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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 23 23 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 15 15 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: February 11, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 4 Browse Search
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James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 3 3 Browse Search
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.) 3 3 Browse Search
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ng Roanoke Island furiously. General Wise is there, and will do all that can be done; but fears are entertained that it has not been properly fortified. Sunday night, February 9, 1862. Painful rumours have been afloat all day. Fort Henry, on Tennessee River, has been attacked. We went to St. James's this morning, and St. Paul's tonight. When we returned we found Mr. N. and Brother J. awaiting us. They are very anxious and apprehensive about Roanoke Island. Monday night, February 10, 1862. Still greater uneasiness about Roanoke Island. It is so important to us — is said to be the key to Norfolk; indeed, to all Eastern North Carolina, and Southeastern Virginia. We dread to-morrow's papers. The lady on-- Street has disappointed me. She met me with a radiant smile when I went to see her this evening, say ing, She agrees; she must, however, remove the wardrobe and bureau, as she wants them herself; but there's a closet in the room, which will answer for a wardrobe,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 6: the Army of the Potomac.--the Trent affair.--capture of Roanoke Island. (search)
er with the barracks at that place, and the remainder of the flotilla had fled up Albemarle Sound. So ended, in triumph for the National cause, the conflict known as the battle of Roanoke. Report of General Burnside to General McClellan, Feb'y 10th, 1862; of Generals Foster, Reno, and Parke; of Commodore Goldsborough to Secretary Welles, Feb'y 9th, 1862; of Commander Lynch to R. S. Mallory, Feb'y 7th, 1862; and accounts by other officers and eye-witnesses on both sides. it disappointed the pry of the Navy, by authority of an act of Congress, approved Dec. 21, 1861, presented him with a medal of honor, on which are inscribed the following words: personal valor — John Davis, gunner's mate, U. S. S. Valley City, Albemarle Sound, February 10th, 1862. such Medals were afterward presented to a considerable number of gallant men in subordinate stations, for acts of special bravery before the enemy. Davis was the first recipient. the act of Congress authorized the Secretary to cause
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 15: capture of Fort Donelson and battle of Shiloh. (search)
the enemy. General Grant, being under the impression at least that Foote's flotilla could not assist him immediately, instructed Commander Walke to proceed without delay to commence the attack on Fort Donelson in connection with our Army before the enemy could receive re-enforcements or could strengthen his position. The following is the letter referred to, preceding the battle of Fort Donelson. From Commander Walke to Flag-officer Foote. U. S. Gun-Boat Carondelet, Paducah, Feb. 10th, 1862. Sir:--I received instructions from General Grant this evening, to proceed with this vessel to Fort Donelson, on the Cumberland river, to co-operate with our Army in that vicinity. I expect to meet you before I reach there. The Alps will take me in tow. I will call at this place. General Grant will send the Taylor, Lexington, and Conestoga after me. We heard that you were on your way to Fort Donelson, but I hear no tidings of you here tonight. The Taylor has just returned fr
lding. John O. Hara, seaman, scalded. John Castello, seaman, scalded. J. J. Phillips, seaman, scalded. B. Lonla, seaman, scalded. H. Reynolds, seaman, missing. James Argus, seaman, scalded. Thomas Mullett, seaman, badly scalded. In addition to the above, we had nineteen soldiers injured, of which several have since died. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Robert K. Riley, Ex-Officer U. S. Gunboat Essex. Commodore Foote's General order. Cairo, February 10, 1862. The officers and crew of that portion of the gunboat flotilla, which was engaged in the capture of Fort Henry, on the sixth instant, already have had their brilliant services and gallant conduct favorably noticed by the Commanding General of the Western army, and by the Secretary of the Navy, conveying the assurance that the President of the United States, the Congress, and the country, appreciate their gallant deeds, and proffer to them the profound thanks of the Navy Department f
Doc. 30.-battle of Roanoke Island. Official report of Gen. Burnside. headquarters Department of North-Carolina, Roanoke Island, February 10, 1862. To Major-General Geo. B. McClellan, Commanding United States Army, Washington: General: I have the honor to report that a combined attack upon this island was commenced on the morning of the seventh, by the naval and military forces of this expedition, which has resulted in the capture of six forts, forty guns, over two thousand prisonese events, and myself that I have been an eye-witness of them. Picket. Another account. The following are extracts of a letter, written by the captain of one of the companies in the Tenth Connecticut volunteers: Roanoke Island, February 10, 1862. my dear----: The dread hour of battle has come and passed, and left me unscathed! In the few moments I have before the post leaves, I must recount briefly how we did. At noon on Friday our gunboats passed up to attack the enemy's ba
