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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 21: capture of New Orleans.--first attack on Vicksburg by Farragut's fleet and mortar flotilla.--junction of flag-officers Farragut and Davis above Vicksburg.--ram Arkansas. (search)
ape pipes and two water pipes cut away. Nineteen beams and thirty timbers were cut away, three boats destroyed, deck pumps shot away and many other injuries. Thirty men were killed, wounded and missing. All through the fight, the Taylor, Lieut.-Com. Gwinn, gallantly sustained Commander Walke in the Carondelet. There can be no comparison drawn between the Arkansas and her antagonists, for with but one gun she would have been superior to all the Carondelet class of gun-boats put together an, July 15, 1862. Sir — This morning, about 6.10 o'clock, heavy firing was heard on board this vessel apparently from the direction of the Yazoo River, the cause of which soon manifested itself in the appearance of the gunboat Taylor, Lieutenant-Commander Gwinn, running before, and closely followed by an iron-clad rebel ram-since ascertained to be the Arkansas--escaped out of the Yazoo River. This vessel — of a similar construction to the Louisiana and Mississippi destroyed at New Orleans; th
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 24: Second attack on Vicksburg, etc. (search)
eral Sherman near Chickasaw Bayou. attack on Haines' Bluff by the United States steamer Benton, etc., and death of Lieut.-Com. Gwinn. arrival of General McClernand to relieve Sherman. expedition to Arkansas post. last act of the Navy in the Yazoates, which were shot-proof, thirty times without damage, but plunging shots passed through her decks. Lieut.-Commanding Gwinn, stood on the upper deck Lieut.-Commander William Gwinn, U. S. Navy. during the whole action, as he was of opinion thatLieut.-Commander William Gwinn, U. S. Navy. during the whole action, as he was of opinion that a pilot-house or casemate was no place for the commander of a ship of war in battle. This idea cost him his life, for he was struck with a fifty-pound rifle shell which tore away the muscles of his right arm and breast. His executive officer, Acti vessels took part in the Yazoo expedition: Black Hawk, (flagship) Lieutenant-Commander K. R. Breese, Benton, Lieutenant-Commander Wm. Gwinn, Baron DeKalb, Lieutenant-Commander Jno. G. Walker, Carondelet, Commander Henry Walke, Louisville, Lieutenant