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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 34: (search)
through Hatteras Inlet, January 19, 1862, and the preparations which were made by the Navy Department for carrying on the war in this important section of the Confederate strongholds had been carried out with a judgment and success which entitled all concerned to the highest praise. In the latter part of September, 1862, a joint expedition of the Army and Navy was prepared to operate against Franklin, a small town on the Blackwater River. It was agreed between the military commander, General Dix, and the commander of the gun-boats, that the attack should be made on the 3d of October. The expedition was under the command of Lieutenant C. W. Flusser, on board the steamer Commodore Perry. Acting-Lieutenant Edmund R. Colhoun commanded the Hunchback. and Acting-Master Charles A. French the Whitehead. On the morning of October 3d, 1862, the three above-mentioned steamers got underway and proceeded up the river, which was so crooked and narrow in some places that these vessels, s
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. (search)
re. gun-boats engage and silence many batteries on Pamlico River. names of officers and men who received commendations. General spinola's testimony in regard to gallant conduct of Navy. Lieutenant French's expedition. important captures. General Dix evacuates West Point, covered by gun-boats. expeditions up North, York, and Mattapony Rivers. cutting out of Confederate steamer Kate from under guns of Fort Fisher. acts of bravery displayed. attempt to destroy steamer Hebe. Lieutenant Ctroy as much provisions as possible — even though the non-combatants suffered considerably. Such is the law of war — no distinction can be drawn in such cases, and on this occasion the duty was performed very thoroughly. On May 31st, 1863, General Dix concluded to evacuate West Point, at the head of York River, and on that day the Federal Army marched out, covered by the gun-boats Commodore Morris, Commodore Jones, Morse and Mystic, under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Gillis. The ope