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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)
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. Seminole Steam Sloop 5 July 6. The following had not arrived, Dec., 1861. From East Indies: Name. Class. No. of Guns.   John Adams Sloop 20   Hartford Steam Sloop 16   Dacotah Steam Sloop 6   The following were to remain abroad: Name. Class. No. of Guns. Where Stationed. Saratoga Sloop 18 Coast of Africa. Pulaski Steamer 1 Coast of Brazil. Saginaw Steamer 3 East Indies. Add to these the vessels on the Pacific coast, the steam frigate Niagara, returning from Japan, and four t
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)
he forward battery, and his conduct met my entire approbation. A land force will be necessary to complete the destruction of this fort, which, if allowed to again be restored, would seriously interrupt the free navigation of the Lower Mississippi. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, W. D. Porter, Commodore, United States Navy. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C. P. S.--In the various encounters I have had since leaving St. Louis on the last cruise (July 6), the Essex has been struck by heavy shot perceptibly one hundred and twenty-eight times — glancing shot have left no record; three have broken the iron, and but one through, and that at a distance of a few feet from the battery delivering it. W. D. P. United States Gun-Boat Anglo-American, Off Bayou Sara, Louisiana, Aug. 29, 1862. Sir — In pursuance of your order, I proceeded down stream on the 24th instant, for New Orleans, arriving there on the morning of the 25th. We loaded up
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 37: operations of the East Gulf Squadron to October, 1863. (search)
held dear to the defence of their country's rights and honor. They gave such a guarantee, by their matchless adaptation to the rules and Lieutenant (afterwards Commodore) A. A. Semmes. regulations of the Navy, of their ability to learn the science of war from officers edu cated for the naval service, that the country must not forget, while awarding credit to the Navy proper, to allow a full share of the honor to fall upon the volunteer officers from the American mercantile marine. On July 6th, Rear-Admiral Bailey reports the destruction of important salt works, under the direction of Lieutenant-Commander A. F. Crosman, of the steamer Somerset. This duty was well performed by Acting-Master Thomas Chatfield, who landed in boats under the guns of the Somerset, and, with sixty-five sailors and marines, destroyed four distinct stations. Sixty-five salt-kettles were demolished. over two hundred bushels of salt destroyed, and thirty houses, with all their appurtenances, were burne