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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
id formidable obstructions in the river around that bend of six or seven miles. Battery near Dutch Gap. this shows the interior of the Battery, as it appeared when the writer visited it, at the countered the Confederate pickets, and after a march of about three miles, they came Huts at Dutch Gap. this was the appearance of the north bank of the James River, at Dutch Gap, when the writeDutch Gap, when the writer sketched it, at the close of 1864. the bank was there almost perpendicular, and rose about thirty feet above the water. These huts and excavations were near the top. upon the intrenchments belowf Richmond. These fell back to their lines, extending from New Market Heights to the James at Dutch Gap, and went into winter quarters. General Butler's Headquarters. this was the appearance od his Headquarters at the mansion of a farm about two miles from Aiken's Landing, and one from Dutch Gap. Professor Coppee, author of Grant and his Campaigns, was furnished, by an officer of the L
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
on bridges below, thereby separating the National troops on both sides of the river, precedent to an attack in overwhelming force on the wing on the north bank of the James. The squadron moved silently, under cover of darkness, but was observed and fired upon when passing Fort Brady. To this attack the vessels responded, and in so doing they dismounted a 100-pounder Parrott in the Fort, and soon afterward passed out of reach of its guns. Then the Fredericksburg broke the obstructions at Dutch Gap, and passed through, but the other two iron-clads, and the Drewry, in attempting to follow, grounded. The Drewry could not be floated, so she was abandoned, and at daybreak a shell from a National battery fired its magazine, and the vessel was blown Rifle batteries in Fort Darling. to a wreck. A monitor hurled a 300-pound bolt upon the Virginia, and killed five of her crew; and so stout was the opposition that the Confederate squadron could not go farther down the River. A fire was k
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
the telegraph. On the day after Richmond was evacuated, he went up to that city April 4, 1865. in Admiral Porter's flag-ship, the Malvern. Captain Ralph Chandler, with the Sangamon, several tugs, and thirty small boats, with about three hundred men, had already cleared the channel of the river of torpedoes, and made the navigation comparatively safe. When news reached the fleet in the James River, at nine o'clock in the morning, that Weitzel had entered Richmond, Captain Chandler left Dutch Gap with his fleet of torpedo hunters, on his perilous expedition, and worked so skillfully and rapidly, that he was at Richmond at five o'clock the same afternoon. The Sangamon and the tugs were protected by torpedo-nets, formed of ropes, weighted with pieces of iron or lead, and provided with hooks to catch the little mines, as delineated in the engraving. These were hung from spars placed athwart the bowsprit. The Sangamon, on the occasion under consideration, had similar protections alo
Drewry's Bluff, unsuccessful naval attack on, 2.409; Gen. Butler's attempt on, 3.321. Droop Mountain, battle at, 3.113. Drywood Creek, Mo., skirmish at, 2.66. Dublin Station, Va., battle near, 3.315. Dug Springs, battle at, 2.46. Duke of Chartres, on McClellan's staff, 2.131. Dupont, Admiral S. F., commands the naval force in the Port Royal expedition, 2.115; operations of on the coast of Florida, 2.320; operations of against the defenses of Charleston, 3.192-3.197. Dutch Gap, Confederate naval attack on obstructions at, 3.531. Dutch Gap Canal, construction of, 3.357. Duval's Bluff, capture of, 2.582. Dwight, Gen., at the siege of Port Hudson, 2.631. E. Early, Gen., Jubal, expedition sent out by in the Shenandoah Valley, 3.313; his invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania, 3.341-3.350; operations of in the Shenandoah Valley to the battle of Cedar Creek. 3.363-3.372. East Tennessee, cruel treatment of Unionists in, 2.36-2.39; minor military movem
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 39: Miscellaneous operations, land and sea.--operations in the Nansemond, Cape Fear, Pamunky, Chucka Tuck and James Rivers.--destruction of blockade-runners.--adventures of Lieutenant Cushing, etc. (search)
thstanding his forts at Howlett's and Drury's Bluff, his fire-rafts, sunken torpedoes, and torpedo-boats, he felt more secure when he knew that his position could not be assailed by a naval force; while General Grant was equally satisfied now that the Commander (now Rear-Admiral) Edmund R. Colhoun. enemy's iron-clads could not get down to City Point under any circumstances. The enemy, in order to ascertain the character of the obstructions, made a reconnaissance in the neighborhood of Dutch Gap; while Howlett's Battery, which had been greatly strengthened by the erection of new works, opened upon the vessels below the obstructions. These were the iron-clads Tecumseh. Commander T. A. M. Craven; Saugus, Commander E. R. Colhoun; Onondaga, Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Cushman; Canonicus, Commander E. S. Parrott, and gun-boat Agawam, Lieutenant-Commander A. C. Rhind. They returned the fire of the enemy's batteries with considerable effect, receiving little damage in return; while th
