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The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), Report of Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, U. S. Army, commanding armies of the United States, of operations march, 1864-May, 1865. (search)
Here a serious difficulty arose in getting Admiral Porter's fleet, which accompanied the expedition,tter execute the plan of my letter sent by Colonel Porter, and leave General Thomas, with the troops the assemblage in Hampton Roads, under Admiral D. D. Porter, of the most formidable armada ever colpton Roads, where we had a conference with Admiral Porter as to the force required and the time of sr Fort Fisher) on the evening of the 15th. Admiral Porter arrived on the evening of the 18th, havinghe Secretary of the Navy and a letter from Admiral Porter, informing me that the fleet was still off suggest, therefore, that you consult with Admiral Porter freely, and get from him the part to be pe laid down in writing. I have served with Admiral Porter, and know that you can rely on his judgmenrsonally conferring with General Terry and Admiral Porter as to what was best to be done. AnticiN. C., in co-operation with the navy under Admiral Porter, moving his forces up both sides of the Ca[4 more...]
five thousand, under Major-General Frank J. Herron. Pushing up to the city, the Baron de Kalb engaged the batteries, which were all prepared to receive her, and after finding out their strength dropped back to notify General Herron, who immediately landed his men, and the army and navy made a combined attack on the enemy's works. The rebels soon fled, leaving every thing in the possession of the Nationals, and set fire to four of their finest steamers that ran on the Mississippi. The army pursued the enemy and captured their rear-guard of two hundred and sixty men. Six heavy guns and one vessel, formerly a gunboat, fell into the hands of the Union troops, and all the munitions of war. Unfortunately, while the Baron de Kalb was moving slowly along she ran foul of a torpedo, which exploded and sunk her. There was no sign of any thing of the kind to be seen. While she was going down another exploded under her stern. No lives were lost on the National side.--Admiral Porter's Despatch.
seven men. The rebel loss was large, Colonel Wilson being among the killed.--A fight took place at Farmington, Tenn., between the Union forces under General Crook and the rebels commanded by General Wharton.--(Docs. 181 and 191.) Acting volunteer Lieutenant James P. Couthouy, having received information that a rebel steamer was tied up to the bank on Red River, fitted out an expedition, under charge of Acting Chief-Engineer Thomas Doughty, with twenty men and Mr. Hobbs, who crossed over from the Mississippi to Red River, and after great labor in getting through the entanglements of the bushes and other undergrowth, got a sight of the steamer lying at the bank. They managed to get up to her and capture her. A few moments afterward they were enabled to capture another one, and found themselves in possession of two steamers and nine prisoners. One of the prisoners was an aid to the rebel General Taylor, who had been sent up expressly for the last steamer.--Admiral Porter's Despatch.
he navigation. On the following morning I accompanied Admiral Porter in the ram Price, several iron-clads preceding us, up far as I had gone, was from overhanging trees, I left Admiral Porter near Black Bayou, and pushed back to Young's Point for difficulties. Soon after my return to Young's Point, Admiral Porter sent back to me for a cooperating military force. Sheor running transports by the Vicksburgh batteries with Admiral Porter's gunboat fleet. On the night of the sixteenth of April, Admiral Porter's fleet, and the transports Silver Wave, Forest Queen, and Henry Clay, ran the Vicksburgh batteries. Tured in running the blockade were repaired by order of Admiral Porter, who was supplied with the material for such repairs asuccess of our arms his hearty and energetic support. Admiral Porter and the very efficient officers under him have ever sht servant, J. C. Pemberton, Lieutenant-General. Rear-Admiral Porter's despatch. U. S. Mississippi Squadron, flag-sh
cial account. United States gunboat Baron De Kalb, mouth of the Yazoo River, May 31, 1863. We have just returned from our expedition in pursuit of the enemy's transports, and have been highly successful. Having received orders from Admiral Porter to ascend the Yazoo to the highest possible point, and destroy every rebel transport found, we left the mouth of this river on the evening of the twenty-fourth, and proceeded rapidly up-stream. Captain J. G. Walker, of our boat, having been g-Officer, proceeded on board the mosquito boat Forest Rose, in order to push ahead Ass rapidly as possible and press the enemy hard. We advanced rapidly into the enemy's country, stopping at every plantation and delivering to the planters Admiral Porter's orders, in reference to our being fired upon by guerrillas from their property, which was to burn and destroy every house around on the plantations from which we received the fire. We passed many thousand bales of cotton, and were anxious
