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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 21: capture of New Orleans.--first attack on Vicksburg by Farragut's fleet and mortar flotilla.--junction of flag-officers Farragut and Davis above Vicksburg.--ram Arkansas. (search)
oment the enemy fired his first gun, which was returned by the leading vessels-Iroquois, Commander J. S. Palmer; Oneida, Commander S. P. Lee; and Richmond, Commander James Alden. The other vessels--Won this occasion as in passing Forts Jackson and St. Philip. No one behaved better than Commander J. S. Palmer, of the Iroquois, who was not with me on the former occasion. It pains me much to limit form another line, so as to fire between the ships, in the following order: Iroquois, Commander James S. Palmer, and Oneida, Commander S. Phillips Lee commanding, ahead, but on the port bow of the Rbelow New Orleans. I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. S. Palmer, Commander. Flag-officer D. G. Farragut, Commanding Western Gulf Blockading Squadron. hored beside her. I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, James S. Palmer, Commander. Flag-officer David G. Farragut, Commanding Western Gulf Squadron. United
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 23: destruction of the ram Arkansas.--capture of Galveston.--capture of the Harriet Lane.--sinking of the Hatteras.--attack on Baton Rouge.--Miscellaneous engagements of the gun-boats. (search)
che — had been accomplished. This would have happened earlier if a sufficient number of troops had been sent to accompany the gun-boats in the first instance, but it seems seldom to have been realized that these expeditions would be comparatively fruitless unless conducted as combined military and naval operations, when they were generally successful. West Gulf Squadron, January 1st, 1863 Rear-Admiral David G. Farragut, Commander-in-chief. Steamer Hartford, Flag-ship. Captain, James S. Palmer, commanding; Fleet Captain, Thornton A. Jenkins; Lieutenant-Coinmander, Lewis A. Kimberly; Lieutenants, J. C. Watson and H. B. Tyson; Fleet Surgeon, J. M. Foltz; Surgeon, W. M. King; Assistant Surgeon, Joseph Hugg; Paymaster, W. T. Meredith; Chief Engineer, J. B. Kimball; Marine Officers: Captain, J. L. Broome; 1st Lieutenant, J. H. Higbee; Ensigns, J. H. Read, J. J. Read,D. D. Wemple and C. D. Jones; Midshipman, H. J. Blake; Assistant Engineers, E. B. Latch, F. A. Wilson, Isaac de
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 44: battle of Mobile Bay. (search)
ned by the Confederacy. She had made a good fight, but now passed to new owners, and never again struck a blow against the Union. And now was to be exercised that humanity which Union naval officers always extended to their prisoners. Fleet Surgeon Palmer, who was on board the Hartford during the action attending to the suffering wounded, suggested that they should all — of both sides — be sent to Pensacola, where they would alike be properly cared for; and the Admiral, whose heart was alwato the unremitting supervision of Chief-Engineer Williamson, all had been so thoroughly prepared in his department that nothing was required of the engines during the day which they could not perfectly perform. The devoted attention of Fleet Surgeon Palmer, Surgeon Lansdale, and Assistant Surgeon Commons to our wounded, was beyond praise, and it was owing to their skill and untiring exertion that the large number of desperately wounded were prepared by 8 o'clock in the evening for removal to
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 45: the cruise of the Sumter and the havoc she committed. (search)
the Sumter burned the Joseph Parke near the equator. Commander Semmes heard of the presence of the Iroquois, Commander James S. Palmer, in the Caribbean Sea, soon after his arrival at Martinique, and made haste to get away from that place before ates consul, after which she steamed outside and kept up a steady blockade until the authorities at Martinique called Captain Palmer's attention to the fact that he was violating the sanctity of neutral waters, and requested him to retire beyond the marine league. The manoeuvring on the part of Semmes to get to sea, and of Palmer to prevent him, forms an interesting episode in the history of the war. Semmes, in the end, was too clever for Palmer, and one dark night the Sumter made her escape unPalmer, and one dark night the Sumter made her escape under full steam while the Iroquois was watching for her in another direction. It is a difficult thing for one steamer to prevent the passage of an other out of an open bay with head-lands three or four miles apart, as was conclusively proven in this
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)
cers of West Gulf Squadron, 1865. Commodore James S. Palmer commanded the West Gulf Blockading Sto possess such a commander. Whatever duty Commodore Palmer undertook he performed it bravely and by a brief outline of the operations. Commodore Palmer was one of those who encouraged intrepidiels Commodore (afterwards Rear-Admiral) James S. Palmer. as they possessed. Though the communica After the capture of Wilmington, Commodore James S. Palmer was relieved of the command of the Wy River--Complimentary Letter Relative To Commodore Palmer. United States Flag-Ship Stockdale,. Sir — The Department was informed by Commodore Palmer, under date of February 10, 1865, that he exertions night and day we succeeded. Commodore Palmer commanded the first division, consisting emy, led to the evacuation; and, although Commodore Palmer did not have the satisfaction of bombardi Gulf Squadron, January 1, 1865. Commodore James S. Palmer. Staff Lieutenant-Commander