Remlap Alabama Community Health Good on Sept 18, 1913
The enemy made no more general assaults upon the works until June 14th, but in the meantime were approaching by parallels and planting batteries of heavy siege and naval guns. A steady fire was kept up day and night both by the fleet and the land batteries. There were about eighty siege pieces in these latter. An eight-inch howitzer so planted as to enfilade a portion of the southern line of defences, caused much amusement as well as annoyance to the Confederates.
Siege and surrender of port Hudsonthe investment-SKIRMISHING-THE FIRST GRAND ASSAULT
ASSAILED AND ASSAILANTS-DOUBLY ARMED-LIEUT.
PRATT AT BATTERY II-THE ESSEX DRIVEN OFF-
LIEUT. ADAMS ELECTED-ARTILLERY PRACTICE-AS SAULT OF JUNE I4TH-EFFECT OF BUCK AND BALL-
BANKS INHUMANITY-LEAD FOR WATER-A GALLANT
CORPORAL-BATTERY I I SILENCED-GALLANT SCHUR-
MURS DEATH-THE SUNKEN BATTERY-MULE AND
PEAS-THE FALL OF VICKSBURG-UNCONDITIONAL
SURRENDER-GEN. GARDNERS SWORD-CASUALTIES
OF THE FIRST.
Company K First Alabama Regiment
THREE YEARS IN THE CONFEDERATE SERVICE: CHAPTER I.
DANIEL P. SMITH
PUBLISHED BY THE SURVIVORS
Editied by Terry W. Platt
Enhancements and Notations Copyright © 2019 – 2020 Terry W. Platt
As originally constituted, Baldwin County lay wholly west of the Tombigbee River, east of the Mississippi line, north of the 31st parallel, and south of the fifth township line, including all the country south of that line in the present Clarke County.
From the Tennessee line down to the Gulf, there was not a community, however remote it might be, that did not respond to the call for labor, money or membership, and when the Armistice was signed in 1918, nearly 150,000 Alabamians wore the emblem of the Red Cross.
Government post and military reservation for the repairing and manufacture of parts for airships.
Well over a century after de Soto had secretly been buried in its lower reaches, Joliet and Marquette located and sailed halfway down the mississippi River. For the next hundred years, this inland emprire east of the Mississippi was the object of fierce contention among Europeans and between the Indian and the white man.
Col. Steadman at once began a strict system of discipline and drill. The following was the order of the day: Reveille at daybreak with roll-call, inspection of arms and policing of camps; 6 a. m., drill in the school of the soldier; 7 A. M., breakfast; 8.30 a. m., guard mounting; 9 A. m., non-commissioned officers’ drill; 10 a. m., drill in the school of the company; 12 m., dinner; 1 p. m., skirmish drill; 3 p. m., battalion drill; 5 p. m., dress parade; sunset, retreat; 9 P.M., taps.
The feeling between the prisoners and guards was not very friendly, and the former delighted in keeping the latter in fear of an outbreak.
During the negotiations for the surrender, Gen. Banks refused to grant terms permitting the release of the prisoners on parole, on the ground that orders from Washington positively forbade it. On the day of surrender, however, he suddenly changed his mind and decided to parole all enlisted men, retaining the officers.
The batteries, which had been ably planned, but imperfectly constructed, under direction of Capt. Harris, of the Engineer Corps, contained forty-four guns, mostly 32 and 42 pound smooth-bores, with a few 64-pounders and one or two 100-pound rifles.
Credit: History of Conecuh County, Alabama by Rev. B.F. Riley, 1881
“Peter McQueen, at the head of the Tallase warriors; High-Head Jim, with the
Autaugas; and Josiah Francis, with the Alabamas, numbering in all three hundred
and fifty, departed for Pensacola with many pack-horses. On their way they beat
and drove off all the Indians who not take the war talk. The brutal McQueen beat
an unoffending white trader within an inch of his life, and carried the wife of
Curnells, the government interpreter, a prisoner to Pensacola. The village of
Hatchechubba was reduced to ashes.