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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The capture of Port Hudson. (search)
rche, was strengthened so as to enable him to make the district safe in view of the projected operations on the Mississippi; a strong work was constructed at Donaldsonville commanding the head of the bayou; and intrenchments were thrown up at Brashear City to prevent, with the aid of the navy, any approach of the enemy from the direction of Berwick Bay. On the 14th of January, having crossed the bay, Weitzel ascended the Teche, accompanied by the gun-boats Calhoun, Estrella, and Kinsman, under not held him to his post. Meanwhile Taylor with his forces, reorganized and reenforced until they again numbered four or five thousand, had crossed the Atchafalaya at Morgan's Ferry and Berwick Bay, surprised and captured the garrisons at Brashear City and Bayou Boeuf almost without resistance, menaced Donaldsonville, carried havoc and panic through the La Fourche, and finally planted batteries on the Mississippi to cut off our communication with New Orleans. At Donaldsonville, however, an
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 20: events West of the Mississippi and in Middle Tennessee. (search)
pened, in which the Eighth New Hampshire and Twelfth Connecticut gallantly co-operated with the other two regiments. The batteries of Thompson and Carruth did eminent service. The Confederates were driven and pursued about four miles. Weitzel lost eighteen killed and seventy-four wounded. He captured two hundred and sixty-eight prisoners and one piece of artillery. Weitzel now marched on through the country to open communication with the city by the bayou, and the railway connecting Brashear City with New Orleans. It was almost entirely abandoned by the white people, and the negroes received the victor joyfully as their deliverer. The industrial operations of the district were paralyzed, and General Butler thought it expedient, as a state policy and for the sake of humanity, to confiscate the entire property of the district. He did so, and he appointed a commission to take charge of it. This commission consisted of Major J. M. Bell, Lieutenant-colonel J. B. Kinsman, and Cap
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
erritory between the railway from New Orleans to Brashear City, and the Gulf, but between that road and the Redrated that region, extending from New Orleans to Brashear City, on the Atchafalaya, a distance of eighty miles,ious mixture of lake, bayou, canal, and river at Brashear City, and presented many difficulties for an invadingates from their strong places in the vicinity of Brashear City, and to destroy their gun-boat. An expedition f63. and placing his infantry on the gun-boats at Brashear City, he sent his cavalry and artillery by land. W the expedition went no farther, but returned to Brashear City, with a loss of seven killed and twenty-seven wo the Mississippi. He concentrated his forces at Brashear City, on the Atchafalaya, when, on the 10th of April,he advance of Banks's army from the vicinity of, Brashear City, Taylor had intended to attack that post. Admiras had been informed by Farragut, while he was at Brashear City, that Grant would send him twenty thousand men f
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
nd it. Banks's outposts were drawn into Brashear City, where there seems to have been very littled Lieutenant-Colonel Stickney, in command at Brashear, that the Confederates had struck the road at dangerous movement, and, in so doing he left Brashear exposed. Taylor's troops found little difficulty in raiding all over the country between Brashear and the Mississippi at New Orleans. They captlittle while before. The weak garrison in Fort Buchanan, at Brashear, was then in command of a sicBrashear, was then in command of a sick colonel, and illy prepared for an attack. Major Hunter, with three hundred and twenty-five Texanseen, Mouton and Hunter, were in conference in Brashear as victors, with one thousand prisoners, a stat city. Four days after the capture of Brashear City, General Green attempted to seize Fort But a force equal to Franklin's, was ready at Brashear City to co-operate with the latter. After thf the woods, and Washburne pursued his way to Brashear with his shattered force. The Union loss w[3 more...]
