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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 2: bombardment and fall of Fort Sumter.--destruction of the Norfolk Navy Yard by the Federal officers. (search)
neither to be daunted by a few shot and shell. The story of that day is known to all who read history, and it is not necessary to further refer to it, excepting in connection with the naval expedition which was fitted out in the earlier part of April to go to the relief of Sumter, the history of which will appear further on in this narrative. Secretary Welles, with a decision worthy of the occasion, did fit out an expedition for the relief of Sumter, the last vessel of which sailed from Neg well taken care of; but this was merely the calm which precedes the storm — the fearful storm which was soon to burst upon the country, when Hope for a season bade the world farewell, and truth and honor hung their heads with shame. Early in April the Navy Department began to get very uneasy for the safety of the Navy Yard, for it was by this time well understood that the Secessionists would make an aggressive movement on the first favorable opportunity. The Department was most anxious
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 3: closing of Southern ports.--increase of the Navy.--list of vessels and their stations.--purchased vessels.--vessels constructing, etc. (search)
4 vessels   25   The remaining vessels of the Squadron were stationed as follows: Name. Class. No. of Guns. Where Stationed. Sabine Frigate 50 Pensacola. St. Louis Sloop 20 Pensacola. Brooklyn Steamer 25 Pensacola. Wyandotte Steamer 5 Pensacola. Macedonian Sloop 22 Vera Cruz. Cumberland Sloop 24 Returning from Vera Cruz. Pocahontas Steamer 5 Powhatan Steamer 11 8 vessels   162   The Powhatan arrived at New York March 12, 1861, and sailed early in April for Fort Pickens. The Pocahontas reached Hampton Roads on the 12th of March, and the Cumberland on the 23d of the same month. Of vessels on foreign stations the following had returned in obedience to orders from the Department. From Mediterranean: Name. Class. No. of Guns. Date of Arrival. Richmond Steam Sloop 16 July 3. Susquehanna Steam Sloop 15 June 6. Iroquois Steam Sloop 6 June 15. From coast of Africa: Name. Class. No. of Guns. Date of Arrival. Constella
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
his loyalty and length of service, should weigh an instant if the cause of his country can be advanced by his removal. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, S. F. Dupont, Rear-Admiral, Commanding S. A. B. Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington. Captain (now Rear-Admiral) Wm. Rogers Taylor. After the attack on Charleston, Rear-Admiral Dupont returned to Fort Royal and the blockade continued as before with the wooden gun-boats. In the latter part of April, Major-General Hunter applied for a gun-boat to assist a land force in an expedition against Buffington, on May River, which town had been the Headquarters of Confederate marauders for some time. The army force numbering one thousand men, under Colonel Barton, embarked on board the gun-boat Mayflower and a transport, and were landed near Buffington under cover of the guns of the Commodore McDonough, and took possession of the town from which the Confederates had retreated. By order of Co
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. (search)
y vessels, that could not encounter a moderate gale of wind at sea without danger of foundering. This was one of the most gallant affairs that had occurred in the North Atlantic squadron since Rear-Admiral Lee took command, and was an instance of how necessary was the aid which the Navy stood always ready to afford the other branch of the service. Moreover, it was not an assistance that was sought by the Army, but one which the Navy anticipated by being on hand at the right moment. In April the Confederates seemed to be making more zealous efforts to obtain a firm footing in North Carolina, and the naval officer in command of the Sounds urged the commander of the North Atlantic squadron to increase his flotilla, suggesting-that, if the Army also was not re-enforced, that the Union forces would be driven out of the State. The policy of keeping small detachments of troops at the different towns on the rivers, with the gun-boats to look after them, had no permanent effect towar
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 39: Miscellaneous operations, land and sea.--operations in the Nansemond, Cape Fear, Pamunky, Chucka Tuck and James Rivers.--destruction of blockade-runners.--adventures of Lieutenant Cushing, etc. (search)
. Butler was, in fact, under the impression that he could capture Richmond before General Grant arrived. General Butler's dispatch caused great satisfaction in Washington, which was soon dispelled by an unforeseen occurrence. In the month of April General Beauregard had been ordered to proceed from Charleston to strengthen the defences of Richmond. He passed through Wilmington with a large body of troops, receiving constant accessions on the march, and assumed command of the district on t the progress of ideas that, now-a-days, so far from being struck with horror at the idea of knocking a hole in a vessel's bottom, all Christian Governments are seeking with avidity the most powerful submiarine weapons of destruction. Early in April, Acting-Rear-Admiral Lee was called upon by General Butler to co-operate with him in putting down what he called the pirates of the creeks, which were, in fact, the irregular forces of the enemy employed along the river to inflict all possible in
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
Steele to co-operate with you against Shreveport, and I will have his answer in time, for you cannot do anything until Red River has twelve feet of water on the rapids at Alexandria. That will be from March till June; I have lived on Red River and know somewhat of the phases of that stream. Yet, notwithstanding Sherman's warning him that the rise will not take place before March or perhaps June, and the Admiral's repeated asseverations to that effect. Banks pushes on the expedition in April, when the river was falling four inches per day. The following is an extract of a letter from General Halleck to General Banks, dated February 2, 1864: I enclose a copy of a communication from Admiral Porter which shows the condition of Red River and the Atchafalaya. From this it would appear that some delay would occur before any extensive operations can be carried on in that quarter. Suffice to say, all Admiral Porter's letters recommended that no attempt should be made via Red
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. (search)
made against our attack. In speaking of these impediments it says: The obstructions will also be designated, and under no circumstances will the enemy be permitted to reconnoitre them. Besides the obstructions at the entrance, the middle channel was closed by a double row of piles extending some distance across the harbor, which were distinctly visible when the first operations were initiated against Charleston. In the Hog Island Channel was also a set of boom obstructions, found in April last by the Clover while engaged in clearing away the frame torpedoes placed there. The massive and complicated character of these gave much trouble in their removal. They consisted of a stout chain ( 3/4 --inch iron) that had been floated by blocks of timber secured to it at short intervals. These blocks were made of four-squared logs. fifteen (15) feet long and one (1) foot square, kept together by an iron band at each end. Railroad iron linked together, and suspended from squar