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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 6: naval expedition against Port Royal and capture of that place. (search)
Stringham relieved. commands given to flag officers Dupont and McKean. the Port Royal expedition naval battles contrasted. Sherman's legions. Dupont's eminence as a Commander. attempts to despoi Department concurred in the opinion of Flag Officer Dupont that Port Royal contained all the requiion against Port Royal under command of Flag Officer Dupont, reinforced by an Army corps under Geneme useless. The whole affair on the part of Dupont's squadron had been conducted in a masterly ma S. C., captured by the naval forces under Captain Dupont. along the Southern coast fall into Confed ships and served with skill and precision. Dupont demonstrated that ships under steam were much , during his service on the Southern coast. Dupont was a man of fine presence, and there was someLater in the war it was attempted to take from Dupont some of the laurels he had won, and to mentionnnot enter into all the particulars. Flag Officer Dupont highly commends the services of Fleet-C[12 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 32: Navy Department.--energies displayed.--building of iron-clads (search)
ther work as could not be accomplished by wooden ships. From the time Rear-Admiral Dupont took command of the squadron, Charleston had been closely watched from oall cases, it was necessary to get up a new plant. In order to enable Rear-Admiral Dupont to carry out the wishes of the Department, his squadron was now re-inford of the 11-inch). This was the force that would be called into play in case Dupont determined to attack the batteries, and with which he was expected to be victor Some of these vessels arrived at Charleston bar as early as January, 1863, and Dupont, who was a sagacious and prudent officer, considered it his duty, before commenrden was satisfied with the result of his experiment, and so reported to Rear-Admiral Dupont. Worden, whose experience in the lighter Monitor at Hampton Roads ougorts at Charleston, we will give a separate chapter to the operations of Rear-Admiral Dupont while he commanded at that point. In the next chapter we will also gi
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
vy Department from the iron-clad vessels. Admiral Dupont attacks the batteries in Charleston harbor Mr. Secretary Welles and Admiral Dupont. Admiral Dupont retires to Port Royal. combined attack ofn-clad Atlanta by the U. S. S. Weehawken. Admiral Dupont retires from command of the South Atlanticanuary, 1863, by some of the vessels of Rear-Admiral Dupont's squadron capturing a large blockade-row Rear-Admiral) William E. Le Roy. enable Admiral Dupont to force his way up to the city. The hag to attack the defences of Charleston, Rear-Admiral Dupont issued the following order: Theh his reputation and position entitled him. On Dupont alone would have rested the responsibility of we consider all the events at Charleston, from Dupont's first attack until the evacuation of the plauppose that some blame was attached to him. Dupont was too popular an officer to be treated with te that if he had ever had any feeling against Dupont he had outgrown it: Navy Department, Jun[42 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Letters relating to the battle of Port Royal and occupation of the Confederate forts. (search)
more in the State of South Carolina, which has been the chief promoter of the wicked and unprovoked rebellion they have been called upon to suppress. S. F. Dupont, Flag-Officer, Commanding South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Report of Flag-officer Dupont. United States Flag-Ship Wabash, Port Royal Harbor, S. C., Nov. 11, 1861. Sir — I have the honor to submit the following detailed account of the action of the 7th of November: From the reconnaissance of the 5th we were led to bhe honor to be, sir, your obedient servant, Pen. G. Watmough, Acting-Lieutenant-Commander. Flag-Officer S. F. Dupont, Commanding South Atlantic Squadron. Respectfully forwarded, S. F. Dupont, Flag-Officer. Commendatory letter to Flag-officer Dupont. Navy Department, November 16, 1861. Sir-It is with no ordinary emotion that I tender to you and your command the heartfelt congratulations and thanks of the Government and the country for the brilliant success achieved at Port R