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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. (search)
rough the air-jacket of the donkey-engine, and another cutting the rim of the starboard-wheel. Notwithstanding the fire of the enemy, the boats of the blockading vessels brought off some Whitworth guns that had been abandoned; and the Hebe, being now practically of no use, was left upon the beach to be broken up by the winds and waves. A great deal of ammunition was expended upon this vessel--163 shot and shells from the James Adger, and 145 from the flag-ship Minnesota. On the 22d of August, 1863, quite a gallant affair took place, when Lieutenant Cushing cut out and destroyed the blockade-running schooner Alexander Cooper. On the 12th, Cushing made a reconnaissance, in the boats of the Shokokon, of New Topsail Inlet, and was driven off by the fire of four Confederate field-pieces stationed near the entrance of the inlet. But before he was driven back he discovered a schooner at anchor at a wharf about six miles up the sound. This schooner he determined to destroy. On t
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)
nto a heap of ruins. The flag has been shot away twice to-day, and six times during the attack. The flagstaff is shot off, and the flag flies from the ruins of the south wall. Just before sunset Sumter fired several shot at the iron-clads which were engaging Wagner. A Monitor this morning fired at Sumter while making a reconnaissance, but was not replied to. There is no report of casualties. The sappers are making a regular approach on Battery Wagner. Charleston, Saturday, August 22d, 1863. From 5 o'clock A. M. until 7 o'clock P. M. the enemy's fire on Fort Sumter was very heavy; 923 shots were fired, and 704 struck the fort, either outside or inside. The eastern face of the fort was badly battered; some guns on the east face and on the north end were disabled. The flag was shot down four times. Five privates and two negroes were wounded. The enemy's fire on Wagner caused five casualties, including Captain Robert Pringle, killed. Last night a communicatio