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James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 2 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 7: the Trent affair. (search)
first step taken by the British Ministry was a demand for the surrender of the Commissioners, with an apology by the United States government for the act committed by Captain Wilkes. It would have been so much easier for the United States to have anticipated at once the action of the British government; but diplomatists have their methods, and they sometimes lead nations to the verge of war rather than admit a defect in their system. On the 30th of November, 1861, Mr. Seward wrote to Mr. Adams, our minister to England, informing him that Captain Wilkes had boarded a British colonial mail steamer and taken from her deck two insurgents, who were proceeding to England and France on an errand of treason against their own country. He says: We have done nothing on the subject to anticipate the discussion, and we have not furnished you with any explanations. We adhere to that course now because we think it more prudent that the ground taken by the British government should be fir
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
orders I may receive from the Hon. Secretary of the Navy. In conclusion, I beg you will please to send me instructions as soon as possible, that I may be relieved from a painful embarrassment. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, H. A. Adams, Captain, Senior officer present. This officer's motto should have been Festina lente. He was pursuing just the course that would soonest throw Fort Pickens into the hands of the Confederates. And the date of writing (April 1, 1861), wasack from the enemy. It was not until April 6, 1861, the day on which the Powhatan and Atlantic left New York for Pensacola, that Mr. Secretary Welles answered the letter of Capt. Adams as follows: Navy Department, April 6, 1861. To Capt. H. A. Adams, Commanding Naval Force off Pensacola. Sir — Your dispatch of April 1st is received. The department regrets that you did not comply with the request of Capt. Vodges to carry into effect the orders of General Scott, sent out by the Crusa
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
s expedition having been gained, I hauled down my pennant at one P. M. to-day, to resume my duties as fleet-captain on board the Hartford, having no further casualties to report. Throughout the trying scenes of this dashing exhibition, which is second to none on record, Captain Donaldson, his officers and crew, were conspicuous for their coolness, intrepidity and good conduct. Her guns were well and skillfully handled by their crews, under the direction and careful instruction of Lieutenant H. A. Adams; Midshipman Woodward gallantly working the rifle on the top-gallant forecastle, and Act.-Master Foster the 11-inch pivot gun. Act.-Master McFarland was always at the con, and acquitted himself zealously and handsomely in the discharge of that duty. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, H. H. Bell, Captain of the Fleet, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron. Flag-officer D. G. Farragut, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, off the City of New Orleans. Report of Commander Ric
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 23: destruction of the ram Arkansas.--capture of Galveston.--capture of the Harriet Lane.--sinking of the Hatteras.--attack on Baton Rouge.--Miscellaneous engagements of the gun-boats. (search)
istant Paymaster, S. F. Train; Acting-Assistant Engineer, J. W. Milestead. Gun-boat Pinola. Lieutenant-Commander, James Stillwell; Lieutenant, G. Watson Sumner; Assistant Surgeon, L. M. Lyon; Assistant Engineers, John Johnson, B. B. Clemens, W. F. Law, John Everding and W. F. Pratt; Acting-Masters, W. P. Gibbs and J. G. Loyd; Acting-Masters' Mates, W. H. Thompson, C. V. Rummell and J. G. Rosling; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, C. Stewart Warren. Steamer J. P. Jackson. Lieutenant-Commander, Henry A. Adams; Acting-Masters, M. B. Crowell, J. F. Dearborn and Wm. Hedger; Acting-Masters' Mates, Wm. H. Howard, Jeremiah Murphy and W. J. B. Laurence; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, T. S. Yard; Assistant Paymaster, H. Melville Hanna; Acting-Engineers, J. B. Morgan and J. D. Caldwell. Steamer Calhoun. Lieutenant-Commander, T. McK. Buchanan; Acting-Master, M. Jordan; Acting-Ensign, H. D. Foster; Acting-Master's Mates, R. C. Bostwick and J. L. Blauvelt; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Ira C. Whi
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 31: operations of Farragut's vessels on the coast of Texas, etc. (search)
naval officers, but officers of the Army who witnessed the practice, acknowledged the efficiency of the mortar-shells when managed by intelligent officers and men. And yet a high official, whose duty it was to perform a fair and impartial part towards every officer and man in the Navy, attempted to depreciate the services of this gallant little flotilla that had more than once helped Army and Navy on to victory. Admiral Farragut on June 3d, 1863, recommended for promotion a young Ensign (Adams) who had commanded one of the mortar vessels (the Orvieto) at Port Hudson, at the same time calling the attention of the department to his heroism, endurance and obstinate determination to hold his ground until compelled by his commander to fall back, when his vessel was being cut to pieces. The last affair of any importance that took place in the river before July 10th, 1863, was the attack of some Confederate field batteries upon the U. S. steamer New London, Lieutenant-Commander G. H.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 48 (search)
for the Confederates was the Alabama, whose career began in July, 1862. The attention of the Foreign Office had been first called to this vessel by a note from Mr. Adams on the 23d of June. The evidence then submitted as to her character was confined to a statement made by the Consul at Liverpool, of suspicious circumstances confficient evidence could be obtained, proceedings should be taken as early as possible. On the 4th of July, the report of the Customs officers was transmitted to Mr. Adams, tending to show that there was no sufficient evidence that a violation of the act was contemplated. Other correspondence and opinions followed. On the 21st,-war. Every ship that had touched at the Cape had brought intelligence of the wonderful doings of the Alabama, and Semmes in his journal remarks: Mr. Seward and Mr. Adams, Earl Russell and the London Times, have made the British pirate famous. At Saldanha Bay Semmes received every civility from the people, who appeared to be ne
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)
with the names of the gallant fellows who volunteered for this desperate service. Allow me also to mention the name of Mr. Bradford, of the Coast Survey, who went in and sounded out the place where the Louisiana was to go in, and has always patiently performed every duty that he has been called on to carry out. My thanks are due to Lieutenant-Commander K. R. Breese, Fleet-Captain, for carrying about my orders to the fleet during the action, and for his general usefulness; to Lieutenant-Commander H. A. Adams, for his promptness in supplying the fleet with ammunition. Lieutenant M. W. Sanders, Signal-Officer, whose whole time was occupied in making signals, performed his duty well, and my aides, Lieutenant S. W. Terry and Lieutenant S. W. Preston, afforded me valuable assistance. I have not yet received a list of the casualties, but believe they are very few, from the enemy's guns. We had killed, and wounded, about forty-five persons by the bursting of the Parrott guns. I beg l
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
but remained under the parapet in a rifle-pit, using a musket, until night favored his escape. He is a clever, gallant officer, and I strongly recommend his immediate promotion to a commander. I also recommend the promotion of Lieutenant-Commander H. A. Adams, Jr., ordnance officer, without whose services we should have been brought to a standstill more than once. He volunteered for anything and everything. The following officers, who volunteered to lead their men in the assault on Fort 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;