Friends' Review; A Religious, Literary and Miscellaneous Journal Volume 18

Friends' Review; A Religious, Literary and Miscellaneous Journal Volume 18

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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: ...the frontier population and military posts of the United States. Military Affairs.--On the morning of the 11th, an advance or " reconnoigsance in force" was made by the U. S. troops near Fort Fisher, northward along the peninsula between the ocean and Cape Fear river. The rebel forces were found holding a line of breastworks stretching entirely across this space, and by a vigorous and simultaneous attack of both wings, they were driven from their outer lines and into their main works, and the Federal troops gained a position about two mil.-a beyond their previous one and twelve miles from Wilmington, which was held at night. The fleet cooperated in the attack, both from tbe ocean and tbe river. Fort Anderson, on tbe west side of the river, remains in the possession of the rebels. An expedition sent out from Memphis on the 27th ult., has returned, having penetrated Louisiana far up the Washita river, and met but little resistance. Several steamers and a large quantity of rebel stores were destroyed, and about 200 prisoners taken, with scarcely any loss on the part of the expedition. The War Department has formed Kentucky into ft military Department, under command of General Palmer; and extended the Department of the Cumberland so as to include all Tennessee, and such parts of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi as are occupied by the troops of General Thomas. That officer, in General Sherman's absence, commands all the troops in this Department, except the posts on the east bank of the Mississippi, which are under Gen. Ganby's orders. Louisiana and Texas constitute the Department of the Gulf, and the western part of Mississippi forms the Department of that name. The accounts received of General Sherman's operations, partly direct...show more

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  • Paperback | 780 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 39mm | 1,365g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236772334
  • 9781236772336