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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 34 0 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 34 0 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 32 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 31 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. 26 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 24 6 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 23 3 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 22 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 20 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 20 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delafield, Richard, 1798-1873 (search)
Delafield, Richard, 1798-1873 Military engineer; born in New York City, Sept. 1, 1798; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1818, and entered the corps of engineers; was engaged in building the defences of Hampton Roads, the fortifications in the district of the Mississippi, and those within the vicinity of Delaware River and Bay in 1819-38; superintendent of West Point in 1838-45 and in 1856-61; and became chief of engineers in 1864. At the close of the Civil War he was brevetted major-general, U. S. A., for faithful, meritorious, and distinguished services in the engineer department during the rebellion. He was retired in 1866. He died in Washington, D. C., Nov. 5, 1873.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fisher, Fort (search)
rt consisted of a powerful fleet under Admiral Porter and a land force under the immediate command of Gen. Godfrey Weitzel, of the Army of the James, accompanied by Gen. B. F. Butler as commander of that army. The whole force was gathered in Hampton Roads early in December. The troops consisted of General Ames's division of the 24th Army Corps and General Paine's division of the 25th (colored) Corps. The warvessels were wooden ships, iron-clads, monitors, gunboats, and a powder-ship, destiner the command of Gen. Alfred H. Terry (q. v.), with the addition of a brigade of 1,400 men. Lieutenant-Colonel Comstock, of General Grant's staff, who accompanied the first expedition, was made the chiefengineer of this. The expedition left Hampton Roads, Jan. 6, 1865, and rendezvoused off Beaufort, N. C., where Porter was taking in supplies of coal and ammunition. They were all detained by rough weather, and did not appear off Fort Fisher until the evening of the 12th. The navy, taught by
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hampton, (search)
Hampton, A village near the end of the peninsula between the York and James rivers, Virginia. An armed sloop was driven ashore there by a gale in October, 1775. The villagers took out her guns and munitions of war, and then burned her, making her men prisoners. Dunmore at once blockaded the port. The people called to their aid some Virginia regulars and militia. Dunmore sent some tenders close into Hampton Roads to destroy the village. The military marched out to oppose them; and when they came within gunshot distance George Nicholas, who commanded the Virginians, fired his musket at one of the tenders. This was the The burning of Hampton. first gun fired at the British in Virginia. It was followed by a volley. Boats sunk in the channel retarded the British ships, and, after a sharp skirmish the next day, Oct. 27, the blockaders were driven away. One of the tenders was taken, with its armament and seamen, and several of the British were slain. The Virginians did not
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hampton Roads conference. (search)
Hampton Roads conference. In January, 1865, Francis P. Blair twice visited Richmond, Va., to confer with Jefferson Davis. He believed that a suspension of hostilities, and an ultimate settlement by restoration of the Union, might be brought about, by the common desire, North and South, to enforce the Monroe doctrine against the French in Mexico. Out of Mr. Blair's visits grew a conference, held on a vessel in Hampton Roads, Feb. 3, 1865, between Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Seward on one side, and Messrs. A. H. Stephens, R. M. T. Hunter, and John A. Campbell on the other. It was informal, and no basis for negotiation was reached.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hatteras, forts at. (search)
ending a land and naval force against these forts. It was done. An expedition composed of eight transports and war-ships, under the command of Commodore Stringham, and bearing about 900 land-troops, under the command of General Butler, left Hampton Roads for Hatteras Inlet on Aug. 20. On the morning of the 28th the war-ships opened their guns on the forts (Hatteras and Clark). and some of the troops were landed. The warships of the expedition were the Minnesota (flag-ship), Pawnee, Harriet five wounded. The number of troops surrendered, including officers, was 715, and with these, 1,000 stands of arms, thirty-one pieces of cannon, vessels with cotton and stores, and considerable gunpowder. The victorious expedition returned to Hampton Roads, when General Wool, who had succeeded General Butler in command there, issued a stirring order, announcing the victory. It was a severe blow to the Confederates, and led to important results. Colonel Hawkins, with Interior of Fort Hatter
