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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
letta, and lodging under the mortar, but not disabling it. At 6.30 P. M., ceased firing, by signal from Harriet Lane. April 19, at 7.30 A. M., the Harriet Lane made signal to commence firing. Discharged each mortar, at intervals of twenty minutesisabled: Michael Brady, carpenter's mate of this vessel, aged 32, native of New York; struck by a fragment of a shell on April 19. Although the enemy's fire was so well directed at times as to threaten the destruction of the vessels, the duties atr, 50; the Sarah Bruen, 61: the Henry James, 24; the Dan Smith, 31; and the Sea Foam, 43. Second day.--At 6.25 A. M., April 19, recommenced fire upon Fort Jackson from the whole division, which was kept up, each vessel firing at intervals of aboutay under fire. General Butler made his appearance in the river with 7,000 men, which he offered to the flag-officer. April 19.--Early in the morning, I had a conference with the commander, who desired me again to send two officers to the flotilla
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. (search)
(both colored), are all handsomely spoken of. They, no doubt, received medals (the highest reward a sailor can aspire to), but let their names go down in history as part of the gallant band who so nobly sustained the reputation of the Navy on April 14th, 1863, the anniversary of the day when Sumter, battered and torn, had to lower her flag to those who gave the first stab to our free institutions. Another one of the events of this expedition, which General Getty alludes to, occurred on April 19th, when Lieutenant Lamson received on board the Stepping Stones a portion of the 89th New York Volunteers, under Lieutenant-Colonel England, and the 8th Connecticut, under Colonel Ward, the whole consisting of 300 men. Lieutenant Lamson had four 12-pound howitzers ready for landing, manned by sailors. Near 6 o'clock A. M., at a preconcerted signal from the steam-whistle, a heavy fire was opened from all the gun-boats on the Confederate batteries, and from General Getty's two batteries on