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Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 71 3 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ammen, Daniel, 1820-1898 (search)
Ammen, Daniel, 1820-1898 Naval officer; born in Brown county, O., May 15, 1820; entered the navy as a midshipman in 1836. In 1861-62 he commanded the gunboat Seneca in the South Atlantic blockading fleet. His bravery was conspicuous in the battle of Port Royal, Nov. 7, 1861. Later, under Dupont's command, he took part in all the operations on the coasts of Georgia and. Florida. In the engagements with Fort McAllister, March 3, 1863, and with Fort Sumter, April 7, 1863, he commanded the monitor Patapsco. In the attacks on Fort Fisher, in December, 1864, and January, 1865, he commanded the Mohican. He was promoted to rear-admiral in 1877, and was retired June 4, 1878. Afterwards he was a member of the board to locate the new Naval Observatory, and a representative of the United States at the Interoceanic Ship Canal Congress in Paris. He designed a cask balsa to facilitate the landing of troops and field artillery; a life-raft for steamers; and the steel ram Katahdin. His pu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Annapolis, (search)
ny distinction as to religious belief. The convention fully resolved to sustain Massachusetts, and meet force by force if necessary. Gen. B. F. Butler was in Philadelphia on April 19, 1861, when he first heard of the assault on Massachusetts troop in Baltimore. He had orders to go to Washington through Baltimore. It was evident that he could not do so without trouble, and he took counsel with (Gen. Robert Patterson, the commander of the Department of Washington. He also consulted Commodore Dupont, commander of the navy-yard there, and it was agreed that the troops under General Butler should go from Perryville, on the Susquehanna, to Annapolis, by water, and thence across Maryland, seizing and holding Annapolis Junction by the way. Butler laid before his officers a plan which contemplated seizing and holding Annapolis as a means of communication, and to make a forced march with a part of his troops from that port to Washington. He wrote to the governor of Massachusetts to send
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Charleston, S. C. (search)
h that end was made in the spring of 1863. On April 6 Admiral Dupont crossed Charleston Bar with nine monitors, or turretedst of Fort Sumter, was a strong work, called Fort Wagner. Dupont's squadron lay quietly within the bar until noon of April reply to any attack from Fort Wagner. the Weehawken led. Dupont was ignorant of the torpedoes, but the discovery of thesng shot. Then the other monsters of the deep commanded by Dupont came forward and delivered tremendous discharges of heavy was in peril, and Fort Sumter was but slightly hurt, when Dupont, after a terrible fight of forty minutes, signalled the sqand shots. The attack was a failure, but not a disaster. Dupont lost but a few men, and only one vessel. Second attack o secure a successful attack on Sumter. After this attack Dupont watched the Confederates on Morris Island, and did not alls by firing shells, if it should not be surrendered. As Dupont did not approve this plan, Admiral Dahlgren took his place
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
Confederacy.—March 1. John Minor Botts arrested at Richmond, Va., for treason to the Confederate States. Schooner British Queen captured while trying to run the blockade at Wilmington, N. C.— 2. Brunswick, Ga., captured by Union troops.—6. President Lincoln asks Congress to declare that the United States ought to co-operate with any States which may adopt a gradual abolition of slavery, giving to such State pecuniary indemnity.—8. Fort Clinch, St. Mary, Ga., and Fernandina, Fla., taken by Dupont's expedition.—10. Confederate troops from Texas occupy Santa Fe, N. M.—11. General McClellan relieved of the supreme command of the army, and made commander of the Army of the Potomac. Resolution recommending gradual emancipation adopted by the House of Representatives. —13. Point Pleasant, Mo., captured by Pope.—18. Name of Fort Calhoun, at the Rip Raps, Hampton Roads, changed to Fort Wool.—21. Washington, N. C., occupied by Union troops. Departments of the Gulf and South cre
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dupont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865 (search)
Dupont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865 Naval officer; born in Bergen Point, N. J., Sept. 27, 1803; entered the United States navy as midshipman at twelve years of age, and became commander, Oct. 28, 1842. He saw much active service on the Califorland, on the South Carolina coast, to secure a central harbor and depot of supplies on the Southern shores. In July Commodore Dupont was made a rear-admiral, and in April, 1863, he commanded the fleet which made an unsuccessful effort to capture Chare Charleston. Admiral Dupont assisted in organizing the naval school at Annapolis, and was the author of a highly Samuel Francis Dupont. commended report on the use of floating batteries for coast defence. He died in Philadelphia, June 23, 1865.e Charleston. Admiral Dupont assisted in organizing the naval school at Annapolis, and was the author of a highly Samuel Francis Dupont. commended report on the use of floating batteries for coast defence. He died in Philadelphia, June 23, 1865.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
