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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)
n a letter to that officer, says: Lieutenant-General Grant has recently given the subject his attant-Secretary of the Navy, to confer with General Grant in regard to the necessary contingent of te Secretary of the Navy were made known to General Grant, and he at once decided to send the requisthe President, a copy of which was sent to General Grant, there was still delay in furnishing the meneral Butler would go on the expedition. General Grant several times went on board the Malvern foutler's presence was always enough to make General Grant quiet and meditative, and he soon took hiss to the flag-ship, but lie was as taciturn as Grant, and apparently was uncertain whether he was ts for the Navy to hold on in the hope that General Grant would send the troops back again, under annd we were satisfied with the reasons that General Grant gave for not sending troops. There was nont, Saturday, December 31, 1864. Sir-Lieutenant-General Grant will send immediately a competent f[10 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
s bade fair to be found unprepared in case General Grant ordered the troops to return. No time wasarked, the Admiral sent a swift steamer to General Grant and told him the situation of affairs, urghim to send other troops and another General. Grant had made up his mind to do so the moment he heing anything disrespectful concerning him. General Grant thought highly of Comstock, and that was tm his division. As soon as possible after General Grant's arrival, preparations were made for the other guns. Grand total, 83 guns. When General Grant went to Fort Fisher and General Schofield ar was held on board the Malvern, at which General Grant presided, and it was concluded to land an by water; but this plan was changed after General Grant left, and General Schofield undertook an emiral Porter engaged in taking that place, General Grant came very near being put to great inconvenhis time Sherman had captured Savannah and General Grant had received the news of the utter rout of[4 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
began against the city. On May 4. 1865, Rear-Admiral Thatcher received written proposals from Commodore Ebenezer Farrand, commanding the Confederate naval forces in Mobile waters, to surrender his ships, officers, men and public property generally, and desiring a meeting with the Admiral to arrange the terms. The two commanders met at Citronelle, a point about thirty-five miles above Mobile, and the surrender was agreed upon and accepted on the same basis and terms as were granted by General Grant to General Lee, by General Sherman to General Johnston, and by General Canby to General Taylor, which last surrender was made at the same place and time. The day previous to the receipt of the proposal for surrender, Rear-Admiral Thatcher had made preparations for attacking the Confederate vessels in the Tombigbee, and the attack would have undoubtedly been made had Commodore Farrand delayed his surrender a day longer. As a matter of record, and as an interesting episode sode of the
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 54: capture of Richmond.--the destruction of the Confederate fleet in the James River, etc. (search)
resistance. Everything had been done by General Grant that was possible to reinforce Sherman. Ae course of the Confederate Government. General Grant's movements also largely depended on the sn army sufficiently strong to, defeat Sherman, Grant could not have gone to the latter's assistancerms that would be demanded of General Lee when Grant should move on Petersburg and Richmond. Preia to City Point, Virginia, to confer with General Grant on the situation, arriving on the 27th of burg, and should Lee leave his fortified lines Grant would follow him so closely that it would be it them to be used by any one. But, said General Grant, cannot the Confederates re-lay the rails,d while Mr. Lincoln had implicit confidence in Grant's military abilities, he relied no less on hisforces on the river were in this position, General Grant was gradually enveloping Richmond with his defend Lee's extreme right at Five Forks, General Grant. on the morning of the 2d of April, order[9 more...]
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