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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
e of her crew. Worden's success determined Dupont to try the metal of the monitors and mortar-bosive. Difficulty ensued. Foster, not finding Dupont at Port Royal, went to Fortress Monroe for sieing squadron in going. North for repairs, Admiral Dupont established a floating machine-shop in Sta attack on Morris Island, should one be made. Dupont had now transferred his flag from the Adger tobeen alluded to, against which the squadron of Dupont was arrayed on a bright and balmy day in early April, 1863. Dupont intended to move up the main ship-channel, immediately after crossing the bae 192. The ships will open fire on Sumter, ran Dupont's directions, when within easy range, and willates fired three thousand five hundred shots. Dupont, seeing the Keokuk nearly destroyed, half his was a failure, but did not involve disaster. Dupont lost but few men, Only one man died of inju A mere spectator, General Hunter wrote to Admiral Dupont the next day April 8, 1863. from the tran[7 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
h Carolina and Georgia for some time after the attack of the iron-clad squadron on Fort Sumter. Dupont kept a careful watch over the movements of the Confederates, especially those on Morris Island. Morris Island, at Light-House inlet. At about the time of Gillmore's arrival, rumors reached Dupont that his blockading vessels were in danger from a very powerful iron-clad ram, which for fourteeany vessel she might attack. Deserters from the Atlanta reported her ready for work, and Admiral Dupont sent the Weehawken, Captain Rodgers, and Nahant, Commander Downes, to Wassaw Sound, to watch a failure, the Government was determined to renew the attempt in connection with a land force. Dupont's views were so decidedly in opposition to the measure, because he could anticipate no other rescapture of the Atlanta, when Gillmore was preparing to move vigorously in a siege of Charleston, Dupont was relieved, and Commodore Foote See page 202, volume II. was appointed his successor. The
Blue Creek, battle at, 3.279. Big Tybee Island, occupation of by Dupont, 2.125. Biloxi, capture of by Major Strong, 2.327. Bird's PoiIngraham and Beauregard to be raised, 3.191; naval operations under Dupont against the defenses of, 3.192-3.197; evacuation of by Hardee, 3.46 2.46. Duke of Chartres, on McClellan's staff, 2.131. Dupont, Admiral S. F., commands the naval force in the Port Royal expedition, 2.1 secession movements in, 1.60; conventions in, 1.165; operations of Dupont and Wright on coast or, 2.320; expedition of Gen. Seymour to, 3.466 Fort Clark, capture of, 2.108. Fort Clinch, found abandoned by Dupont, 2.820. Fort de Russy, capture of, 3.254. Fort Donelson, siegorcements thrown into, 1.363. Fort McAllister, bombardment of by Dupont, 3.190; capture of by Gen. Hazen, 3.412. Fort Macon, capture of,ender of, 1.310-1.334; excitement occasioned by the fall of, 1.325; Dupont's attack on with iron-clads, 3.195; bombardment of by Gillmore, 3.2