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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 11: Goldsborough's expedition to the sounds of North Carolina. (search)
k place. At 5 P. M. these batteries re-opened, and the enemy's steamers having repaired damages put forth again and opened fire. In a short time, however, the steamers were again obliged to retire, and one of them, the Curlew, in a disabled condition. took refuge under the battery at Redstone Point. As evening came on, the Rear Admiral commanding made signal to cease firing — not wishing to waste ammunition. In the course of the afternoon, six launches, under the command of Midshipman B. H. Porter, had landed their howitzers and a body of men, which were employed during the night in guarding the main road and its two forks. On the following morning they assisted in the active operations of the Army. By midnight some ten thousand of our troops had been landed safely at Ashby's Harbor. On February 8th it was arranged by General Burnside that his forces should move at an early hour in the morning, and begin their attack upon the enemy; and as the direction they were obliged
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
on; Lieutenant-Commander, Joseph N. Miller; Assistant Surgeon, Edgar Holden; Assistant Paymaster, J. P. Woodbury; Acting-Ensigns, H. B. Baker and L. G. Emerson; Engineers: First-Assistant, G. S. Bright; Second-Assistant, H. W. Robie; Third-Assistants, W. A. Dripps and Joseph Hoops. Steam Sloop Canandaigua. Captain, Joseph F. Green; Lieutenant-Commander, J. J. Cornwell; Lieutenant, H. De H. Manley; Surgeon, James Suddards; Paymaster, C. H. Eldredge; Acting-Master, Samuel Hall; Ensign, Benjamin H. Porter; Acting-Ensign, John L. Gifford; Acting-Master's Mates, A. S. Eldridge, J. N. Pease, W. T. Vincent and C. S. McCarty; Engineers: Chief, Wm. S. Stamm; First-Assistant, H. C. Victor; Second-Assistant, G. W. Rogers ; Third-Assistants, Albert Jackson, Alfred Hedrick, Philip Miller and E. S. Phillippi; Boatswain, Thomas Smith; Gunner, John Gaskins; Carpenter, S. N. Whitehouse; Sailmaker, David Bruce. Iron-clad steamer Weehawken. Captain, John Rodgers; Lieutenant-Commander, L. H. N
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 34: (search)
Acting-Master's Mates, Chas. Attmore and James Corlace. Steamer Genesee. Commander, Wm. H. Macomb; Lieutenant-Commander, Wm. H. Dana; Assistant Surgeon, G. B. Slough; Acting-Masters, Wm. Hanson, C. M. Merchant and R. T. Wyatt; Acting-Engineers, W. H. Green, C. H. Harrab, G. H. Griggs, M. McLoughlin and C. Moulton; Acting-Master's Mates, W. J. Crosby, John Connor, G. M. Fludder and E. W. Halcro. Steamer. Ellis. Lieutenant, C. L. Franklin; Acting-Master's Mate. Omar Smith; Midshipman, B. H. Porter; Acting-Assistant Engineer, F. A. Whitfield. Steamer Hunchback. Acting-Lieutenant, E. R. Colhoun; Acting-Master, Ric'd Pasquell; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Henry Cushing; Acting-Assistant Engineers, Henry Armstrong and John Wall; Acting-Master's Mates, Wm. Weaver and Chas. Weaver. Steamer Henry Brinker. Acting-Master, John E. Giddings; Acting-Master's Mate, W. B. Miles: Acting-Engineers, J. W. Kelsey, Robt. Ross and W. H. Yates. Sloop Granite. Acting-Master, E. Bo
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 36: operations of the South Atlantic Squadron under Rear-Admiral Dahlgren, 1863.--operations in Charleston harbor, etc. (search)
ant S. W. Preston, Lieutenant F. J. Higginson, Ensign Charles H. Craven, Lieutenant-Commander F. M. Bunce, Lieutenant E. T. Brower, Ensign James Wallace and Ensign B. H. Porter; also the following officers of the Marine Corps: Captain C. G. McCawley, First-Lieutenant Charles H. Bradford, First-Lieutenant John C. Harris, Second-Lieu prisoners in the enemy's hands, besides three of the killed. Among the prisoners were the following officers: Lieutenants S. W. Preston and E. T. Brower, Ensigns B. H. Porter and Charles H. Craven, Third-Assistant Engineer J. H. Harmany, Sail-maker D. C. Brayton, Acting-Master's Mates E. Butler, C. P. Hovey and C. S. McCarty. Caat would have sunk the heaviest three-decker then afloat. In this action Lieutenant H. B. Robeson, Acting-Masters George W. Domett and John M. Skillings, Ensign B. H. Porter and Acting-Ensign Charles W. Howard are spoken of in terms of the highest praise for their coolness and manly bearing; while Lieutenant-Commander George E.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
. Killed in the assault--Lieutenant S. W. Preston, Flag-Lieutenant; Lieutenant B. H. Porter, commanding flag-ship Malvern; Assistant Surgeon Wm. Longshaw, U. S. s acting as my aide in carrying orders, who was killed in front; and of Lieutenant B. H. Porter, killed in the early assault, at the head of the column; and of severafor the wounded. I regret that my personal acquaintance with the Lieutenant Benjamin H. Porter (of Admiral Porter's staff.) (killed in the assault on Fort Fisher.Admiral Porter's staff.) (killed in the assault on Fort Fisher.) many brave officers and men around me on that day was so slight that I could not soon recognize to what ships they belonged, except in the instances named, and thates and services of Lieutenant S. W. Preston, your flag-lieutenant, and Lieutenant B. H. Porter, your flag-captain, thinking that by a little delay I might the more dE. B. Carter and J. W. Homans. *Malvern--Fourth-rate (Flag-ship) Lieutenant, B. H. Porter: Acting-Masters, J. A. Hamilton and John Price; Acting-Ensigns, Geo. L