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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 21: capture of New Orleans.--first attack on Vicksburg by Farragut's fleet and mortar flotilla.--junction of flag-officers Farragut and Davis above Vicksburg.--ram Arkansas. (search)
tilla.--junction of flag-officers Farragut and Davis above Vicksburg.--ram Arkansas. Farraksburg. shelling the batteries. Farragut and Davis join hands. the ram Arkansas makes her appearrg. the attack on Vicksburg abandoned. Flag-officer Davis relieved. reports of Flag-officer Farraey his orders and effect a junction with Flag-officer Davis above the city, and they pummelled away ent many lives and millions of money. Flag-officer Davis at first determined to occupy the Yazoo nd, and all his vessels needed repairs. Flag-officer Davis, therefore, returned to Cairo, where, inrtars from both sides of the peninsula. Flag-officer Davis has four mortars, and Commander Porter st of water. When this was proposed to Flag-officer Davis he consented immediately, and General Wid steam up. I had a consultation with Flag-officer Davis, and we thought it best to take the evenving been preceded about half an hour by Flag-officer Davis and the Benton, with two other iron-clad[8 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 22: operations in the Potomac.--destruction of Confederate batteries.--losses by shipwreck, in battle, etc. (search)
their vessels which could have been cut down and made impervious to shot and shells, had not an ironclad stronger than those hastily built on the Mississippi River. Naval commanders had to take whatever would carry a gun,no matter how frail or vulnerable, and attempt impossible things with, at times, deplorable consequences to themselves, their officers and crews, from bursting steam pipes and boilers, which added new horrors to the ordinary havoc of war. The work performed by Foote and Davis and their officers and men on the Western rivers, with the so-called iron-clads, was herculean from the time the first gun-boats got afloat in January, until July 1862. They had captured, or assisted to capture, seven heavy forts armed with one hundred and ninety-eight guns, and manned or supported by over fifty thousand men, besides destroying thirteen or more of the enemy's vessels armed with forty guns and a floating battery of sixteen guns; and all this without the enemy's capturing a s
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)
. death of Commander Buchanan. vessels and officers of the West Gulf Squadron, January 1, 1863. Up to the time of the escapade of the ram Arkansas, a general idea has been given of the performances of Farragut's fleet. After leaving Rear-Admiral Davis and running the Vicksburg batteries, he proceeded down the river to New Orleans with the Hartford, Richmond, Brooklyn, Pinola and Kennebec. The old mortar fleet, which under Commander Porter had done such good service at Forts Jackson and o the shore to keep his vessel from drifting down the river, and that the Confederates set fire to her themselves. This is a very unlikely story. It is not credible that a vessel, which had run the gauntlet of the two fleets, under Farragut and Davis, at Vicksburg, inflicting great injury upon them and receiving no vital injury in return, would avoid a conflict with the Essex (a vessel of weaker hull and very much less speed), unless she had been first so crippled by the Essex's guns that her