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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 23: destruction of the ram Arkansas.--capture of Galveston.--capture of the Harriet Lane.--sinking of the Hatteras.--attack on Baton Rouge.--Miscellaneous engagements of the gun-boats. (search)
ters to desert their homes, carrying their negroes off with them. These constant attacks resulted in driving the enemy from that part of the country, and gave our officers a knowledge of the topography and hydrography of the region, which was of much benefit later in the war. In the management of these small expeditions our younger officers showed the metal of which they were made, and Lieutenant-Commander Buchanan became particularly conspicuous. This gallant officer lost his life January 14, 1863,being killed by a Minieball fired from a rifle-pit. He died regretted by all who knew him, and by none more sincerely than Admiral Farragut. Buchanan had long been operating in the waters of the Atchafalaya. In October, 1862, he attacked the enemy as before mentioned, in the Teche, drove him from a strongly fortified position and blockaded the Confederate iron-clad above the obstructions near Pattersonville. In January, 1863, he was again on the Teche chasing the Confederate force
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
1, 1865 Proteus. Schooner San Juan 2,728 86 1,031 85 1,697 01 Philadelphia July 21, 1864 Susquehanna. Schooner Specie 10,214 86 1,275 91 8,938 95 do Oct. 17, 1862 Dale. Steamer Salvor 38,250 94 To claimants.3,029 19 31,842 57 do Jan. 14, 1863 Keystone State. 3,379 18 Schooner Sarah 21,454 10 1,671 22 19,782 88 do Nov. 26, 1863 Keystone State, Seneca, Norwich, Alabama, James Adger, Shepherd Knapp, Roebuck. Schooner Susan Jane 12,558 35 2,763 66 9,794 69 do April 23, 1864 P23, 1863 Tahoma, Wanderer. Schooner Sarah, cargo of 603 99 91 91 515 08 do Oct. 23, 1863 Hatteras. Schooner Sarah and Caroline 4,322 61 1,118 25 3,204 36 New York Sept. 15, 1863 Bienville. Schooner Shark 4,811 44 1,253 22 3,558 22 do Jan. 14, 1863 South Carolina. Schooner Soledad Cos 3,974 63 750 78 3,223 85 do Feb. 17, 1863 South Carolina, Sam Houston. Sloop Sarah $7,382 41 $1,243 75 $6,138 66 New York Jan. 27, 1863 Matthew Vassar, Sea Foam. Steamer Scotia 104,536 60 10,939 9