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Galveston Bay (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
sheds to lose any of its brightness; a slight mist, more resembling those white flakes gathered by the breeze along the cotton-fields, than the thick fogs which render our long twilights so sad and gloomy, hung over the mirror-like waters of Galveston Bay. The stillness of nature seemed to have possessed and stupefied the energies of the Federal chiefs. Just as the sun was about to set, the steamer Boardman, with Governor Hamilton on board, entered the passes; the Westfield, Renshaw's flagsheen floating keel upward. The fifteen men who were in it had disappeared for ever; no trace of them was ever found. The enemy was approaching. The Boardman put off and joined the remainder of the fleet which Lieutenant Law had taken out of Galveston Bay. This officer, dreading an attack from the Harriet Lane, even hastened to raise the blockade in order to return to New Orleans, at the risk of allowing the transports, which, in the ignorance of what had taken place, might arrive after his d
Norfolk (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
-operate effectively. During the siege of Fort Macon, three gun-boats were sent into Currituck Sound to obstruct the channel which connects this bay with that of Norfolk. It was feared that the Confederates, who were still in possession of the arsenal of that name, might use this channel for the purpose of transferring into the wina the flotilla which was blockaded by the Monitor. The operation was accomplished without any opposition on the 24th of April, shortly before the evacuation of Norfolk. During the first fortnight of May, four gun-boats, commanded by Lieutenant Flusser, scoured Albemarle Sound, carrying off the machinery appertaining to the lias to occupy the enemy and prevent him from reinforcing Lee's army. In conformity with these instructions, General Dix, who was in command of Fortress Monroe and Norfolk, determined to undertake an expedition west of that place, and asked for the co-operation of Flusser's flotilla for that purpose. The land-troops were to advance
Edgefield (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
ond. In fact, Virginia was only connected with the other Southern States by three lines of railway. To the west there was the Richmond, Lynchburg, Knoxville and Chattanooga line, which the Federals menaced every time they advanced either from Nashville or Kentucky toward East Tennessee. The other two lines placed Virginia in communication with the other States bordering the Atlantic, the two Carolinas and Georgia, whence Lee's army derived part of its supplies. These two lines, composed of n that region. One, Andrew Johnson, a man of the middle class, through his eloquence had attained to senatorial dignity at Washington. He had continued in that position after the secession of his own State; and when the Federal armies entered Nashville, he was appointed military governor of Tennessee, with the rank of brigadier-general—a necessary title to qualify him for the performance of those functions. It is known that the death of Mr. Lincoln called him to the presidential chair in 186
Aransas (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
exico in a few hours. This kind of lagoon bears at first the name of Matagorda Bay, in the vicinity of the village of Indianola, and communicates with the sea by way of the pass of Saluria; then it successively forms the bays of Espiritu Santo, Aransas, Corpus Christi and Salt Lagoon—names which indicate so many corresponding intersections at the mouths of the rivers San Antonio, Mission, Nueces and El Grullo. Beyond the latter river the lagoon takes the name of Laguna Madre; and being no longer fed by the waters of any tributary, it stretches with uniform width as far as the mouth of the Rio Grande, which marks the Mexican frontier. South of the pass of Saluria are only to be found those of Aransas, Corpus Christi, and finally that of Boca Chica, at the extremity of the Laguna Madre. Lieutenant Kittredge was in command of several small vessels fitted out as men-of-war, nearly all sailing-vessels, and the gun-boat Sachem, with which he blockaded the entrance of Corpus Christi.
