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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Fort Fisher, N. C.: January 13-15, 1865. (search)
). Britannia, Act. V. Lieut. Samuel Huse (1st attack); Act. V. Lieut. W. A. Sheldon (2d attack). Cherokee, Act. V. Lieut. W. E. Denison. Emma, Act. V. Lieut. T. C. Dunn (1st attack); Act. V. Lieut. J. M. Williams (2d attack). Gettysburg, Lieut. Com. R. H. Lamson (w). Governor Buckingham, Act. V. Lieut. J. McDiarmid. Howquah, Act. V. Lieut. J. W. Balch. Keystone State, Com. H. Rolando. Lilian, Act. V. Lieut. T. A. Harris. Little Ada, Acting Master S. P. Crafts. Moccasin, Act. Ens. James Brown. Na men, Lieut. W. B. Cushing. Nereus, 61 men, Act. Ens. E. G. Dayton. Rhode Island, 47 men, Lieut. F. R. Smith. Santiago de Cuba, 53 men, Lieut. N. H. Farquhar. Vanderbilt, 70 men (estimated), Act. V. Lieut. J. D. Danels. Gettysburg, 71 men, Lieut. R. H. Lamson (w). Tristram Shandy, 22 men, Act. Ens. B. Wood (w). Montgomery, 37 men, Acting Master W. N. Wells. Total, 2261 men. casualties.--The reports of casualties in the first attack, as collated by the Surgeon-General, give the following res
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Closing operations in the James River. (search)
made by the Confederates to cross the river and thereby reach Suffolk to attack General Peck. Admiral Lee hastily dispatched two flotillas to hold the line of the river: one composed of the Stepping Stones and seven other gun-boats under Lieutenant R. H. Lamson, in the upper Nansemond, and the other of four gun-boats under Lieutenant William B. Cushing, in the lower waters. Of special importance were the capture on the 19th of April of the battery at Hill's Point, by Lieutenant Lamson's flotilLieutenant Lamson's flotilla, in conjunction with three hundred men under General Getty, and a landing expedition on the 22d to Chuckatuck, several miles inland, under Lieutenant Gushing. After several months of inaction it was decided in August, 1863, to make a reconnoissance up the James River. The force consisted of the monitor Sangamon, the ferry-boat Commodore Barney, and the small steamer Cohasset, all under the command of Captain G. Gansevoort. General Foster accompanied the squadron in an army tug-boat, but