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Monitor and
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At the moment when the Confederates evacuated Manassas a strange naval battle occurred in Hampton Roads. The Confederates had raised the sunken Merrimac in the Gosport navy-yard and converted it rginia, commanded by Captain Buchanan, late of the United States navy. She had gone down to Hampton Roads and destroyed (March 8, 1862) the wooden Map of Hampton Roads. sailing frigates Congress aHampton Roads. sailing frigates Congress and Cumberland, at the mouth of the James River, and it was expected she would annihilate other ships there the next morning. Anxiously the army and navy officers of that vicinity passed the night ofcted 25 feet, by which protection was afforded Battle between the monitor and Merrimac, in Hampton Roads. the anchor, propeller, and rudder. The whole was built of 3-inch iron, and was very buoyanangle of about 10°. The deck was well armed also. Such was the strange craft that entered Hampton Roads from the sea, under the command of Lieut. John L. Worden (q. v.), unheralded and unknown, at
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Newport news, (search)
Newport news, A strategic point on the James River, not far from Hampton Roads. It was originally a compound word, derived, it is believed, from the names of Captain Newport (who commanded the first vessel that conveyed English emigrants to Virginia) and Sir William Newce, who, at the time George Sandys was appointed treasurer of the colony, received the appointment of marshal of Virginia. Captain Smith wrote his name Nuse. Newport News is now an important railroad terminus, ship-building point, and commercial port. Population in 1890, 4,449; in 1900, 19,635.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Norfolk, destruction of (search)
ry to an attempt to seize Washington. While stationed at Fort Monroe, in 1862, General Wool saw the eminent advantage of the James River as a highway for supplies for McClellan's army moving up the Peninsula, and urged the government to allow him to capture Norfolk, and so secure the free navigation of that stream. After the evacuation of Yorktown, President Lincoln and Secretary Stanton visited Fort Monroe and granted Wool's request. Having made personal reconnoissance, he crossed Hampton Roads with a few regiments, landed in the rear of a Confederate force on the Norfolk side of the Elizabeth River, and moved towards the city. General Huger, of South Carolina, was in command there. He had already perceived his peril, with Burnside in his rear and McClellan on his flank, and immediately retreated, turning over Norfolk to the care of Mayor Lamb. Norfolk was surrendered May 10, and General Viele was appointed military governor. The Confederates fled towards Richmond, first se
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Norton, Charles Stuart 1836- (search)
Norton, Charles Stuart 1836- Naval officer; born in Albany, N. Y., Aug. 10, 1836; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1855; and became rear-admiral and was retired in 1898. During the Civil War he served on blockading duty off Charleston, with the Potomac flotilla, and at Hampton Roads; took part in numerous engagements, including the battle of Port Royal, S. C.; was acting rear-admiral and commandant of the South Atlantic Station in 1894-96; and commandant of the Washington navy-yard in 1896-98.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peace conference of 1864. (search)
letter Blair returned to Richmond. Mr. Lincoln's expression, our common country, as opposed to Davis's the two countries, deprived the latter of all hope of a negotiation on terms of independence for the Confederate States. But there was an intense popular desire for the war to cease which he dared not resist, and he appointed Alexander H. Stephens. John A. Campbell, and R. M. T. Hunter commissioners to proceed to Washington. they were permitted to go on a steamer only as far as Hampton Roads, without the privilege of landing, and there, on board the vessel that conveyed them, they held a conference (Feb. 3, 1865) of several hours with President Lincoln and Secretary of State Seward. That conference clearly revealed the wishes of both parties. The Confederates wanted an armistice by which an immediate peace might be secured, leaving the question of the separation of the Confederate States from the Union to be settled afterwards. The President told them plainly that there w
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