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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 28 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 27 3 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 27 7 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 19 1 Browse Search
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 9 1 Browse Search
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James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 4 0 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 1: organization of the Navy Department.--blockade-runners, etc. (search)
break of the civil war. what could have been done. blockade runners. loss to the Confederacy. prizes. naval triumphs. faithful officers. Gideon Wells. Gustavus V. Fox. lavish praise of the Army. unprepared for war. Premeditated secession. separate government the Navy and the happy condition of affairs now existing, &C.rs pertaining particularly to the Navy, the other embracing civil transactions, together with the whole business machinery and operations of the Department. Mr. G. V. Fox, who had formerly been an officer of the Navy, was placed at the head of the first named branch of the Department; while the Chief Clerk,Mr. Faxon, was placed ce of Congress, and, by using the large amounts intrusted to its charge with a fair degree of economy, considering the vastness of the field of operations. Gustavus V. Fox, Ass't Secretary of the Navy, 1861-66. The administration of the Department was conducted with ability, which is the most convincing proof of the fitness
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 3: closing of Southern ports.--increase of the Navy.--list of vessels and their stations.--purchased vessels.--vessels constructing, etc. (search)
ence: Flag Officers to command Squadrons, Commodores, to command single vessels. Captains, Commanders, Lieutenants-Commanding, Lieutenants, Masters, Passed Midshipmen, Midshipmen, Cadets. At the same time were established the sensible rules for promotion for gallant conduct in time of war, which did so much to elevate the service, and also to retire those who from age or other disability were no longer fit for active duty. For all this the Navy was indebted to Mr. G. V. Fox, the Assistant Secretary, whose ideas were promptly adopted by Mr. Secretary Welles. It was the first gleam of sunshine that had illuminated the Navy for half a century, and the first time that the sanction of Congress had been given to the President to appoint to the highest grades, officers on the list of Commanders who had shown themselves gallant or efficient in the performance of their duties. The efficiency of the service was further promoted by a provision which enacted that o
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
ed with the duty of recovering the Government property, it may not be uninteresting Panoramic view of Pensacola Bay, the Navy yard and forts. to relate some events connected with this place during the time of its occupation by the Confederates. In the early part of the difficulties between the North and South, and before the Confederates had taken the bold step of firing upon Fort Sumter, and when the Government was anxious to ascertain the true condition of affairs at Charleston, Mr. G. V. Fox, formerly a Lieutenant in the Navy and later the Assistant Secretary, offered his services to go to Charleston, communicate with Colonel Anderson, and return with the required information. The late administration of Mr. Buchanan, with a policy as feeble as it was unwise, had done nothing towards asserting the authority of the government over Fort Sumter, nor taken any energetic steps for its relief, even when it became known that the insurgents were waiting only for an opportunity to
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 12: fight between the Merrimac and Monitor, March 8, 1862. (search)
wharf a decent looking mechanic landed from a small boat. He told the writer that he had escaped from Norfolk, where he had been employed on the Merrimac, which vessel he said was very formidable and nearly completed. His account of affairs was correct as has since been proved, but when the man was taken to Captain Van Brunt, that officer questioned him fiercely and then roughly dismissed him, as if he considered him an impostor. The writer was of a different opinion and wrote at once to Mr. Fox, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, urging him to hurry up the Monitor; but no one in the squadron seemed to anticipate any danger. Rear Admiral Goldsborough was in the sounds of North Carolina and could easily have left what was there to be done to the skill of the gallant Rowan, but he evidently apprehended no danger from the Merrimac or he would have returned at once to Hampton Roads. One would have thought that the Federals could have learned through spies how near the Merrimac was rea
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 32: Navy Department.--energies displayed.--building of iron-clads (search)
he rebellion. Secretary Welles, his character and ability. Commodores Stringham and Paulding connected with the Navy Department to assist Secretary Welles. Paulding drives the secessionists out of the Department. President Lincoln selects Mr. G. V. Fox as assistant to Secretary Welles. preparations of the Confederate leaders. Confederate iron-clads. policy of the United States government in building ships and mounting guns. Slowness of the government in taking in the situation. apparenw the highest grades, no matter what his abilities were, for such a thing had never occurred in the Navy! That was argument enough, without mentioning that it would have been a reflection upon the older officers. It was for this reason that Mr. G. V. Fox, late a lieutenant in the Navy, was selected by President Lincoln as naval adviser, and finally appointed Assistant Secretary of the Navy. It was not until Mr. Fox was appointed that due attention was paid to the building of iron-clads and o
