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ld permit, with the flag-ship Minnesota, Captain G. A. Van Brune, having in company the United States steamers Wabash, Captain Samuel Mercer; Monticello, Commander John P. Gillis; Pawnee, Commander S. C. Rowan; Harriet Lane, Captain John Faunce; United States chartered steamers Adelaide, Commander Henry S. Stellwagen; George Peabo our troops moving up the beach. At two P. M. American flag displayed from Fort Clark by our pickets, who were in possession. At four o'clock, Monticello, Captain Gillis, was ordered to feel his way into the inlet and take possession, but he had advanced only a short distance when fire was opened on him from Fort Hatteras, towment I had the honor of inclosing with my despatch, No. 134, under date. Aug. 30, off Hatteras Inlet. I have the honor to enclose a copy of the report of Com. J. P. Gillis, of the Monticello, and I here take the opportunity of mentioning with great pleasure the name of Corn. A. Ludlow Case, my Fleet Captain, for very prompt an
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 36. battle of Port Royal, S. C. Fought November 7, 1861. (search)
cond turn, and I am told that its effect upon the spectators outside of her was intense. I learn that when they saw our flag on shore the troops were powerless to cheer, but wept. Gen. Sherman was deeply affected, and the soldiers are loud and unstinting in their expressions of admiration and gratitude. The works are most scientifically constructed, and there is nothing like Fort Walker on the Potomac. I did not allow the victory to check our ardor, but despatched some vessels under Capt. Gillis over the other side. To-day I have an expedition to Beaufort to save the light vessels, but they were fired instantly after the surrender. Beaufort is deserted. The negroes are wild with joy and revenge. They have been shot down, they say, like dogs, because they would not go off with their masters. I have already a boat at Skull Creek, and the communication between Savannah and Charleston is cut off. Capt. Rogers' letter. U. S. Steamer Bienville, Port Royal harbor, off Fo
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 59. Lieut. McCrea's report on Potomac River rebel batteries. (search)
cease firing and return to her anchorage. After taking a curve by nature of the channel, anon standing up the river, she was fired upon by the battery on shore, which she returned; and while passing the Valley City she was informed that a shot from shore had passed through the bows of the said vessel; and not having sufficient steam to make any progress to get out of the reach of the enemy's battery, requested Lieut. Norton to tow him toward Indian Head; which was done. The enemy's battery continued their fire upon all vessels and steamers passing up and down until three P. M. To the best of my judgment there are four guns at said battery; one rifled gun, extreme range, as many of their shots, during their firing, almost touched the Maryland shore. No one was injured during the action. The officers and men fired deliberately and coolly. I have the honor to be your obedient servant, E. P. McCrea, Commanding. To Commander John P. Gillis, Commanding Division of Potomac Flotilla.
ring at twenty-five minutes past eleven A. M., after which they sent several ricocheting shots — and all hand — some ones — at our water line, which luckily fell short. We expended twenty-three shells, several — particularly those planted by Captain Gillis in person — with good effect. They sent us at least thirty rifled balls and shells, all splendidly aimed, their guns being evidently well manned. Some of their shot and shell went over us, about eight or nine feet clear of the deck, and onlwithout knowing what the other side suffered, I do know that the Seminole suffered severely. So soon as we get rid of some expedition now on hand, we shall probably run in North somewhere for repairs. The officers and men behaved well. Had Captain Gillis stopped we should have been blown out of the water. Every one says that guns were never better handled than were those of the enemy yesterday. Every shot came true. The only wonder is that no lives were lost. A number were scratched by