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St. Pierre (search for this): chapter 2
red. A few debris of the wreck were floating around this silent witness, but she seemed to have carried her secret with her to the bottom of the sea: no shipwrecked mariner was there to reveal it. In the evening a boat which had escaped the disaster gave an explanation of the affair. In the preceding volume we left the Confederate privateer Alabama at the end of November, 1862, slipping away from the Federal sloop-of-war San Jacinto, which had tried to blockade her in the port of St. Pierre, Martinique. The Secretary of the Navy at Washington persisted in sending in pursuit of this fast sailer vessels which were much inferior to her in speed, and from which she could easily get away when by chance she happened to encounter one. At the same time, he left without any protection whatever those well-known points where the Alabama was sure to make rich captures, such as the whaling-station near the Azores, where Semmes had struck his first blows against the merchant marine of the Unit
Palatine (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
e 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 magnifice on his way. Then, retracing his steps, he rallies a portion of his troops who had followed another route, and on the 29th he appears suddenly before the town of Fairmont, situated on the right side of Tygart Valley River, near its junction with the Monongahela. A little lower down, below the junction, the railroad between Graftoside of the Monongahela over a magnificent iron bridge three hundred yards long. It is this great work that Jones wishes to destroy, and whilst the defenders of Fairmont are vainly waiting for him, barricaded in their town, he seizes a suspension-bridge thrown over the stage-road a little below the railway-bridge, and only defend
Suffolk, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
ck, and the largest portion of it was sent to Suffolk, a place which the Confederates were preparinll find him at a later period laying siege to Suffolk. There, as we have stated, the Ninth corps cicinity of the inland sea of North Carolina. Suffolk thus commands an isthmus which connects Norfoid not again venture into the neighborhood of Suffolk. We have pointed out elsewhere the distrib the attack of which he had been notified. Suffolk formed a vast intrenched camp, consisting of , coming from the west and south, converge at Suffolk, while Hood, following that of South Quay, cat bank of the Nansemond, appeared in front of Suffolk. But the defenders of this place were fully Federal navy was represented in the waters of Suffolk only by a river-boat The Mount Washington,e that portion of the river comprised between Suffolk and Hill's Point; this was to invite the eneme President. Longstreet only remained before Suffolk long enough to withdraw his materiel, and on [19 more...]
Fairview Hill (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
mpelled to draw their sabres in order to prevent the artillerymen from cutting their traces and abandoning their guns, they would not have delayed long in seizing this new prey; but the favorable opportunity quickly slips away, and when, after having formed their ranks again at the command of their leaders, they make a final effort to reach the stone wall once more, they find it swarming with numerous defenders. In fact, Sickles, after having stopped a party of fugitives at the foot of Fairview Hill, has come to the aid of Pleasonton with Birney's and Whipple's divisions and the remainder of his artillery. He deploys these forces to the right and left of the road at the very moment when the Southerners, having recovered from their confusion, are about to crush Pleasonton under the weight of their battalions and storm those batteries. The soldiers of the Third corps, encouraged by the example of their chief, receive them with a close and wellsustained fire, such as they have not en
Nantucket (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
the Montauk, and the Patapsco, followed the Weehawken; then, with the admiral on board, came the frigate New Ironsides, which occupied the centre in order to facilitate the transmission of orders. Directly astern of her rode the Catskill, the Nantucket, and the Nahant, the column being closed by the Keokuk. A battle between a fleet and a fortress presents in its surroundings all the solemnity of an ancient tournament: it admits of no surprises or masked manoeuvres. As soon as the sun, dised them greatly and rendered the process of aiming very difficult. The Passaic had withdrawn; the Patapsco could only make use of one of her two guns. Of the three vessels that had arrived last, two had also been seriously damaged: one of the Nantucket's guns had been completely disabled after the third fire, while on board the Nahant the failure to use the precaution which had been adopted on board the other vessels had proved fatal to the gunners: the shock of the enemy's projectiles upon t
Jamaica, L. I. (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
l gunners do not appear to have shown much skill, for none of their shots caused any serious damage to their adversaries. At the end of a quarter of an hour Blake, seeing his machinery shattered, 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
Arkansas (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
The Montauk retired after having exhausted all her ammunition. She bore the marks of numerous cannon-balls which had done her no harm, and Worden, satisfied with this experience, obtained at the common expense of both combatants, reported in favor of this new implement of war. The Confederates, however, were fully determined to make use also of this kind of machine against their adversaries: instead of allowing themselves to be discouraged by the loss of the Manassas, the Virginia, the Arkansas, and other rams which they had hurled against the Federal fleets, the ephemeral successes of these vessels had inspired them with great confidence. Thanks to the activity of General Ripley and Commodore Ingraham, who commanded the land and naval forces at Charleston, the hulls of two steamships had been strongly clad with iron after the fashion of the Virginia, provided with a ram, and supplied with some heavy guns; these improvised iron-clads were respectively named the Palmetto State and
Fairview, Ill. (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
ravine, the only road ascends the heights of Fairview and crosses a new clearing, where stands a befugitives is already ascending the heights of Fairview, passing between the broken or mud-imbedded won the wooded slopes which rise north-west of Fairview, does not venture to go after it. In the mean of fortress flanking the batteries posted at Fairview, and thereby enabled the Federals to prevent y's division retired to take position between Fairview and the road, east of Lewis' Creek. Archer s road ascends the north side of the slopes of Fairview. The rest of Berry's division occupies the him some severe losses, scales the slopes of Fairview and drives Whipple's troops into the intrencholes and Ramseur, left alone on the slopes of Fairview, are defending themselves with difficulty, whnks, are beginning to attack the positions of Fairview on all sides. An important fact has revived than that of the previous day. The heights of Fairview have been captured by the determination of th[11 more...]
York (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
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 thadron 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 the day before. The latter had sthe whole of Stoneman's cavalry was regaining the Federal lines along the borders either of the Upper Rappahannock or of York River. The railroads it had intercepted were already repaired, and the interruption of the railway service was so short thattapony in person, caused a detachment of infantry to be landed at West Point, at the entrance of this water-course into York River. These troops, stationed in a small fort under the protection of the gunboats, were a menace to the Confederates who o
Warrenton (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
pickets which maintained communication between Culpeper Court-house and the brigades of Mahone and Posey of Anderson's division, which guarded United States Ford and formed the extreme left of Lee's army. It was a very eccentric flank movement, which had to be made by a flank march in the presence of a vigilant and active adversary. The difficulty was immense. If the movement had been undertaken by the whole army, it was to be expected that it would have failed, as Burnside's march from Warrenton to Fredericksburg had done six months before: it was probable that the Federals' might be forestalled by Lee, and that they would find him everywhere on their route. Hooker, availing himself of his large numerical superiority, determined to divide his army into two nearly equal parts—to make the right wing execute the flank movement, while the left wing remained facing Lee's army at Fredericksburg, holding it in check by means of various demonstrations, and attacking it if it should attem
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