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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 39: Miscellaneous operations, land and sea.--operations in the Nansemond, Cape Fear, Pamunky, Chucka Tuck and James Rivers.--destruction of blockade-runners.--adventures of Lieutenant Cushing, etc. (search)
n-clads could not get down to City Point under any circumstances. The enemy, in order to ascertain the character of the obstructions, made a reconnaissance in the neighborhood of Dutch Gap; while Howlett's Battery, which had been greatly strengthened by the erection of new works, opened upon the vessels below the obstructions. These were the iron-clads Tecumseh. Commander T. A. M. Craven; Saugus, Commander E. R. Colhoun; Onondaga, Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Cushman; Canonicus, Commander E. S. Parrott, and gun-boat Agawam, Lieutenant-Commander A. C. Rhind. They returned the fire of the enemy's batteries with considerable effect, receiving little damage in return; while the Confederate iron-clads, from their position behind a wood. opened a straggling fire, of which no notice was taken. According to one Confederate account, the battery at Howlett's consisted of but four guns--one large rifle, one large smoothbore, and-two smaller pieces. Notwithstanding the general impressio
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 49: first attack on Fort Fisher.--destruction of the confederate ram Albemarle, etc. (search)
of shell--one hundred and fifteen per minute — was irresistible. So quickly were the enemy's guns silenced that not an officer or man in the fleet was injured by them, but there were some severe casualties by the bursting of several 100-pounder Parrott cannon. One burst on board the Ticonderoga, killing six of the crew and wounding seven others; another burst on board the Yantic, killing one officer and two men; another on board the Juniata, killing two officers, and killing and wounding ten ke the closest work with pleasure, and the effect of their shells is terrific. The following are the names of the commanding officers, and I hope I shall keep them under my command: Commodore William Radford, commanding New Ironsides; Commander E. S. Parrott, commanding Monadnock; Commander E. R. Colhoun, commanding Saugus; Lieutenant George E. Belknap, commanding Canonicus; Lieutenant-Commander E. E. Potter, commanding Mahopac. There are about one thousand men left on shore by the army w
Doc. 190 1/2.-First and Second Ohio regiments. The officers of the First regiment are: A. D. McCook, Colonel; E. S. Parrott, Lieutenant. Colonel; J. Hughes, Major; J. S. Parrott, Adjutant; J. McKinsey, Sergeant Major; Jas. Hill, Quartermaster; M. Steele, Quartermaster Sergeant; C. G. Smyth, Color Sergeant. companies.--Co. A, Lancaster Guard, Capt. Stafford; Co. B, Dayton Lafayette Yagers, Capt. Deisher; Co. C, Dayton Light Guard, Capt. Pease; Co. D, Dayton Montgomery Guard, Capt. Crowe; Co. E, Cleveland Grays, Capt. Paddock; Co. F, Franklin Blues, Capt. Kell; Co. G, Light Guard, Capt. Bayley; Co. H, Zanesville Guard, Capt. Hazlett; Co. I, Mansfield Guard, Capt. McLaughlin; Co. K, Jackson Guard, Capt. Brook. This Regiment is accompanied by the Cleveland Brass Band. The officers of the Second Regiment are Col. Wilson, Lieut.-Col. Mason, and Major Perry. companies.--Co. A, Rover Guard, Capt. Finch; Co. B, Columbus Videttes, Capt. Sprall; Co. C, State Fencibles, Capt Mitc