Category Archives: Charles H. Davis

July 31, 1862: Without troops at Vicksburg, C.H. Davis heads for Helena

Charles Henry Davis His fleet battered after the engagement with the Arkansas, Davis was a little testy about Farragut’s failure to support him at Vicksburg. With Farragut heading south and taking Gen. Thomas R. Williams’ troops with him, Davis lacked … Continue reading

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July 30, 1862: Sinking of the Sallie Wood

U.S.S. Carondelet Capt. Henry Walke ***************************************************************************** The steamer Sallie Wood was sunk opposite Greenville, MS, about 80 miles upstream of Vicksburg, on July 21, 1862. Here we have a report of the incident filed on July 30 by Commander Walke … Continue reading

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July 18, 1862: Gunboat matters. Firing drunks, fixing boats.

Admiral Charles Henry Davis t Admiral Davis, who seems to have had something against apostrophes, sent this dispatch to Commander Pennock at Cairo. Davis was in charge of the Union efforts to take Vicksburg by naval attack, and they’d recently … Continue reading

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