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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. 5 1 Browse Search
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A beautiful letter. Some time since a rebel by the name of Hardin was captured near Vicksburgh, with a letter written by a lady of one of the first families in Mississippi, residing near Lake Providence, which letter he was conveying to Mrs. Amy Anderson in a neighboring State. The writer of the letter speaks of her husband as Mr. P., and it appears that he was a man of considerable influence and standing. I send you the letter with extracts marked, in order that readers may see what spirit pervades the high-bred dames of this region. If any one imagines that the language used by the writer of this letter is unusual with high-born Southern ladies, let him inquire of the first returned officer or soldier he meets, and he will doubt no longer. The italics are mostly my own. Dearest Aunt: Mr. P. could not attend to Rob's business for the same reason that he dissuaded him from going, as Rob neglected to bring his proper papers, and without them, Mr. P. felt certain he could
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The defense of Vicksburg. (search)
column of thirty thousand men was defeated and driven back with dreadful slaughter by General S. D. Lee with one brigade of the Vieksburg garrison [December 20th to January 3d]. After this General Grant himself appeared in front of Vicksburg, occupied the river with an immense fleet and the Louisiana shore with a large army. He renewed the old style of bombardment and the work on the canal, but high water made him abandon that work and his position. Then came the expedition, via Lake Providence and Bayou Macon, which was defeated by natural difficulties. Next, the expedition by Yazoo Pass and Hushpuccanaugh Bayou, which was stopped by Fort Pemberton,--a cotton-bale fort made by Passage, on the night of April 16, 1863, of gun-boats and steamers at Vicksburg. From a sketch made by Colonel S. H. Lockett, C. S. A. Captain P. Robinson, of the Confederate States Engineers, on the overflowed bottom-lands of the Tallahatchie and Yallabusha rivers, near their junction [Februa
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 5.69 (search)
e attempt been made, the garrison of Vicksburg would have been drowned or made prisoners on the Louisiana side. General Richard Taylor was expected on the west bank to cooperate in this movement, I believe, but he did not come, nor could he have done so with a force sufficient to be of service. The Mississippi was now in our possession from its source to its mouth, except in the immediate front of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. We had nearly exhausted the country, along a line drawn from Lake Providence to opposite Bruinsburg. The roads west were not of a character to draw supplies over for any considerable force. By the 1st of July our approaches had reached the enemy's ditch at a number of places. At ten points we could move under cover to within from five to 100 yards of the enemy. Orders were given to make all preparations for assault on the 6th of July. The debouches were ordered widened, to afford easy egress, while the approaches were also to be widened to admit the troop
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
tely to the Canal that General Williams attempted to cut, See page 527. Milliken's Bend, Lake Providence, the Yazoo Pass, and Steele's Bayou. All of these routes were tried, as we shall observe, of the Mississippi, forty or fifty miles above Vicksburg, across a narrow neck of land into Lake Providence, from which there was a continuous water communication to the great river, far below the ciollowed by the Seventeenth corps under McPherson, which had lately come down from beautiful Lake Providence, The picture on page 604, giving a view of a portion of the shore of Lake Providence, a Lake Providence, a little west of the-Mississippi, in Upper Louisiana, is from the pencil of Henri Lovie. The fine building in the foreground was the, Headquarters of General McPherson during the time his troops were behind them, and retreated toward Vicksburg. So ended the battle of Port Gibson. View on Lake Providence. The bridges were rebuilt and the pursuit of the Confederates was continued. Meanwhil
of the Golden Circle, mischievous influence of in Texas, 1.187. Knoxville, abandoned by Buckner on the approach of Burnside, 3.129; operations of Burnside from, 3.155; Longstreet moves on, 3.156; invested by Longstreet, 3.157; siege of, 3.171-3.175; visit of the author to in 1866, 3.284. Kulp House, battle of, 3.380. L. Lafayette, Ga., large army concentrated at under Bragg 3.132. La Fourche expedition, Weitzel's, 2.530. Lake, Col., surprised by Gen. Green, 3.223. Lake Providence, attempt to cut a channel to, 2.586. Lander, Gen., operations of in Western Virginia, II 867. Last battle of the war, 3.580. Lawrence, Quantrell's massacre at, 3.215. Lebanon, the guerrilla Morgan at, 3.93. Lee, Gen. A. L., in the Red River expedition, 3.254. Lee, Gen. Robert E., appointed general-in-chief of Virginia forces, 1.422; in command in Western Virginia, 2.92; operations of, 2.98; repulsed at Elk Water, 2.99; concentrates his forces on Sewell Mountain, 2.100;
