The Gulf and Inland Waters, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Scribner, 1883 - United States - 267 pages
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Page 36 - Parrott guns, and a battery of rifled guns. " As there is a deep and impassable ravine for artillery or cavalry, and very difficult for infantry at this point, no troops were stationed here except the necessary artillerists and a small infantry force for their support. Just at this moment the advance of...
Page 67 - I think the city would have been safe against an attack from the Gulf. The forts, in my judgment^ were impregnable so long as they were in free and open communication with the city. This communication was not endangered while the obstruction existed. The conclusion, then, is briefly this : while the obstruction existed the city was safe ; when it was swept away, as the defenses then existed, it was within the enemy's power.
Page 269 - Shiloh ; Treasurer of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee. The narrative of events in the West from the Summer of 1861 to May.
Page 270 - By FREDERICK PHISTERER, late Captain USA This Record includes the figures of the quotas and men actually furnished by all States ; a list of all organizations mustered into the US service; the strength of the army at various...
Page 219 - The plating throughout was fastened with bolts 1J inch in diameter, going entirely through and set up with nuts and washers inside. Her gunners were thus sheltered by a thickness of five or six inches of iron, backed by twenty-five inches of wood. The outside deck was plated with two-inch iron. The sides of the casemate, or, as the Confederates called it, the shield, were carried down to two feet below the water-line and then reversed at the same angle, so as to meet the hull again six to seven feet...
Page 268 - THE CAMPAIGNS OF THE CIVIL WAR, A Series of volumes, contributed by a number of leading actors in and students of the great conflict of l86l- '65, with a view to bringing together, for the first time, a full and authoritative military history of the suppression of the Rebellion. The final and exhaustive form of this great narrative, in which every doubt shall be settled and every detail covered, may be a possibility only of the future.
Page 267 - ... almost creation of a Navy, which was to cope, for the first time, with the problems of modern warfare. The facts that the Civil War was the first great conflict in which steam was the motive power of ships ; that it was marked by the introduction of the ironclad ; and that it saw, for the first time, the attempt to blockade such a vast length of hostile coast will make it an epoch for the technical student everywhere. For Americans, whose traditions of...
Page 267 - I. The Blockade and the Cruisers. By Professor J. RUSSELL SOLEY, US Navy. II. The Atlantic Coast. By Rear-Admiral DANIEL AMMEN, US Navy. III. The Gulf and Inland Waters. By Commander AT MAHAN, US Navy. The Volumes are uniform in size with the Series of ' Campaigns of the Civil War," and contain maps and diagrams prepared under the direction of the authors.
Page 238 - What we have done has been well done, sir ; but it all counts for nothing so long as the Tennessee is there under the guns of Fort Morgan." Farragut replied, "I know it, and as soon as the people have had their breakfast I am going for her.
Page 267 - SONS are enabled to publish a work of the highest authority and interest, covering this entire field, in the following three volumes, giving the whole narrative of Naval Operations from 1861 to 1865.

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