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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 5: capture of the works at Hatteras Inlet by Flag officer Stringham.--destruction of the privateer Judah. (search)
lorado, consisting of the following boats: first launch, Lieut. J. H. Russell, commanding the expedition, 39 men; first cutter, Lieut. J. G. Sproston, 18 men second cutter, F. B. Blake, 26 men; third cutter, Midshipman J. Steece, 17 men; in all the expedition there were 100 officers, sailors and marines. The plan was for Lieut. Sproston and Midshipman Steece to land with their boats' crews and (if possible) spike the two guns mounted in the yard, while at the same time Lieuts. Russell and Blake were to attack and carry the schooner. The attack was made on the morning of the 14th September, 1861, at 3 o'clock A. M. The schooner was found moored to the wharf, one pivot gun and two in broadside mounted, with all her crew on board ready to repel boarders. The boats were discovered and hailed. When about one hundred yards from the wharf the sentry gave the alarm by firing his gun, and immediately after followed a volley from the schooner's deck. The sailors sprang to their oars,
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 20: a brave officer's mortification.--history set right. (search)
nder and W. E. Bridges. Steamer John P. Jackson. Acting-Lieutenant-Commander, S. E. Woodworth; Acting-Masters, M. B. Crowell, J. F. Dearborn, Wm. Hedger and James Scannell; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, T. S. Yard; Acting-Second-Assistant Engineer, J. B. Morgan; Acting-Third-Assistant Engineers, James Barnes, J. D. Caldwell and Samuel Strade; Acting-Masters' Mates, W. H. Howard, W. J. B. Lawrence and J. Murphy. Steamer Kennebec. Lieutenant-Commander, John H. Russell; Lieutenant, F. B. Blake; Acting-Masters, Wm. Brooks and H. C. Wade; Assistant-Surgeon, C. H. Perry; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, C. L. Burnett; Second-Assistant Engineer, H. W. Fitch; Third-Assistant Engineers, B. G. Gowing, E. E. Roberts and L. W. Robinson; Acting-Masters' Mates, J. D. Ellis, J. W. Merriman, J. W. Page and H. E. Tinkham. Steamer Kineo. Lieutenant-Commander, Geo. M. Ransom; Acting-Masters, Oliver Colbourn and John Whitmore; Assistant Surgeon, O. S. Oberly; Second-Assistant Engineer, S. W. C
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 21: capture of New Orleans.--first attack on Vicksburg by Farragut's fleet and mortar flotilla.--junction of flag-officers Farragut and Davis above Vicksburg.--ram Arkansas. (search)
reduced that I deemed it advisable to desist. The hospital and other batteries, which had been silenced for a while, had at this time opened again. The battery on the bluff was firing with vigor, and was assisted by some artillery in the woods. With shot and shell falling around us, I am happy to report no casualties or injury to this vessel. The officers and men performed their duty with the greatest alacrity and coolness. I cannot refrain from mentioning my executive officer, Lieutenant F. B. Blake, who personally attended to the firing of every gun. The following is the expenditure of ammunition, viz: 14 eleven-inch shells, 10m. fuze; 2 eleven-inch shells, 15m. fuze; 16 Parrott shells, percussion; 5 Parrott shells, time fuze, 5m.; 5 Parrott shells, time fuze, 10m. Very respectfully your obedient servant, John H. Russell, Lieutenant-Commander. Flag-officer D. G. Farragut, Commanding Western Gulf Blockading Squadron. United States Steam-Sloop Oneida, Above Vicksburg,
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)
lived, it would have been different. In January, 1863, another disaster befell Farragut's fleet. As soon as he heard of the capture of Galveston, he sent Captain Bell with the Brooklyn and six gun-boats to retake the place. They had not all arrived on the 11th of January, 1863, when in the evening of that day a sail, which afterwards proved to be the Confederate steamer Alabama, appeared in the offing and Captain Bell sent the Hatteras in pursuit of her. On approaching the stranger, Captain Blake of the Hatteras hailed her and asked for her name. The reply was, Her majesty's steamer Vixen. The Union commander then said that he would send a boat, and one was immediately lowered and shoved off from the ship's side. At this moment the stranger opened his broadside upon the Hatteras from a distance of only one hundred yards with terrible effect. The Hatteras. though taken by surprise, returned the fire with spirit, and both vessels steamed ahead leaving the boat behind. The act
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 48 (search)
his history. The course pursued by the Confederate commander in this action cannot be justified by the rules of war. In answer to a hail from the Hatteras, he declared his vessel to be Her Britannic Majesty's steamer Petrel, and when Lieutenant-Commander Blake proposed to send a boat along-side of him, expressed his willingness to receive the officers in a friendly manner. This implied that the Alabama was what Semmes reported her to be, a neutral man-of-war. If it had been simply a ruse to and on January 20th arrived at Jamaica, where the prisoners were landed, on parole, to find their way home as best they could. It is but fair to state that the officers and men of the Hatteras were kindly treated by their captors, and Lieutenant-Commander Blake was received as a guest in the cabin. The Alabama sailed from Jamaica on the 25th of January, 1863, bound for the coast of Brazil. Captain Semmes had been treated with every possible attention by the British officers at Jamaica, and
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
the worst, knowing that a retreat would be disastrous and more deadly than a charge against the fort. My command maintained its position until I saw Lieutenant-Commander F. B. Blake, United States Navy, who informed me that the assault had been for the present abandoned. I then collected my men and marched down to the beach. Hathe men under some sand-hills on the beach, about six hundred yards from Fisher. We had collected quite a number of men, when I received orders from Lieutenant-Commander F. B. Blake to take my men, and as many more as I could find, and report to General Terry, United States Army, the object being to occupy, with sailors and marin; Gunner, G. W. Omensetter; Carpenter, J. Macfarlane: Sailmaker, B. B. Blydenburg. *Susquehanna--first-rate. Commodore, S. W. Godon; Lieutenant-Commander, F. B. Blake; Lieutenants, J. R. Bartlett and Geo. M. Brown; Surgeon, J. O'C. Barclay; Assistant-Surgeon, C. H. Perry; Paymaster, A. J. Clark; Chaplain, J. D. Beugless; Firs