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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 7.51 (search)
ture of Vicksburg and the consequent surrender of Port Hudson, Admiral Farragut devoted a large share of his attention to the operations against Mobile Bay. He was aware that the Confederates were actively engaged in the construction of rains and iron-clads at Mobile and above, and it was his earnest desire to force the entrance into Mobile Bay and capture the forts that guarded it, before the more powerful of the new vessels could be finished and brought down to aid in the defense. In January, 1864, he made a reconnoissance of Forts Gaines and Morgan, at which time no Confederate vessels were in the lower bay, except one transport. In letters to the Navy Department he urged that at least one iron-clad be sent to help his wooden fleet, and asked for the cooperation of a brigade of five thousand soldiers to enable him, after running into the bay, to reduce the forts at his leisure. It is easy to see now the wisdom of his plan. Had the operations against Mobile been undertaken prom
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Sooy Smith expedition (February, 1864). (search)
The Sooy Smith expedition (February, 1864). by George E. Waring, Jr., Colonel, 4TH Missouri cavalry, U. S. V., commanding Brigade. In January, 1864, General Sherman arranged for an expedition from Vicksburg to Meridian with 20,000 infantry, under his own command, and a cooperating cavalry expedition, 7000 mounted men and 20 pieces of artillery, under the command of General W. Sooy Smith, chief-of-cavalry on General Grant's staff. This cavalry force was ordered to start from Collierville, east of Memphis, on the 1st of February, and to join Sherman at Meridian as near the 10th as possible, destroying public property and supplies and the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, from Okolona south. [See map, p. 348.] Sherman's orders to Smith were, Attack any force of cavalry you may meet and follow them south. . . . Do not let the enemy draw you into minor affairs, but look solely to the greater object — to destroy his communications from Okolona to Meridian and then east toward Selma. Referen
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
the ambrotype were made. The touching story found its way through numerous newspapers, with a description of the soldier and the faces of the three children. By this means the widowed mother was informed of the fate of the husband and father. The soldier proved to be Sergeant Hunniston, of Portville, in Western New York, and to his afflicted family Dr. J. F. Bourns, of Philadelphia, conveyed the precious ambrotype, and some substantial presents from citizens of Philadelphia, early in January, 1864. Yet there is one incident, related by Professor Stoever, as coming under his own observation, which so vividly illustrates the character of a true man and Christian soldier, that it should not be left unrecorded, and is here given. When orders were issued for the army to pursue Lee, See page 74. General O. O. Howard, commanding the Sixth Corps, hastened to the bedside of Captain Griffith, one of his beloved staff-officers, who had received a mortal wound. After a few words, the Gen
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
was surrounded by the Fourth Illinois Cavalry, under Major Davidson, who thoroughly dispersed the Confederates and captured General Vance, with a part of his staff and about a hundred men, and recaptured the prisoners and wagons. From that time until the close of January, Sturgis was continually menaced by Longstreet, who appeared to be determined to repossess himself of Knoxville; but his movement was only a mask, behind which his army soon retired into Virginia. At the beginning of January, 1864, some spicy but courteous correspondence occurred between Generals Foster and Longstreet, concerning the circulation of handbills among the soldiers of the latter, containing a copy of President Lincoln's Amnesty Proclamation. See page 232. It was having a powerful effect, and Longstreet found the number of desertions from his army rapidly increasing. Whereupon he wrote to Foster, saying he supposed the immediate object of such circulation was to induce desertions and win his men to th
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 22: prisoners.-benevolent operations during the War.--readjustment of National affairs.--conclusion. (search)
in the floor of Libby Prison, they gained access to the cellar, and found there an abundance of provisions-barrels of wheat flour, potatoes, and turnips. Of these they ate ravenously, until the theft was discovered.--Report of the Committee. For awhile, the prisoners were allowed to receive boxes of food and clothing, sent by their friends in the North, and by the Sanitary Commission, but it was found that this privilege would defeat the starvation scheme of the Conspirators, and in January, 1864, it was denied, without any reason being given. Three hundred boxes, says the report, arrived every week, and were received by Colonel Ould, Commissioner of Exchange, but instead of being distributed, were retained, and piled up in a warehouse near by. There was some show of delivery, however, but in a manner especially heartless. Five or six boxes were given during the week. The eager prisoner, expecting, perhaps, a wife's or mother's thoughtful provision for him, was called to th
