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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)
ffort was made to comply with the demands made upon the Navy, and on an announcement being made to Rear-Admiral Lee by General Peck that the enemy were advancing in an attempt to surround the Federal forces at Suffolk, the Admiral dispatched the follforce on the right bank, including strong field and siege batteries, was attempting to combine his forces and surround General Peck at Suffolk. It was Cushing who prevented the Confederates from crossing the river, and kept up the communication wif of the Confederate General French, who had come down near the gun-boats with the intention of locating batteries. General Peck and General Getty both relied very much on the aid of the Navy in repulsing the Confederate attack on Suffolk, and thek place between April 12th and April 23d, in which Lieutenant Lamson, commander of a small flotilla, co-operated with Generals Peck and Getty for the protection of Suffolk, Virginia. During this time the fighting was hard and incessant, and but f
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 40: (search)
i. the Southfield sunk. death of Lieutenant-Commander Flusser. capture of Plymouth by Confederates. communication of Secretary Welles on loss of Plymouth. General Peck to General Butler. casualties at Plymouth. attack on Newbern. Acting-Rear-Admiral Lee's instructions to Captain Smith. capture of Confederate steamer Bombsced on the 18th, and lasted until the 20th, no vessels were sent from the naval forces in the sounds or soldiers from the military posts at other points. Major-General Peck, commanding at Newbern, writes to General Butler as follows: Headquarters, Army of The District of North Carolina, Newbern, N. C., April 20th, 1864. Gater, all of eastern North Carolina is lost to us. Immediate action is imperatively necessary. Captain Flusser, of the Miami, is killed. Very respectfully, John J. Peck, Major-General Commanding. Major-General B. F. Butler, Commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina. In reply to the resolution of Congress asking