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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 11: Goldsborough's expedition to the sounds of North Carolina. (search)
ral Goldsborough in command of naval forces. Army forces under command of General Burnside. vessels and officers in command. a nondescript squadron. Commander RowLouis M. Goldsborough was selected to command the naval expedition, and General A. E. Burnside was directed to co-operate with him: the latter to have under his commae retained by the capture of Roanoke Island. It was not until the 22d that Gen. Burnside was able to get all his transports over the bar and into still water. Haeen landed safely at Ashby's Harbor. On February 8th it was arranged by General Burnside that his forces should move at an early hour in the morning, and begin the fire, at once moved up and engaged the forts, without waiting to hear from Gen. Burnside. The fleet continued its fire upon the forts until the firing in the interhe darkness to move away to a safer position. Great praise was given to General Burnside for the manner in which he conducted his part of the affair. There was no
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 30: (search)
d at bay, like a wild boar in the forest, would have been kinder and more in keeping with the romantic nature of his enterprise. The Secretary of the Navy wrote to Lieutenant-Commander Fitch, eulogizing his conduct in the highest terms. Maj.-Gen. Burnside and Brig.-Gen. Cox also wrote the warmest acknowledgements to Admiral Porter for the part Fitch had taken in the capture of Morgan. Fitch certainly demonstrated the importance of the little tinclads, which seemed from their appearance to he-ship Sovereign.--Acting-Master Thomas Baldwin. Steamer Glide.--Acting-Lieutenant S. E. Woodworth. Iron-clad Eastport.--Lieutenant-Commander S. L. Phelps (1864). Steamer Tennessee.--Lieutenant-Commander E, P. Lull (1865). Steamer Gen. Burnside. --Lieutenant Moreau Forest (1865). Steamer Gen. Thomas. --Acting-Master Gilbert Morton (1865). Steamer General Sherman.--Acting-Master J. W. Morehead (1865). Steamer General Grant.--Acting-Master Joseph Watson (1865). Steamer Vol
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 34: (search)
the fort. The naval part of the expedition consisted of the following vessels under the command of Commander Samuel Lockwood: Steamer Daylight (flag-ship). Steamer State of Georgia.--Commander J. F. Armstrong. Steamer Chippewa.--Lieutenant-Commander A. Bryson. Bark Gemsbok.--Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant Edward Cavendy. Steamer Ellis.--Lieutenant-Commander C. L. Franklin. The gun-boats attacked the fort by passing it in an ellipse and firing when abreast of it. Major-General Burnside commanded the land forces, and to him the fort surrendered. The losses were small on both sides, which was rather remarkable, as Commander Lockwood states that the interior of the fort was literally covered with fragments of bombs and shells, and many of the guns disabled. Beaufort was a valuable acquisition to the North Atlantic squadron, and a fine rendezvous for the smaller vessels engaged in blockading the coast. With regard to the bombardment, the reports of both Army a
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 39: Miscellaneous operations, land and sea.--operations in the Nansemond, Cape Fear, Pamunky, Chucka Tuck and James Rivers.--destruction of blockade-runners.--adventures of Lieutenant Cushing, etc. (search)
eterans posted behind five miles of strong intrenchments. In the first attack on the Confederates at Cold Harbor, Grant's army was severely handled. General Hancock's attack, although at first successful, was finally repulsed, and Warren and Burnside were brought to a stand at the edge of the enemy's rifle-pits. In writing of this battle General Grant says: Our loss has been heavy, while I have reason to believe that the loss of the enemy was comparatively light. The loss, in fact, in thtack on the works covering the approaches to the town, and succeeded in occupying them; but, by waiting the arrival of Hancock's division and failing to push their advantage, the Confederates were strongly reinforced, so that, when Hancock's and Burnside's divisions assaulted them, the Federals were repulsed with considerable loss. Next day another attempt was made and repulsed, with the capture by the enemy of part of a Federal brigade. About the same time, General Butler sallied forth from