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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)
ort 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 defal Harvey Brown been concerted earlier in the year it might have had the good effect of driving the Confederates out of their works some time sooner; but from April 17, 1861, when Fort Pickens was reinforced with men and guns and made strong enough to resist any attack from the Pensacola side, up to November 22d of the same year, o send in a strong naval force well backed by the Army. The Confederates would have evacuated Pensacola a month after troops had been sent to its relief, on April 17th, 1861. There does not seem to have been any particular object in the bombardment of Fort McRae, beyond at the same time destroying the navy yard and its content