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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 97 5 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 37 1 Browse Search
Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States 26 2 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 16 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 13 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 10 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: may 1, 1862., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 23, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 16, 1864., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Essex, the, (search)
799. On June 26, 1812, under command of Capt. David Porter, she left Sandy Hook, N. J., on a cruisepened fire with three cheers from her people. Porter caused his ports to be knocked out in an instanstitution and Hornet, orders were sent to Captain Porter, of the Essex, then lying in the Delaware,funds by taking $55,000 from a British packet, Porter made sail for the Pacific Ocean around Cape Ho one or two consorts, to attempt her capture. Porter heard of this from an officer who was sent intmericans. In consequence of this information, Porter resolved to go to the Marquesas Islands, refit. Among the Marquesas Islands (at Nooaheevah) Porter became involved in hostilities with the warrinays before he weighed anchor. The girls, says Porter in his Journal, lined the beach from morning uen short sixes. The British vessels blockaded Porter's ships. At length he determined to escape. ssex Junior, which was made a cartel-ship, and Porter was honored as the hero of the Pacific. Munic[2 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Porter, David 1780- (search)
Porter, David 1780- Naval officer; born in Boston, Mass., Feb. 1, 1780; was appointed a midshi where he was wounded. In October, 1803, David Porter. he was captured in the Philadelphia when s against the American vessels in that region. Porter's appearance with a strong frigate was very opof them armed, and bearing letters-of-marque. Porter cruised among the islands for nearly a fortnigailed from the Delaware in the solitary Essex, Porter found himself in command of a squadron of ninehipman John Maury, of the navy. They informed Porter that a war was raging on the island between na In an interview with the king of the Taeehs, Porter agreed to assist him in his wars. With muskets and a cannon, Porter's men drove the enemies of the king from hill to hill, until they made a stan States. One tribe had remained hostile. This Porter subdued. On Dec. 12 he started for home in thror on the Pacific Ocean became a prisoner. Porter was one of the naval commissioners from 1815 t[4 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Porter, David Dixon 1813-1891 (search)
Porter, David Dixon 1813-1891 Naval officer; born in Chester, Pa., June 8, 1813; a son of David Porter; entered the navy as midshipman, Feb. 2, 1829. He was attached to the coast survey from 1836 to 1840. Then he cruised in Brazilian waters, and served in the Naval Observatory at Washington for a while. He engaged in the war against Mexico on land and on water, and in 1861 joined the Gulf Squadron, in command of the Powhatan. He was in the expedition up the Mississippi against New Orleans in 1862, in command of twenty-one mortar-boats and several steamers. Porter did important service on the Mississippi and Red rivers in 1863-64, and was conspicuous in the siege of Vicksburg. For the latter service he was promoted rear-admiral, July 4, 1863. In 1864 he was in command of the North Atlantic blockading squadron, and rendered efficient service in the capture of Fort Fisher in January, 1865. He was made vice-admiral in July, 1866; admiral, Oct. 17, 1870; and was superintenden
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Porter, William David 1809-1864 (search)
Porter, William David 1809-1864 Naval officer; born in New Orleans, La., March 10, 1809; a son of David Porter; entered the navy in 1823. In the sloop-of-war St. Mary, on the Pacific Station, when the Civil War broke out, he was wrongly suspected of disloyalty. He was ordered to duty on the Mississippi River, in fitting out a gunboat fleet, and was put in command of the Essex, which took part in the attacks on Forts Henry and Donelson, when he was severely scalded. He fought his way past all the batteries between Cairo and New Orleans, taking part in the attack on Vicksburg. He caused the destruction of the Confederate ram Arkansas, near Baton Rouge, and assisted in the attack on Port Hudson. For these services he was made commodore in July, 1862. His feeble health prevented his doing much afterwards. He died in New York City, May 1, 1864.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), President, the (search)
