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unboat fight near Columbus, Ky. Commander Porter's report. United States gunboat Essex, Wm. D. Porter, Commanding, Fort Jefferson, Jan. 13, 1861. Flag-Officer A. H. Foote: sir: On the morning of the eleventh, Gen. McClernand sent on board this vessel and informed me that the enemy were moving up the river from Columbus ed them correctly and with alacrity; in fact, all the officers and men on board behaved like veterans. Your obedient servant, W. D Porter, Commander. Flag-Officer Foote, in forwarding this report, says: Cairo, Jan. 13, 182. sir: I forward a report from Commander Porter. The rebel gunboat shells all fell short of ofrom Commander Porter. The rebel gunboat shells all fell short of our boats, while our shells reached and ranged beyond their boats, showing the greater range of our guns, but the escape of the rebels showed the greater speed of their boats. Your obedient servant, A. H. Foote, Flag-Officer. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary Navy.
nd the Fort surrendered at discretion to Flag-Officer Foote, giving us all their guns, camp and garrdier-General Commanding. Despatch of Flag-officer Foote. U. S. Flag-ship Cincinnati, off Foiley, Ex-Officer U. S. Gunboat Essex. Commodore Foote's General order. Cairo, February 10,hich had been banked up were in full blast. Com. Foote had prepared his instructions several days pfears were well grounded, and the promise of Com. Foote to Gen. Grant was fulfilled, as the sequel wwith good aim, which is highly praised by Commodore Foote. They fired over three hundred shot. Theceive a shot. Gen. Tilghman remarked to Commodore Foote, that he knew the weak places of the boat men, one and all, did their duty nobly. Commodore Foote informed me that his instructions were obve or six hundred yards from the Fort. Commodore Foote, it seems, pursued the same tactics that not now be ascertained. It is known that Commodore Foote desired a brigade of infantry to go along[30 more...]
Doc. 32.-expedition to Florence, Ala. Com. Foote's special order. United States gunboat Tyler, Paducah, February 2. Lieutenant Commanding Phelps will, aenemy's gunboats and other vessels which might prove available to the enemy. A. H. Foote, Flag-Officer Commanding Naval Forces in Western Waters. Lieut. Phelps's United States gunboat Conestoga, Tennessee River, February 10, 1862. Flag-Officer A. H. Foote, United States Navy, Commanding Naval Forces Western Waters: sir: Scathedra. On the sixth instant, soon after the surrender of Fort Henry, Commodore Foote gave orders to Capt. S. L. Phelps, of the Conestoga, to proceed up the Tentters full of military information, was found, and is now in possession of Commodore Foote. Proceeding a few miles down the river, to a point where the rebels had a to establish the high character of the calling in which he is engaged. Commodore Foote has just cause for self-congratulation in devising the expedition, and pla
Doc. 35.-gallantry of Lieut. Phelps. The Secretary of the Navy sent the following letter to Flag-Officer Foote: Navy Department, February 18, 1862. sir: Your letter of the seventh instant, communicating the details of your great success in the capture of Fort Henry, is just received. I had previously informed you of the reception of your telegraphic despatch announcing the event, which gave the highest satisfaction to the country. We have to-day the report of Lieut. Commanding Stern waters, and in bringing together, for effective operation, the force which has already earned such renown, can never be over-estimated. The Department has observed, with no ordinary solicitude, the armament that has so suddenly been called into existence, and which, under your well-directed management, has been so gloriously effective. I am, respectfully, Your obedient servant, Gideon Welles. To Flag-Officer A. H. Foote, U. S.N., Commanding Gunboat Flotilla, etc., Cairo, Illinois.
