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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 1: organization of the Navy Department.--blockade-runners, etc. (search)
attending the execution of these requirements, the highest praise cannot be withheld from those who managed its operations. Every man who held position of honor and trust in the Navy Department in those trying times is dead and gone, and the multiplying events of a quarter of a century have crowded out for a time the great works which emanated from their conjoint exertions; but those who will take the trouble to hunt up and read over the documentary history of the times, will find ample evidence that to the Navy Department and the Navy is the present generation largely indebted for the happy condition of affairs now existing in a united country — a prosperity never exceeded in the history of the land — and the most substantial proofs that the Navy will always be found foremost to support this union of States, no matter what may be the sacrifices made by its officers and other personnel. Attack on Fort Sumter by the Secessionists, April 12, 1861--Fort Moultrie in the Foregro
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 2: bombardment and fall of Fort Sumter.--destruction of the Norfolk Navy Yard by the Federal officers. (search)
Commodore Paulding summoned. hostile attitude of the people of Norfolk and Portsmouth. vessels at the Norfolk Navy Yard. ships that were historic. aggressive movements of the Confederates. Commander James Alden. Chief Engineer Isher Wood. indecision of Commodore McCauley. the torch applied to the Navy Yard and vessels by the Federal authorities. vessels that were saved. the greatest misfortune to the Union cause. the Merrimac, etc., etc. At thirty minutes past 4 o'clock, on April 12, 1861, the first gun of civil war was fired, the battery on James Island discharging the first howitzer shell, which fell inside Fort Sumter, blowing up a building; this was almost immediately followed by another shell, which scattered destruction all around. Fort Moultrie then took up the assault, and in another moment the guns from the gun battery on Cummings Point, from Captain McCready's battery, from Captain James Hamilton's floating battery, the enfilading battery, and every other poi
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
t South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. Attempt to blockade the passes of the Mississippi. escape of the Sumter. the Manassas rams the Richmond. the battle at the pass. attempt to destroy the Vincennes. final results of the engagements. capture of the Royal Yacht in Galveston harbor by Lieut. James E. Jouett. attack on Fort McRae and Fort Pickens by the Niagara and Richmond, November 22, 1861. correct account of attempt to relieve Fort Sumter, April 12, 1861, and of relief of Fort Pickens, April 17, 1861. list of ships and officers of West Gulf Blockading Squadron, 1861. It would be a pleasant task to be able to record nothing but successes and have no defeats checked against us; but that could not very well be unless we admitted that our enemy was deficient in all the qualities which distinguish the American soldier and sailor, and that we gained our victories easily because we had no one of any courage, energy or ability to contend wit