s, and the guns of the President ceased firing, when suddenly her antagonist opened fire anew. Again she was silenced, and at dawn the President saw her several miles to the leeward. He ascertained that she was his Majesty's ship Little Belt, Capt. A. B. Bingham, which was searching for the Guerriere on the American coast. Rodgers was in the port of New York when war was declared, in command of a small squadron—the President (his flag-ship), forty-four guns; the Essex, thirty-two, Captain Porter; and the Hornet, eighteen, Captain Lawrence. He received orders (June 21, 1812) to sail immediately on a cruise. He had received information that a fleet of West India merchantmen had sailed for England under a convoy, and he steered for the Gulf Stream to intercept them. He had been joined by a small squadron under Commodore Decatur—the United States (flagship), forty-four guns; Congress, thirty-eight, Captain Smith; and Argus, sixteen, Lieutenant-Commander St. Clair. Meeting a vess
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Radford, William 1808-1890 (search)
Radford, William 1808-1890 Naval officer; born in Fincastle, Va., March 1, 1808; entered the navy as midshipman in March, 1825; served on the Mexican coast, as lieutenant, in the war against Mexico, and was in command of the Cumberland when sunk by the Merrimac in Hampton Roads, in March, 1861 (see monitor and Merrimac). In the attacks of Porter's squadron on Fort Fisher, Radford commanded the New Ironsides. He was promoted rear-admiral in 1866; commanded the European Squadron in 1869—70; retired March 1, 1870. He died in Washington, D. C., Jan. 8, 189
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Red River expedition. (search)
at New Orleans, and General Sherman was ordered to send troops to aid him. Admiral Porter was also directed to place a fleet of gunboats on the Red River to assist in the way, and taken possession of Alexandria (March 10). They were followed by Porter's fleet of gunboats. From that point Banks moved forward with his whole force,atchitoches, near the river, 80 miles above Alexandria, by land. At that point Porter's vessels were embarrassed by low water, and his larger ones could proceed no fts and the sharp-shooters. ards Shreveport, 100 miles beyond Natchitoches, and Porter's lighter vessels proceeded up the river with a body of troops under Gen. Thomand send the fleet through a sluice in the manner of running logs by lumbermen. Porter did not believe in the feasibility of the project; but Lieut.-Col. Joseph Baileccessfully. The whole expedition then proceeded towards the Mississippi, where Porter resumed the service of patrolling that stream. The forces of Banks were placed
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rodgers, John 1771-1838 (search)
and her 106 men were made prisoners. This was the first vessel of war taken on either side in that contest. A prize-crew was placed in her, and she was made one of Broke's squadron. the Nautilus was retaken by Captain Warrington, June 30, 1815, between Java and the islands of the East India Archipelago. She was also the last vessel captured on either side during the war. Informed of the proclamation of peace, Warrington gave up the Nautilus to the English and returned home. While Commodore Porter was on his extended cruise in the Pacific Ocean (see Essex, the), Commodore Rodgers was on a long cruise in the North Atlantic in his favorite frigate, the President. He left Boston on April 27, 1813, in company with the Congress, thirty-eight guns, and, after a cruise of 148 days, arrived at Newport, R. I., having captured eleven merchant vessels and the British armed schooner Highflyer. Rodgers sailed northeastward, in the direction of the southern edge of the Gulf Stream, until Ma
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Savage's Station, battle at (1862) (search)
Savage's Station, battle at (1862) Before dawn of June 28, 1862, McClellan's army was marching for Turkey Bend, on the James River, in its transfer from the Chickahominy to the James. General Keyes led the way through White Oak Swamp, followed by Porter's shattered corps. Then came a train of 5,000 wagons laden with ammunition, stores, and baggage, and a drove of 2,500 beef-cattle. This movement was so well masked that Lee, who suspected McClellan was about to give battle on the northern side of the Chickahominy in defence of his stores at the White House, or was preparing to retreat down the Peninsula, was completely deceived; and it was late that night when the astounding fact was announced to him that the Army of the Potomac was far on its way towards a new position on the James River; that a large portion of the stores at the White House had been removed; and that the remainder, together with the mansion (his wife's property), were in flames. He immediately put in operati
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Schenck, James Findlay 1807-1882 (search)
Schenck, James Findlay 1807-1882 Naval officer; born in Franklin, O., June 11, 1807; entered the navy in 1825; served on the Pacific coast with Stockton during the Mexican War; and commanded the East India Squadron in 1860-61. He was afterwards engaged in the blockading service, and was in command of a division in Porter's fleet in the attacks on Fort Fisher. He was promoted rear-admiral in 1868, and retired in 1869. He died in Dayton, O., Dec. 21, 1882.
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