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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. (search)
ge force kept in and about Hampton Roads. From September 1st up to January there was but little of moment to report in the North Atlantic squadron, beyond the operations in the sounds of North Carolina and the naval expedition under Commander Foxhall A. Parker, off Yorktown, which proved successful, the Navy being of much service to the Army contingent under General Negley; also a successful military expedition up the Neuse River under General Foster, in which the Navy participated, with muc. Knowlton; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, Geo. B. Orswell; Acting-Second-Assistant, J. F. Powers; Acting-Third-Assistants, H. F. Hayden and John Whitaker; Acting-Gunner, Wm. Fisk; Carpenter, Theo. D. Wilson. Steamer Mahaska. Commander, Foxhall A. Parker; Lieutenants, N. H. Farquhar and E. C. V. Blake; Assistant Surgeon, John C. Spear; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Chas. Fairchild; Acting-Master, Benj. Dyer; Acting-Ensigns, N. W. Black and Frederick Elliott; Acting-Master's Mates, G. E. Fr
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 36: operations of the South Atlantic Squadron under Rear-Admiral Dahlgren, 1863.--operations in Charleston harbor, etc. (search)
ce it is probable that the enemy concentrated their fire on the Ironsides and Catskill. No mention is made in Rear-Admiral Dahlgren's report of the establishment of a naval battery against Sumter. but there was one under command of Commander Foxhall A. Parker, and it performed good service. That battery fired, on the 17th of August, 170 shells and 125 solid shot against the exposed face of Sumter, doing much damage. Commander Parker was assisted in this service by Lieutenant E. T. Brower,Commander Parker was assisted in this service by Lieutenant E. T. Brower, Ensign James Wallace and Acting-Ensign Owens, who deserve great credit for the work they performed for fifteen hours under a burning sun. Though great efforts were made to reduce Wagner, Sumter and Gregg, these strong works stood apparently as defiant as ever, notwithstanding the great shot seams that could be seen in Sumter's side. It was pretty well ascertained from Gillmore's batteries, by the aid of good glasses, that it had been rudely dealt with; yet, though sixty more heavy guns were
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
were invaluable, as the fire of their guns prevented the access of reinforcements, or their accumulation between Wagner and Gregg; and, in fact, without the assistance of the Navy, the Army would not have been able to maintain its position a day without further reinforcements. The boats of the squadron were engaged on picket duty by night along the sea-shore of Morris Island, and in the little stream on its inner border. A detachment of seamen and marines were also engaged, under Commander F. A. Parker. in the attack on the batteries at Fort Sumter, working four Navy rifled cannon that had been landed for the purpose. Besides the principal attacks made on Wagner, there were few days from the first attack on Morris Island (July 10) to its evacuation (September 7) that some ironclads or gun-boats were not engaged with the enemy's works. The following table will exhibit the work done by the fleet from July 18th to September 8th: Date. 1863. Object. Vessels engaged. July
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 51 (search)
4. The Potomac Flotilla during 1864 remained under the command of Commander Foxhall A. Parker, a valuable officer, who conducted the affairs of his little squadroies involved in patroling the Potomac, the Rappahannock River was added to Commander Parker's district. There was at one time an extensive contraband trade between craft would, nine times out of ten, carry the day. In these operations Commander Parker made his mark, assisted mostly by gallant volunteer officers, who, towardsated to this kind of warfare. Had a larger field of operations offered to Commander Parker, he was just the man who would have done infinite credit to himself and haed himself to be efficient in whatever Commander (afterwards Commodore) Foxhall A. Parker, commanding the Potomac flotilla. position he was placed. There were manraced in this statement. Potomac flotilla, January 1, 1864. Commander Foxhall A. Parker. Steamer Ella. Acting-Master, J. H. Eldredge; Paymaster, J.