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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)
officers Commodore (afterwards Rear-Admiral) Jas. F. Schenck. of vessels in the North Atlantic squadron are too many and too voluminous to insert them all here, but we append some of the most graphic and interesting, which are animated with the zeal in the performance of duty which is characteristic of the naval profession: Report of Commodore Schenck, commanding U. S. S. Powhatan and 3d division North Atlantic Squadron. United States Steamer Powhatan, Off Beaufort, N. C., January 1, 1865. Admiral-Your General Order No. 75 did not reach me until this morning, owing to its being sent on board the Colorado. In reply to that part of it requiring me to make a report of the part took in the actions of the 24th and 25th ultimo, I have to state that at 1:20 P. M., on the 24th, I took my position in the line, as directed by you, with a kedge upon my port quarter acting as a spring, letting go my port anchor with twenty-five (25) fathoms of chain, which brought my starboard b
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
otilla; the sinking of the Albemarle by Cushing; the dash of Macomb upon Plymouth, recovering the place after as handsome an attack at the cannon's mouth as was ever seen anywhere; and, finally, the unfortunate sinking of the Otsego and Bazley near where the Albemarle lay at the bottom of the river. All these vessels were afterwards raised and lay side by side at the wharf, with the Union flag floating over them, as if they had never met in deadly strife. North Atlantic Squadron, January 1st, 1865. Rear-Admiral David D. Porter. Staff Lieutenant-Commander K. R. Breese, Fleet-Captain; Lieutenant-Commander H. A. Adams, Jr., Ordnance Officer; Lieutenant S. W. Preston (Flag); Lieutenant M. W. Sanders, Signal Officer; Lieutenant S. W. Terry, Detailing Officer; Fleet-Paymaster, H. M. Heiskell; Fleet-Surgeon, George Maulsby; Fleet-Engineer, Theo. Zeller; Admiral's Secretary, Carlisle P. Porter; Assistant-Paymaster, C. F. Guild (Special Duty); Acting-Master, James M. Alden; A
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. (search)
Department takes the occasion to express to you its approbation of your services, and of the services of those who have been associated with you in efficient blockade of the coast and harbors at a central and important position of the Union, and in the work of repossessing the forts and of restoring the authority of the Government in the insurgent States. Respectfully, Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. Rear-Admiral John A. Dahlgren, Washington, D. C. South Atlantic Squadron, January 1, 1865. Rear-Admiral J. A. Dahlgren, Commanding. Staff Lieutenant-Commander Joseph M. Bradford, Fleet-Captain; Lieutenant-Commander E. O. Mathews, Flag-Lieutenant-Commander; Lieutenant Alfred T. Mahan, Ordnance-Officer; Lieutenant James O'kane, Flag-Lieutenant; Ensign Ernest J. Dichman, Aide; Fleet-Engineer, Robert Danby; Fleet-Paymaster, James H. Watmough; Fleet-Surgeon, William Johnson; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant And Pilot, Wm. Haffards; Acting-Ensign, Walter Cooper; Acting-Ensi
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
y with the intention of not taking them up again except to defend the flag against which they had been so lately fighting. The gallant old officer, Acting-Rear-Admiral Thatcher, was relieved a short time after from his command, which he had conducted with vigor and remarkable judgment. He was made a full Rear-Admiral for the services he had rendered during the war, and no officer in the Navy better deserved the honors he had won or the rewards he had reaped. West Gulf Squadron, January 1, 1865. Commodore James S. Palmer. Staff Lieutenant-Commander S. R. Franklin, Fleet-Captain; Fleet-Paymaster, Edward T. Dunn; Fleet-Surgeon, James C. Palmer; Fleet-Engineer, William H. Shock; Assistant-Surgeon, Theoron Woolverton; Acting-Ensigns, Frederick T. Mason, Alex. S. Gibson, T. M. L. Chrystie, Aides. Richmond--Second-rate. Captain, Thornton A. Jenkins; Lieutenant-Commander, Edw. A. Terry; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, Chas. J. Gibbs; Surgeon, L. J. Williams; Assistant
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)
pletely disorganized, except the rear-guard, composed of about five thousand (5,000) men. He destroyed a considerable quantity of ammunition at this place, besides abandoning an ammunition-train of fifteen (15 or twenty (20) wagons about a mile beyond. Your official co-operation on the Tennessee River has contributed largely to the demoralization of Hood's army. Major-General A. J. Smith, commanding detachment of the Army of the Tennessee, will probably reach Clifton by Sunday next, January 1, 1865, where transports are expected to meet him to take his command to Eastport. Please afford him every assistance in your power in effecting a secure lodgment at Eastport; and as I consider the Cumberland now entirely safe, I will be obliged to you if you will have a strong force kept in the Tennessee to keep open navigation on that river. In concluding this telegram, it gives me great pleasure to tender to you, your officers and men, my hearty thanks for your cordial co-operation duri