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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 16: operations on the Mississippi. (search)
l to back up stream while fighting would have been absurd, so that in this case the commander-in-chief of the squadron was in a dilemma. While much was expected of him he was obliged by circumstances to observe a caution which was not agreeable to his enterprising spirit. On the morning of the 16th of March the mortar-boats were placed in the best possible position and opened fire on the enemy's batteries, driving several regiments out of the works. The mortars were under charge of Capt. Maynardier, U. S. Army, and Lieut. J. P. Sanford, U. S. Navy. On the morning of the 17th the gun-boats commenced an attack. The Benton, Cincinnati and St. Louis were lashed together, on account of the deficient steam power of the Benton, which was otherwise the most formidable vessel in the squadron. The fire of the gun-boats was not very effective; they were at a distance of nearly two miles and the enemy's batteries, separated from each other. presented but small targets to fire at. The fi
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 17: evacuation of Fort Pillow and battle of Memphis. (search)
e a rush at the same time, it is probable that five of the enemy's vessels would have been sunk, and not even the Van Dorn would have escaped. However, as matters turned out, it was a brilliant victory, and the Union commander had every reason to be satisfied with it. The Confederates fought with a coolness and energy that entitled them to the greatest credit, and although the Van Dorn escaped, it was only after the commander saw that he could be of no further use to his friends. Capt. Maynardier, who commanded the mortar batteries, accompanied the fleet in a tug and rendered good service. When the Beauregard was disabled he steamed alongside of her and made her crew prisoners — he also received many persons of the Confederate fleet, who returned and de livered themselves up after their vessels had been deserted. Rear-Admiral Davis says: It is with pleasure that I call the attention of the Department to his personal zeal and activity, the more conspicuous because displayed whi