Doc. 46.-capture of Fort Donelson. Commodore Foote's report. U. S. Flag-ship St. Louis,r to render the railroad bridge impassable. A. H. Foote, Flag-Officer Commanding Naval Force Western Division. Official despatch from Commodore Foote. Cairo, ill., February 17. To Hon. G. Wse, and the particulars will soon be given. A. H. Foote, Flag-Officer. General Grant's report. fourteenth a gallant attack was made by Flag-Officer Foote upon the enemy's works with his fleet. was absent, having received a note from Flag-Officer Foote, requesting me to go and see him, he beitraitor. I am happy to inform you, that Flag-Officer Foote, though suffering with his foot, with thed, and gallantly fought, and earned for Flag-Officer Foote and his gallant corps of officers additie landing, where he had a conference with Commodore Foote. That officer had informed the General tf them having been seriously crippled and Commander Foote being wounded. During the entire engag
ion. I left Fort Donelson yesterday with the Conestoga, Lieut. Commanding Phelps, and the Cairo, Lieut. Commanding Bryant, on an armed reconnoissance, bringing with me Col. Webster of the Engineer Corps, and chief of Gen. Grant's staff, who, with Lieut. Commanding Phelps, took possession of the principal fort and hoisted the Union flag at Clarksville. A Union sentiment manifested itself as we came up the river. The rebels have retreated to Nashville, having set fire, against the remonstrances of the citizens, to the splendid railroad-bridge across the Cumberland River. I return to Fort Donelson to-day for another gunboat and six or eight mortar-boats, with which I propose to proceed up the Cumberland. The rebels all have a terror of the gunboats. One of them, a short distance above Fort Donelson, had previously fired an iron rolling-mill belonging to Hon. John Bell, which had been used by the rebels. A. H. Foote, Flag-Officer, Commanding Naval Forces, Western Waters.
Doc. 63.-occupation of Nashville, Tenn. Official report of Lieut. Bryant. Nashville, February 25, 1862. Flag-Officer A. H. Foote, Commanding Flotilla Western Waters: sir: Uncertain that my letter of the twenty-third instant reached you, I repeat that I departed from Clarksville for this point by the request of Brig.--Gen. Smith, commanding at Clarksville, and arrived here this morning, preceded by seven steamboats conveying an army commanded by Brig.-Gen. Nelson. The troops landthe existence of the gunboats. or else they would have placed the pieces in quite a different position. The guns stand very nearly on a line parallel with the river, thus exposing them to our enfilading fire from the gunboats. The gallant Commodore Foote, with his fleet, would have swept the whole battery out of existence in half an hour; but they were evidently intended to operate against transports carrying troops, in which case they would have answered admirably. Soon after passing For
. An election for town-officers has just taken place in Harding County, Tenn., which resulted in two hundred votes for the Union and thirteen for secession. A. H. Foote, Flag-Officer. Lieut. Commanding Gwin's report. United States gunboat Tyler, Savannah, Tenn., March 1, 1862. sir: Having learned that the rebels haclose Lieut. Commanding Shirk's report. Hoping that my course will meet your approbation, I have the honor to be, etc., Wm. Gwin, Lieut. Commanding. Flag-Officer A. H. Foote. The report of Acting-Surgeon Thomas H. Kearney states the casualties as follows: On the gunboat Tyler.--Pleasant Gilbert, seaman, gunshot wound ose taken by the unfortunate men whom we have lost. I have the honor to be, sir, your most obedient servant, James W. Shirk, Lieutenant Commanding. To Flag-Officer A. H. Foote, Commanding U. S. Naval Forces, Cairo, Ill. Chicago post narrative. Cairo, Monday, March 3. The discovery of a new rebel battery on the Tenne
irst, and now Columbus. The flotilla under Flag-Officer Foote consisted of six gunboats, commanded by Capts, Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff. Flag-office Foote's report. Columbus, Ky., Tuesday, March 4, 1862 temporarily in command at Columbus. [Signed] A. H. Foote, Flag-Officer. Cincinnati Gazette account. legraphic despatches of the associated press that Com. Foote informed the authorities of Washington on Sunday four o'clock this morning an order was sent by Commodore Foote to the captains of the gunboats St. Louis, Caroty of opinion, it is not to be wondered at that Commodore Foote felt a little dubious on the question at — the object being to present to the gaze of Commodore Foote a banner of almost any description, provided it. The nature of the ensign being discovered, Commodore Foote ordered a detachment of the Twenty-seventh Illitry and artillery will be sent down to-morrow. Com. Foote, with the gunboats Cincinnati, Carondelet, Louisv
more damage than they had us. We had knocked over three of their heaviest guns and one small one, shot through the boiler of one of their boats, and played smash with them generally. Of their number of killed we do not know correctly, and I will not guess. There were many fresh graves; we found two unburied, and a grave begun and spades and picks left, it unfinished. And so ends the battle of New-Madrid. We control the river, and no guns or stores leave Island No.10 for Dixie. Tell Com. Foote to send them along this way. There are large supplies at No. Ten. Neither men nor supplies will reach Dixie until the war closes. A large transport hove in sight this morning from Island No.10, but, seeing the Stars and Stripes and the guns ready to work, wisely turned about, and landed above and on the opposite side, and I suppose her troops are skedaddling through the Kentucky woods for better society. Com. Hollins commanded the rebel gunboats. Gens. Stuart and McGown commanded
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