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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
further than to say to the military officers, If you don't mind the effects of the explosion which is soon to come, we can stand it. If the ever memorable Commander Mitchell calculated to make a stampede in the United States vessels by his infamous act, he was mistaken; none of them moved or intended to move, and the conference like a parcel of happy school-boys in holiday times, and no doubt they felt like them also. When the flags had been exchanged, I devoted my attention to Commander Mitchell, who was lying a half mile above us with three steamers, one of which he had scuttled. Approaching him in the Harriet Lane, I directed Lieutenant-Commanderattery consisted of three hundred men and two companies of marine artillery, nearly all from civil life, and serving much against their will, so they said. Commander Mitchell and the other naval officers were transferred to the Westfield as prisoners of war, and as soon as time would allow, the marines and sailors were sent in on
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
d have been sunk before they could have reached the first obstruction above Drury's Bluff. As long as the Onondaga floated, the Confederate vessels could not get down with safety, any more than the Federal ships could get up, and the only way to meet with any success was for the Confederates to risk a dozen lives and send down a dozen torpedo-boats, and try to destroy the double-turreted Monitor. This may have been the intention, but it was never carried out. A night was appointed for Mitchell's fleet to make an attack on the Federal forces. At daylight, next morning, two of the iron-clads appeared around the point near Howlett's Battery and approached the obstacles, where they stopped. Commander William A. Parker, the commanding officer of the Federal naval force, had been instructed in written orders from Admiral Porter that, in case the Confederate fleet should show itself below Howlett's Battery, to get underway and proceed up close to the obstructions, to hold on there and