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Switzerland (Switzerland) (search for this): chapter 2
flotilla consisted, besides the mortar-boats and transports, which were of no service in battle, of five gun-boats, the Benton, the Louisville, the Carondelet, the Cairo and the St. Louis; and four rams, the Queen of the West, the Monarch, the Switzerland and the Lancaster No. 3. The latter vessels were not under the orders of Commodore Davis; having been built by the war department under the superintendence of Colonel Ellet, an officer of great energy and intelligence, they had been placed uwhich their fate depended. A bright sun lighted up this exciting scene. The two flotillas were advancing toward each other. Finding soon that the gun-boats were moving too slowly, Ellet shot ahead of them with his rams; but one of them, the Switzerland, ran aground, broke her rudder, and remained disabled for the rest of the day; another, the Lancaster, being badly commanded, kept aloof from the action. Ellet therefore had only two ships left with which to engage in a close fight, while the
College Hill (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
ost impassable swamps, they cover Corinth to the east and south, and empty at the south-west into the Tuscumbia River, one of the tributaries of the Tombigbee. Northward, an immense clearing separates the strip of land we have mentioned from College Hill, which commands the whole surrounding country. Some heights similar to those which separate Philips Creek from Corinth line the opposite bank; on the highest of these, due east of the junction, stands the hamlet of Farmington. It was upon th between several large redoubts commanding the prominent points, and the different roads which terminate at Corinth. The northern clearing had been considerably enlarged. The approaches to the entrenched camp were covered by the positions of College Hill and Farmington, where Beauregard had placed advanced works. The whole country around Corinth, which lies almost on the water-shed between the waters of the Tennessee and those of the Gulf of Mexico, was intersected by marshes covered with woo
North Shore (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
on, just off Fort St. Philip, nearly killing its commander. The explosion was terrific; and if it had taken place a few minutes later, it would certainly have destroyed the Harriet Lane, on board of which Porter and Duncan had met to arrange the details of the convention. While General Phelps occupied the forts, Butler, with the remainder of his troops, was proceeding toward New Orleans. The way was henceforth clear, and there was nothing left to prevent the victualling of the fleet. Forts Pike and Macomb, situated at the entrance of Lake Pontchartrain, had been abandoned, and the Confederate steamers which were on the lake were destroyed by their crews even before they had seen a single enemy. The last defences of New Orleans were therefore overthrown. Accordingly, on the 29th, Farragut, who had hitherto prudently avoided everything which might bring on a collision with the population, sent at last a detachment of marines to hoist the Federal flag upon one of the public buil
Bears Bluff (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
overed by the Federal launches employed in exploring the Savannah River, and fished up by them without receiving any injury; but the fear of encountering some of these torpedoes between two waters was no doubt the reason which prevented Dupont from going up the river with his gun-boats. While he was fortifying himself at Venus Point, the month of February passed away without any other incident, except a trifling attempt on the part of some sailors upon a Confederate battery situated at Bear's Bluff, near North Edisto channel. But Dupont was preparing an expedition which was to secure him the possession of some of the most important points on the coast of Florida, and which we shall find at work early in March. The Atlantic coast, south of the mouths of the Savannah as far as the point where the peninsula of Florida commences, has the same configuration as at the north as far as Charleston. Between the continent and the open sea stretches a chain of islands of considerable siz
Brunswick, Ga. (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
ch, he had reached St. Simon's Bay. Two large earthworks situated at the contiguous extremities of the islands of Jykill and St. Simon commanded the entrance of this bay on the side toward the sea. Godon found them abandoned; the little town of Brunswick, itself situated at the extremity of the bay, was almost deserted, but two days after, a Federal launch, which had gone in search of provisions, was attacked by parties of the enemy concealed in the neighboring woods, and thus lost several men. From Brunswick the Federal flotilla continued its course, and, passing between the island of St. Simon and the main land, entered the vast estuary of the Altamaha. Godon ascended this beautiful river as far as the small town of Darien, where he found but few inhabitants; but one of his ships having broken her engine, and the others being of too heavy draught, he did not dare to venture farther into the interior, and returned to the Bay of St. Simon, a central position, whence he could easily
