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The Daily Dispatch: July 5, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 2 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 5: Forts and Artillery. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 2 2 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 2 2 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 8, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 1 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 1 1 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 1 1 Browse Search
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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 9: taking command of a Southern City. (search)
he ground that there was a large foreign interest in the city, especially French, and that if the city were destroyed it would bring the war so home to them that France would try to cause it to be ended by intervention. This destruction of property was also done on the outside of the city upon the ground that the supplies, especially cotton, would be destroyed by us upon capture. To allay this fear I issued General Order No. 22:-- headquarters Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, May 4, 1862. General Order No. 22. The commanding general of the department having been informed that rebellious, lying, and desperate men have represented, and are now representing, to honest planters and good people of the State of Louisiana that the United States Government by its force has come here to confiscate their crops of cotton and sugar, it is hereby ordered to be made known by publication in all the newspapers of this city that all cargoes of cotton and sugar shall receive the safe c
on, ordinary seamen, slightly; Wm. Joyce, landsman, slightly; J. Gordon, marine, severely; D. McLaughlin, Wm. Perkins, J. Logan, boy, slightly. Total, nine. Total killed,30 Total wounded,119 Several vessels have not yet made their official returns. I am, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, J. M. Foltz, Fleet-Surgeon. To Flag-Officer David G. Farragut, Commanding Western Gulf Blockading Squadron. Joseph S. Harris's report. South-West pass, Mississippi River, May 4, 1862. F. H. Gerdes, Esq., Ass't U. S. Coast Survey: sir: While engaged in the survey of the injuries received by Fort Jackson during the bombardment, and the passage of the fleet, several incidents came under my notice, which, at your request, I have now the honor to submit to you in writing. While waiting for the boat to take us off, on the last day on which we were engaged in the survey, Mr. Oltmanns and I fell into conversation with some men who had been in the Fort as part of the ga
rain beyond Farmington, in the direction of Corinth. I witnessed the fight. Our men behaved splendidly. An artillery reconnoissance went to Glendale this morning and destroyed two trestle-bridges, and some track of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. It has been a splendid day's work for the left wing. The weather is clear and the roads are becoming good. Thomas A. Scott, Assistant Secretary of War. A National account. headquarters General Pope's command, before Corinth, May 4, 1862. Yesterday was a busy and bloody day with this command, or a part of it at least. Our forces had scarcely got fairly into their new camp, midway between Hamburgh and Corinth, before an order came to reconnoitre in force the route via Farmington, to the vicinity of the rebel works. Gens. Paine and Palmer were detailed for the work, and at ten o'clock on the third instant were on the march to accomplish it. The regiments selected were the Tenth, Sixteenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-seventh
nineteen eight-inch columbiads, four nine-inch Dahlgrens, one ten-inch columbiad, one ten-inch mortar, and one eight-inch siege howitzer, with carriages and implements complete, each piece supplied with seventy-six rounds of ammunition. On the ramparts there are also four magazines, which have not yet been examined. This does not include the guns left at Gloucester Point and their other works to our left. G. B. McClellan, Major-General. Colonel Astor's despatch. Yorktown, Va., May 4, 1862. Pelatiah Perit, Esq., President Chamber of Commerce: The rebels evacuated this place at four o'clock this. morning, keeping up a brisk cannonade to the last moment, leaving all their heavy guns, eighty in number, with their ammunition. Also a large amount of material of war of every kind, which was abandoned, burnt, or sunk. Davis, Johnston and Lee were present, uniting in opinion that McClellan's disposition of his forces and artillery had made the place untenable. Magruder
ant achievement. The gunboats shall accompany you up York river. L. M. Goldsborough, Flag-Officer. Washington, May 4, 1862. Maj.-Gen. McClellan: Accept my cordial congratulations upon the success at York-town, and I am rejoiced to hear th, Maj.-Gen. Commanding. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War. headquarters, Army of the Potomac, camp Winfield Scott, May 4, 1862. Brig-.Gen. Heintzelman, Commanding 3d Corps: I have received information from Gen. Smith that the enemy are still ferred to are some distance in rear of them-how far I do not yet know. Geo. B. McClellan, Maj.-Gen. Commanding. May 4, 1862. Col. A. V. Colburn: Sir: Smith has reported that the enemy is in some force in his front. Keyes has advanced two V. Heintzelman, Brig.-Gen. Commanding 3d Corps. headquarters, 3D corps, in sight of Williamsburg, 6 P. M., Sunday, May 4, 1862. Gen. R. E. Marcy: I have just arrived here, and find Gens. Sumner and Smith here. We will soon have three div
