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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 40: (search)
The flotilla in the sounds was reinforced by some additional vessels and placed under the command of Commander William H. Macomb, an officer fully competent to perform the duties required of him. North Atlantic Squadron, January 1, 1864. Acting-Rear-Admiral, Samuel P. Lee. Fleet-Captain, Lieutenant-Commander John S. Barnes. Steam frigate Minnesota--Flag-ship. Lieutenant-Commander, John H. Upshur; Lieutenant, Jos. P. Fyffe; Fleet Surgeon, W. Maxwell Wood; Assistant Surgeons, G. S. Franklin, W. S. Fort and A. Mathewson; Fleet Paymaster, Chas. P. Upham; Chaplain, Thomas G. Salter; Marine Officers: Captain, John Schermerhorn; Second-Lieuten-ant, C. F. Williams; Acting-Masters, Robert Barstow, A. B. Pierson and W. H. Polly; Acting-En-signs, J. W. Grattan, E. R. Olcott, Richard Bates, John M. Cowen and James Birtwistle; Acting-Master's Mates, F. A. O'Conner, John Brann, J. M. Skarden, G. W. Kellogg and S. A. Tabor; Engineers: Chiefs, Benj. F. Garvin and John H. Long; Assistants
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 41: the Red River expedition, under Major-General N. P. Banks, assisted by the Navy under Rear-Admiral David D. Porter. (search)
y commenced arriving under the command of General Franklin. It was as fine a body of troops as were report to Lee at daylight next morning. General Franklin then ordered General Ransom to send a bried by the wagon train. He had applied to General Franklin to allow his train to move to the rear of the infantry; but Franklin told him he must take care of his own train, that he (F.) had already 75, although under the immediate command of General Franklin. He waited for no order from the latter,sisting on pushing ahead all the time, though Franklin intimated that if the enemy was in force in hld have happened at Sabine Cross Roads if General Franklin on that occasion had been allowed to postthat course was found to be practicable. But Franklin, although he might wish to see this plan carrs interview with Banks that Smith proposed to Franklin that the latter should assume command of the those officers; but on a subsequent interview Franklin gave such assurances that Banks intended to l[44 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
tion. extract from General Banks' report. recapitulation. General Franklin had mentioned to Admiral Porter at Grand Ecore, on his statingability of getting large vessels down in that way. When he met General Franklin again in Alexandria, he recurred to this proposal of Bailey's, and Franklin was so satisfied with the feasibility of the scheme that the Admiral asked him to send Colonel Bailey to him at once, and the lam that they ought to be tried, and he was surprised in reading General Franklin's evidence before the Committee on the Conduct of the War, whe, which gives all these facts, as I have stated them here. General Franklin's memory was certainly treacherous here, for the statement aboulted, for on him depended the execution of the work. No doubt, Franklin and Bailey worked assiduously to get every one to think favorably n favor of trying it, especially as it had been recommended by General Franklin, an engineer officer. It seems to us that so much effort to