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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.1 (search)
aigua, and Houbsatonic were the strongest vessels in the fleet.--editors. Commodore Ingraham Commodore Duncan N. Ingraham, formerly of the United States Navy. He Commodore Duncan N. Ingraham, formerly of the United States Navy. He was at one time Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography in the Navy Department, and was popularly known for his successful interference while in command of thl.--editors. The Palmetto State, on board of which, for the occasion, was Commodore Ingraham himself, steamed out directly toward the Federal fleet, followed by the Cof Charleston had been raised, for the time being, as was certified to by Commodore Ingraham, by the foreign consuls then in Charleston, and by myself. This view oard against such an attempt of the enemy, on. the 1st of March I wrote to Commodore Ingraham: I must therefore request that the Confederate steamer Stono should tplaced on Sullivan's and Morris islands, to guard against a land attack. Commodore Ingraham had also been cautioned to hold the gun-boats Palmetto State and Chicora
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Minor operations of the South Atlantic squadron under Du Pont. (search)
nded prevented him from destroying the vessel. Upon hearing the firing, Bacon moved up the river in the Commodore McDonough to assist his consort, but when he arrived she had already surrendered, and he was compelled to withdraw to avoid a similar fate. On the following day, the 31st, a second disaster overtook the squadron. Before daybreak on this date the force blockading Charleston was attacked by two Confederate iron-clad rams, the Palmetto State and Chicora, commanded by Flag-Officer D. N. Ingraham. The blockading vessels included the sloop-of-war Housatonic, the gun-boats Unadilla and Ottawa, and seven altered merchant vessels, of which the principal ones were the Mercedita, Augusta, Keystone State, Memphis, and Quaker City, none of which was fitted to engage a ship-of-war, even an unarmored one. The night was dark and thick, the blockading line was strung out over several miles, with long intervals between the vessels, and the arrangements for signaling were imperfect.