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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 7.51 (search)
he slowness of the monitors, Admiral Farragut selected the fastest of the wooden vessels to begin the attack. While the navy signals for a general attack of the enemy were being prepared, the Monongahela (Captain Strong) and the Lackawanna (Captain Marchand) were ordered by the more rapid signal system of the army to run down the ram, the order being immediately repeated to the monitors. The Monongyahela, with her prow already somewhat weakened by the previous attempt to ram, at once took thl, who was standing nearer than I thought, causing him to wince perceptibly. It was a hasty message, for the fault was equally divided, each ship being too eager to reach the enemy, and it turned out all right, by a fortunate accident, that Captain Marchand never received it. The army signal officer on the Lackawanna, Lieutenant Myron Adams (now pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church in Rochester, N. Y.), had taken his station in the foretop, and just as he received the first five words, For
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Mobile. (search)
n, Com. J. W. A. Nicholson, 2 15-inch; Winnebago, Com. Thomas H. Stevens, 4 11-inch; Chickasaw, Lieut.-Com. George H. Perkins, 411-inch. Screw-sloops. Hartford (flag-ship), Capt. Percival Drayton, 2 100-pounder Parrott rifles, 1 30-pounder Parrott, 18 9-inch, 3 howitzers; Brooklyn, Capt. James Alden, 2 100-pounder Parrotts, 2 60-pounder rifles, 20 9-inch, 1 howitzer; Richmond, Capt. Thornton A. Jenkins, 1 100-pounder rifle, 1 30-pounder rifle, 18 9-inch, 2 howitzers; Lackawanna, Capt. J. B. Marchand, 1150-pounder Parrott pivot, 1 50-pounder Dahlgren pivot, 2 11-inch, 4 9-inch, 6 howitzers; Monongahela, Com. James H. Strong, 1 150-pounder Parrott, 2 11-inch, 5 32-pounders, 3 howitzers; Ossipee, Com. William E. Le Roy, 1 100-pounder Parrott, 1 11-inch, 6 32-pounders, 2 30-pounder Parrotts, 2 howitzers; Oneida, Com. J. R. M. Mullany, 2 11-inch, pivot, 3 30-pounder Parrotts, 4 32-pounders, 1 howitzer; Seminole, Com. Edward Donaldson, 1 11-inch pivot, 1 30-pounder Parrott, 6 32-pounde
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The ram Tennessee at Mobile Bay. (search)
he best I know how. While returning to the pilot-house I felt the vessel careen so suddenly as nearly to throw me off my feet. I discovered that the Hartford All the official reports show that the only contact between the Hartford and the ram was bows on, a glancing blow (see Report of the Secretary of the Navy, 1864, pp. 402, 407, and 410). Captain Johnston undoubtedly mistook the Lackawanna for the Hartford. Admiral Farragut in his report (ibid., p. 402) says: The Lackawanna, Captain Marchand, was the next vessel to strike her, which she did at full speed; but, though her stern was cut and crushed to the plank ends for the distance of three feet above the water's edge to five feet below, the only perceptible effect on the ram was to give her a heavy list. editors. had run into the ram amidships, and that while thus in contact with her the Federal crew were using their small-arms by firing through the open ports. However, only one man was wounded in this way, the cause of al
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 16: career of the Anglo-Confederate pirates.--closing of the Port of Mobile — political affairs. (search)
