The Defense of Charleston Harbor: Including Fort Sumter and the Adjacent Islands, 1863-1865 (Google eBook)

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Walker, Evans & Cogswell Company, 1890 - Charleston (S.C.) - 276 pages
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Page 207 - Resolved, By the Congress of the Confederate States of America: That the thanks of Congress are eminently due, and are hereby cordially tendered to...
Page li - The exigencies of the public service are so pressing in the Gulf that the Department directs you to send all the ironclads that are in a fit condition to move after your present attack upon Charleston directly to New Orleans, reserving to yourself only two.
Page 77 - ... monitors, which were relatively so small and low on the water, could not have been seen from the fort. It would have been impossible, therefore, for the latter to have returned, with any accuracy, the fire of the fleet, and this plan of attack could have been repeated every night until the walls of the fort should have crumbled under the enormous missiles which made holes two and a half feet deep in the walls, and shattered the latter in an alarming manner. I could not then have repaired during...
Page clxxi - GENERAL : In compliance with instructions received from you, I have the honor to submit the following brief report of the building of the trestle bridge across the West Chickamauga, in the advance of your troops upon Ringgold, Ga.
Page lxxxiii - JULY 21, 1863. CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report, for the information of the brigadier-general commanding...
Page cl - The torpedo struck the ship forward of the mizzen-mast on the starboard side, in a line with the magazine. Having the after pivot gun pivoted to port, we were unable to bring a gun to bear upon her. About one minute after she was close alongside, the explosion took place, the ship sinking stern first, and heeling to port as she sank.
Page cxxix - Winchester with six pieces of artillerj', and participated in the fight of the next morning. Nothing could surpass the celerity and spirit with which the various companies of cavalry executed their movements, or their intrepid charges upon the enemy. General Hatch deserves great credit for the manner in which he discharged his duties as chief of cavalry in this part of our march, as well as at the fight at Winchester, and in covering the rear of our column to the river ; but especially for the spirit...
Page cxxvii - I have the honor to report that, in obedience to orders received from department headquarters, I left Fort Steilacoom on the steamer Julia on the 9th instant, (the morning after the receipt of the order,) with my command. In a short time after leaving we were met by the steamer "Active...
Page li - I attempted to take the bull by the horns," he wrote General Hunter, the day after the battle, "but he was too much for us. These monitors are miserable failures where forts are concerned ; the longest was one hour and the others fortyfive minutes under fire, and five of the eight were wholly or partially disabled.
Page 163 - Several of the boats, and among them two of the ftneAatan's, had by this time effected a landing, but the evidences of preparation were so apparent, and the impossibility of effecting a general landing, or scaling the walls, so certain, that orders were given to withdraw. All who landed were either killed or taken prisoners, and serious casualties occurred in the boats near the fort.

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