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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 3: closing of Southern ports.--increase of the Navy.--list of vessels and their stations.--purchased vessels.--vessels constructing, etc. (search)
blockade if a European power had thought fit to institute close inquiries into our proceedings. Now and then a British vessel of war made her appearance for the purpose of observing that the blockade was effectual, but as far as the writer's observations are concerned, this duty was always performed in the most delicate manner, and the British commanders were satisfied with the appearance of a blockade that was far from satisfying to the Federal Governmont. A great deal has been said by Boynton, the naval historian, about the exacting character of the British Government in relation to the blockade of our coasts, but we rather think his style of writing was adapted to the public sentiment of the time, which was prepared to find fault with any nation that did not sympathize with the Union cause. The English people were the great sufferers in our war by the loss of a commerce that was absolutely necessary for them to keep their manufactories going, and they exercised no greater su
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)
commission. To read the account of the naval historian (Boynton), the Navy Department depended on the Powhatan for the sucwhatan has so constantly been quoted by a naval historian (Boynton), and he has stated certain matters in a way not altogethehat indecision or apparent inaction (which is spoken of in Boynton's Naval History of the War) from March 4th to April, 1861. as effective as if he had built a thousand-gun fort. Mr. Boynton, a very clever and pleasant historian, and who has writtthe Navy, gives a different version of this affair. But Mr. Boynton was not altogether fair when anything regarding the claie nothing undone to obtain a true statement of affairs. Mr. Boynton while writing his history held an appointment under the lves prominent in the war. It was only in cases where Mr. Boynton felt called upon to adopt the views of the Navy Departmefort under Capt. Slemmer, and at that time Naval Historian Boynton states that Mr. Welles had taken all the necessary precaut
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 15: capture of Fort Donelson and battle of Shiloh. (search)
Federal troops with their backs to the river, and no cover but the gun-boats, there made an unconquerable stand. The following account, taken in substance from Boynton's Naval History, seems to be the most correct version of the part taken by the gun-boats Taylor and Lexington, in the battle of Shiloh: From the beginning of Taylor had rounded to opposite the ravine, so that their batteries could be brought to bear upon the dense mass swarming in across the line of fire. So far Mr. Boynton: Capt. Gwin will tell the rest: * * * Both vessels opened a heavy and well-directed fire on them, and in a short time, in conjunction with our artillery on ine for a rush upon our disorganized troops, already driven nearly to the river. The military historian says, the gunboats gave mutual support at this moment. Boynton says, thus, on the same day, the Navy on the Western rivers received the surrender of one of the Confederate fortifications on the Mississippi, and aided very mat
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 20: a brave officer's mortification.--history set right. (search)
programme of April 20th, never carried out; the formation and position of the attacking force being therefore entirely misunderstood by the historians. One (Rev. Mr. Boynton's) history not even mentioning me, although it did those of officers commanding vessels under me. My name was merely inserted (as commanding a division) at t your line, and preceding us to attack the Chalmette forts. As to historians, I can, of course, do nothing. I have read but one account to which you allude (Dr. Boynton's), and that in reference to Mobile Bay, in which several mistakes occur, going to prove that historians are not always correct. I do not see how it is possihipman, John McFarland; Surgeon, Benj. Vreeland; Paymaster, R. H. Clark; First-Assistant Engineers, John H. Long and B. C. Bampton; Second-Assistant Engineers, E. S. Boynton and F. K. Haine; Third-Assistant Engineer, J. H. Hunt; Gunner, J. L. Staples; Carpenter, John A. Dixon. Steamer Itasca. Lieutenant-Commander, C. H. B. Ca
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)
loy and Thomas Fitzgerald. Gun-boat Owasco. Lietenant-Commander, Henry Wilson; Assistant Surgeon, W. W. Leavitt; Assistant Engineers. W. K. Purse. J. A. Scott, C. H. Greenleaf and D. M. Egbert; Acting-Masters, S. A. Swimmerton and T. D. Babb; Acting-Masters' Mates, John Ulter and J. G. Arbona; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Richard Beardsley. Gun-boat Winona. Lieutenant-Commander, Aaron W. Weaver; Lieutenant, W. S. Schley; Assistant Surgeon Arthur Mathewson; Assistant Engineers, E. S. Boynton, Edward Gay and R. L. Wamaling; Acting-Master, Charles Hallet; Acting Ensign, F. H. Beers; Acting-Master's Mates, H. D. Burdett and Alfred Staigg; Acting-Assistant 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; A
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 36: operations of the South Atlantic Squadron under Rear-Admiral Dahlgren, 1863.--operations in Charleston harbor, etc. (search)
boat. attempts to destroy New Ironsides. praise of Dahlgren and officers. the monitors and New Ironsides contrasted. Boynton's criticisms, etc. Rear-Admiral Dahlgren succeeded Rear-Admiral DuPont, at Port Royal, on July 4th, 1863, the latter a few shot from 10-inch guns brought the disintegrated structure down about its defenders' ears. The naval historian Boynton attempts to show that the 15-inch guns of the Monitors had great smashing effect,because two of the shells passed throug of the many that struck the walls did not go through, and how little damaged Sumter was when the iron-clads drew off. Mr. Boynton, though a very pleasant historian, was not good authority upon the matter of which he wrote, and, with all his desire ropes, chains, and torpedoes — all the while under a terrific cross-fire — and then to be blamed for his stupidity! Mr. Boynton admits that, on the 7th of April, DuPont's fleet was huddled together helplessly in the very focus of a hundred guns,