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Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 8 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 8 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 8 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 2, 1862., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 25, 1861., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 8 0 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 I. 8 0 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 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 6 0 Browse Search
Colonel Charles E. Hooker, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.2, Mississippi (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 6 0 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 15: siege of Fort Pickens.--Declaration of War.--the Virginia conspirators and, the proposed capture of Washington City. (search)
rgents had actually seized the Navy Yard at Warrington, and Forts Barrancas and MCRee, and were menacing Fort Pickens, he consented to have re-enforcements sent. Th to be safe against an attack by Virginians, while at the same time General Fort McRee and Confederate Battery opposite Fort Pickens. Scott held three hundred ts were greatly augmented in numbers near Pensacola, and were mounting guns in Fort McRee, and constructing new batteries near, all to bear heavily on Fort Pickens, Geh, of Massachusetts. They had passed into the harbor, and under the guns of Forts McRee and Barrancas, unobserved. The whole expedition was in charge of Commander iting on the 18th, said that the firing alarmed the insurgents. An attack on Fort McRee was expected. The troops were called out, and many of them lay on their armsPickens, who were lying on the arc of a circle, from the water-battery beyond Fort McRee on the right, to the Navy Yard on the left. They numbered nearly seven thous
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
he Confederates, whose works stretched along the shore, from the Navy Yard to Fort McRee, in a curve for about four miles, was about seven thousand, commanded, as in See page XV., volume I. by General Braxton Bragg. His defenses consisted of Forts McRee and Barrancas, and fourteen separate batteries, mounting from one to four gu Yard. This was the signal for McKean to act. The Niagara was run in as near Fort McRee as the depth of water would allow, accompanied by the Richmond, Captain Ellisfight by the Niagara. The guns of Fort Pickens were also brought to bear upon Fort McRee; and at noon the artillery of the former and of Battery Scott, and also of thng to the shallowness of the water, the vessels could not get within range of Fort McRee. The fire of Pickens was less rapid, but more effective than the day before. McRee made no response, and the other forts and the batteries answered feebly. At three o'clock in the afternoon, a dense smoke arose from the village of Warringt
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 12: operations on the coasts of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. (search)
t under the cover of night they escaped. In this expedition the Nationals lost five killed and eleven wounded. Had it been entirely successful, all Florida might have been brought under the control of the National forces for a time, for there was panic everywhere in that region after the fall of Fort Pulaski. Pensacola was soon afterward evacuated May 9 and 10, 1862. by the Confederate General, T. N. Jones, who burnt every thing that he could at the navy yard, at the hospital, and in Forts McRee and Barrancas, and retreated toward the interior. But, as events proved, the Nationals could not have held Florida at that time. Because of their weakness in numbers, their conquests resulted, apparently, in more harm than good to the Union cause. At first, the hopes they inspired in the breasts of the Union people developed quite a wide-spread loyalty. A Union convention was called to assemble at Jacksonville on the 10th of April, to organize a loyal State Government, when, to the di
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
of the Royal Yacht in Galveston harbor by Lieut. James E. Jouett. attack on Fort McRae and Fort Pickens by the Niagara and Richmond, November 22, 1861. correct accon with General Harvey Brown at Fort Pickens, determined to make an attack on Fort McRae and its defences with the Niagara and Richmond, while Fort Pickens was to opeeir cables, the Niagara in four fathoms and the Richmond in 20 feet of water, fort McRae bearing from the Niagara north, distant two miles. The vessels opened fire as did also fort Pickens. It was thought by those on board the ships that Fort McRae and its defenses were considerably damaged by the bombardment, but that remai There does not seem to have been any particular object in the bombardment of Fort McRae, beyond at the same time destroying the navy yard and its contents, which, itWith the exception of the attack of the Niagara, Richmond and Fort Pickens on Fort McRae and other forts, Nov. 22, 1861, there were no attempts made to disturb the en
