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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 18: capture of forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the surrender of New Orleans. (search)
that it lacked but a quarter of three o'clock before the leading vessel, the Cayuga, Commander (now Rear-Admiral) Charles F. Boggs, of the Varuna. was under fire. This commenced from both forts simultaneously. As the fleet advanced, the five mcer's division pass, exclaiming: Better go to cover, boys; our cake is all dough! the old Navy has won! The Varuna, Com. Boggs, of the first division, being a fast vessel, had out-stripped all her consorts, and chased the enemy alone until she fo them. Supposing her to be one of their own vessels, in the darkness, the Confederates did not attack the Varuna until Com. Boggs apprised them of his identity by a rapid fire from both sides. Three of the enemy were driven ashore in flames, and ond, while the Varuna, with her two adversaries, lay at the bottom of the river near the bank, evidence of the gallantry of Boggs. After the fleet had passed the forts, there remained no necessity for the presence of the mortar-flotilla steamers of
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
Interesting reports of Flag-officer Farragut; captains Bailey, Bell, Morris, Craven; commanders Wainwright, Lee, Smith, Boggs, De camp, Alden, Nichols, Caldwell, Porter, Mitchell, and others. official letters of Gideon Welles, Mayor Monroe, and tw Orleans, leaving two gun-boats to aid General Butler in landing at the quarantine, and sent him a communication by Commander Boggs, requesting him to come up at once. I came up to within six or seven miles of the city, when two forts opened on ust not before she had destroyed her adversaries, and their wrecks now lie side by side, a monument to the gallantry of Captain Boggs, his officers and crew. It was a kind of guerrilla warfare; they were fighting in all directions. Captains Bailey ato their fate, whether they had been sunk on the passage or had put back. I therefore determined immediately to send Captain Boggs, whose vessel was now sunk, through the quarantine bayou, around to Commander Porter, telling him of our safe arrival