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 38: review of the work done by the Navy in the year 1863. (search)
1863, by purchase, some thirty tugs, over fifty steamers for blockading and supply purposes, and over twenty other vessels for tenders and store-ships. At least twenty of the steamers were captured in endeavoring to violate the blockade. It will be noticed that the additions to the Navy comprised vessels of the most formidable kind, and far more powerful than those of European navies. It is due to history to state that this addition to the Navy was owing the energy and ability of Mr. G. V. Fox, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, who had the supervision of all improvements and additions of ships, Mr. Welles wisely approving all his suggestions; while the able Chief Constructor, Mr. John Lenthall, brought all his ability to bear on the models of the vessels, and Mr. B. F. Isherwood, the talented Chief of the Bureau of Steam Engineering, devised the engines, which, even to the present day, have scarcely been equalled. The consequence of all this was that Governments disposed to
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 51 (search)
altogether parliamentary, but which he honestly believed to be the truth. The Secretary had, no doubt, made efforts, with the intelligent aid of his assistant, Mr. Fox, to fit out sea vessels of a character that could pursue these cruisers with effect; but, unfortunately, there were obstacles in the way which for a time impeded ederal armies; and, among other things, it completely stopped all attempts of the Confederates to fit out cruisers in neutral ports. It was at this crisis that Mr. Fox, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, did so much by his influence and his progressive mind, in Congress and in the Department, in furthering all the plans brought toe reached the point of efficiency which at that time existed. This was appreciated by officers throughout the service; and it is evident, from the latitude given Mr. Fox by the Secretary of the Navy, that the latter leaned upon him as his ablest adviser. Report of the Secretary of the Navy. A tabular statement is appended of
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)
th Atlantic squadron. Under the above orders, Rear-Admiral Porter assumed command of the North Atlantic squadron, and visited City Point, Va., in company with Mr. Fox, Assistant-Secretary of the Navy, to confer with General Grant in regard to the necessary contingent of troops required to co-operate with the Navy in the reductie wonder will be less when we consider how little was known by the Navy Department of the character and qualifications of officers. With the exception of Assistant-Secretary Fox, there seemed to be nobody at headquarters who had much comprehension of the matter, and we had so few squadrons that it was difficult to find separate commands for all who deserved them. The Navy Department, through Assistant-Secretary Fox, showed great energy in assembling the vessels of the fleet at Hampton Roads, and they never denied Admiral Porter anything he asked for. As soon as the fleet was fairly organized, Admiral Porter made an effort to close up the port of Wilmi
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 51: effects of the fall of Fort Fisher, and criticisms on General Badeau's military history of General Grant. (search)
e given point. This necessarily attracted the attention of the enemy, as well as that of the loyal North; and through the imprudence of the public press, and, very likely, of officers in both branches of the service, the exact object of the expedition became a subject of common discussion in the newspapers both North and South. The enemy, thus warned, prepared to meet it. This caused a postponement of the expedition until the later part of November, when, being again called upon by Hon. G. V. Fox, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, I agreed to furnish the men required at once, and went myself, in company with Major-General Butler, to Hampton Roads, where we had a conference with Admiral Porter as to the force required and the time of starting. A force of 6,500 men was regarded as sufficient. The time of starting was not definitely arranged, but it was thought all would be ready by the 6th of December, if not before. Learning, on the 30th of November, that Bragg had gone to Geo
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
do Mar. 22, 1865 Honeysuckle. Sloop Mary 9,550 89 1,007 89 8,543 00 do Mar. 22, 1865 Roebuck. Brig Minnie 6,409 29 1,261 75 5,147 54 Philadelphia April 18, 1865 Lodona. Schooner Mary Ann 2,971 81 837 99 2,133 82 New Orleans April 22, 1865 Itasca. Sloop Mary Ellen 3,875 35 444 82 3,430 53 Key West April 26, 1865 San Jacinto. Schooner Minnie 3,362 16 296 76 3,065 40 do April 26, 1865 Beauregard. Steamer Mail 63,319 11 5,421 11 57,898 00 do April 26, 1865 Honduras, San Jacinto (Fox, Sea Bird, Two Sisters). Schooner Matilda 7,219 87 1,238 10 5,981 77 New Orleans June 26, 1865 Penobscot. Schooner Malta 8,636 46 1,650 03 6,986 43 do Aug. 22, 1865 Glide. Schooner Mary Ellen 5,082 00 830 67 4,251 33 do Aug. 16, 1865 Kanawha. Schooner Mary 804 84 127 20 677 64 Key West Aug. 12, 1865 Pursuit. Schooner Medora 12,452 05 3,853 08 8,598 97 New Orleans Aug. 21, 1865 J. P. Jackson, Stockdale. Schooner Nelly 1,164 83 732 16 432 67 Philadelphia Mar. 2, 1863 Alabama.