Kanawha (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
ndbanks, separated by inlets opening in front of each of the small rivers that intersect the coast. The two most important of these water-courses are the Bogue River, at the mouth of which stands the village of Swansboroa, and farther west the New River, which must be ascended for a considerable distance before reaching the village of Jacksonboro or Onslow Court-house. On the 21st of August five or six vessels loaded with troops entered the estuary of the Bogue River; starting from Beaufort, the naval force were of but little importance. On the 23d of November, Lieutenant Cushing, an enterprising officer, who signalized himself at a later period by one of the most brilliant and remarkable exploits of this war, penetrated into the New River with the steamer Ellis, between Wilmington and Fort Macon, and ascended this water-course as far as Jacksonville, where he captured two schooners. But when he came down the river, the Confederates, posted on the shore with two pieces of cannon
Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
ately for Foster, the Confederates on their part had stripped North Carolina of troops in order to reinforce their main army in front of Richmond. He was not, therefore, molested, and at the expiration of a few weeks reinforcements came from Massachusetts to form a small division under his command, sufficient to prevent any aggressive return on the part of the enemy. Before proceeding any further, it is proper that we should rapidly enumerate the naval operations which took place in the watnging fire upon their adversaries, more destructive because the latter could only reply at random. In the mean time, Magruder's cannon were sweeping the streets, and the utter darkness added to the horror and confusion of the battle. The Massachusetts soldiers defended themselves from behind their barricade in the hope of speedy relief. The Harriet Lane, not having steam up, could not draw near the scene of action, and confined herself to firing in the direction of the bridge; but the Sac
Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
It was under the operation of these new measures, affecting the whole able-bodied population of the Confederacy, that the armies were reorganized and prepared for the sanguinary campaigns of Murfreesborough and Vicksburg in the West, and of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg in the East. It may be said that these campaigns mark the greatest effort made by the Confederates in defence of the cause which they upheld with so much vigor. The troops enrolled at that period, in fact, fl of the reconstituted republic, or by the triumph of this institution over the largest portion of the American continent under the protection of the Confederacy, aggrandized and allpowerful. At the period where we left off the recital of military events after the terrible defeat of the Federals at Fredericksburg, their serious disaster before Vicksburg and their fruitless victory of Murfreesborough, the most sanguine optimists of the North were beginning to doubt the success of their cause.
Bahama Islands (search for this): chapter 7
tion the most important—the Bermuda, which was captured on the 27th of April, after she had made several successful trips, and brought a considerable quantity of arms and ammunition to the South. Most of these vessels belonged to ship-owners in Liverpool, and sailed under the British flag. They constituted a peculiar type of naval architecture, in which safety was sacrificed to speed, and formed a fleet, under the command of during sailors, who took the British port of Nassau, in the Bahama Islands, as its base of operations. The town of Nassau, situated on a barren rock, had up to this period led an obscure existence. The blockade gave it a vast importance by making it the mart where all merchandise intended for the South was concentrated, and where blockade-runners came to load before venturing on their perilous voyages. The Federal cruisers watched them at the distance from port prescribed by international law, ready to pounce upon them if they were not quick enough to effect
Hampton Roads (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
e sweeping over its entire length, reached the launches of the Rhode Island, but some of his companions were carried off by the sea and drowned; some, being afraid to leave the turret, also perished. Twelve men and four officers were missing at the roll-call, when at midnight the sailors of the Monitor who had taken refuge on board the Rhode Island, beheld the red light suspended over the turret of their gallant little craft sink into the waters. The two actors of the famous drama of Hampton Roads had disappeared before the close of the year; the Virginia had been set on fire by her own crew; the Monitor was the victim of those who sought to convert her into a sea-going vessel. Chapter 2: Recruiting and finances. THE object of this work does not allow us to dwell at any length upon the administrative and political legislation which the great struggle we are narrating rendered necessary. We must, however, comment upon it sufficiently to enable the reader to understand th
Shelbyville (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 7
th was already a subject of discussion when the Federals exacted it in support of a Constitution which had long been established and by universal consent, but this time it was enforced by those even who had torn the Constitution to pieces in the name of local sovereignty. Indeed, Mr. Davis' government was no longer afraid to contradict its own theories. It caused all the principal inhabitants of East Tennessee suspected of sympathizing with the North to be arrested and conveyed to Tuscaloosa, in Alabama, as prisoners of war. All persons taken with arms in hand, or in whose houses arms were found concealed, experienced the same fate. The refractory portion of the community, feeling exasperated, organized into bands at the end of 1861, and began a counter-revolution in the hope of being able to join the Unionists of Kentucky. Unable to fight in the usual way, they undertook to thwart the operations of the Confederates by destroying the bridges of the important railroad line which tr
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