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Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, chapter 8 (search)
can help, and does his best to make the negroes behave themselves. He says that the two newcomers have given him more trouble than all the rebels he ever had to deal with, and has been heard to damn them soundly. Garnett says he is a real good fellow, and my heart has softened so that I am not ashamed to think well even of a Yankee, like him. The young men of the town invited him to their barbecue yesterday, and I am glad of it. Since the Toombses have been turned out of their house, Ed. Morgan has come to stay with us. Mrs. DuBose is very near her confinement, but fortunately she has friends enough with whom she can find shelter, and Gen. DuBose is on his way home. His bodyservant, who was severely wounded in one of our last battles while trying to carry his master some breakfast, is at the confiscated house, very ill, and the family are reduced to such straits that they can make no provision for him. This seems to distress Mrs. Toombs more than her own situation. Dr. Lane pro
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 15: capture of Fort Donelson and battle of Shiloh. (search)
it at all improbable that the deliberate firing of one gun-boat by experienced gunners, with heavy rifled guns of long ranges, should do as much execution in six hours, upon a battery of twelve or fifteen guns of much less range, than the firing of four such gun-boats with less experienced crews, upon these batteries at close quarters for one hour and a half, at various distances, and much less deliberation? In reference to the reconnoissance and the bombardment on the following day, Captain Morgan made the same statement to the officers on board the Carondelet on Sunday, the morning of the surrender. Newspaper correspondents on the action. The Missouri Republican of February 28th, 1862, has this report in its correspondence of the day before the battle: During the day much uneasiness was felt as to the gun-boat fleet. It was therefore with no little gratification that information was at last received about noon on Thursday, that the avant courier of the fleet, the Car
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 30: (search)
Marmora (4th rate). Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, Robert Getty; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Fayette Clapp; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, G. S. Sproston; Acting-Master, Elias Reese; Acting-Ensigns, Edw. Alford, H. H. Walker, Elliot Callender and Edward Morgan; Acting-Master's Mates, J. W. Foster, D. B. Lawrence and D. C. Bond; Engineer, G. W. Smith, W. C. Armstrong and J. S. Armstrong. Steamer Cricket (4th rate). Acting-Master, A. R. Langthorne; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, H. A. Bodman; Acting863). Steamer Silver Cloud (4th rate).--Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant A. F. O'Neil (1864). Steamer Silver Lake (4th rate).--Acting-Master J. C. Coyle (1864-5). Steamer Springfield (4th rate).--Acting-Master Joseph Watson (1864); Acting-Master Edward Morgan (1865). Steamer Victory (4th rate).--Ensign Frederick Read (1864-5). Steamer Champion (4th rate).--Acting-Master Alfred Phelps (1864). Steamer Curlew (4th rate.)--Acting-Ensign H. A. B. O'Neil (1864). Steamer Little Rebel,
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 38: review of the work done by the Navy in the year 1863. (search)
s, and contrivances of submarine warfare, near its confluence with the Mississippi. These efforts were followed by the novel and singular Yazoo Pass expedition and the expedition of Steele's Bayou and Deer Creek. On the right bank of the Mississippi scenes of interest were enacted by the hardy sailors and boatmen in the rivers of Arkansas and northern Louisiana. The Cumberland and Tennessee have been actively patrolled by our vigilant and skillful naval officers; and the exciting chase of Morgan, by our steamers on the Ohio, over a distance of five hundred miles, intercepting him and his band when attempting to escape, naturally attracted the attention of the country. But the great and important exploits of this squadron were in the vicinity of Vicksburg, where the main strength of the naval as well as the military forces were centred. The magnitude of the defences of the place — which were intended to repulse any force, naval or military, that could be brought against them — ma
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
ot, spiked his guns, set fire to his vessel, and escaped with what was left of his crew to shore, and his vessel blew up. The Signal, Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant Edward Morgan, still fought her guns for half-an-hour after the destruction of the Covington. He found it impossible to destroy his vessel by burning, her decks beinging-Gunner, J. F. Riblet; Acting-Carpenter, James Rouse. Iron-clad steamer Lafayette. Lieutenant-Commander, James P. Foster; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, Edward Morgan; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, D. H. Hayden; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, J. P. Kelly; Acting-Ensigns, J. L. Bryant, F. G. Sampson and J. L. Moran; Acting-Master's Neil and Andrew Lusk; Acting-Carpenter, John J. Hays. Steamer Moose. Lieutenant-Commander, LeRoy Fitch; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, J. W. Clarke; Acting-Ensigns Edward Morgan, John Revall and J. H. Rice; Acting-Master's Mates, J. M. Tucker, C. H. Stout and C. W. Spooner; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, T. N. Hall; Acting-
