A complete history of the great American rebellion; embracing its causes, events and consequences: with biographical sketches and portraits of its ... and scenes and incidents of the war Volume 1

 
9781234512927: A complete history of the great American rebellion; embracing its causes, events and consequences: with biographical sketches and portraits of its ... and scenes and incidents of the war Volume 1

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...deploy his columns. The enemy was pushed all night vigorously, until, at 4 o'clock A. M., he was driven back upon the swamps and forced to surrender. "Three generals, seven colonels, seven regiments, several battalions of infantry, five companies of artillery, over one hundred heavy siege guns, twenty-four pieces of field artillery, an immense quantity of ammunition and supplies, several thousand stand of small arms, a great number of tents, horses, wagons, &c, &c, have fallen into our hands." / Thus was gained a nearly bloodless and most important victory, the honors of which are equally due to the prudent and intrepid commanders of the army and navy--Gen. Pope and Com. Foote, and to the gallant officers and men of their respective departments. The small cost of the victory amply compensated for the time required to aohieve it. The siege of Island No. 10, commenced on March 15th, and it was evacuated on April 7th. The fruit of the victory was two hundred hogsheads of sugar, and several hundred barrels of molasses, eighty cannon, four hundred wagons, one hundred and twenty-six horses, sixty mules, five thousand stand of arms, thirty pieces of light artillery; and great quantities of blankets, clothing, &c, fell into our hands. The total number of prisoners captured was five thousand--one Major-General (Makall) and three Brigadier-Generals, (Gault, Walker, and Schaum,) and fifty-six thousand solid shot, and immense quantities of ammunition, besides the clear control of the navigation of the Mississippi to Fort Pillow, and which is to be the next point of attack. The Secretary of the Navy thus compliments Com. Foote for his triumphant success: "A nation's thanks are due you and the brave officers and 418 BATTLE OF...

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