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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 49: first attack on Fort Fisher.--destruction of the confederate ram Albemarle, etc. (search)
the sinking of the Albemarle, Commander Macomb promptly prepared to carry out the orders of Admiral Porter, which directed that in case of the destruction of the ram he should proceed to recapture Plymouth. For their part, the Confederates were not idle in preparing to resist the advance of the gunboats, although their main dependence was now taken from them. They impeded the advance of the flotilla by sinking schooners in the channel under the guns of the fortifications. On the 29th of October, 1864, the flotilla proceeded up the Roanoke River in the following order: Commodore Hull, Shamrock, Chicopee, Otsego, Wyalusing and Tacony. At the same time the Valley City went up the Middle River, which joined the Roanoke above Plymouth, in order to cut off any vessels the enemy might send in that direction. At about noon Commander Macomb came within range and opened fire on the land batteries protecting Plymouth. The fire was promptly returned, but Macomb continued to advance until
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
July 28, 1864 Sciota. Schooner Maria Albert 3,866 94 805 49 3,061 45 do July 28, 1864 Rachel Seaman. Schooner Mary Clinton 10,432 43 3,197 55 7,234 88 do Oct. 29, 1864 Powhatan. Steamer Minnie 353,943 42 9,070 16 344,873 26 Boston Oct. 10, 1864 Connecticut. Steamer Margaret and Jessie $54,426.59 distributed to ownerseeds Washington     Sloop Nellie 20,643 24 1,580 90 19,062 34 New York July 19, 1864 South Carolina. Steamer Nutfield 2,219 00 352 60 1,866 40 Washington Oct. 29, 1864 Sassacus. Sloop Neptune 20,045 35 1,654 58 18,390 77 Key West April 26, 1865 Sunflower, Honduras, J. L. Davis. Sloop (no name) 95 00 87 92 7 08 do   San 9 Springfield   Great Western. Schooner Paul 975 65 134 04 841 61 Key West April 16, 1864 Sagamore.   Prize money 59,943 42 1,198 86 58,744 56 Washington Oct. 29, 1864 Curlew, Gen. Pillow, New Era, Louisville, Mound City, Conestoga, Marmora, Signal, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Gen. Lyon, Romeo, Carondelet, Tyler, Petrel, Black Ha