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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)
their guns and country well; and I am greatly indebted to Lieutenant-Commander Phythian, the executive officer, for his energy and ability in getting the crew and ship in such good fighting order. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Wm. Radford, Commodore Commanding Iron-clad Division. Rear-Admiral David D. Porter, Commanding N. A. Squadron. Report of Captain James Alden, commanding United States steamer Brooklyn. United States Steamer Brooklyn. Off Beaufort, N. C., December 30, 1864. Sir — I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of General Order No. 75, which not only calls upon commanding officers to give you a report of the part they took in the action of the 24th and 25th instant, but also their impressions as to the damage done to the enemy's work, the effect of our firing, and the defensibility of the fort after we had finished the bombardment. On the first day, the 24th, this ship was in line of attack and opened fire on Fort Fisher at 12:50 P. M.,
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 55: operations of the Mississippi Squadron in the latter part of 1864 and in 1865. (search)
he woods with Confederate stragglers. Anything which bears the signature of that glorious hero, General George H. Thomas, will ever be interesting, and a compliment from him paid to the Navy will be appreciated. General Thomas immediately telegraphed to Acting-Rear-Admiral Lee the result of his operations against General Hood, and expressed his thanks for the aid the Army had received from the naval flotilla on the Tennessee: United States Military Telegraph, Paducah, Kentucky, Dec. 30, 1864. [By telegraph from Headquarters Department Cumberland, Pulaski, Dec. 29, 1864.] Sir — Your two telegrams have been received. We have been pressing the work as hard as the condition of the roads would permit, and have succeeded in taking some few prisoners — probably some five or six hundred--since the enemy crossed Duck River. From the best information I have at this time, Hood's losses since he invaded the State of Tennessee sum up as follows: Six (6) general officers killed, s