would have involved an expense of nearlyar, had not voted for secession; nor even to Tennessee, which within the last year had legally retu[1 more...]
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