n devoted all the energies of his entire army to a systematic siege. Its useless elaboration is well illustrated by Battery No. 4, one of fifteen batteries planted to the south and southeast of Yorktown. The ten monster 13-inch siege mortars, the complement of No. 4, had just been placed in position and were almost ready for action. It was planned to have them drop shells on the Confederate works, a mile and a half distant. Just a day before this could be done, Yorktown was evacuated, May 4, 1862. The elaborate defenses Advanced Section, Three Mortars of Union Battery, No. 4. Looking due north and showing the same three mortars pictured in the preceding views. The photograph shows (1) the stockade built above the excavations as a protection from attack by Confederate infantry; (2) the ammunition that would have been used the next day if the Confederates had not evacuated, and (3) the temporary bridge crossing the narrow branch that runs into a northern arm of Wormley's Cr
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
l 5, 1862: Warwick and Yorktown Roads, Va. Union, Advance of 4th Corps, Army of Potomac, towards Yorktown. Confed. Gen. J. B. Magruder's command. Losses: Union 3 killed, 12 wounded. Confed. 1 killed, 10 wounded. April 5, 1862-May 4, 1862: siege of Yorktown, Va. Union, Army of Potomac, Gen. Geo. B. McClellan. Confed., Army commanded by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. April 6-7, 1862: Shiloh or Pittsburg Landing, Tenn. Union, Army of Western Tennessee, commanded by Maj.-GenArmy. Confed., Army commanded by Gen. Beauregard. May, 1862. May 1, 1862: Camp Creek, W. Va. Union, Co. C., 23d Ohio. Confed., Detachment 8th Va. Cav. Losses: Union 1 killed, 21 wounded. Confed. 1 killed, 12 wounded. May 4, 1862: evacuation of Yorktown, Va. By Confederate Army under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. May 5, 1862: Lebanon, Tenn. Union, 1st, 4th, and 5th Ky. Cav., Detachment of 7th Pa. Confed., Col. J. H. Morgan's Ky. Cavalry. Losses: Union 6 ki
the army. The position was most favorable for the use of guns. The reserve artillery, under Colonel H. J. Hunt, was posted on the heights in rear of the infantry lines. Sixty pieces, comprising principally batteries of 20-pounders and 32-pounders, had a converging fire from General Porter's line, and all along the crest of the hill batteries appeared in commanding positions. The First Connecticut Heavy Artillery again distinguished itself for the Cowan's battery about to advance on May 4, 1862: the next day it lost its first men killed in action, at the battle of Williamsburg Lieutenant Andrew Cowan, commanding, and First-Lieutenant William F. Wright, sit their horses on the farther side of the Warwick River, awaiting the order to advance. After the evacuation of Yorktown by the Confederates on the previous night, Lee's Mills became the Federal left and the Confederate right. The Confederate earthworks are visible in front of the battery. This spot had already been the sc
res, capable of supporting the passage of heavy railroad trains, and built in a few hours, were conspicuous triumphs which the American engineers added to the annals of war. abutments blown up. The road-bed had been used by wagons and cavalry and was badly cut up. The first bridge to be constructed on the line was at Accakeek Creek. This was built complete, with a span of about one hundred and fifty feet and an elevation of thirty feet, in a little more than fifteen hours on May 3 and 4, 1862. The next and most serious obstruction was the deep crossing of Potomac Creek. Here was built what is known as a deck bridge, of crib and trestle-work, four hundred feet long and eighty feet high. As before, totally inexpert labor was employed, and only a very few officers who had any knowledge of that kind of work were available. With this incompetent assistance, with an insufficient supply of tools, with occasional scarcity of food, and several days of wet weather, the work was nevert
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 8: Soldier Life and Secret Service. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), The balloons with the army of the Potomac: a personal reminiscence by Professor T. S. C. Lowe, who introduced and made balloon observations on the Peninsula for the Union army. (search)
within our grasp. In the mean time, desperate efforts were made by Professor Lowe in his balloon at a critical moment As soon as Professor Lowe's balloon soars above the top of the trees the Confederate batteries will open upon him, and for the next few moments shells and bullets from the shrapnels will be bursting and whistling about his ears. Then he will pass out of the danger-zone to an altitude beyond the reach of the Confederate artillery. After the evacuation of Yorktown, May 4, 1862, Professor Lowe, who had been making daily observations from his balloon, followed McClellan's divisions, which was to meet Longstreet next day at Williamsburg. On reaching the fortifications of the abandoned city, Lowe directed the men who were towing the still inflated balloon in which he was riding to scale the corner of the Fort nearest to his old camp, where the last gun had been fired the night before. This Fort had devoted a great deal of effort to attempting to damage the too in
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