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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 33.-expedition up New River, N. C. (search)
Doc. 33.-expedition up New River, N. C. Lieutenant Cushing's report. U. S. Steamer Hetzel, Nov. 26, 1862. sir: I have the honor to report that I entered New River Inlet on the twenty-third of this month, with the United States steamer Ellis under my command, succeeded in passing the narrow and shallow place called the Rocks, and started up the river. My object was to sweep the river, capture any vessels there, capture the town of Jacksonville, or Onslow Court-House, take the Wilmins steamer Ellis was blown in pieces by the explosion of the magazine. Officers and men behaved nobly, obeying orders strictly under the most trying circumstances. I respectfully request that a court of inquiry may be ordered to investigate the facts of the case, and to see if the honor of the flag has suffered in my hands. I am, sir, very respectfully your obedient servant, Wm. B. Cushing, Lieutenant. To Commander H. K. Davenport, Senior Officer Commanding in Sounds of North-Carolina.
of the Mount Washngton, who was aground, and opened on us with both artillery and sharp-shooters. I kept close to the disabled steamer, and fought the enemy at high-water, when I ordered the Stepping Stones to take the Mount Washington in tow. This was done under a heavy fire. At five P. M. had the satisfaction of silencing the enemy's battery. My loss foots up to three killed and seven wounded. I do not know as yet what the casualties are in the other vessels. I have eight raking shots, but fortunately my engine is not disabled. I can assure you that the Barney and her crew are still in good fighting trim, and we will beat the enemy or sink at our post. . . . . The most of the wounded and the dead I send down to the Minnesota. It is only requisite to look at the Mount Washington to see with what desperate gallantry Lieutenant Lamson fought his vessel. I am now taking in coal, and shall anchor for the night where we have fought all day. W. B. Cushing, Lieutenant Commanding.