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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 36: operations of the South Atlantic Squadron under Rear-Admiral Dahlgren, 1863.--operations in Charleston harbor, etc. (search)
combined fire, but enough was known to assure the respective commanders that they had not yet demonstrated their full power, and that the enemy's works would be so seriously damaged in a short time that they would not be able to repair them. The bombardment of Fort Sumter may be said to have commenced in earnest from this date, August 17th, with what result can be better judged from the bulletins that were issued day after day in Charleston, as the following: Charleston, Thursday, August 20th, 1863. The firing of the Parrott guns on Sumter to-day was exceedingly heavy, but not so accurate as heretofore. About noon the flag was shot away, but soon replaced; no casualties are reported. Col. Alfred Rhett is commanding, and the garrison is stout-hearted. The battery of Parrott guns is distant from Sumter 25/8 miles. The missiles used ale 200-pdr. bolts, eight inches in diameter and two feet long, with flat heads of chilled iron. Shells of the same dimensions are also u
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
ip General Parkhill 9,803 85 $222.26 awarded to claimants. 222 66 7,188 76 Philadelphia   Niagara. 2,392 43 Schooner George G. Baker 6,840 60 2,050 75 4,789 85 do Feb. 17, 1863 Union. Schooner Guide. 20,407 67 1,549 53 18,858 14 do Nov. 6, 1862 Huron. Schooner Glide 22,980 84 1,609 21 21,371 63 do Oct. 14, 1864 Marblehead, Passaic, Arago, Caswell. Schooner Garonne 3,130 70 1,079 44 2,051 26 New York Mar. 11, 1863 Santee. Schooner Gipsy. 9,162 97 1,397 23 7,765 74 do Aug. 20, 1863 New London, Massachusetts. Schooner Granite City 68,829 81 4 253 44 64,576 37 do Nov. 20, 1863 Tioga. Steamer Gertrude 88,987 60 8,913 31 80,074 29 do Nov. 20, 1863 Vanderbilt. Schooner George Chisholm 1,327 86 295 60 1,032 26 Washington Feb. 18, 1864 Dai Ching. Sloop Gophen $113 62 $70 22 $43 40 Key West Dec. 19, 1864 Roebuck. Schooner Gipsy 744 23 469 49 274 74 do Feb. 29, 1864 Ethan Allen. Sloop G. L. Brockenborough 12,128 59 2,718 19 9,410 40 do Feb. 29, 1864 Sagamo