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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 26: siege of Vicksburg. (search)
een rammed six times and being in a sinking condition had surrendered. This was a great disappointment to the admiral and General Grant, but she was blown up next night by a Yankee ruse, and the Confederates did not benefit by her capture. In justice to Lieutenant-Commander Brown, his account of this affair is inserted. It will show the kind of fighting that took place on the Mississippi, and the desperate character of the foe the Federals had to contend with. Washington, D. C., May 28, 1863. Sir — At this my earliest opportunity, I respect-fully submit to the department a report of the operations of the U. S. steamer Indianola, while below Vicksburg, Mississippi; also the particulars of the engagement with the rebel armed rams Queen of the West and William H. Webb, and armed cotton-clad steamers Dr. Batey and Grand Era, in which the Indianola was sunk and her officers and crew made prisoners. In obedience to an order from Acting-Rear-Admiral Porter, commanding Mississi
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
Pet 19,820 25 3,952 08 15,868 17 New Orleans June 26, 1865 Bienville, Princess Royal. Sloop Phantom 521 25 103 47 417 78 Key West Aug. 12, 1865 Honeysuckle. Steamer Pevensey, part of cargo 5,456 50 691 16 4,765 34 New York Aug. 21, 1865 Newbern, Steamer Princess Royal 360,382 61 22,566 50 337,816 11 Philadelphia Oct. 13, 1865 Unadilla, Augusta, Housatonic, America, G. W. Blunt ($10,000 decreed to Memphis and Quaker City).   Rice, 103 casks of 3,510 34 896 33 2,614 01 New York May 28, 1863 Albatross, Norwich.   Rice, 1,253 bags of 4,134 92 1,098 87 3,036 35 do Jan. 23, 1863 Albatross. Schooner Revere 3,335 73 1,744 87 1,590 86 do Sept. 15, 1863 Monticello, Maratanza, Mahaska. Schooner Reindeer 10,147 90 1,644 70 8,503 20 do Jan. 11, 1864 Arthur. Schooner Rambler 8,807 99 1,384 53 7,423 46 do May 2, 1864 Connecticut. Schooner Robert Bruce 38,338 17 6,981 52 31,356 65 do Feb. 4, 1834 Penobscot. Schooner Reindeer, cargo of 8,895 29 2,051 53 6,843 76 do Nov. 2