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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)
April 27 July 30 Sept. 10   St. Lawrence Philadelphia April 20 Late in May. June 29   Santee Portsmouth, N. H April 17 May 27 June 20 Sloops--           Savannah New York April 1 June 1 July 10   Jamestown Philadelphia April 9 May 18 June 8   Vincennes Boston April 9 June 24 July 12   Marion Portsmouth April 20 June 30 July 14   Dale Portsmouth April 20 June 30 July 17   Preble Boston April 20 June 22 July 11 Brigs--           Bainbridge Boston April 20 May 1 May 21   Perry New York April 20 May 1 May 14 Steamers--           Roanoke New York April 20 June 20 June 25   Colorado Boston April 20 June 3 June 18   Minnesota Boston April 3 May 2 May 8   Wabash New York April 9 April 29 May 30   Pensacola Washington         Mississippi Boston April 6 May 18 May 23   Water Witch Philadelphia Feb. 14 April 10 April 17 When the vessels then building and purchased of every class, were armed, equipped, and r
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 29: siege of Vicksburg--continued. (search)
concealed in the bushes; but these were soon made to retreat. The vessels only lost one man killed and eight wounded--but the amount of destruction which they caused can hardly be realized. The Confederates now lost all hope of being able to build rams or any other vessels on the tributaries of the Mississippi, and though Yazoo City was for some time after the rendevous of the cowardly guerillas, yet it no longer formed a source of anxiety to the Union forces. On the evening of the 21st of May, Admiral Porter received a communication from General Grant to the effect that he intended to make a general attack upon the Confederate works at Vicksburg at 10 A. M. the next day. He had closely invested the enemy's works and was so near that he thought he could get inside. The Admiral was requested to attack on the water side, and shell all the batteries from 9.30 to 10.30 A. M., to annoy the garrison and draw off as many as possible from the trenches. In the meantime the Admiral w
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
The flag-ship Cricket overtook the army — which followed the river road with the gun-boats close by-just as they were encamping for the night. The troops had not been molested, except by sharp-shooters, who fell back on their main body as General Emory advanced. No more of General Banks was seen by the Navy until the flag-ship reached the Atchafalaya, where the transports had assembled, under cover of the gun-boats, to embark the army, an operation which was safely effected on the 21st of May. Here, again. Colonel Bailey's services were called into requisition to build a bridge of transports, and part of the army, which had to march to the mouth of the Red River, crossed in that way. There was some skirmishing on the way down and the gun-boats now and then shelled the woods to drive away the enemy; but the latter continually retreated before the army and made only one dash at the rear as it was crossing the bridge of transports. General A. J. Smith turned on them and cap