St. Charles, Mo. (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
the battle of Memphis, Davis, having assembled all the vessels he had left in the upper part of the river, despatched four steamers, the Mound City, the St. Louis, the Lexington and the Conestoga, with several transports, to reconnoitre the waters of the Arkansas and White River. The Federal fleet ascended the latter river for a distance of one hundred and thirty kilometres from its mouth, and on the 16th of June it made an attack upon two Confederate batteries erected on a spot called St. Charles. This engagement, which took place at a distance of six hundred metres, was most vigorous; at last the weak armor of the Mound City was pierced by a cannon-ball, which burst her boiler, causing a frightful havoc on board that vessel. In an instant the water and scalding steam spread in every direction, burning and suffocating all who were betweendecks; a large portion of the terrified crew jumped into the river only to meet with another kind of death, for those who could swim were nearl
Cumberland Gap (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
nessee or Kentucky, Nashville or Louisville, and wrest from the Federals all the conquests they had achieved during the last few months by taking them in rear. He was also drawing near Virginia, and could, in case of necessity, join Lee and Jackson, obviating, at all events, the necessity of their detailing troops to cover their lines on that side. The forces which had been dispersed in East Tennessee had been again assembled at Knoxville, under command of Kirby Smith; the garrison of Cumberland Gap had also evacuated this important post to join him. The army corps thus formed was ordered by Bragg to Chattanooga. Thanks to this reinforcenent, and to the numerous recruits which the new conscription law supplied him, Bragg saw his forces increased to forty-five thousand men; but the recruits had to be drilled before they could take the field. Satisfied, therefore, with having forestalled his adversaries and occupied the position he was so anxious to hold, the Confederate general awa
Ship Island (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
ith a few Massachusetts battalions on a small sandy islet called Ship Island, situated at the entrance of Lake Borgne. As this bay extends t Butler's troops were impatiently waiting on the sandy shores of Ship Island for the moment when they might penetrate into the passes which litants of New Orleans as a sea-bathing resort, situated opposite Ship Island. But on his return he was treacherously attacked by parties lyiots, and, after having again taken the men on board, returned to Ship Island. Finally, on the very day when, as we shall see presently, Farr, and it was only after being one month at sea that he landed at Ship Island, where he found himself at the head of thirteen thousand seven htart until the 17th of April, while Butler, who had arrived from Ship Island with nine thousand men, was waiting for the issue of the conflicsecuring these easy conquests. Whilst Porter was taking back to Ship Island his mortars, which were supposed to be no longer needed on the M
McMinnville (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 2
so anxious to hold, the Confederate general awaited the issue of the great struggle that was going on around Richmond between Lee and McClellan. Buell, on his part, did not seem to think of attacking him. After having reorganized his army, and put an end to the acts of pillage committed by the soldiers of Mitchell, who were scattered over too much ground to be closely watched, he extended his army in one long line from south-west to north-east, from Huntsville by way of Battle Creek to McMinnville, along which the railroad could easily bring his supplies. Keeping stationary in these positions, he made no efforts either to dispute the possession of Chattanooga with Bragg, or to intercept his communications with Knoxville. This was a serious negligence on his part, for by making a vigorous demonstration against the first-named city he could have prevented the turning movement by which, shortly after, his adversary compelled him to retire to the borders of the Ohio, and by menacing
Saint Mary's (Canada) (search for this): chapter 2
ry. All the white population, seized with panic terror, which the Confederate leaders took good care to foster, followed the retreat of the troops, and abandoned the plantations and villages along the coast to retire into the interior, or to seek shelter in the woods. As soon as he found himself master of Fernandina, Dupont divided his fleet, in order to display the Federal flag simultaneously at all the important points he could reach. One gun-boat took possession of the little town of St. Mary's, and proceeded about fifty miles up the river of the same name, the estuary of which forms the bay already mentioned. Some of his crew were wounded by the fire of the enemy's sharpshooters, ambushed along the beach. Captain Godon was ordered to explore the arms of the sea which separate the main land from the chain of islands adjoining the coast to northward, with three gun-boats. On the 9th of March, he had reached St. Simon's Bay. Two large earthworks situated at the contiguous extrem
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