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Gibraltar (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
of which we have spoken in a former chapter. All the diplomatic questions discussed between the two belligerents and England during this year had their origin in the fitting out of those privateers which the British government was accused of having favored. We have already mentioned the trouble they caused to American commerce. 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, h
Bordeaux (France) (search for this): chapter 7
new representations on the part of Mr. Adams, and appreciating at last the obligations imposed upon it as a neutral, determined to prevent their equipment. It will be seen, when our narrative shall have brought us down to 1863, what means it had to employ in order to accomplish this object. We have no occasion to speak in this place of the intercourse of the belligerents with other European powers, as it presents no phase of special interest. The vessels of war ordered of M. Armand of Bordeaux by the Confederates were not finished until 1863, and the sympathies of the French government for the cause of the South were rendered powerless by the determination of England not to recognize the Confederates as a new power so long as their political existence was in question. We will, therefore, proceed without any further delay to consider the mutual relations of the belligerents. Whatever may have been the cause of quarrel which had armed the two combatants against each other, t
Plymouth, N. C. (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
the villages of Weldon, Hamilton, Williamston and Plymouth. Albemarle Sound extends northward, between the mfter reaching the village of Hamilton, returned to Plymouth, where he landed a few troops. This expedition pr into the inland sea by attacking at the same time Plymouth, on the right border of the Roanoke, and Washingtorate colonel Garrett approached the little town of Plymouth with about one thousand men, half cavalry and half of cannon, went out on a reconnaissance along the Plymouth road. Three or four hundred Confederate infantry,d to consist of three regiments which had attacked Plymouth and Washington. These forces were believed to be ere at this moment preparing for a new attack upon Plymouth. They had massed their forces higher up on the Rr two days sufferings, however, his troops reached Plymouth on the 9th of November, where they again shipped fered a large quantity of provisions, diverted from Plymouth the attack which menaced that post, and gave the C
Appalachicola (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
ely 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 Federal steamer Somerset having reached this anchorag
San Antonio (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
et. At times they would emerge through one pass, at other times through another, and thus reach the neutral territory of Mexico in a few hours. This kind of lagoon bears at first the name of Matagorda Bay, in the vicinity of the village of Indianola, and communicates with the sea by way of the pass of Saluria; then it successively forms the bays of Espiritu Santo, Aransas, Corpus Christi and Salt Lagoon—names which indicate so many corresponding intersections at the mouths of the rivers San Antonio, Mission, Nueces and El Grullo. Beyond the latter river the lagoon takes the name of Laguna Madre; and being no longer fed by the waters of any tributary, it stretches with uniform width as far as the mouth of the Rio Grande, which marks the Mexican frontier. South of the pass of Saluria are only to be found those of Aransas, Corpus Christi, and finally that of Boca Chica, at the extremity of the Laguna Madre. Lieutenant Kittredge was in command of several small vessels fitted out as
Geneva (Switzerland) (search for this): chapter 7
only laid down the principle. She paid dear for this mistake; the world knows how, at the close of the war, the government of the United States sustained the action of its minister, by taking up the question of damages caused by the Alabama; how the Senate rejected the first treaty as being too favorable to England, and how, after having paralyzed English policy for several years by threats of war, America imposed the alternative of arbitration upon the British cabinet, which terminated at Geneva by an award against England. Meanwhile, the Confederate agents, encouraged by the success they had met with in fitting out the Alabama, and finding themselves, through the instrumentality of the loan, in possession of large sums of money, undertook to procure the construction of two vessels at Messrs. Lairds' ship-yard of a still more formidable character, being two iron-clads with revolving turrets; these powerful machines of war were to be completed in the year 1863, but the English gov
Sabine Pass (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
aunches while engaged in a reconnaissance in Laguna Madre. The principal port of Texas, after Galveston, is that of Sabine City. This little town, situated on the west side of the deep and narrow strait which connects Sabine Lake with the open s vessels were engaged in silencing the four guns of the enemy, a landing-party was disembarked between the battery and Sabine City. It met with no resistance; and the Federals, after taking possession of the works, established themselves in the towderstanding how important it was for them to retain possession of this bridge, so as to be able at all times to menace Sabine City, they stationed there a garrison of three hundred men. On the 15th of October, Crocker, with a steamer recently capturfty of their party, accompanied by a howitzer, attacked and dispersed a body of cavalry encamped eight kilometres from Sabine City, thus securing to the Federals the undisturbed possession of this important post. These operations, which were grad
Fort Macon (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
ons of the Federals on the coast of North Carolina until after the capture of Fort Macon, on the 26th of April, 1862. Regarding those which took place along the otheinlet most frequented by trading-vessels before the war. It was protected by Fort Macon, which the Federals had captured in April. At a short distance from this fore 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 whichn 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, penetrated into the New River with the steamer Ellis, between Wilmington and Fort Macon, and ascended this water-course as far as Jacksonville, where he captured twos 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,
Fortress Monroe (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
prevent him from reinforcing Lee's army. In conformity with these instructions, General Dix, who was in command of Fortress Monroe and Norfolk, determined to undertake an expedition west of that place, and asked for the co-operation of Flusser's f path of abolition. We have already had something to say about General Butler's device, when he was in command at Fortress Monroe, to reconcile the respect due to the Constitution with the idea of equity, which was opposed to the restoration of aon of the neighborhood, soon brought a large number of fugitives on the narrow peninsula lying under the bastions of Fortress Monroe. Whole families were seen to arrive. The adults, whether men or women, could be treated as contrabands, but it wasy required the controlling guardianship of the Federal authority. The largest number of refugees was to be found at Fortress Monroe, and General Wool, who commanded this place, was obliged, in the month of November, to publish a series of orders re
Louisiana (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
nies of infantry. The gun-boats Pickett and Louisiana were at anchor in the river fronting the vil and wounding about twenty persons. But the Louisiana, throwing her heavy shells into the houses wuth Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida and Texas were not represhe first six were Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina. The repres8611,375,476 Gold received from the Bank of Louisiana2,539,799 ———— $457,855,899 The items of credit, the gold provided by the Bank of Louisiana but an extraordinary receipt. The amount obspeculative socialism, in that portion of Louisiana subject to his control. A large number of pby his predecessor—evil the effects of which Louisiana still feels to this day, after the lapse of with the administration of General Butler in Louisiana were committed in this district. A large nua, Georgia, the two Carolinas, and, finally, Louisiana and Virginia, with the exception of those
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