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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
ed and transport Maple-Leaf. hazardous cutting-out expeditions. hot receptions from masked batteries. capture of U. S. Steamer water Witch and River-boat Columbine. treatment received by Assistant Surgeon Pierson. prisoners exposed in dangerous places. failure of expedition to cut railroads. Miscellaneous expeditions. blockade of whole Southern coast. extremities of Confederate armies, etc. vessels and officers of South Atlantic blockading Squadron, January, 1864. On the 26th of October, 1863, General Gillmore opened fire upon Fort Sumter from his battery on Morris Island, his object being to complete the reduction of this work, drive out the garrison, and occupy it with Union troops. This, as a matter of sentiment, might have been a good move; but, as the Confederates still commanded Fort Sumter with the guns of Fort Moultrie and other batteries, they could have rendered the place untenable, as they did in the time of Colonel Anderson. But the Navy was desirous of per
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
1862 Mount Vernon. Boats, 3 sail, and cargoes 1,463 89 277 00 1,186 89 Washington   Reliance. (Waiting for prize list.) Schooner Blossom 270 88 86 81 184 07 do Aug. 15, 1862 Reliance, Anacostia, Thomas Freeborn. Boat, 1 life 1,106 95 273 79 833 16 do Oct. 19, 1863 Jacob Bell. Boat, 1 yawl. 682 70 168 36 514 34 do Oct. 19, 1863 Freeborn, Eureka. Boat, a flat-bottomed 387 79 119 11 268 68 do Oct. 5, 1865 Dan. Smith. Steamer Britannia 173,670 55 3,974 83 169,695 72 Boston Oct. 26, 1863 Santiago de Cuba. Schooner Beauregard Distributed under acts of March 3, 1819, and August 5, 1861. 2,146 67 291 75 1,854 92 Key West   W. G. Anderson. Schooner By-George. 512 76 209 45 303 31 do Oct. 24, 1863 Sagamore. Schooner Brave. 893 18 196 85 696 33 do Oct. 24, 1863 Octorara. Schooner Bettie Kratzer 4,642 00 1,081 28 3,560 72 Philadelphia Feb. 18, 1864 Flambeau. Sloop Bright 5,672 85 614 95 5,057 90 Key West Feb. 29, 1864 De Soto. Schooner Brothers 7,641 38 1,5