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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 24: Second attack on Vicksburg, etc. (search)
Throughout these operations the Navy did everything that could be done to ensure the success of General Sherman's movement. As the soldiers pushed their way through the swamps the Benton and two other iron-clads with the Marmora and ram Queen of the West, moved up to within easy range of Haines' Bluff. The Benton opened on the Confederate batteries and also shelled the road leading to Vicksburg to prevent the enemy from sending reinforcements to Vicksburg and also to make them believe that Haines' Bluff was the intended point of attack. Boats were sent towards the forts to drag for torpedoes with the intention if the latter could be removed to advance the gun-boats to close quarters. When the small boats approached the enemy's works a rapid fire was opened on them, but they did not retire until it was supposed that the torpedoes were removed and the way was clear. Then the Benton advanced to the point where the boats had ceased work, some twelve hundred yards from the fort, or a
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 28: passage of the fleet by Vicksburg and capture of Grand Gulf.--capture of Alexandria, etc. (search)
he Confederates, who had seen so many nondescripts pass Vicksburg that they hardly knew a gun-boat from a transport. While Pemberton was making his preparations to meet Grant's Army on Big Black River, he received a dispatch informing him that Haines' Bluff was the real point of attack and that a large Army supported by numerous gun-boats was moving against that place. It was desirable that the Confederates should be encouraged in the belief that Haines' Bluff was the real point of attack, aHaines' Bluff was the real point of attack, and the DeKalb, Choctaw and Taylor, approaching as near as they could get, opened a heavy fire on the works while Sherman disembarked his troops. There was but one narrow road which led along the levee, and this was wide enough for but four men to march abreast. As Sherman advanced along this road towards Haines' Bluff the three gun-boats maintained their incessant fire and confirmed the Confederates in their belief that this was really the point of attack, although the condition of the count
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 30: (search)
and F. Hense; Acting-Gunner, J. F. Ribbitt; Acting Carpenter, G. H. Stevens. Steamer Juliet (4th rate). Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, Edward Shaw; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Geo. W. Winans; Acting-Ensigns, W. L. Holcomb, W. C. Turner and M. K. Haines; Acting-Master's Mates, Hugh Kuhl, D. F. Davids and Raymond Wigand; Engineers, P. M. Strickland, Joseph Bolejack and Julius Gale. Iron-clad steamer Indianola (4th rate). *Lieutenant-Commander, George Brown; Acting-Ensigns, J. A. Yates, WMoreau Forest (1865). Steamer Gen. Thomas. --Acting-Master Gilbert Morton (1865). Steamer General Sherman.--Acting-Master J. W. Morehead (1865). Steamer General Grant.--Acting-Master Joseph Watson (1865). Steamer Volunteer.--Acting-Ensign M. K. Haines (1865). Iron-clad Baron deKalb.--* Lieutenant-Commander J. G. Walker. Vessels stationed at Cairo. Inspection-ship Abraham.--Acting-Ensign Wm. Wagner. Tug Sampson.--Acting Ensign J. D. Buckley. Receiving-ship Clara Dolson.