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 30: (search)
Ensigns, F. Bates; J. T. Blackford, J. G. Waters and S. M. B. Servos; Acting-Master's Mate, H. D. Coffenberry; Engineers, J. B. Fulton, A. W. Hardy. C. W. Reynolds and C. W. Degelman; Acting-Gunner, Wm. Shields, Acting-Carpenter, D. H. Curry. (Jan., 1864.) Iron-clad steamer Choctaw (3d rate). *Lieutenant-Colmmander, F. M. Ramsay; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Wm. N. Whitehouse; Acting-Master, W. A. Griswold; Acting-Ensigns, E. Beaman, W. C. Bennett, A. S. Palmer and L. R. Hamersly; Acting-MEnsign, Wm. Harris; Acting-Master's Mates, C. King and F. Lowe; Engineers, W. J. Buffington, G. W. Gimbeo, W. O. Logne, Julius Eliter and J. A. Goodloe; Acting-Carpenter, H. Kenney; Acting-Assistant Surgeons, George H. Bixby and George Hopkins (Jan. 1864). Iron-clad steamer Tuscumbia. *Lieutenant-Commander, James W. Shirk; Assistant Paymaster, George A. Lyon; Acting-Ensigns, Lewis Kenny and E. M. Clark; Engineers, John W. Hartupee, Perry South and William J. Milligan. Tug Ivy. Actin
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
Lackey, R. L. Harris; Third-Assistants, Edward Battelle, H. C. Beckwith and W. S. Wells; Boatswain, Thomas Bennett; Gunners, Charles Stuart and R. J. Hill; Carpenter, Theodore Bishop; Sailmaker, J. B. Birdsall. Iron-clad steamer Nantucket. [Jan. 1864.] Lieutenant-Commander, S. B. Luce; Lieutenant, H. L. Howison; Assistant Surgeon, A. B. Judson; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, L. L. Brigham; Acting-Master, W. H. Maies; Acting-Ensigns, J. T. Otis, C. C. Starr and John Meyers; Engineers: Second-Assistants, Geo. H. White, Isaac McNary; Third-Assistants, W. W. Buckhout, J. K. Smedley and Acting-Third-Assistant A. L. Grow. [Commander Donald McN. Fairfax commanded the Nantucket at Charleston.] Iron-clad steamer Catskill. [Jan. 1864.] Lieutenant-Commander, F. M. Bunce; Assistant-Surgeon, Robert Willard; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, G. F. Barker; Acting-Master, G. W. Parker; Acting-Ensigns, C. P. Walters and George M. Prindle; Engineers: Second-Assistant, G. D. Emmons; Third-Assi
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 44: battle of Mobile Bay. (search)
a. wanton destruction of property at Fort Morgan. list of killed and wounded. loss of the Phillippi. history and description of Confederate iron-clad Tennessee. list of vessels and officers of West Gulf Squadron, January 1st, 1864. In January, 1864, Admiral Farragut began to turn his attention to the forts in Mobile Bay, which up to that time had been a complete protection to the blockade-runners, which passed in and out almost with impunity in spite of the greatest watchfulness on the , from which his army was only extricated through the presence of the naval force — which for a time was also seriously embarrassed. The Navy Department, finding that no co-operation could be expected from General Banks, directed Farragut (January, 1864) to prepare his vessels for an attack on the forts in Mobile Bay, and promised that a land force should be forthcoming at the time the fleet was ready to commence operations. On the morning of January 20th Farragut crossed the bar of Mobil
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
isoners exposed in dangerous places. failure of expedition to cut railroads. Miscellaneous expeditions. blockade of whole Southern coast. extremities of Confederate armies, etc. vessels and officers of South Atlantic blockading Squadron, January, 1864. On the 26th of October, 1863, General Gillmore opened fire upon Fort Sumter from his battery on Morris Island, his object being to complete the reduction of this work, drive out the garrison, and occupy it with Union troops. This, as a ms was well worth the time, money and fighting expended on this Confederate stronghold, for at the close of the naval campaign of 1864 the Confederates could only subsist their troops there on the meanest rations. South Atlantic Squadron, January, 1864. Rear-Admiral John A. Dahlgren. Lieutenant-Commander Joseph M. Bradford, Fleet-Captain. Steam-frigate Wabash--Flag-ship. Captain, John De Camp; Lieutenant, Lloyd Phenix; Fleet Surgeon, Wm. Johnson; Fleet Paymaster, J. O. Bradford
a true hero, and was the Paladin of the fight. I need not say how willingly I would have manifested my appreciation of his great services and heroic devotion by immediate promotion, and but for some rigid notions the President had of his powers (you know how inflexible he is on such points), he, too, would have been pleased to confer the merited honor. * * * I remained in Richmond, and, having been blessed, with a good constitution, rapidly recovered from my wound. By the middle of January, 1864, I was again able to mount my horse and enjoy exercise. My restoration was so complete that I was enabled to keep in the saddle when on active duty, and, during the remainder of the war, never to require an ambulance either day or night. Often President Davis was kind enough to invite me to accompany him in his rides around Richmond, and it was thus I was for the first time afforded an opportunity to become well acquainted with this extraordinary man, and illustrious patriot and states
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