amount of $500,000, and defined the crime of treason against the State to be, in one form, the holding of office under the national government in case of actual collision between the State and government troops, punishable with death. The governor of the State (Perry) had previously made arrangements to seize the United States forts, navy-yard, and other government property in Florida. In the early part of the Civil War the national military and naval forces under General Wright and Commodore Dupont made easy conquests on the coast of Florida. In February, 1862, they captured Fort Clinch, on Amelia Island, which the Confederates had seized, and drove the Confederates from Fernandina. Other posts were speedily abandoned, and a flotilla of gunboats, under Lieut. T. H. Stevens, went up the St. John's River, and captured Jacksonville, March 11. St. Augustine was taken possession of about the same time by Commander C. R. P. Rogers, and the alarmed Confederates abandoned Pensacola a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
s there were sent to New York. In the arsenal were 22.000 muskets and rifles, some cannon, and a large amount of munitions of war. The forts were without garrisons, and each was in charge of only two or three men. Late in November, 1861, Commodore Dupont went down the coast from Port Royal with a part of his fleet, and with ease took possession of the Big Tybee Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, from which Fort Pulaski, which was within easy mortar distance, might be assailed, and the harbor of Savannah perfectly sealed against blockade runners. On the approach of the National gunboats the defences were abandoned, and on Nov. 25, Dupont wrote to the Secretary of War: The flag of the United States is flying over the territory of Georgia. Before the close of the year the National authority was supreme from Warsaw Sound, below the mouth of the Savannah, to the North Edisto River, below Charleston. Every fort on the islands of that region had been abandoned, and there was
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Luce, Stephen Bleecker 1827- (search)
the Brazilian. With Commodore James Biddle he circumnavigated the globe in the 74-gun line-of-battle ship Columbus. He was afterwards on the Pacific station in the Vandalia, and then was attached to the home squadron in the Vixen. In September, 1855, he was commissioned lieutenant, and when the Civil War broke Stephen Bleecker luck. out in 1861 he was ordered to the Wabash, in which he participated in the attack on the forts at Hatteras Inlet. In the Wabash (then the flag-ship of Commodore Dupont) Lieutenant Luce engaged in the conflict at Port Royal. Subsequently he was employed in the blockade service in the Pontiac. In 1863, in command of the Naval Academy practice-ship Macedonian, he visited the ports of Plymouth and Portsmouth, England, and became deeply interested in the training system for boys for the royal navy as practised there. On his return he made a special report and recommendations upon the subject, which was followed by the adoption of a similar system for t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Navy of the United States (search)
Alvarado100GunboatS.137S.b2 Sandoval100GunboatS.137S.b2 Huntress82Gunboat (converted)Comp......S.b2 Basco42GunboatI.44S.b2 Guardoqui42GunboatI.44S.b2 Urdaneta42GunboatI.44S.b2 b, Estimated. d, Torpedo tubes. Cushing (No. 1)105Torpedo-boatS.1,720T. S.d3 Ericsson (No. 2)120Torpedo-boatS.1,800T. S.d3 Foote (No. 3)142Torpedo-boatS.2,000T. S.d3 Rodgers (No. 4)142Torpedo-boatS.2,000T. S.d3 Winslow (No. 5)142Torpedo-boatS.2,000T. S.d3 Porter (No. 6)165Torpedo-boatS.b3,400T. S.d3 Dupont (No. 7)165Torpedo-boatS.b3,400T. S.d3 Rowan (No. 8)182Torpedo-boatS.3,200T. S.d3 Dahlgren (No. 9)146Torpedo-boatS.4,200T. S.d2 T. A. M. Craven (No 10)146Torpedo-boatS.4,200T. S.d2 Farragut (No. 11)273Torpedo-boatS.5,600T. S.d2 Davis (No. 12)132Torpedo-boatS.1,750T. S.d3 Fox (No. 13)132Torpedo-boatS.1,750T. S.d3 Morris (No. 14)105Torpedo-boatS.1,750T. S.d3 Talbot (No. 15)46 1/2Torpedo-boatS.850T. S.d2 Gwin (No. 16)46Torpedo-boatS.850S.d2 Mackenzie (No. 17)
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Palmer, James Shedden 1810-1867 (search)
Palmer, James Shedden 1810-1867 Naval officer; born in New Jersey in 1810; entered the navy as midshipman in 1825, and was promoted rear-admiral in 1866. He served in the East India seas in 1838, and in blockading the coast of Mexico from 1846 to 1848. At the beginning of the Civil War he was in the blockade fleet under Dupont. In the summer of 1863 he led the advance in the passage of the Vicksburg batteries, and later in the same year performed the same service. Palmer was Farragut's flag-captain in the expedition against New Orleans and Mobile, and fought the Confederate ram Arkansas. In 1865 he was assigned to the command of the North Atlantic squadron. He died in St. Thomas, W. I., Dec. 7, 1867.
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