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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)
sued my general order (a copy of which is hereto appended) for the attack on the 28th, at 4 A. M. At 2 A. M., on the 28th June, the signal was made to weigh, and we proceeded up to the attack in the order of steaming prescribed in the diagram accn. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C. Official list of killed and wounded in the affair of June 28, at Vicksburg. Flag-Ship Hartford, above Vicksburg, Mississippi, June 28, 1862. Sir — I have the honor to reporant, and to give my reason for not following the flag-ship up the river, etc., I submit the following: At 3.15 A. M., June 28, got under way, took position in the prescribed line of battle, and followed the flag-ship; at 4.05 A. M., the enemy ope Guest, up abreast of the town to throw some incendiary shells, which proved to be failures, as they did not explode. June 28, at 3 o'clock A. M., the squadron made a move to pass the batteries. and the flotilla steamers got under way to take th
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 56: commerce-destroyers.-their inception, remarkable career, and ending. (search)
f 1852, when the British Government gave American merchant vessels the privilege of trading on the Australian coast on the same terms as were accorded to those of Great Britain; but the colonists placed so many restrictions on United States vessels, steam-ships especially, that the latter were driven away. On the 18th February, 1865, the Shenandoah proceeded under sail to the vicinity of Behring's Straits, where a large number of whaling vessels were captured and destroyed. Until the 28th of June, the ocean was ablaze with burning ships, whose crews were subjected to very inhuman treatment. Waddell continued his operations for over two months after hostilities between the North and South had terminated, professing that he had no intimation of the surrender of the Confederate armies until the date above mentioned; but he must have known when he left Melbourne that the Confederate struggle for independence was practically at an end. When Waddell was assured that the Confederate Gov