he railroad bridge crosses, and, if the army shall not have already got possession, he will destroy so much of the track as will entirely prevent its use by the rebels. He will then proceed as far up the river as the stage of water will admit, and capture the enemy's gunboats and other vessels which might prove available to the enemy. A. H. Foote, Flag-Officer Commanding Naval Forces in Western Waters. Lieut. Phelps's report. United States gunboat Conestoga, Tennessee River, February 10, 1862. Flag-Officer A. H. Foote, United States Navy, Commanding Naval Forces Western Waters: sir: Soon after the surrender of Fort Henry on the sixth instant, I proceeded, in obedience to your order, up the Tennessee River with the Tyler, Lieutenant Commanding Gwin; Lexington, Lieutenant Commanding Shirk, and this vessel, forming a division of the flotilla, and arrived after dark at the railroad-crossing, twenty-five miles above the Fort, having on the way destroyed a small amount of camp
The generous offer to go on shore and extinguish the flames applied by the torch of a vandal soldiery upon the houses of its own defenceless women and children, is a striking evidence of the justness of our cause, and must have its effect in teaching our deluded countrymen a lesson in humanity and civilisation. S. C. Rowan, Commanding U. S. Naval Forces in Albemarle Sound. F. R. Curtis, Paymaster. Commander Rowan's report. United States steamer Delaware, off Elizabeth City, February 10, 1862. sir: I have the happiness to report that I have met the enemy off this place this morning at nine o'clock, and after a very sharp engagement have succeeded in destroying or capturing his entire naval force, and silencing and destroying his battery on Cobb's Point. The only vessel saved from destruction is the Ellis, Capt. J. M. Cook, who is wounded and a prisoner on board this ship. I have other prisoners. I am happy to say that our casualties are few, considering the warmth
ion of Forts Jackson and St. Philip. His intelligence, coolness, and capacity were conspicuous. Peter Williams, seaman, .on board Monitor, in fight with Merrimac, March nineteenth, 1862. Made an acting Master's Mate; but now (March, 1863) an acting Ensign on board Florida. Benjamin Sevearer, sailor, who raised flag on Fort Clark. Deed of noble daring. John Davis, quarter-gunner on board Valley City, in attack of enemy's vessels and a fort near Elizabeth City, North-Carolina, February tenth, 1862. When vessel was on fire near the magazine, seated himself on an open barrel of powder, as the only means to keep the fire out. Charles Kenyon, fireman, on board Galena, in attack upon Drury's Bluff, May fifteenth, 1862. Conspicuous for persistent courage. Jeremiah Regan, Quartermaster, on board Galena, in same attack, May fifteenth, 1862. His good conduct attracted the particular attention of his commanding officer. Alexander Hood, Quartermaster, John Kelley, second-class
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
nderwriter, Valley City, Commodore Barney, Hunchback, Ceres, Putnam, Morse, Lockwood, Seymour, Granite, Brinker, Whitehead, Shawseen, Pickett, Pioneer, Hussar, Vidette, Chasseur. Confed., 2d, 7th, 8th, 17th, 19th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 31st, 33d, 35th, 37th, 46th, 59th N. C., Brem's, Latham's, Whitehurst's N. C. Art., Gunboats Seabird, Curlew, Ellis, Beaufort, Raleigh, Fanny, Forrest. Losses: Union 35 killed, 200 wounded. Confed. 16 killed, 39 wounded, 2,527 taken prisoners. February 10, 1862: Elizabeth City, or Cobb's Point, N. C. Union, Gunboats Delaware, Underwriter, Louisiana, Seymour, Hetzel, Shawseen, Valley City, Putnam, Commodore Perry, Ceres, Morse, Whitehead, and Brinker. Confed., Mosquito fleet commanded by Commodore W. F. Lynch, and comprising the vessels engaged at Roanoke Island on the 8th, except the Curlew. Losses: Union 3 killed. February 13, 1862: Bloomery Gap, Va. Union, Gen. Lander's Brigade. Confed., 31st, 67th, 89th Va. Losses:
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Naval actions along the shore (search)
frail and unfamiliar vessels making up the nondescript fleet that undertook to cut off the commerce of the South. The experience thus gained under very unusual circumstances placed them of necessity among the bravest sailors of the navy. The Commodore Perry. The Commodore Perry, under Lieutenant-Commander C. W. Flusser, was in the division of Commander Rowan, which distinguished itself at Roanoke Island. An old converted ferryboat, she was on the advance line of the action of February 10, 1862, when the signal for a dash at the Confederate gunboats was given. She pursued and captured the Sea Bird, the flagship of Captain Lynch, C. S. N., upon that occasion, making prisoners of nearly all her officers and crew. On July 9, 1862, she led two other frail gunboats up the Roanoke River on a reconnaissance. Commander Flusser's orders were to go to Hamilton; and despite the fact that the river banks were lined with sharpshooters, he braved their fire for ten hours, reached his
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