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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
e army officers accompanied the troops. Soon after leaving Sandy Hook a heavy gale set in, and continued during most of the passage to Charleston, and the Baltic, the fastest and staunchest vessel, only arrived off Charleston harbor on the 12th of April, and communicated with the Harriet Lane, the only vessel that had arrived before her. At 6 A. M. the Pawnee arrived, and Mr. Fox went on board of her and informed Commander Rowan of his orders to send in provisions, asking him to stand in tower (Lieut. John L. Worden), who crossed the rebellious States to deliver them. He committed the orders to memory, in case the papers should be lost or he be arrested, but he arrived in safety, and delivered the document to Capt. Adams on the 12th of April. Capt. Vodges' company was immediately landed at Fort Pickens. Thus from the time Capt. Vodges arrived and was placed on board the Brooklyn, and from the time of General Scott's orders to land the troops, dated March 12, 1861, twenty-four
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
lose the report of the medical officer of the casualties which occurred on board this vessel. I am, very respectfully, Your most obedient servant, J. M. Wainwright, Lieutenant-Commander. Commander David D. Porter, Commanding Mortar Flotilla. Report of Lieutenant-Commander John Guest, United States gun-boat Owasco. United States Steam Gun-Boat Owasco, Mississippi River, April 28, 1862. Sir — In obedience to your instructions I submit this report: At meridian on the 12th of April, the Owasco being at the head of the passes, by your order I got under way to protect the steamer Sachem, having on board the Coast Survey party, under Mr. F. H. Gerdes, while making a reconnaissance of the river. On reaching our advanced squadron of gun-boats, Commander S. P. Lee, senior officer, I reported to him that I was about to pass ahead for the purpose above indicated. Captain Lee said the enemy were in large force, and that he would follow with all the gun-boats. As it was
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. (search)
under his notice, was profuse in his acknowledgments of Lieutenant Lamson's conduct in the management of the flotilla. It would require too long an account to tell the whole story of this expedition, where fighting was carried on from the 12th of April to the 23d, where the sailors took their share of the fighting on shore, and where the gun-boats, under the incessant fire of the enemy, were nearly knocked to pieces. But General Getty shall speak for himself. On April 20th he writes as en, was bold and gallant in the extreme. I remain, Admiral, etc., George W. Getty, Brigadier-General, Commanding. Rear-Admiral S. P. Lee, etc., etc. The operations to which these brief letters alluded were those which took place between April 12th and April 23d, in which Lieutenant Lamson, commander of a small flotilla, co-operated with Generals Peck and Getty for the protection of Suffolk, Virginia. During this time the fighting was hard and incessant, and but for the aid of the nava
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 41: the Red River expedition, under Major-General N. P. Banks, assisted by the Navy under Rear-Admiral David D. Porter. (search)
Committee on the conduct of the war, in regard to the battle, of which we have given Selfridge's account: On the 12th of April I sailed at 7 o'clock A. M. from the Chute. Upon arriving at a point ten miles below the Chute, the enemy opened upoaggy, and the sides bristling with cypress logs and sharp, hard points. At about 4 o'clock in the afternoon of the 12th of April, the wheel of my headquarters' boat, the Hastings, having got out of order, I ran under the bluff of the bank with ththe swift current in the bends made the Osage almost unmanageable while descending. For this reason, the next morning, April 12th, I lashed the transport Black Hawk on my starboard quarter, and by her assistance made the descent successfully, till lloss, and retreated to their fortifications of earth and timber, a mile long, commanding the Washington road. On the 12th of April, Steele turned the enemy's left flank and the latter fled to Washington, followed by the cavalry sent by General Stee
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
ons of Commander Pierce Crosby, of the Metacomet, in clearing the rivers of torpedoes, in moving up nearly abreast of Spanish Fort. From this position, Lieutenant-Commander Low, with his rifled gun, shelled forts Huger and Tracy with such effect that both forts were evacuated on the 11th instant, and the naval forces took possession, capturing a few prisoners in the adjoining marshes. The sailors held their position in these works till General Canby could garrison them with troops. On April 12th, Rear-Admiral Thatcher moved with the gun-boats, convoying 8,000 men of General Granger's force to the west side of Mobile Bay, for the purpose of attacking Mobile. On their anchoring at the objective point, it was found that the Confederates had evacuated all their defences and retreated with their gun-boats up the Alabama River. The city of Mobile was thereupon summoned to an immediate and unconditional surrender by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Granger (General Canby being at Blak