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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 14: battle and capture of Fort Henry by the Navy. (search)
he escape of the garrison, whilst the gun-boats were to attack as before mentioned. On the afternoon of the 5th, Flag-officer Foote came on board the Essex, and our crew were called to quarters for drill and inspection. After putting them through Arriving at the island chute, the line of battle was formed, the Essex on the extreme right, the Cincinnati, with Flag-officer Foote on board, on our left, the Carondelet on her left, and the St. Louis on the extreme left — the wooden boats taking nt to merit a vote of thanks, as appears from the following: Relative to a vote of thanks to General Grant, Flag Officer Foote and others, for their courage and gallantry exhibited in the bombardment of Fort Henry. Resolved by the General Asat the thanks of the people of Ohio be, and through their representatives are, hereby tendered to General Grant and Flag-officer Foote, and the brave men under their command, for the courage, gallantry and enterprise exhibited in the bombardment and
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 15: capture of Fort Donelson and battle of Shiloh. (search)
as writing about picks and shovels he informed Foote that he was only waiting for the return of thee water side were preparing for the attack. Foote, according to his own report, did not considerg about than a number of vessels in groups. Foote's vessels were struck about fifty times each bmen or guns. In this case the report of Flag-officer Foote was very indefinite, and he only gives areports. After the battle of Fort Donelson, Foote's gun-boats had to go to Cairo for repairs, whwas in his hands. Lieut. Gwin in writing to Foote, puts it Rear-Admiral Henry Walke, (Commanderilliant writers of history and biography that Foote sent the Carondelet to Fort Donelson upon a reort Donelson. From Commander Walke to Flag-officer Foote. U. S. Gun-Boat Carondelet, Paducathe following report of Commander Walke to Admiral Foote. U. S. Gun-Boat Carondelet, Near Forgratulatory orderFebruary 17th, 1862. Flag-officer Foote, the Commander-in-chief of the Naval For[12 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 16: operations on the Mississippi. (search)
the fire of the works at Fort Donelson, Flag-officer Foote proceeded to Cairo to repair some of hisme day that the above affair took place, Flag-officer Foote sent Lieut.-Com. Phelps to Columbus withs Gen. Pope's appeal for a gun-boat that Flag-officer Foote, for the first time, summoned a council with over fifty guns bearing on the vessels. Foote does not mention who was the exception, and whixteen mortar-rafts, while, according to Flag-officer Foote, the Confederates had thirteen gun-boats run the gauntlet of the batteries? But Flag-officer Foote still hesitated for reasons already giveNo.10 surrendered on the 7th of April to Flag-officer Foote just as he was preparing to attack with m the time he moved his army to New Madrid. Foote would no doubt have sent the ironclads down paretary of the Navy, in answer to that of Flag-officer Foote: General order, no. 7.U. S. Flagch courage and energy, ever since the day when Foote first left Cairo with the gun-boats and mortar[18 more...]