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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. (search)
ne ensign (E. H. Dewey) and three men were saved by the boats of the two gun-boats. On this occasion, though there was a good deal of gallantry displayed, there was bad luck for the blockaders, and the enemy succeeded in getting a large part of the damaged cargo on shore. Later in the month the Federal vessels came in for a share of the cargo, and destroyed the steamer, but not until the enemy had shown a strong determination to hold on to all of the Hebe that they could. On the 23d of August, Commander T. H. Patterson, in the James Adger, was directed to proceed to the Hebe, and try to destroy her. When within 500 yards of her, he opened fire upon the vessel's hull and upon the enemy's artillery, which was located behind the sand-hills on the beach, about 100 yards from the Hebe. This fire was kept up until the steamer was pretty well cut to pieces. (A boat had been sent in before the firing commenced to see if it were practicable to get the vessel afloat, but it was opene
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 36: operations of the South Atlantic Squadron under Rear-Admiral Dahlgren, 1863.--operations in Charleston harbor, etc. (search)
will apply stringent measures of retaliation. Up to this time the threat to shell the city has not been executed. There seems to be a discrepancy between these two bulletins about General Gillmore shelling the city. Charleston, Friday, August 23d. To-day the land batteries opened from south to north, and the Monitors from east to west, coming close up; the fire was very damaging. The east wall was crushed and breached, and the shot swept through the fort. A shell burst, woundinto extinguish the flames. The pieces of shell picked up in the city caused great curiosity and wonder, that such large missiles should have been thrown to such a distance from the point where the Federal battery was located in the swamp. On August 23d, Rear-Admiral Dahlgren got underway and moved the Monitors to within eight hundred yards of Sumter, and opened fire. During a portion of the time a clear sight of the fort was prevented by fog. When the. Monitors opened, Sumter only replied wi
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
g, Ottawa, Lodona. Aug. 19. Wagner Ironsides. Aug. 20. Morris Island Ironsides, Mahaska, Ottawa, Dai Ching, Lodona. Aug. 21. Sumter and Wagner Ironsides, Patapsco, Mahaska, Dai Ching. Aug. 22. Wagner Weehawken, Ironsides, Montauk. Aug. 23. Sumter Weehawken, Passaic, Montauk, Patapsco, Nahant. Sept. 1. Sumter and obstructions Weehawken, Montauk, Passaic, Patapsco, Nahant, Lehigh. Sept. 5. Between Sumter and Gregg Lehigh, Nahant. Sept. 6. Wagner and Gregg Ironsides, Weehaw batteries in Charleston harbor while reducing Morris Island. Date. 1863. Name. Ro'ds fired. Hits by Enemy Dist'nce Yards. Object. Remarks. July 18. New Ironsides. 805 4 1,400 Wagner   July 20. New Ironsides. 168 13 1,300 Wagner.   Aug. 23. New Ironsides. 90 4   Wagner. Ship was underway — distance varied from 1,100 to 1,300 yards. Sept. 2. New Ironsides. 41   1,000 Gregg. Hits from Gregg and Moultrie. Ship at anchor. Sept. 2. New Ironsides. 9   1,500 Sumter.   Sept. 5.