mills. it was resolved to seal up the Port of Mobile first, and for that purpose, Admiral Farragut appeared Aug. 5, 1864. off the entrance of Mobile Bay, full thirty miles below the City, with a fleet of eighteen vessels, four of them iron-clad, the wooden vessels were the Hartford (flag-ship), Captain P. Drayton; Brooklyn, Captain James Alden; Metacomet, Lieutenant-Commander J. E. Jonett; Octorara, Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Green; Richmond, Captain T. A. Jenkins; Lackawanna, Captain J. B. Marchand; Monongahela, Commander J. H. Strong; Ossi. Pee, Commander W. E. Leroy; Oneida, Commander J. R. M. Mullaney; Port Royal, Lieutenant-Commander B. Gherarde; Seminole, Commander E. Donaldson; Kennebeck, Lieutenant-Commander W. P. McCann; Itasca, Lieutenant-Commander George Brown, and Galena, Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Wells. The ironclad vessels were the Tecumseh, Commander T. A. M. Craven; Manhattan, Commander T. W. A. Nicholson; Winnebago, Commander T. H. Stevens, and Chickasaw, Lie
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 44: battle of Mobile Bay. (search)
now commenced one of the most remarkable combats known throughout the war — in fact, one of the fiercest naval battles on record. The Monongahela, Commander Strong, was the first vessel that had the honor of striking the Tennessee, which she did squarely and fairly, with a good head of steam; but the only result was that the ramming vessel carried away her cast-iron prow, together with the cut-water, without apparently doing the Tennessee any damage. Just afterwards, the Lackawanna, Captain Marchand, delivered a blow, going at full speed, crushing in her own stem, but had no other effect on the ram than to give her a heavy list. The Admiral then dashed at his enemy with the Hartford, but only got in a glancing blow, for the Tennessee avoided his attack by shifting her helm in time. The flag-ship rasped alongside of her and delivered a broadside from her starboard guns as she passed, but with little or no effect. This was a reception Buchanan did not anticipate. He had calcula
he defenses of Cronstadt; while no attempt was made on the fortifications of Odessa. The fleet which Rear-Admiral Farragut led Aug. 5, 1864. to force its way into the bay of Mobile was composed of 4 iron-clads and 14 wooden ships-of-war or gunboats, as follows: Defenses of Mobile. Hartford (flag-ship), Capt. P. Drayton; Brooklyn, Capt. James Alden; Metacomet, Lt.-Com'r J. E. Jouett; Octorara, Lt.-Com'r C. H. Green; Richmond, Capt. T. A. Jenkins; Lackawanna, Capt. J. B. Marchand; Monongahela, Com'r J. H. Strong; Ossipee, Com'r W. E. Leroy; Oneida, Com'r J. R. M. Mullany; Port Royal, Lt.-Com'r B. Gherardi; Seminole, Com'r E. Donaldson; Kennebec, Lt.-Com'r W. I. McCann; Itasca, Lt.-Com'r George Brown; Galena, Lt.-Com'r C. H. Wells; Iron-clads.Tecumseh, Com'r T. A. M. . Craven; Iron-clads.Manhattan, Com'r J. W. A. Nicholson; Iron-clads.Winnebago, Com'r T. H. Stevens; Iron-clads.Chickasaw, Lt.-Com'r T. H. Perkins. Gen.
r adversary much injury. The Lackawanna, Captain Marchand, was the next vessel to strike her, whichin-Chief W. G. Squadron. Report of Captain J. B. Marchand. U. S. Steam-sloop Lackawanna, MoVery respectfully, your obedient servant, J. B. Marchand, Captain. Admiral D. G. Farragut, Command Whiittaker, First Assistant Engineer. Captain J. B. Marchand, Commanding U. S. S. Lackawanna. U. S. Foster, Gunner, United States Navy. Captain J. B. Marchand, Commanding U. S. S. Lackawana. Renal reports of Captains Drayton, Jenkins, and Marchand. flag-ship Hartford, W. G. B. Squadron, ord, Captain Jenkins of the Richmond, and Captain Marchand of the Lackawanna, (marked Nos. 1, 2, and, Mobile Bay. Additional report of Captain J. B. Marchand. U. S. Steam-sloop Lackawanna, MoVery respectfully, your obedient servant, J. B. Marchand, Captain. Rear-Admiral D. G. Farragut, Coant, T. W. Leach, Surgeon U. S. Navy. Captain J. B. Marchand, Commanding United States Ship Lackawa[4 more...]