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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 49: first attack on Fort Fisher.--destruction of the confederate ram Albemarle, etc. (search)
the new channel, Commander Lieutenant-Commander (now Commodore) William T. Truxtun, commanding the Tacony. Macomb in the Shamrock following the tug Bazley, Acting-Ensign M. D. Ames, having on board the pilot of the Wyalusing; next came the Otsego, Lieutenant-Commander H. N. T. Arnold; Wyalusing, Lieutenant-Commander Earl English; Tacony, Lieutenant-Commander Wm. T. Truxtun; Commodore Hull, Acting-Master Francis Josselyn, in the order named. Owing to the skill of the pilot, Acting-Master Alfred Everett, the vessels. with a great deal of hard work, succeeded in entering Roanoke River at 4 P. M., with the exception of the Commodore Hull, which remained in Middle River to prevent the enemy from laying torpedoes there, in case the vessels should be obliged to return that way. When the flotilla got near Plymouth the vessels commenced shelling the enemy's works, which was the first intimation the Confederates had of the approach of the Federal forces from this unexpected direction