rby Smith at Frankfort, 2.507; retreat of into East Tennessee, 2.511; defeated by Rosecrans at Murfreesboroa, 2.551; compelled by Rosecrans to abandon Middle Tennessee, 3.123; at Chattanooga, 3.124; at Lafayette, 3.132; attacks and defeats Rosecrans near the Chickamauga, 3.135-3.140; incompetency of, 3.142; driven from Lookout Mountain, Missionaries' Ridge, and Ringgold, 3.165-3.169. Brandenburg, the guerrilla Morgan at, 3.93. Brandy Station, Buford's dash on Stuart near, 3.100. Brashear City, Gen. Weitzer's expedition against, 2.530: Gen. Banks's forces concentrated at, 2.599; capture of by Confederates, 3.220. Breckinridge, John C., nomination of for the Presidency, 1.28; flight of from Kentucky, 2.77; treachery of, 1.374. Bridgeport, Hooker crosses the Tennessee at, 3.151. Bridges, railway, destruction of, in Maryland, 1.417. bright, John, champion of the Republic in England, 2.159. Bristow Station, battle of, 3.105. Brown, Col. H., takes command at Fort
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 23: destruction of the ram Arkansas.--capture of Galveston.--capture of the Harriet Lane.--sinking of the Hatteras.--attack on Baton Rouge.--Miscellaneous engagements of the gun-boats. (search)
he steamer A. B. Seger, belonging to the Confederate Navy. Notwithstanding the shoals and low tides, Buchanan brought up the St. Mary's and anchored her off Brashear city, showing the enemy that there was no point the Union gun-boats would not reach when commanded by an energetic officer. No one who had not tried it could estimuse, to interpose any objections to them. Buchanan's expedition having forced its way through the narrow and shallow channels with great difficulty, reached Brashear City only to find that a large force of the enemy had crossed over and was making its way up to Franklin. They were immediately followed by the flotilla up the Atcithout effect Not deeming it prudent to lie in the Teche all night (where the enemy could surround him and open fire from concealed places), he dropped down to Brashear City to repair damages and bury the dead. The Confederate gun-boat Cotton was no trifling enemy; she was heavily armed and gallantly fought, and besides the fift
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 31: operations of Farragut's vessels on the coast of Texas, etc. (search)
he enemy as much as possible. It was expected that Port Hudson would hold out as long as Vicksburg did, for the officers of the fort declared that they would never surrender as long as that stronghold remained to them. In the meantime the enemy were assembling quite a large force from Texas, under a very clever leader (General Green). Demonstrations had been made by this party against Donaldsonville, but they were driven off by the fire of the gun-boats, and finally settled down in Brashear City to await the arrival of their main body of troops from Texas. The object of this raid was no doubt to raise the siege of Port Hudson, or draw off enough of General Banks' troops to enable the garrison to evacuate that place. As soon as Admiral Farragut heard of these Confederate movements he went down the river to attend to affairs personally, and placed the gun-boats where they would do the most good. Unfortunately, there was only one vessel (the Princess Royal, Commander M. B. Woo
Gardner surrenders Dick Taylor surprises Brashear City fighting at Donaldsonville Franklin attaen. Weitzel embarked his infantry next day at Brashear, on the gunboats Calhoun, Diana, Kinsman, and aimless activity, but no real preparation at Brashear, whither Lt.-Col. Stickney had been recently ne 22. amid the ruins of Berwick, threatening Brashear, which was held by a sick Colonel and a motleegress to or reenforcement from our rear. Fort Buchanan, mounting ten heavy guns, was formidable iMouton, and Green, as well as Hunter, were in Brashear, which we had shamefully lost, with nearly 1, If he had, as is asserted, but 4,000 men at Brashear and between it and La fourche, he could not hof the Atchafalaya; evacuating July 22. Brashear City just one month after its capture; but not s but 40 miles distant; Gen. Washburne was at Brashear, with a force equal to Franklin's, ready to ccticable. The country west and north-west of Brashear had been so exhausted by the armies that had [6 more...]
t Hanover C. H., 141-2; at second Bull Run, 189; killed at Antietam, 209. Brannan, Gen. J. M., at Chickamauga, 415; attacks Walker at Pocotaligo, 463. Brashear City, La., surprised and captured by Dick Taylor, 337. Breckinridge, Gen. John C., 60, 61; defeated at Baton Rouge, La.. 102,103-4; his charge at Stone River, 279;Bloody Bridge, S. C., 533. Blooming Gap, Va., 108. Boonsboroa, Md., 203. Boydton Road, Va., 734. Boyle's Creek, Ala., 718. Brandy Station, Va., 319. Brashear City, La., 337. Bridgeport, Ala., 72. Bristow Station, Va., 395. Buckland's Mills, Va., 396. Bushy Creek, I. T., 33. Cabin Creek. I. T., 449. Cache River. A B. (Chief-Justice), death of, 671. Tattnall, Com., destroys the Merrimac, 128. Taylor, Gen. Dick, at Cross-Keys, 138; at Port Republic, 139; captures Brashear City, La., 337; defeats Washburne, near Opelousas, 340-1; in Alabama, 721; surrenders to Gen. Canby, 754. Taylor, Gen. Geo. W., at Gaines's Mill, 156; is defeated
fought so long and well. Nineteenth Corps. Baton Rouge Georgia Landing Bayou Teche Fort Bisland Irish Bend Plains' Store assault on Port Hudson, May 27th assault on Port Hudson, June 14th Port Hudson Trenches Thibodeaux Brashear City Donaldsonville Sabine Cross Roads Pleasant Hill Cane River Cloutierville Alexandria Mansura Yellow Bayou Atchafalaya Berry ville Opequon Fisher's Hill Cedar Creek. Organized under General Order No. 5, dated at Washington, Jan.n organization was effected. The returns for April, 1863, show four divisions, commanded respectively by Generals Augur, Sherman (Thos. W.), Emory and Grover. In addition, the corps command included seven unassigned regiments, stationed at Brashear City, Key West, Tortugas and West Florida; in all, 65 regiments of infantry, 19 batteries of light artillery, one regiment of heavy artillery, and 5 regiments of cavalry. It numbered, all told-present and absent--55,229; present, 44,832; present
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