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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Union vessels in the Vicksburg operations. (search)
ss, 8 howitzers; Romeo, Act. Ens. R. B. Smith (Yazoo River, December, 1862), Act. Master T. Baldwin, 6 howitzers; Signal, Act. V. Lieut. John Scott, Act. V. Lieut. C. Dominy, September, 1862, 4 howitzers; May, 1863, 6 howitzers; November, 1863, 2 guns, 6 howitzers. various vessels.--Alexandria, Act. Master D., P. Rosenmiller, 2 howitzers; Argosy, Act. Ens. J. C. Morong, 7 howitzers; Black Hawk, Lieut.-Com. K. R. Breese (Ark. Post and Vicksburg), 9 guns, 2 howitzers; Champion, Act. Master Alfred Phelps, 2 guns, 2 howitzers; Covington, Act. V. Lieut. J. S. Hurd, Act. V. Lieut. Geo. P. Lord, 4 guns, 4 howitzers; Curlew, Act. Ens. H. B. O'Neill, 8 howitzers; Exchange, Act. V. Lieut. J. S. Hurd, 2 guns, 5 howitzers; Fort Hindman, Act. V. Lieut. John Pearce, 6 guns; Hastings, Act. V. Lieut. A. R. Langthorne, 4 guns, 4 howitzers; Kenwood, Act. Master John Swaney, May, 1863, 2 guns, 4 howitzers; Key West, Act. V. Lieut. E. M. King, May, 1863, 6 howitzers; June 16th, 1863, 8 howitzers; Moos
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 14: battle and capture of Fort Henry by the Navy. (search)
Shannon, Third Assistant Engineer; James McB. Stembel, Master's Mate; Philip Shell, Master's Mate; John R. Hall, U. S. N., Acting Gunner; Thomas B. Gregory, Carpenter; Jacob Vitinger, Armorer. Gun-boat Conestoga. S. L. Phelps, U. S. N., Lieutenant Commanding; John A. Duble. First Master; Charles P. Noble, Second Master; Benjamin Sebastian, Third Master; Richard H. Cutter, Fourth Master; Aaron M. Jordan. Pilot; William Attenborough, Pilot; William H. Wilson, Assistant Surgeon; Alfred Phelps, Acting Paymaster; Thomas Cook, Chief Engineer; Alexander Magee, First Assistant Engineer; Charles Marshall, Second Assistant Engineer; Michael Norton, Third Assistant Engineer; James Kearney, Master's Mate: Henry Hamilton, U. S. N., Acting Gunner; Andrew Woodlock, Carpenter; James O'Neil, Armorer. Gun-boat Essex William D. Porter, Iron-clad gun-boats St. Louis, Carondelet and Essex. U. S. N., Commander; Robert K. Riley, First Master; James Laning, Second Master; Theodor
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 15: capture of Fort Donelson and battle of Shiloh. (search)
ld do to save its stores and tents from the flood. In the meantime three gun-boats, under Lieut. Phelps, had pushed on up the Tennessee as far as Florence, Alabama, greatly alarming the inhabitant to see the old flag floating over their waters. When about twenty-five miles above the fort, Phelps found the draw at the railroadcrossing closed, and the machinery for working it disabled, but me passed through: Taylor, Lieut.-Com.Gwin; Lexington, Lieut.-Com. Shirk, and the Conestoga, Lieut.-Com. Phelps. In a short time this flotilla caused the enemy to abandon and burn three steam transpo Com. Dove; Pittsburg, Lieut. E. Thompson; gun-boats: Taylor, Lieut.-Com. Gwin; Conestoga, Lieut.-Com. Phelps, the two latter in the rear. After a severe fight of an hour and a half, during part ofommander Dove), and Pittsburg (Lieut. Egbt. Thompson); also the wooden gun-boats Conestoga (Lieut. Phelps), and Taylor (Lieut. Gwin), and several transports with re-enforcements for General Grant of
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 16: operations on the Mississippi. (search)
, as the fort properly fell to the Army. As soon as Flag-officer Foote was able he proceeded with the Conestoga, Lieut.-Com. Phelps, and the Cairo, Lieut.-Com. Bryant, on an armed reconnoissance up the river, taking with him Colonel Webster, Chief of General Grant's staff, who, with Lieut.-Com. Phelps, took possession of the principal works and hoisted the Union flag. Foote had applied to General Halleck for permission to advance up the Cumberland on Nashville, and just as he was about moved and upwards of one hundred wounded. On the same day that the above affair took place, Flag-officer Foote sent Lieut.-Com. Phelps to Columbus with a flag of truce. As he drew near the fort he saw that the Confederates were burning their winter e boiler or steam-pipe of one of the leading vessels of the enemy was exploded by a shot from the flag-ship Benton, Lieut.-Com. Phelps, and three of the enemy's vessels, including the one encountered by the Cincinnati, were disabled and drifted down
