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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)
g from Vera Cruz. Pocahontas Steamer 5 Powhatan Steamer 11 8 vessels   162   The Powhatan arrived at New York March 12, 1861, and sailed early in April for Fort Pickens. The Pocahontas reached Hampton Roads on the 12th of March, and the Cumberland on the 23d of the same month. Of vessels on foreign stations the following had returned in obedience to orders from the Department. From Mediterranean: Name. Class. No. of Guns. Date of Arrival. Richmond Steam Sloop 16 July 3. Susquehanna Steam Sloop 15 June 6. Iroquois Steam Sloop 6 June 15. From coast of Africa: Name. Class. No. of Guns. Date of Arrival. Constellation Sloop 22 Sept. 28. Portsmouth Sloop 22 Sept. 23. Mohican Steam Sloop 6 Sept. 27. Mystic Steamer 5 Oct. 7. Sumter Steamer 5 Sept. 15. San Jacinto Steam Sloop 13 Nov. 15. Relief Storeship. 2 Oct. 12. From coast of Brazil: Name. Class. No. of Guns. Date of Arrival. Congress Frigate 50 August 12. Semino
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maginary, the only resistance being made by the white soldiers. Such statements were often made by sensational correspondents during the war. In the present instance the black troops were given credit for bravery which they did not display and the 23d Iowa regiment and the Navy were completely ignored. In justice to the colored troops it may be said that their white officers were the first to run away, and that with better leaders the soldiers might have stood their ground. On the 3d of July, General Ellet, with the Marine Brigade, was ordered to proceed to Goodrich Landing, where some Confederate raiders had attacked a detachment of United States troops there stationed. When the brigade reached Goodrich Landing the troops were found under arms, and the presence of the enemy was indicated by the burning mansions, cotton-gins and negro quarters in the vicinity--one of those acts of wanton destruction for which the class of Confederate soldiers along the river banks were famous