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A Civil War correspondent in New Orleans : the journals and reports of Albert Gaius Hills of the Boston Journal /
edited by Gary L. Dyson.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013, c2013
description
vi, 198 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN
078647193X (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786471935 (softcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013, c2013
isbn
078647193X (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786471935 (softcover : alk. paper)
contents note
The Life of Albert Gaius Hills -- Taking New Orleans, 1862 -- Covering the Campaign -- About the Journals of A.G. Hills, Reporter for the Boston Journal -- Journal of a Military Expedition from Boston to ... -- Sketches Showing the Action on the River -- Memoranda of Letters Sent to the Boston Journal -- New Orleans Under Occupation -- A.G. Hills' Third Journal and His Return to New Orleans -- The Reports for the Boston Journal -- Bold Strategy of a Rebel Schooner Under the Guns of Fort San Louis and Confederate Soldiers Captured by the U.S. Steamer Montgomery -- Recollections of the Siege of Forts Jackson and St. Phillip and the Capture of New Orleans -- Seeking Information Under Difficulties [1] -- U.S. Steamer J.P. Jackson off New Orleans April 30, 1862 -- Letter to Charles O. Rogers, April 28, 1862 -- The Mississippi and the Ram Manassas -- Letter from the Mississippi River -- Spectators of the Bombardment -- How the Sabbath of the Siege Was Observed -- A Plan for Obstructing the Mississippi at the Forts; Found Among the Papers Left in Fort Jackson and Pronounced Impenetrable by the Most Skillful Officers of Our Squadron -- The Loss on Both Sides -- Seeking Information under Difficulties [2] -- The Surrender of the City -- Albert Gaius Hills Timeline.
abstract
"Contains Hills' journals/reports for Boston Journal covering capture of New Orleans in 1862. Journals begin November 1861, describing Union preparations for the main assault and move up the Mississippi, attack on forts Jackson and St. Phillip, his impression of the captured city. His observations from Union vessels during war in the Gulf are also included"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
9093488
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-189) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Gary L. Dyson graduated from Oregon State University and after a career as an environmentalist with the City of Gaithersburg, he started a business, Dyson Genealogy and Historical Research. He lives in Mount Airy, Maryland.
Summaries
Main Description
This book contains the transcribed journals and reports of a war correspondent for the Boston Journal covering the campaign that captured New Orleans in 1862. Hills' journals begin in November 1861 and describe the Union preparations for the main assault and subsequent move up the Mississippi river, the attack on forts Jackson and St. Phillip, and his impression of the captured city. His observations from Union vessels in the Gulf Squadron as he covered the war in the Gulf are also included. His articles for the Boston Journal have herein been set near timely journal entries along with other notes to help the reader understand the context of what was going on in the war at the same time. A narrative of Hills' life using available records and family documents is included.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 2
The Life of Albert Gaius Hillsp. 7
Taking New Orleans, 1862p. 23
Covering the Campaignp. 37
About the Journals of A.G. Hills, Reporter for the Boston Journalp. 40
Journal of a Military Expedition from Boston top. 42
Sketches Showing the Action on the Riverp. 109
Memoranda of Letters Sent to the Boston Journalp. 116
New Orleans Under Occupationp. 118
A.G. Hills' Third Journal and His Return to New Orleansp. 123
The Reports for the Boston Journalp. 128
Bold Strategy of a Rebel Schooner Under the Guns of Fort San Louis and Confederate Soldiers Captured by the U.S. Steamer Montgomeryp. 128
Recollections of the Siege of Forts Jackson and St. Phillip and the Capture of New Orleansp. 131
Seeking Information Under Difficulties [1]p. 131
U.S. Steamer J.P. Jackson off New Orleans April 30, 1862p. 132
Letter to Charles O. Rogers, April 28, 1862p. 149
The Mississippi and the Ram Manassasp. 151
Letter from the Mississippi Riverp. 152
Spectators of the Bombardmentp. 166
How the Sabbath of the Siege Was Observedp. 166
A Plan for Obstructing the Mississippi at the Forts; Found Among the Papers Left in Fort Jackson and Pronounced Impenetrable by the Most Skillful Officers of Our Squadronp. 168
The Loss on Both Sidesp. 169
Seeking Information under Difficulties [2]p. 170
The Surrender of the Cityp. 170
Albert Gaius Hills Timelinep. 173
Notesp. 175
Bibliographyp. 188
Indexp. 190
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