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 45: the cruise of the Sumter and the havoc she committed. (search)
efore Semmes prudently refrained from any attempt to show the power of the Confederacy. After reading the Governor's letter, to which he paid no attention, Semmes sent his Paymaster on shore, and purchased such articles as he required. The Governor, after an inspection of his artillery and a consultation with the military commandant, made up his mind that it would be best not to coerce any ship belonging to the Southern Confederacy, for fear that these modern representatives of Drake and Morgan might follow the example of their illustrious predecessors if interfered with, and left Semmes to do pretty much as he pleased. The Abby Bradford was sent in charge of a prize-crew to New Orleans, to report her arrival to Commodore Rousseau, delivering to him the prize-papers, seals unbroken, etc. The vessel reached Barrataria Bay, but was recaptured by the Powhatan, Lieutenant D. D. Porter, and restored to her owners. Semmes did not burn the Abby Bradford, because, as he says, I only re
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 48 (search)
t thus far under articles of agreement that were now no longer binding. Some had shipped for one voyage — some for another — but none of them, it is said, had been enlisted for service on board a Confederate cruiser. This course had been pursued in order to avoid a breach of the British Foreign Enlistment Act, but no one can doubt that these rough and devil-may-care-looking fellows were ready for any adventure that promised plunder or profit; they were the same kind of men that accompanied Morgan all through the West Indies, across the Isthmus, and even to the gates of Panama. But to perform these functions for the christening of the 290, it was necessary to be careful that no neutral law should be violated. Not for anything in the world would Semmes and his confederates have done anything of this kind, and it was therefore essential that the 290 should get underway and steam off beyond the marine league, where, upon the broad ocean, it was neutral for all the world. After steam
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore), Capture of the steamers Covington and Signal. (search)
countermanded; it being deemed a useless waste of life for more to attempt it, and wholly impossible to remove the wounded, under the fire of the batteries and several hundred sharp-shooters, and the white flag was raised. My station was unfavorable for observation, and my professional duties occupied considerable of my time; but I take pleasure in bearing testimony to the good conduct of those stationed near me, and with whom I came in contact during the action. Acting Volunteer Lieutenant E. Morgan, commanding, appeared to be coolly attending to his duties. Acting Ensign C. P. Bragg, Executive Officer, Ensign W. F. Loan, and Acting Master's Mate R. P. Croft, had charge of the divisions, and, cheering the men by voice and example, held them to their stations, despite the withering fire of the enemy's sharpshooters through the open ports, and were ably seconded by the captains of the guns. To the coolness of the engineers in shutting off the steam and emptying the boilers, when
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore), Passage of the falls by the fleet. (search)
rible manner. Their steampipes were soon cut, and their boilers perforated with shot, notwithstanding which they fought the batteries for five long hours, the vessels being cut all to pieces, and many killed and wounded on board. Acting Volunteer Lieutenant George P. Lord, commanding the Covington, having expended all his shot, spiked his guns, set fire to his vessel, and escaped with what was left of his crew to the shore, and his vessel blew up. The Signal, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Edward Morgan, still fought her guns for half an hour after the destruction of the Covington. He found it impossible to destroy his vessel by burning, her decks being covered with wounded, and hamanity forbade him sacrificing the lives of the noble fellows who had defended their vessel so gallantly. Hegave permission to all those who wished to escape to do so. Some of them attempted to get off by climbing up the bank. Many were killed while doing so, by the murderous fire of musketry poured in
The Daily Dispatch: July 2, 1864., [Electronic resource], Escape of Admiral Porter's fleet — his Official Narrative. (search)
them up in a terrible manner. Their steam pipes were soon cut and their boilers perforated with shot, notwithstanding which they fought the batteries for five long hours, the vessels being out all to pieces and many killed and wounded on board. Acting Volunteer Lieut Geo P Lord, commanding the Covington, having expended all his shot, spiked his guns, set fire to his vessel, and escaped with what was left of his crew to the shore, and his vessel blew up. The Signal, Acting Volunteer Lieut Edward Morgan, still fought his guns for half an hour after the destruction of the Covington. He found it impossible to destroy his vessel by burning, her decks being covered with wounded, and humanity for bade him the lives of the noble fellows who had defended their vessel so gallantly. He gave permission to all those who wished to escape to do so; some of them attempted to get off by climbing up the bank — many were killed while doing so by the murderous fire of musketry poured in from th