rida and Alabama forces on the 13th; Commander Armstrong surrendering them without a struggle. He ordered Lieut. Slemmer, likewise, to surrender Forts Pickens and McRae; but the intrepid subordinate defied the order, and, withdrawing his small force from Fort McRae to the stronger and less accessible Fort Pickens, announced his deFort McRae to the stronger and less accessible Fort Pickens, announced his determination to hold out to the last. He was soon after besieged therein by a formidable volunteer force; and a dispatch from Pensacola announced that Fort McRae is being occupied and the guns manned by the allied forces of Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. Col. Hayne, as agent of Gov. Pickens, reached Washington on the 12th; Fort McRae is being occupied and the guns manned by the allied forces of Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. Col. Hayne, as agent of Gov. Pickens, reached Washington on the 12th; and on the 16th demanded the surrender of Fort Sumter, as essential to a good understanding between the two nations of South Carolina and the United States. The Legislature of the former had, on the 14th, formally resolved, that any attempt by the Federal Government to reenforce Fort Sumter will be regarded as an act of open host
n H., (Rebel,) allusion to in Bragg's order, 436; wounded at Dranesville, 626. Forney, John W., chosen Clerk of the House, 806; chosen Clerk of the Senate, 555. Forsyth, John C., to envoy from Texas, 151, Fort Beauregard, besieged and taken, 604-5. Fort Clark, bombarded, 599; captured, 600. Ft. Hatteras, bombarded, 599; captured, 600. Fort Jackson, Ga., seized by Georgia, 411. Fort Jackson, La., seized by the State, 412. Fort Macon, seized by North Carolina, 411. Fort McRae, seized by the Florida troops, 412. Fort Morgan, seized by Alabama, 412. Fort Moultrie, evacuated by Major Anderson, 407; what the Charleston papers said, 407-8; occupied by S. C., 409; fires on Star of the West, 412. Fort Pickens, Fla., occupied by Lieut. Slemmer, 412; order of Bragg, 436; President's Message, 556; Rebel attack on Santa Rosa Island, etc., 601-602. Fort Pike, seized by Louisiana troops, 412. Fort Pulaski, seized by Georgia troops, 411. Fort Scott, Kansas,
at expedition, under Lt. T. A. Budd, of the Penguin, was fired on while returning from an excursion down Mosquito lagoon, Lt. Budd and 4 others killed, and several more wounded or captured. Thus closed unhappily an enterprise which was probably adequate to the complete recovery of Florida, though not able to hold it against the whole power of the Confederacy. Pensacola was evacuated by Brig.-Gen. Thos. N. Jones, its Rebel commander; who burned every thing combustible in the Navy Yard, Forts McRae and Barrancas, the hospital, &c., &c., and retreated May 9-10. inland with his command. The place was immediately occupied by Corn. Porter, of the Harriet Lane, and by Gen. Arnold, commanding Fort Pickens. Another naval expedition from Port Royal, Sept. 13. under Capt. Steedman, consisting of the gunboats Paul Jones and Cimarone, with three other steamboats, visited tile Florida coast in the Autumn, shelling and silencing the Rebel batteries at the mouth of the St. John's. G
and Caswell, at Smithville, seized by North Carolina; restored by order of Gov. Ellis. January 9. The Star of the West, bearing reinforcements to Major Anderson, fired at in Charleston harbor. January 10. The steamer Marion seized by South Carolina; restored on the 11th. January 11. The United States arsenal at Baton Rouge, and Forts Pike, St. Philip, and Jackson, seized by Louisiana. January 12. Fort Barrancas and the navy-yard at Pensacola seized by Florida. January 12. Fort McRae, at Pensacola, seized by Florida. These forts cost $5,947,000, are pierced for 1,099 guns, and are adapted for a war garrison of 5,430 men. We find, as was shown here the other day, and as has been shown on former occasions, that the State of South Carolina seceded, or attempted to secede, from this confederacy of States without cause. In seceding, her first step was a violation of the Constitution. She seceded on the 20th of last December, making the first innovation and violation
rts and batteries extending from the Navy Yard to Fort McRae, a distance of about four miles, the whole nearlyllison, in the Richmond, took position as near to Fort McRae as the depth of water would permit, but which unfnemy being somewhat slower. By noon, the guns of Fort McRae were all silenced but one, and three hours beforecent to tile Navy Yard, those of Battery Scott to Fort McRae and the lighthouse batteries, and those of the fo I think more efficient, than that of yesterday. Fort McRae, so effectually silenced yesterday, did not fire well as we can discern, delivering broadsides at Fort McRae. Up to this hour, we had no messenger from the yra are still thundering away at the Barrancas and Fort McRae. five O'clock.--Another gentleman from just bend twelve wounded. The loss has been generally at Fort McRae. Col. Villipigue, of the Georgia and Mississippi ed on Friday, by the caving in of the magazine at Fort McRae, numbered eleven persons. No casualties since.
exchange. Lieut. Worden left Montgomery on the 14th, having given his parole not to divulge any thing which he might learn while in transit, to the disadvantage of the rebel Government. This parole was of no disadvantage to the National Government, from the fact that he saw nothing. He arrived at Richmond on Sunday evening, November 17th, having been detained one day by failure to connect, and stopped at the Exchange Hotel, which was filled with army officers. He obtained an interview with the Adjutant-General, and Acting Secretary of War Benjamin, and left early on Monday morning for Norfolk, and the following day went on board the frigate Minnesota, at Hampton Roads. After the fight at Santa Rosa Island, Major Vogdes and twenty-two of Wilson's men were confined in jail with him, from whom he learned further of the actual condition of Fort Pickens. He has no doubt that Fort Pickens can easily reduce the batteries and fortifications in the vicinity, as well as Fort McRae.
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