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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
irst-lieutenant Louisiana regiment artillery, commanding company H. T. Peters, captain company I, twenty-second regiment Louisiana volunteers. James Ryan, captain company H, twenty-second regiment Louisiana volunteers. S. Jones, captain company I, twenty-third regiment Louisiana volunteers. F. C. Comars, captain company St. Mary's cannoniers. Beverly C. Kennedy, first-lieutenant Louisiana regiment artillery. Abner N. Ogden, first-lieutenant Louisiana regiment artillery. James W. Gaines, first-lieutenant Louisiana regiment artillery. D. Simon, first-lieutenant twenty-second Louisiana volunteers. George Nongesser, first-lieutenant twenty-second Louisiana volunteers. George O. Foote, first-lieutenant St. Mary's cannoniers. Wm. T. Mumford, first-lieutenant Louisiana regiment artillery. Edw. D. Woodlief, second-lieutenant Louisiana regiment artillery. Charles Dermers, second-lieutenant twenty-second Louisiana volunteers. Christian Jacobs, second-lieutena
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 44: battle of Mobile Bay. (search)
ss between the bank and the channel; indeed, only vessels of the lightest draft of water would have dared to make such an attempt under ordinary circumstances. Every effort had been made by the Confederate engineers to make the channel between Gaines and Morgan impassable; but its depth in some places was as much as 60 feet, the bottom was bad (drift-sand, in fact), and the action of ebb and flow, with that of heavy winds, rendered it almost impossible to obstruct it effectually. Even in timoden ships at first, Farragut was wise to delay his attack until the arrival of the iron-clads. In addition to the two forts above mentioned was Fort Powell, situated at Grant's Pass. This could inflict no damage to a fleet passing Morgan and Gaines, but could annoy an enemy after he had passed up as far as the anchoring ground. While waiting for the iron-clads, Farragut thought he would try and batter this fort down or injure its guns, and make it untenable; but the attempt was not a suc