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 40: (search)
avy. the gun-boats engage batteries at Wilcox's wharf and Harrison's Landing. shelling sharp-shooters. operations at Dutch Gap. attack on laborers at Dutch Gap by Confederate fleet and batteries. Manoeuvres of Generals Grant, Sherman and ButlerDutch Gap by Confederate fleet and batteries. Manoeuvres of Generals Grant, Sherman and Butler, and of Confederate armies. speech of Jefferson Davis. General Grant on necessity of retaining iron-clads on James River. expedition under Lieutenant-Commander Flusser to Windsor, N. C. attack on Plymouth, N. C. Confederate ram Albemarle attacander S. P. Quackenbush, and the Commodore Morris, Acting-Master R. G. Lee. At this time operations were going on at Dutch Gap for the purpose of opening a new route from below Howlett's Battery to the upper reach of the James River. This schemerman's arrival near the Southern coast. Although Grant had no faith in Butler's project to open the way to Richmond by Dutch Gap, he was willing that Butler should amuse himself, and thereby be kept from interfering in more important matters. On
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 54: capture of Richmond.--the destruction of the Confederate fleet in the James River, etc. (search)
Fisher. In consequence, General Grant ordered the channel to be still further obstructed with stones, so that no vessel can pass. We can hold the fort with a very small force and prevent any one from removing the obstructions. Therefore, the enemy's iron-clads are useless. But, can't we make a noise? asked the President. Yes, replied the Admiral, and if you desire it I will commence. The Admiral telegraphed to Lieutenant-Commander K. R. Breese, Fleet-Captain, who was just above Dutch Gap, to have the vessels' guns loaded with shrapnel, to point in the direction of the forts and to keep up a rapid fire until directed to stop. The firing commenced about 11 o'clock P. M., and the President listened attentively while the flashes of the guns lighted up the horizon. In about twenty minutes a loud explosion shook the flag-ship and the President exclaimed: I hope to Heaven one of our vessels has not blown up! The Admiral assured him that the explosion was much further up the ri
in Richmond again to try their luck upon the water. Their three ironclads — the Virginia, Fredericksburg, and Richmond — with five wooden steamers, and three torpedo-boats, dropped Jan. 23, 1865. silently down from the city under cover of darkness, passing Fort Brady at midnight, responding to its fire, and dismounting a 100-pounder in its battery; then passing out of its range, and breaking the chain in front of the obstructions placed in the channel by Gen. Butler at the lower end of Dutch gap, so that the Fredericksburg passed through; while the Richmond, Virginia, and Drewry, attempting to follow, grounded: the last-named, being immovable, was abandoned by her crew at day-light, and soon blown up by a shell from one of our batteries; while the Virginia received a 300-pound bolt from a monitor which killed 5 of her crew. Firing was continued on both sides throughout the day; and at night the Rebel fleet — all but the Drewry — drew back to Richmond. The next effort on our s
. 68th U. S. Colored Infantry 10 91 -- 101 76th U. S. Colored Infantry 13 78 -- 91 In addition to the battles heretofore mentioned, colored troops were prominently engaged in the following actions: Morris Island. S. C. James Island, S. C. Liverpool Heights, Miss. Yazoo City, Miss. Pleasant Hill, La. Prairie d'ann, Ark. Poison Springs, Ark. Camden, Ark. Jenkins' Ferry, Ark. Saline River, Ark. Fort Pillow, Tenn. Natural Bridge, Fla. Morganzia, La. Jacksonville, Fla. Brice's X Roads, Miss. Tupelo, Miss. Athens, Ala. Drewry's Bluff, Va. Bermuda Hundred, Va. Dutch Gap, Va. Deep Bottom, Va. Darbytown Road, Va. Hatcher's Run, Va. Fair Oaks, Va. (1864) Saltville, Va. Deveaux Neck, S. C. Boykin's Mills, S. C. Cox's Bridge, N. C. Fort Fisher, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. Spanish Fort, Ala. Fall of Richmond. Appomattox, Va. They rendered effective and meritorious services in many of these engagements, and, in some of them, sustained serious losses
ls 10 147 157 3 125 128 1,467 Does not include men transferred from the One Hundred and Forty-second New York, after the war had ended. 157 killed == 10.7 per cent. Total of killed and wounded, 618; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 23. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. Suffolk, Va. 2 Petersburg, Va., June 30, 1864 26 Fort Wagner, S. C. 4 Petersburg Mine, Va. 7 Chester Station, Va. 14 Petersburg Trenches, Va. 18 Walthall Junction, Va. 12 Dutch Gap, Va., August 13, 1864 8 Bermuda Hundred, Va. 2 Chaffin's Farm, Va. 6 Cold Harbor, Va. 19 Fort Fisher, N. C. Including those killed by the explosion of the magazine, the day after the fort was captured39 Present, also, at Edenton Road; Carrsville; Blackwater; Zuni; Nansemond; South Anna; Drewry's Bluff; Darbytown Road; Wilmington. notes.--Organized at Troy, N. Y., and mustered in by companies during September and October, 1862, the men coming from Rensselaer and Washington c
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