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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Du Pont's attack at Charleston. (search)
the best commanding officers in it who were available for the great work he had so much at heart. Percival Drayton, John Rodgers, Worden, Ammen, George Rodgers, Fairfax, Downes, and Rhind were chosen for the turret ships, and Commodore Thomas Turner for the Ironsides. It would have been difficult to find in the navy men of higheauk, Captain John L. Worden; Patapsco, Commander Daniel Ammen; New Ironsides, Commodore Thomas Turner; Catskill, Commander George W. Rodgers; Nantucket, Commander Donald M. Fairfax; Nahant, Commander John Downes; and Keokuk, Commander Alexander Rhind. The admiral had arranged to lead in the Ironsides, but, much against his will, aeir battered armor, their crippled turrets, and their disabled guns proved the power of the forts and the coolness and skill of the Southern gunners. Rear-Admiral D. M. Fairfax. From a photograph. At daylight, when the chief-of-staff went on deck, he found the admiral already there, who said to him, with his usual straight
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.7 (search)
4-pounder S. B. howitzers, 1 30-pounder Parrott rifle, 2 12-pounder rifle howitzers. Monitors. (1 15-inch, 1 11-inch, each.) Patapsco, Com. D. Ammen; Passaic, Captain P. Drayton; Nahant, Com. John Downes; Montauk, Com. John L. Worden, Com. D. M. Fairfax; Nantucket, Com. D. M. Fairfax, Lieut.-Com. L. H. Newman, Com. J. C. Beaumont; Weehawken, Captain John Rodgers; Catskill, Com. George W. Rodgers. Other iron-clads. Keokuk, Com. A. C. Rhind, 2 11-inch. S. B.; New Ironsides, Com. T. TurCom. D. M. Fairfax, Lieut.-Com. L. H. Newman, Com. J. C. Beaumont; Weehawken, Captain John Rodgers; Catskill, Com. George W. Rodgers. Other iron-clads. Keokuk, Com. A. C. Rhind, 2 11-inch. S. B.; New Ironsides, Com. T. Turner, 14 11-inch, 2 150-pounder Parrotts, 2 50-pounder Dahlgrens. Sailing vessels (Barks). Kingfisher, Act. Master J. C. Dutch, 4 8-inch; Braziliera, Act. Master W. T. Gillespie, 6 32-pounders; Restless, Act. Master W. R. Browne; Midnight, Act. Master N. Kirby, 1 20-pounder Parrott pivot, 6 32-pounders; Fernandina, Act. Master E. Moses, 6 32-pounders, 1 20-pounder Parrott pivot, 1 24-pounder S. B. howitzer. Mortar-schooners. C. P. Williams, Act. Master, S. N. Freeman, 2 32-pounders, 1