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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 18: capture of forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the surrender of New Orleans. (search)
without serious difficulty. The bombardment was opened afresh on the following day, and continued without intermission until the final attack of the fleet on April 24th. The effects of this fire are best described by Colonel Edward Higgins (the commander at Fort Jackson), dated April 4, 1872. Your mortar-boats were placerters were established. The practice was excellent from the commencement of the fire to the end, and continued, without intermission, until the morning of the 24th of April, when the fleet passed at about four o'clock. Nearly every shell of the many thousand fired at the fort lodged inside of the works. On the first night of Confederates placed much dependence upon this battery on account of its heavy armament and wide range down the river. According to signal, on the morning of April 24th, at two o'clock, the Federal fleet commenced to get under way. The Confederates, ever alert, detected the movement, probably from the noise of capstans and cabl
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
jury. At about five minutes to two o'clock A. M., April 24, signal was made to get under way (two ordinary reen by this ship in the actions of the mornings of April 24th and 25th instant, off Forts Jackson and St. Philiing incidents and occurrences of the conflict of the 24th and 25th of April in passing Forts Jackson and St. Pt of Confederate steamers and rams in this river, April 24th and 25th. The Iroquois, being on picket duty dw Orleans at 9.30, thus ending our operations of the 24th and 25th of April. Our total loss was three killee upon it. On the 23d, the enemy did not reply. April 24, at 3.30 A. M., the firing commencing between the sual, firing by watches until the morning of the 24th of April, when we commenced at 2.30 A. M. to fire as rapi3; the Sea Foam, 51. Seventh day.--At midnight, April 24, the division opened fire, each vessel firing at ie sent them in our double-bunked boat on shore. April 24.--The gun-boat Miami anchored alongside the Sachem
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 21: capture of New Orleans.--first attack on Vicksburg by Farragut's fleet and mortar flotilla.--junction of flag-officers Farragut and Davis above Vicksburg.--ram Arkansas. (search)
. They were: Lieutenant Albert Kautz, first division; Master John C. Watson, second division; Acting-Master Daniel C. Murphy, third division; Acting-Master Ezra L. Goodwin, powder division. The marine guard, under charge of Captain John L. Broome, had charge of two broadside guns, and fought them well, thus sustaining the reputation of that distinguished corps. In making this report it gives me an opportunity to supply an omission inadvertently made in my last report of the battle of the 24th and 25th of April; it is in speaking of the medical department, which, under its head, Fleet Surgeon Foltz, was administered admirably, both in this and the former battles. The engineer department, under Chief Engineer James B. Kimball, won much praise for his prompt and efficient working, both in passing the forts and batteries at New Orleans and also in this fight; a failure promptly to obey the bells or the giving out of the engines might have led to much disaster. Acting-Midshipman Herb
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)
0 men. In the meanwhile the enemy had attacked General A. J. Smith, who brought up the rear; but all their efforts were frustrated by the vigilance of that brave soldier, who administered a severe punishment to the enemy and took many prisoners. Before 1 P. M. the enemy had all been scattered. The Confederates having retreated, General Smith advanced four miles and camped for the night, in readiness for any further attack, the 16th corps being within supporting distance. On the 24th of April, the enemy saluted the Union troops with several shells, in order to feel their position, and afterwards drove in the cavalry pickets. Finally they charged on the rear with a yell, but were driven back with loss. Up to the 25th, General Emory was kept busy in repulsing the numerous attacks of the enemy, which he did with little loss. There were skirmishes at Henderson's Hill and other points, but the army was now directed with intelligence by a good General, and on the 26th and 27th