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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 8: capture of Fernandina and the coast South of Georgia. (search)
d rule the world over. A commander-in-chief, no matter how clever, does not stand much chance of success against the enemy unless he is well supported by his officers; and as Dupont up to this time had been everywhere successful, we must give a portion of the credit to those who served under his command. That Dupont was fortunate in his selection, the names of Captain C. H. Davis, Commanders John Rodgers, Drayton, C. R. P. Rodgers, Godon, Parrott, Steedman, Gillis, Prentiss, Lieutenants-Commanding Balch, Stevens, Ammen, Nicholson, Truxton, Rhind, Bankhead, Conroy,Watmough, Budd, Semmes and Phoenix, in command of vessels,will show, besides the junior officers mentioned favorably by their commanding officers. Nearly all the commanding officers reached high rank, and the youngest of them are now well up on the list of commodores and captains. Eleven of them attained the rank of rear-admiral; and of these six are still living, have retired from active duty, and are reaping the
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 9: operations of Admiral Dupont's squadron in the sounds of South Carolina. (search)
increase the military defences. The information required by this expedition was gained without loss of life or injury to the gun-boats. Surveys and examinations were made up Wright and Mud Rivers by Commander John Rodgers, and a great amount of good service done. The officers and boats' crews were in continual danger from the fire of bush-whacking Confederates, who were always ready for a fight. The names of Commanders John Rodgers, Drayton, C. R. P. Rodgers, Godon, Rhind, Stevens, Balch, Ammen, Truxton, Watmough, and Semmes, were conspicuous wherever a Confederate shot was heard, or wherever there was a chance to gain a point on the enemy. Heavy knocks were received by our gunboats from Confederate flying batteries, which would often make desperate stands behind earthworks thrown up for the occasion. The long steel shot from their Whitworth guns would pass easily through the sides of our vessels and inflict death or injury on all around. These attacks were, in most ins
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
istants, Andrew McTurk, Wm. Moran and W. R. Nutz; Acting-Gunner, J. H. Pennington. Iron-clad steamer Patapsco. Commander, Daniel Ammen; Lieutenant, Henry Erben, Jr.; Assistant Surgeon, W. L. Wheeler; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Daniel Leach, Jr.; Acting-Master, William Hamilton; Acting-Ensigns, J. T. Ross and Henry Kloeppel; Engineers: First-Assistant, B. B. H. Wharton; Second-Assistant, John B. Carpenter; Third-Assistants, J. W. Huxley and G. C. Cook. Steam-Sloop Pawnee. Commander, G. B. Balch; Lieutenant, F. M. Bunce; Surgeon, W. T. Hord; Assistant-Paymaster, F. R. Curtis; Acting-Masters, J. C. Champion and J. P. Lindsay; Acting-Ensign, Thomas Moore; Acting-Master's Mates, C. J. Rogers, J. G. Bache and A. A. Franzen; Engineers: Second--Assistant, Alfred Adamson; Third-Assistants, H. D. Sellman, Benjamin Bunce, W. J. Clark, Jr., John G. Brosnahan and Arthur Price; Boatswain, James Brown. Iron-clad steamer Nahant. Commander, John Downes; Lieutenant-Commander, D. B. Ha
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
up to December 25th, when the Pawnee, Commander G. B. Balch, the Marblehead, Lieuteiiant-Commandercers, and 50 Captain (now Rear-Admiral) George B. Balch. men from the Pawnee; 4 boats, 4 officersts in Florida. under the command of Commander George B. Balch, were participating in the expeditiol force in the St. John's River, in which Commander Balch concurred with him. The activity of the employed in the St. John's River, under Commander Balch, was composed of the Pawnee, Mahaska and hdrawn; but while employed with the Army, Commander Balch, Lieutenant-Commander S. Livingston Breesns in Florida continued on a small scale--Commander Balch, in the Pawnee, and two gun-boats being s, Colonel Commanding Auxiliary Column. Captain Geo. B. Balch, Commanding Naval Squadron, St. John's, under the efficient preparations made by Captain Balch, in all cases where the land forces wantedreasonable its demands might sometimes be. Captain Balch was not a precise officer, but a very gall[2 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. (search)
effective was the fire of the gun-boats that the Confederates were soon driven away and the vessels suffered little damage. The officers particularly commended by Rear-Admiral Dahlgren were: Captain D. B. Ridgely, Commander F. Stanly, Commander G. B. Balch, Lieutenant-Commander T. S. Fillebrown, Lieutenant-Commander A. A. Semmes, Lieutenant-Commander A. W. Johnson, Lieutenant-Commander S. B. Luce, Acting-Master W. H. Mallard and Acting-Master G. W. Parker At the fall of Charleston the foeers: Acting-Chief, E. A. Whipple; Acting-Second-Assistants, G. W. Scobey and J. B. Place; Acting-Third-Assistants, P. J. Holmes, Timothy Woodruff, Richard Morgan and John Roach; Acting-Gunner, Joseph Venable. Pawnee--Second-rate. Commander, George B. Balch; Lieutenant, Wm. Whitehead; Acting-Masters, J. C. Champion, Thos. Moore and E. A. Magone; Ensign, Henry Glass; Acting-Master's Mates, C. H. Poor, Jr., T. L. Fisher and Jacob Kemp; Assistant Surgeon, S. F. Shaw; Assistant Paymaster, C. S