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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 45: the cruise of the Sumter and the havoc she committed. (search)
tained as a visitor, with two policemen watching the house ready to seize him when he came out. To make matters still more unpleasant for Commander Semmes, Paymaster Myers of the Sumter was arrested at Tangier on the opposite side of the Straits. Mr. Myers was on his way to Cadiz to negotiate for coal or money, and landed from tMr. Myers was on his way to Cadiz to negotiate for coal or money, and landed from the passenger steamer to walk about the town. The United States treaty with Morocco called for the surrender of all persons accused of offences against the United States; and the consul, having civil and criminal jurisdiction, had Mr. Myers and an ex-consul who was traveling with him arrested and placed in close confinement. They Mr. Myers and an ex-consul who was traveling with him arrested and placed in close confinement. They were then transferred to the U. S. naval vessel at Algesiras — much against the wishes of the commanding officer--by the consul, who demanded that these persons should be taken to the United States, charged with piracy on the high seas and aiding and abetting the same. The fact that officers of the Sumter could be arrested by the
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
severe than I had even thought, and I think it but right that I should mention that, though in this condition and very much fatigued from his efforts of the day, being relieved by darkness from the fire of the fort, he collected together the men of his column, and posted them in the lines occupied by us that night, requiring a great exertion and constant movement until 2 A. M. the following morning. I also would wish to bring to your notice the conduct of a young lad of the Wabash, named Myers, who three several times left a good protection from the fire of the enemy and went to the assistance of wounded men, and under fire carried them to the friendly shelter of his hole in the sand, and this within a hundred yards of Fort Fisher. I had hoped to obtain the name of a very brave and gallant officer of the Vanderbilt, who led their assaulting party, but have been unable to do so. This officer was conspicuous for his gallantry and most richly deserves special mention. I would als
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
aptain, West Gulf Squadron. Acting-Rear-Admiral H. K. Thatcher, Commanding West Gulf Squadron. Instructions from Commodore Farrand, C. S. N., to Lieutenant Commanding Julian Myers, C. S. N. Headquarters Naval Command, Steamer Southern Republic, McDowell's Landing, May 5, 1865. Sir — You will proceed to Nanna Hubba Bluee River, Alabama, this tenth day of May, eighteen hundred and sixty-five. L. Rosseau, Captain; Ebenezer Farrand, Flag-officer; Charles W. Hays, Lieutenant; Julian Myers, Lieutenant; C. P. McGavy, Lieutenant; Charles E. Yeatman, Lieutenant; F. Watlington, Lieutenant; E. G. Booth, Assistant Surgeon; N. E. Edwards. Assistant Surginclosure is the parole given by the seamen of the Confederate States Navy serving on different vessels, fifty-three in number, entered into in their behalf by Julian Myers, Acting-Fleet Captain. The next, the parole given by one hundred and twenty men of the steamer Morgan, entered into in their behalf by Joseph Fry, Lieutenan