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 17: evacuation of Fort Pillow and battle of Memphis. (search)
ored at the lower end of Island No.45, a mile and a half above the City of Memphis. The mortarboats, tow-boats, ordnance and commissary vessels, anchored for the night at Island 44. At daylight the enemy's fleet of rams and gun-boats, now numbering eight vessels, was discovered lying at the levee at Memphis. They dropped below Railroad Point, and returning again arranged themselves below the city. At 4.20 the Union flotilla got under way in the following order: Flagship Benton, Lieut.-Com. Phelps; Louisville, Com. B. M. Dove; Carondelet. Corn. H. Walke; Cairo, Lieut.-Com. N. E. Bryant; St. Louis, Lieut.-Corn. Nelson McGunnegle. They dropped down the river according to signal, and prepared for battle. The Confederate gun-boats opened fire upon our fleet as it moved down. with the seeming intention of having the city injured by the return fire; but due care was taken in regard Action of the gun-boats at Memphis, June 6 1862. to this matter, and shot and shell were sent
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 30: (search)
r Le Roy Fitch (1863); Acting-Master Geo. G. Groves (1864). Steamer Fawn (4th rate).--Acting-Master J. R. Grove (1863). Steamer Silver Cloud (4th rate).--Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant A. F. O'Neil (1864). Steamer Silver Lake (4th rate).--Acting-Master J. C. Coyle (1864-5). Steamer Springfield (4th rate).--Acting-Master Joseph Watson (1864); Acting-Master Edward Morgan (1865). Steamer Victory (4th rate).--Ensign Frederick Read (1864-5). Steamer Champion (4th rate).--Acting-Master Alfred Phelps (1864). Steamer Curlew (4th rate.)--Acting-Ensign H. A. B. O'Neil (1864). Steamer Little Rebel, (4th rate).--Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant T. B. Gregory; Acting Ensign J. B. Petts (1865). Steamer Signal.--*Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, C. Dominey (1863); Acting-Ensign W. P. Lee (1864). Steamer Covington.--Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant.--* J. S. Hurd (1863); Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant George P. Lord (1864). Steamer Robb.--* Ensign W. C. Handford; Acting-Ensign Lloyd Tho
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
Acting-Second-Assistant, J. A. McCormack; Acting-Third-Assistant, James B. Byland. Steamer Silver Lake Acting-Master, Jos. C. Coyle; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, J. H. Mills; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, G. D. Rand; Acting-Ensigns, G. W. Bone, F. G. Jobson and H. H. Pierce; Acting-Master's Mates, John Fisher and Samuel McKee; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, John Connolly; Acting-Second-Assistant, Orrin Burroughs; Acting-Third-Assistant, J. C. Jones. Steamer Champion. Acting-Master, Alfred Phelps, Jr.; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, A. L. Vail; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, G. T. Bemis; Acting-Ensigns, Felix McCann, Mervin Allen and Anthony Hagerup; Acting-Master's Mate, Herman Alms; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, John Johnston; Acting-Second-Assistants, Geo. Waddle and C. A. Fisher; Acting-Third-Assistant, J. J. Suor. Steamer Alexandria. Acting-Master, D. P. Rosenmiller; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, H. C. Snibley; Acting-Third-Assistant, J. S. Willcoxson. Steame
ollowing are the names of the officers: Captain, S. L. Phelps; First Master, John F. Duke; Second Master, Chas. P. Noble; Third Master, Benjamin Sebastian; Fourth Master, H. Cutter; Master's Mate, James Kearney; Surgeon, W. H. Wilson; Purser, Alfred Phelps; Pilots, A. M. Jordan, Wm. M. Attenborough; Gunner, Henry Hamilton; First Engineer, Thos. Cook; Second Engineer, Alexander Magee; Third Engineer, Michael Norton; Fourth Engineer, James O'Neil. I may add, that the officers, without exception, are gentlemen in the complete sense of the word, and possess, in addition to this qualification, a thorough knowledge of their duties. The efficacy of Capt. Phelps is so well known, that special reference to it would be superfluous. Suffice it that an abler or more gallant officer never trod a plank. Fort Donelson, as we passed it, seemed more formidable than ever; its peculiar characteristics are such that, like a master-piece in painting, or an extended view of some grand mountain scener