despite the heat and the dust and the drought, I must again into the bowels of the land to make the conquest of Vicksburgh fulfil all the conditions it should in the progress of this war. Whether success attend my efforts or not, I know that Admiral Porter will ever accord to me the exhibition of a pure and unselfish zeal in the service of our country. It does seem to me that Port Hudson, without facilities for supplies or interior communication, must soon follow the fate of Vicksburgh and lg any more Vicksburghs or Port Hudsons on the bank of the great inland sea. Though farther apart, the navy and army will still act in concert, and I assure you I shall never reach the banks of the river or see a gunboat but I will think of Admiral Porter, Captain Breese, and the many elegant and accomplished gentlemen it has been my good fortune to meet on armed or unarmed decks of the Mississippi Squadron. Congratulating you and the officers and men of your command at the great result in wh
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The opening of the lower Mississippi. (search)
arragut, so was ready to redouble the fire of the mortars at the proper time with good effect. In Farragut's words: Commander Porter, however, kept up such a tremendous fire on them from the mortars that the enemy's shot did the gun-boats no injury,s and fuses, and material for making cartridges. He has always entertained the same opinions which are expressed by Commander Porter; that is, there are three modes of attack, and the question is, which is the one to be adopted? His own opinion is (just above Fort St. Philip) to look after the Louisiana and to cover the landing of the troops under General Butler. Admiral Porter, seeing the Mississippi the morning after the fleet passed up, doubtless supposed it had remained at anchor below.--Ehat the vessels of war were to be included in the terms agreed to by the Confederate officers. Mention is made in Commander Porter's letter of April 26th to Lieut.-Colonel Higgins of the Confederate vessels of war, for he says: And the vessels lyi
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The Brooklyn at the passage of the forts. (search)
ly, 1861, I was on board the steam frigate Mississippi when she made a visit to the Southwest Pass, and having been sent to the Powhatan, commanded by Lieutenant D. D. Porter, near by, I walked up and down the quarter-deck with the commanding officer. He was very much exasperated that the department at Washington delayed sending vessels of proper draught to enter the river, and said that if he had half a dozen good vessels he would undertake to run by the forts and capture New Orleans. Admiral Porter has already recounted in this work the prominent part that he took in the opening of the Mississippi, and I therefore omit further reference to it.--J. R. B. The present article is intended merely as a personal narrative of the passage of the forts as seen from the deck of the Brooklyn. This vessel was a flush-deck sloop-of-war, carrying 22 9-inch guns, 1 80-pounder Dahlgren rifle, and 1 30-pounder Parrott rifle. A small poop-deck extended about fifteen feet from the taffrail, and
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Farragut's capture of New Orleans. (search)
uthorities, which was before the appearance of Porter on the scene at Washington. And, indeed, the as a point of attack just about the time that Porter imagines he suggested it. Why was Farragut ides this, his appointment met the approval of Porter, who, when consulted by the Secretary, gave hie destroyed, upon which Farragut remarked that Porter had that morning assented to the boom's being e of the forts. The communication from Commander Porter containing his plans of attack, to which caping by way of Barataria. D. D. Porter. Porter overlooks the difference between his hopes andy to open his way down the river as advised by Porter, to whom the surrender must have been a surprind why did the city surrender? Was it because Porter bombarded Fort Jackson 75 miles below the city Forts Jackson and St. Philip was made by Commander Porter; the terms which were offered were liberaSurvey, whose map of the forts is published in Porter's article, says in his report after the surren[17 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The water-battery at Fort Jackson. (search)
made up before the receipt of Captain Robertson's account, was based on the following facts: Admiral Porter, in his report of April 30th, 1862, written after a visit to the fort, states that the water post at the guns in the water-battery, much less from the battery itself, as is asserted by Admiral Porter. [See p. 43.] After Farragut passed with most of his steamers there was a slackening of would have been madness to have wasted any more ammunition than was necessary to drive away Admiral Porter and all the vessels which had failed to pass the forts under cover of darkness. But as soon to see them plainly we silenced and drove rapidly down the river all the vessels, including Admiral Porter's, that remained below the forts. As soon as Farragut's vessels could, they pushed up the r his fleet was an act of grand heroism that should forever shed luster on the American navy, and Porter and his mortar-fleet did splendid work, and contributed very materially to the success which the
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