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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 4 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Index (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 0 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 18: capture of forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the surrender of New Orleans. (search)
t's success was virtually decided when the large ships had passed the forts, and the head of the third division under Captain Bell found but comparatively slight resistance to the passage of his leading vessel. the Sciota. Farragut's first intention, to place the heavy ships in the van, would probably have resulted in the immediate crushing of the enemy, and the rear of his line would have followed a beaten path. With the exception of the Itasca, Lieutenant Caldwell; the Winona, Lieutenant Nichols; and the Kennebec, Lieutenant Russell, the fleet succeeded in passing the forts The Itasca was much cut up, and having a shot through her boiler, was compelled to drop down the river, out of action, after which she was run ashore to prevent sinking. Fourteen shot and shell had passed through her hull, but the list of casualties was small. The Kennebec and Winona, being at the end of the line, had been left below the forts at daylight, and were there exposed to the fire of both w
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. Interesting reports of Flag-officer Farragut; captains Bailey, Bell, Morris, Craven; commanders Wainwright, Lee, Smith, Boggs, De camp, Alden, Nichols, Caldwell, Porter, Mitchell, and others. official letters of Gideon Welles, Mayor Monroe, and the city council of New Orleans, etc. It is desirable in some respects to make this a book of reference, especially in regard to official letters, which seldom or ever are seen by the public, the several reports of Admiral Farragut, also those of his officers, contain details of the battle at the forts, and of the capture of New Orleans, which can best be told by those who were participators in those stirring scenes, and they are appended to the general account of the battle. In the course of a few years these letters will become inaccessible, except from the files of the Navy Department, and they should be treasured as the ground-work of the history of the most import