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 26: siege of Vicksburg. (search)
Confederate flotilla, consisting of the Webb, Queen of the West and two armed transports. capture of the Indianola by the Confederates. an account written by her commanding officer Lieut.-Commander George Brown. attempt to cut a canal to Lake Providence. Yazoo Pass expedition by gunboats and transports. engagement with Fort Pemberton on the Tallahatchie River, etc. The siege of Vicksburg may be said to have commenced January 26th, 1862, on which day the Army was landed at Young's Point that wished for event did not come to pass until after the fall of Vicksburg. The enemy mounted heavy guns opposite the mouth of the canal, and prevented any work upon it. General Grant now hit upon a new expedient — which was to deepen Lake Providence. This Lake communicated with the Tensas River (a deep stream), and the Tensas emptied into the Washita, and this latter into the Red River — thus forming a beautiful system of inland navigation which if properly opened and intelligently dir
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 30: (search)
ade so glorious by the capture of Vicksburg and the victory of Gettysburg. On the 9th of August the Mound City, Lieutenant-Commander Byron Wilson, while at Lake Providence, gave the enemy a severe lesson. Captain John McNeil, C. S. A., notorious raider, made a descent on Lake Providence with some seventy men, for the purpose ofLake Providence with some seventy men, for the purpose of carrying off some mules, horses and wagons, a number of the latter having congregated there during the occupation pation of the place by a part of the Federal army. As McNeil's men entered the town the Mound City opened on them with her portbattery and the enemy fled to the woods, leaving seven dead on the field and carrying off many wounded. The enemy never expected to see an ironclad at Lake Providence and never troubled the place again. It was exceedingly difficult to suppress this system of guerilla warfare, but it was finally put an end to by the Navy when the surrender of Vicksburg relieved a large number of gun-boats from imperative duties whi
(Captain Hill) and the Daniel B. Miller (Captain Johnson) had both abandoned the work. I at once proceeded in search of them, and upon arriving at the city of Memphis I found that they had reported to Colonel Rosser, commanding post at Memphis, and had been by him released from the work; whereupon I proceeded to pr( cure a new supply of rations for myself and men and for the Saint Francis (Captain Clendening and men), returned to the work, and commenced again. We went as far down as Lake Providence, and was there reliably informed that all the cotton between there and Vicksburg had already been destroyed by provost-marshals appointed for that purpose. I made it my business to visit most of those marshals, for the reason that I was informed that certain persons had declared their intention to resist their authority. Upon arriving I tendered the services of myself and troops to the marshals to enforce the orders of the general. I in person, with the marshals, visited such persons
nand's schemes. Grant's purposes. the lessons of a rebel raid. Grant and the secession women. McClernand's insubordination and braggadocio. the difficulties of operating against Vicksburg. Grant's persistency and resources. the canal, Lake Providence, and Yazoo pass. the country impatient. plots to remove him. President Lincoln's reply. the final and successful plan. opposition. Grant assumes the responsibility. brilliant operations. Jackson, Champion Hill, and the Big Black. thhad not been idly awaiting the result of this experiment. He was busy in seeking other practicable routes by which he could reach the position he desired. As soon as he took command, he gave orders for cutting a way from the Mississippi to Lake Providence on the west, from which it was hoped steamers might pass into the Tensas, and thence into the Red River, and a passage thus be opened for communication with Banks, who was to cooperate from New Orleans in the opening of the river. At about
s Point in Louisiana, on the western bank of Mississippi, not far above Vicksburg, bent on solving the problem. It was a wet country and a wet winter, with high water in the Mississippi and its tributaries. The troops encamped on the river bank had, in order to be out of the water, to occupy the levees, or dykes, along the river edge, and the ground immediately behind. This gave so limited a space, that one corps of Grant's army, when he assumed the command at Young's Point, was at Lake Providence, seventy miles above Vicksburg. The troops suffered much from malarial fevers and other sickness, but the hospital arrangements were excellent. Four ineffectual attempts were in the course of the winter made to get at the object of attack by various routes. Grant, meanwhile, was maturing his plan. His plan was to traverse the peninsula where he lay encamped, then to cross the Mississippi, and thus to be able to attack Vicksburg from the south and east. Above Young's Point, at Mil
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