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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 13: building a navy on the Western rivers.--battle of Belmont. (search)
mpletely occupied in supervising the work of construction; but with their aid Mr. Eads soon completed an efficient flotilla, which obtained a fame in the annals of the war surpassed by no other vessels. Rear-Admiral A. H. Foote. One of Flagofficer Foote's first acts was to establish a depot at Cairo, Illinois, where his vessels could berepaired and could replenish their stores; and those who remember the Navy Yard at Mound City, near Cairo, and the large fleet which grew from the small squut ordinary transports to operate with, and these were liable to be cut to pieces from the banks of the river by the Confederate light artillery. On the 14th of September Commander Henry Walke, in command of the Taylor, under orders from Flag-officer Foote, proceeded down the river towards Columbus to make reconnoissance, accompanied by officers of General Grant's staff. At Norfolk, six miles below Cairo, the Taylor took on board a hundred men of the Ninth Illinois Regiment, and then approac
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 14: battle and capture of Fort Henry by the Navy. (search)
tive Officer Riley with the other one as he was falling overboard, sustaining him until both regained a footing on the projection before mentioned. In a very few minutes after the explosion our gallant ship (which had, in the language of Flagofficer Foote, fought most effectually through two-thirds of the engagement) was drifting slowly away from the field of glory; her commander badly wounded, a number of her officers and crew dead at their posts, whilst many others were writhing in their lhot his gun had fired; and his account was corroborated by the gunner in the magazine. This may be considered as a striking example of coolness and bravery in a boy of fourteen, who had never before been under fire. Secretary Welles to Flag-officer Foote. Navy Department, February 13, 1862. Sir: Your letter of the 7th inst., 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 telegra