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May 27th, 1863 AD (search for this): chapter 29
d unless relieved by a superior force a month more or less would bring about a surrender It was not likely that the siege would be raised, for if the Federal Army, with all the disadvantages under which it labored, could manage to dispose of an enemy 80,000 strong in a country where the latter occupied all the strong positions, it could prevent the escape of that portion of them which had been driven into the city. U. S. Gun-boat Cincinnati sunk by the upper water battery at Vicksburg, May 27, 1863. (from a pen-and-ink sketch by Rear-Admiral Walke.) It is not the province of the writer to give an account of the military operations of the siege of Vicksburg; this book is mostly confined to the naval operations, and he is not sufficiently informed on the subject to do full justice to the movements of the Army. He knows enough, however, to be satisfied that everything was done by the generals of our Army in a masterly manner, and that they had posted themselves so securely around
unication with General Grant in the Rear of Vicksburg, and occupies Haines' Bluff. midnight attack on Vicksburg by the Army and Navy. attack on Yazoo City by the gun-boats and destruction of three iron-clad rams. attack on the Vicksburg works, May 22, by the Army and Navy. loss of the Cincinnati before Vicksburg. her guns transferred to the Rear of the City. destruction of nine Confederate steamers up the Yazoo, by Lieutenant-Commander Walker. attack on Vicksburg, June 19, by the Army and Lieutenant-Commander Shirk. Carondelet, Acting Lieutenant Murphy, and the Sterling Price, Commander Woodworth, have been almost constantly under fire of the batteries at Vicksburg since the forty-five days siege commenced. The attack of the 22d of May, by the Benton, Mound City, Carondelet and Tuscumbia on all the water batteries, in which three were silenced and four guns injured or dismounted, was one of the best contested engagements of the kind during the war. On the next attack of th
May 23rd, 1863 AD (search for this): chapter 29
ever, as he afterwards confessed to losing a great many of his men. The gun-boats had done what was required of them by General Grant, and more. He asked an hour's attack to annoy the garrison, while his Army assaulted in the rear; they fought the batteries for two hours and a half, more than twice as long as was required, and with what success will be seen from the following letter of General McArthur. Headquarters, 6Th Division, 17Th Army Corps, In Field Near Vicksburg, Miss., May 23, 1863. Admiral — I received your communication with regard to silencing the two batteries below Vicksburg, and in reply would say that I witnessed with intense interest the firing on that day, it being the finest I have yet seen. I would have taken advantage of the results thus gained by your vessels, and had given the necessary orders to do so, when I received peremptory orders from Major-General McClernand to move my command around to the right of my position, to support a portion of hi
graphical corrections which are valuable, and they have proved to me that no squadron can operate effectively without a good corps of surveyors. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, David D. Porter, Acting Rear-Admiral, Commanding Mississippi Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C. Congratulatory letter to Rear--Admiral Porter on the surrender of Vicksburg. Navy Department, July 13, 1863. Sir-Your dispatch of the 4th instant announcing the surrender of Vicksburg on the anniversary of the great historic day in our national annals, has been received. The fall of that place insures a severance of the rebel territory, and must give to the country the speedy uninterrupted navigation of the rivers which water and furnish the ocean outlet to the great central valley of the Union. For the past year the key to the Mississippi has been Vicksburg, and so satisfied of this was the rebel chief who pioneered the rebe
July 13th, 1863 AD (search for this): chapter 29
ficers and men who served under him, as will appear from the following letter written after the surrender of Vicksburg. [detailed report of Acting-Rear-Admiral Porter.] U. S. Mississippi Squadron, Flag-Ship Black Hawk, off Vicksburg, July 13, 1863. Sir — I have made reports to the Department of the different actions that have occurred on this river since the investment of Vicksburg; and it now remains for me to give credit to the different officers who have participated in the eventvant, David D. Porter, Acting Rear-Admiral, Commanding Mississippi Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C. Congratulatory letter to Rear--Admiral Porter on the surrender of Vicksburg. Navy Department, July 13, 1863. Sir-Your dispatch of the 4th instant announcing the surrender of Vicksburg on the anniversary of the great historic day in our national annals, has been received. The fall of that place insures a severance of the rebel territory, and m
May 22nd, 1863 AD (search for this): chapter 29
vant, I. Mcarthur, Brig.-Gen. Com'ding 6th Division, 17th Corps. Had Gen. McArthur been let alone, and not been prevented from occupying the works from which the Navy had driven the Confederates, he would have kept possession of every fort on the ridge of hills which overlooked Vicksburg, and decided the fate of the city. To show that these attacks of the gunboats were not child's play, the reports of some of the injuries received by them are herewith mentioned: Mound City, May 22d, 1863. A shot struck and lodged in starboard bow near the stern, and five feet under water. . . . . A shot went through the forecastle on port side into the coal bunkers; a shot on starboard side went through the hammock netting and starboard chimney at the lower band, tearing the chimney half off, then through the galley and overboard. A shot in front passed through two heavy thicknesses of boiler iron, the iron of the the pilot-house near the deck, and through the deck, cutting away
ral Mower, a very brave officer, had about 8,000 men at Young's Point, and uniting the marine brigade with his troops he marched out to hunt up General Price's army,--found it and scattered it after a short and decisive battle. Price's army now left this district and troubled it no more. This was the last hope of the besieged, if they had ever hoped anything from so forlorn a scheme, and they sat in their trenches waiting for the time when the last ration should be served out. On the 26th of June, this was the condition of affairs in the city. The gun-boats were by turns throwing shells day and night; the mortars kept up an incessant bombardment. which if it damaged no works demoralized the enemy's troops; a constant fire from the Army and Navy guns in the rear was kept up, day and night, and a 6-inch rifle battery taken from the gun-boats was served with great skill by General McArthur on the left flank. General Mc-Pherson had blown up what was called the citadel of the Confed
July 4th, 1863 AD (search for this): chapter 29
marine brigade. energy shown by the Confederates in Vicksburg. short summary of the work accomplished before Vicksburg by the Navy. surrender of Vicksburg, July 4, 1863. meeting of the officers of the Army and Navy on board the flag-ship Black Hawk. letters from General Sherman to Admiral Porter. generous terms granted the ened fire the requiem of Vicksburg was sung by the shrieking shell, as they flew through the air carrying death and destruction all over the city. On the 4th of July, 1863, that historic day was rendered more memorable by the surrender of Vicksburg to the Federal forces after a desperate but vain resistance, in which the Confedearted and gallant soldier, that no one can help feeling pleasure when he reads it, and it is here inserted. Headquarters Expeditionary Army, Black River, July 4, 1863. Dear Admiral — No event in my life could have given me more personal pride or pleasure than to have met you to-day on the wharf at Vicksburg — a Fourth of
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