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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
ff the Army on the left bank of the James from its supports, and threatening City Point, where all the stores were gathered for the use of the Army before Richmond. The Confederate naval force at that time in the James River, under the command of Commodore J. K. Mitchell, consisted of the iron-clad Virginia (4 Brooke rifles), Captain Dunnington; iron-clad Richmond (4 Brooke rifles), Captain Johnson; iron-clad Fredericksburg (4 Brooke rifles), Captain Wilson; Nansemond, wooden (2 guns), Captain Butt; Roanoke, wooden (1 gun), Captain Wyatt, and Torpedo, wooden (1 gun), commanding officer unknown. This fleet, with its iron-clads and rifle-guns, was no match for the Onondaga and the gun-boats, assisted by the torpedo-boat; but the Confederate commander, either on his own volition or by an order from his Government, determined to make an attempt to pass the obstructions and break up the pontoon bridge. At the same time General Lee was to attack the army on the left bank of the river, a
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 54: capture of Richmond.--the destruction of the Confederate fleet in the James River, etc. (search)
n up or surrendered. Admiral Semmes assumed command of the James River fleet on the 18th of February, 1865, relieving Commodore J. K. Mitchell. The fleet as reorganized comprised the following named vessels: Virginia (iron-clad), flag-ship, four guns, Captain Dunnington; Richmond (iron-clad), four guns, Captain J. D. Johnson; son; Fredericksburg (iron-clad), four guns, Captain Glasse; Hampton (wooden), two guns, Captain Wilson (late of the Alabama); Nansemond (wooden), two guns, Captain W. K. Butt; Roanoke (wooden) two guns, Captain Polloc; Beaufort (wooden), two guns, Captain Wyatt; Torpedo (wooden), one gun, Captain Roberts. This fleet was assisted in the defence of the river by shore batteries under command of naval officers — such as Drury's Bluff Battery, Battery Brooke, Battery Wood, and Battery Semmes. The Confederate vessels were not in the most efficient condition as regarded their personnel, which was mostly drawn from the army. The real difficulty in getting to R