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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)
of in terms of high commendation for their gallantry and the ability they displayed in handling their vessels in the narrow channel on an obscure night. On September 7th, arrangements were made to open fire upon Wagner from the trenches, and from all the iron-clads, which fire was to be followed at 9 o'clock at night by an assathese brave fellows, though they were fighting against us in a bad cause. We cannot help thinking how those men would fight against a foreign foe! On the 7th of September, General Gillmore made the following report to General Halleck: General — I have the honor to report that Fort Wagner and Battery Gregg are ours. Laward Wagner, the Ironsides and the Monitors advanced on the water, keeping up a well-directed fire, the effect of all which is shown by its evacuation on the 7th of September. General Gillmore and his chief of artillery had given the most satisfactory account of the damage done to Sumter by the breaching of the gorge wall and t
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)
re of the Monitors, occupied all the enemy's outer positions, and were only stopped when they came in contact with Fort Wagner. Until the fall of Wagner, on September 7th, the iron-clads and gun-boats kept up a constant fire on the place, which could only be taken by hard and patient work. But this work was not crowned with suclanded for the purpose. Besides the principal attacks made on Wagner, there were few days from the first attack on Morris Island (July 10) to its evacuation (September 7) that some ironclads or gun-boats were not engaged with the enemy's works. The following table will exhibit the work done by the fleet from July 18th to Septnt, Lehigh. Sept. 5. Between Sumter and Gregg Lehigh, Nahant. Sept. 6. Wagner and Gregg Ironsides, Weehawken, Montauk, Passaic, Patapsco, Nahant, Lehigh. Sept. 7. Batteries on Sullivan's Island Ironsides, Patapsco, Lehigh, Nahant, Montauk, Weehawken. Sept. 8. Batteries on Sullivan's Island Ironsides, Nahant, Patapsco, L