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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)
he expedition, with the names of their commanders: Stars and Stripes, Lieut.-Comdg. Reed Werden; Louisiana, Lieut.-Comdg A. Murray; Hetzel, Lieut.-Comdg. H. K. Davenport; Underwriter, Lieut.-Comdg. W. N. Jeffers; Delaware, Lieut.-Comdg. S. P. Quackenbush; Commodore Perry, Lieut.-Comdg. C. W. Flusser; Valley City, Lieut-Comdg. J. C. Chaplin; Con. Barney, Act.-Lieut.-Comdg R. T. Renshaw; Hunchback, Act.-Vol.-Lt.-Comdg. E. R. Colhoun; Southfield, Act.-Vol.-Lt.-Comdg. C. F. W. Behm; Morse, A Navy, which had disappeared entirely; and on the 9th of February he directed Com. Rowan to pursue them with the following vessels: Louisiana, Lieut.-Com. Murray; Hetzel, Lieut.-Com. Davenport; Underwriter, Lieut.-Com. Jeffers; Delaware, Lieut.-Com. Quackenbush; Commodore Perry, Lieut.-Com. Flusser; Valley City, Lieut.-Com. Chaplin; Morse, Acting-Master French; Lockwood, Acting-Master Graves; Ceres, Acting-Master McDiarmid; Shawsheen, Acting-Master Woodward; Brincker Acting-Master Geddings; Put
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
show the nature of the blockading service, it may not be uninteresting to give an account of the capture of the above-mentioned vessel. On the morning of the 29th of January a blue light was observed from the U. S. S. Unadilla, Lieutenant-Commander S. P. Quackenbush, in an easterly direction, supposed to be from the U. S. S. Blunt. The Unadilla slipped her cable and stood in shore in a north-west direction, guided by a rocket thrown up apparently by the Blunt, and indicating the course of a r's Mates, Peter O'Conner, Samuel Delano, J. M. Blake and Wm. Henderson; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, Wm. Craig; Third-Assistants, Sylvanus McIntyre, J. P. Kelley, John Lowe and F. C. Russell. Steam gun-boat Unadilla. Lieutenant-Commander, S. P. Quackenbush; Assistant Surgeon, C. T. Hubbard; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Geo. B. Tripp; Acting-Masters, Edw. Van Sice, W. L. Tuttle and P. N. Cruse; Acting-Ensign, R. M. Cornell; Acting-Master's Mates, Geo. E. Thomas, C. N. Hall and Wm. Fi
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 34: (search)
re. Mortar schooners, Arletta and Para. frigate St. Lawrence. Captain, H. Y. Purviance, and Commander J. F. Schenck [at different times in command]; Lieutenant, H. F. Picking; Acting-Masters, G. L. Allyn, G. J. Murray and Wm. H. Smith; Second-Lieutenant of Marines, R. S. Collum; Acting-Master's Mates, John Fisher, V. W. Jones and T. W. Jones; Boatswain, J. A. Briscoe; Gunner, C. De Bevoise; Carpenter, J. A. Krim; Sailmaker, L. Rogers. Steamer Delaware. Lieutenant-Commander. S. P. Quackenbush; Assistant Surgeon, Lorenzo Traver; Assistant Paymaster, F. R. Curtis; Acting-Ensign, J. H. Kerens; Acting-Engineers, J. D. Williamson, T. J. Brown, A. Dunbar and James Mellen; Acting-Master's Mate, J. H. Springman. Sloop-of-war Cumberland. Commander, William Radford; Lieutenants, George U. Morris, T. O. Selfridge, and M. S. Stuyvesant; Chaplain, J. H. Lenhart; Acting-Masters, W. P. Randall and W. W. Kennison; Surgeon, Charles Martin; Assistant Surgeon, Edward Kershner; Lieutenan
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 39: Miscellaneous operations, land and sea.--operations in the Nansemond, Cape Fear, Pamunky, Chucka Tuck and James Rivers.--destruction of blockade-runners.--adventures of Lieutenant Cushing, etc. (search)
n's wharf, which attack had been anticipated by the naval commander-in-chief, who had placed the following vessels in position to meet it: Pequot, Lieutenant-Commander S. P. Quackenbush; Dawn, Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant J. W. Simmons; Atlanta (iron-clad), and tug Young America--all under Lieutenant-Commander Quackenbush. At 12Lieutenant-Commander Quackenbush. At 12:30, on the 24th, the enemy made a vigorous attack at the wharf; the movement was, however, supposed to be a feint to draw the Union forces from Fort Powhatan. The enemy were met by the fire of the gun-boats, particularly the Dawn; and although their decks were swept by musketry, such was the terrible effect of their shells on thce rendered by the Dawn, Lieutenant Simmons, the Confederates would have, no doubt, accomplished their object and Lieutenant-Commander (now Rear-Admiral) S. P Quackenbush. carried the Union position. The engagement lasted upwards of five hours, and demonstrated the value of the Navy in protecting the flanks of the Federal Army.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 40: (search)
oon came to the conclusion that attacking gun-boats was a losing business. The gun-boats now so rigidly patrolled the James River that they were in close proximity to all transports passing up or down. So seldom did the enemy get a chance to fire unmolested on a transport, that they even took occasion to attack a hospital steamer. without regard to her sacred character, killing one man and mortally wounding two others; but they were soon driven away by the watchful Pequot, Lieutenant-Commander S. P. Quackenbush, and the Commodore Morris, Acting-Master R. G. Lee. At this time operations were going on at Dutch Gap for the purpose of opening a new route from below Howlett's Battery to the upper reach of the James River. This scheme was not favorably regarded by army engineers, and was not a success. The enemy planted mortars not far away, which in the course of the work killed one hundred and forty laborers, and wounded many more. It also brought on a conflict with the Confederat
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. (search)
armand. Catskill--Fourth-rate. Lieutenant-Commander, Edward Barrett; Lieutenant, Chas. W. Tracy; Acting-Masters, J. C. Hamlin and Wm. Reed; Acting-Ensigns, J. D. Barclay, E. B. Cox and Charles Clauson; Assistant Surgeon, John W. Coles; Assistant-Paymaster, H. P. Tuttle; Engineers; Acting-First-Assistant, J. F. Butler; Acting-Second-Assistants, J. G. Dennett and Jonas T. Booth; Third-Assistant, Wm. M. Barr; Acting-Third-Assistant, H. M. Test. Patapsco--Third-rate. Lieutenant-Commander, S. P. Quackenbush; Lieutenant, Wm. T. Sampson ; Acting-Master, John White; Acting-Ensigns, J. S. Johnson, A. B. Bashford and J. C. Brown; Assistant-Surgeon, S. H. Peltz ; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, W. S. Creevey; Engineers: First-Assistant, Reynolds Driver; Acting-Second-Assistant, G. L. Palmer; Third-Assistants, D. C. Davis, G. F. Sweet and J. J. Ryan; Pilot, G. Pinckney. Pontiac--Third-rate. Lieutenant-Commander, S. B. Luce; Acting-Master, Geo. F. Winslow; Acting-Ensigns, Thomas Stev