University of Notre Dame
Rare Books and Special Collections
Return Home
Topical Collections
Personal and Family Papers
Military Records
Letters and Correspondences
Diaries and Journals
Thomas Benton Alexander
David B. Arthur
Thomas J. Barb
James Boardman
William Cline
Alfred Moore
George H. Murphy
Miscellaneous Manuscripts

  (transcriptions only)

Technical Details
Manuscripts of the American Civil War
Thomas Benton Alexander Diary

< previous opening |  index  | next opening >

Opening: 31 verso, 32 recto
Date(s) of entries: July 30 to August 6, 1864
Author: Thomas Benton Alexander
Content: Diary

(Please click on our Technical Details button at left for more information on
transcription conventions, image scanning conventions, etc.)

31v, 32r      Images: 150 DPI100 DPI

July the 30th 1864

30th The yankee moitor & 5 other vesels come in to the Right of the Island & Ankered. 31st on Gun Review & Enspected August the 1st The Reinforcing one Detachment of ordered at each Gun The 2nd the fleet all quiet 3rd Some Excitement the threw a few shell at Fort Gains [sp. Gaines] The fleet Reinforcing The 4th The yanks fired a few shots at Fort Gains none struck another Blockade Runer come in The 5th at 7 oclock A.M. The Fleet came & attacted

The Lost one monitor sunk & one burnt after 1 1/4 hours fighting The fleet all Run by the fort our fleet & fleet fought some They wounded 3 of our boats & Captured them the Tennessee [i.e., C.S.S. Tennessee] one of them our loss killed 3 & some few wounded then firing ceased among of our men Ad. Buckhan [i.e., Admiral Franklin Buchanan] leg shot off other 2 Dont know on Friday Fort Powell said to be vacated The 6th a flag of truce boat went out with

Transcription last modified: [an error occurred while processing this directive]

< previous opening |  index  | next opening >

  Related Collections:   Colonial & Revolutionary America Early National & Antebellum America American Civil War Modern America Sports

Rare Books and Special Collections

University of Notre Dame
Copyright © 2006, 2009, 2011

Dept. of Special Collections
University of Notre Dame
102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Telephone: 574-631-0290
Fax: 574-631-6308
E-Mail: rarebook @