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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 43: operations of the Mississippi squadron, under Admiral Porter, after the Red River expedition. (search)
of a difficulty if he is determined to do so. Though the volunteer officers in the Mississippi fleet almost always deported themselves with great gallantry, few affairs were better managed than the one we have just described. We cannot always give the names of all the officers engaged in these adventures, but they will generally be found in the lists. There were a number of such affairs, and in many of them the brave character of the Western men was clearly exhibited. On the 8th of June, 1864, Lieutenant-Commander F. M. Ramsey, while employed in the Atchafalaya River, started down with the Chillicothe, Neosho, and Fort Hindman. When about one and a half miles from Simmsport, they were fired upon by a battery of two 30-pounder Parrotts. When the vessels opened fire in return, the enemy did not wait to load, but scattered in all directions, leaving their guns and muskets behind them. A deserter stated that these guns had been taken from General Banks when he was on his Red
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
cGuinn Waiting for prize lists of the Vincennes and Clifton. 700 00 376 75 323 25 New Orleans   Vincennes, Clifton. Schooner Helena 5,595 51 922 02 4,673 49 do May 21, 1864 Ossipee. Schooner Henry Colthirst 4,434 56 851 42 3,583 14 do June 8, 1864 Virginia. Steamer Hattie 18,000 00 722 40 17,277 60 St. Augustine Nov. 4, 1864 Pawnee, Columbine. Steamer Hope 271,192 35 7,895 52 263,296 83 Boston Feb. 24, 1865 Eolus. Sloop Hannah 339 50 123 00 216 50 Key West Mar. 22, 1865 Beaureg27 25 Waiting for prize list of the St. Louis. 627 25 76 22 551 03 Springfield   St. Louis. Schooner Martha Jane 21,130 14 2,022 26 19,107 88 Key West June 1, 1864 Fort Henry. Schooner Mary Douglas 4,865 75 818 71 4,047 04 New Orleans June 8, 1864 Virginia. Schooner Marion 381 96 235 52 146 44 do June 17, 1864 Aroostook. Schooner Mary Ann 116,544 74 4,188 42 112,356 32 Boston July 19, 1864 Grand Gulf. Schooner Mary Sorley 103,083 46 5,292 18 97,791 28 New Orleans July 28, 1864