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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)
Inlet. vessels composing the squadron and their commanders. Commodore Stringham. the squadron leaves Hampton Roads. the squadron anchors at Hatteras Island. bombardment and capture of forts Hatteras and Clark. the garrison surrender to General Butler and Commodore Stringham. effect of the capture of forts Hatteras and Clark on the Confederates. destruction of Fort Ocracoke. the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds. Colonel Hawkins sends a regiment to take possession of Chicacomico. capture oge was received from the enemy. As soon as the white flag was shown from Fort Hatteras, some of the light draft vessels entered the inlet and drove off the reinforcements that were evidently endeavoring to reach the forts. At 2:30 P. M. General Butler went on board Com. Stringham's flagship, taking with him Flag Officer Samuel Barron, C. S. N., commanding naval defences of Virginia and N. Carolina, Col. Martin, 7th Reg., N. C. Infantry, and Col. Andrews, commanding Forts Hatteras and Clark
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)
. This was the Army of the James, under Major-General Butler, numbering 20,000 men. General Grant di objective point of both being Richmond. To Butler's force was to be added ten thousand men from d not defeat him he could make a junction with Butler, already established on the James, and be in ay. In accordance with his instructions, General Butler moved his forces up the James River, where joined by General Gillmore on the 4th of May, Butler occupied City Point and Bermuda Hundred on there Richmond before General Grant arrived. General Butler's dispatch caused great satisfaction in WaButler in that direction. This predicament of Butler gave rise to the celebrated letter of General Grant, in which he speaks of Butler's being as completely hors du combat as if he were enclosed in awaterways comparatively safe, and enabling General Butler to reoccupy his line from Trent's Beach toy circumvented. The following letter from General Butler to Acting Rear-Admiral Lee will show the G[15 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 49: first attack on Fort Fisher.--destruction of the confederate ram Albemarle, etc. (search)
onsequence of the improper interference of General Butler, in assuming command of an expedition for James. In one respect this was unfair to General Butler. It was not considered by the Army that Bcounsel seems to have had great influence with Butler on all occasions, and, particularly, on the Fostaff, and while all orders were signed by General Butler, as Major-General commanding, General Weit a mixed — up affair, and it was evidently General Butler's purpose to claim the credit if the fort even hundred men were left on the beach by General Butler when he departed for Fortress Monroe, and dispatch-boat at 5:30 P. M.; sent word to General Butler that the time was so fair that I would blo could do. We did not attack until 12, and General Butler only came in with his own vessel and two oe; so what matters it when it was done? General Butler, with all his soldier-like qualities, coulas secure against attack. The troops that General Butler, in his hurry to get away. had left on th[11 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 51: effects of the fall of Fort Fisher, and criticisms on General Badeau's military history of General Grant. (search)
General. Major-General B. F. Butler. General Butler commanded the Army from which the troops wre to intrust the command of the expedition to Butler; for, as repeatedly shown, although Grant was he Admiral's reason for not communicating with Butler personally was, that he did not see the Generaimes when it should have been controlling, and Butler thought that Porter acted without duly consideindeed, to be playing at cross purposes. When Butler was supplied with coal. Porter wanted ammunit, had sent Butler directly home to Lowell: Butler, indeed, maintained that he had not effected as, a disobedience that would have rendered General Butler liable to be shot if tried by court-martianding to Porter and announcing his withdrawal, Butler, who was the senior in rank, had waived his pr off, leaving Porter to pick up the troops he (Butler) had left; and, in his dread of incurring disacribe, only asserting that up to the time when Butler left Fort Fisher the naval co-operation with h[53 more...]