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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
of the above, we, the undersigned, do hereunto set our hands and seals. David D. Porter, Commanding Mortar Flotilla. W. B. Renshaw, Commander United States Navy. J. M. Wainwright, Lieutenant-Commander Harriet Lane J. K. Duncan, Brigadier-General, honor enough for any man to have said he had fought by their side. After the capitulation was signed, I sent Commander W. B. Renshaw to Fort Jackson, and Lieutenant-Commander Ed. Nichols to Fort St. Philip to receive the surrender of the forts. bedient servant, David D. Porter, Commanding Flotilla. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. Report of Commander W. B. Renshaw, United States steamer Westfield. United States Steamer Westfield, Mississippi River, May 5, 1862. Sir vantageous to fight her head on, which prevented the use of all the guns except the rifle. Respectfully submitted, W. B. Renshaw, Commander United States Navy. Commander D. D. Porter, Commanding Mortar Flotilla, Mississippi River. Report of L
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 20: a brave officer's mortification.--history set right. (search)
ers' Mates, S. H. Bevins and H. D. Foster; Gunner, T. H. Fortune. Steamer Winona. Commander, Edward T. Nichols; Lieutenant, John G. Walker; Acting-Masters, Chas. Hallett and Felix McCurley; Acting-Ensign, Wm. F. Hunt; Assistant Surgeon, A. Mathewson; Paymaster, H. M. Denniston; Second-Assistant Engineers, John Purdy, Jr., and Joseph Watters; Third-Assistant Engineers, Edward Gay and R. L. Wamaling; Acting-Masters' Mates, F. H. Beers and H. T. Burdett. Steamer Westfield. Commander, Wm. B. Renshaw; Acting-Masters, W. L. Babcock, F. C. Miller, L. D. Smalley and Gustav Vasallo; Midshipman, C. W. Zimmerman; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, E. H. Allis; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, C. C. Walden; Acting-Second-Assistant Engineer, Wm. R. Green; Acting-Third-Assistant Engineers, G. S. Baker, Chas. W. Smith and John Van Hogan; Acting-Masters' Mate, J. P. Arnett. Steamer Wissahickon. Lieutenant Commanding, A. N. Smith. Mortar flotilla. First division. Lieutenant Watson Smith
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 23: destruction of the ram Arkansas.--capture of Galveston.--capture of the Harriet Lane.--sinking of the Hatteras.--attack on Baton Rouge.--Miscellaneous engagements of the gun-boats. (search)
ir to them, and no one could sleep comfortably while she was about. Farragut could now go to the Gulf and arrange for blockading the coast off Galveston. The mortar flotilla steamers were, in October 1862, placed under the command of Commander W. B. Renshaw. These vessels were the Harriet Lane, Commander Wainwright, Owasco, Commander Guest, Clifton, Lieut.-Commander Richard L. Law and the schooner Henry Janes. The mortar vessels which had been left at New Orleans were afterwards employed ing-Assistant-Surgeon, Henry Shaw; Acting-Assistant-Paymaster, Emory Wright; Acting-Masters' Mates, N. M. Dyer and N. R. Davis; Acting-Engineers Henry Waite, W. D. Adair, Wm. Morris, T. D. Hulse and T. W. Bolman. Steamer Westfield. Commander, W. B. Renshaw; Lieutenant, C. W. Zimmerman; Acting-Masters, F. C. Miller, L. D. Smalley and J. H. Warren; Acting-Masters' Mates, J. P. Arnett and J. B. Johnson; Acting-Assistant-Surgeon, E. H. Allis; Acting-Assistant-Paymaster, C. C. Walden; Acting-En
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 31: operations of Farragut's vessels on the coast of Texas, etc. (search)
ant affair, conducted entirely by volunteer officers, who, although they had not received a regular naval training, displayed as much ability as if they had. Not leaving the force to hold the town, the flotilla laid out in the bay and blockaded it. Unfortunately the gallant Kittredge was surprised and with his boat's crew captured while reconnoitering. Galveston, Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi fell into the Federal hands a short time afterwards; the former place being captured by Commander Renshaw without the loss of a man. This for a time put a stop to blockade-running on the Texas coast. Its unfortunate recapture, the loss of the Harriet Lane and the blowing up of the Westfield, have been already related, and Galveston once more became a shelter to blockade-runners, which much rejoiced the hearts of our enemies in Texas. Their success at this point fired the hearts of the Texan soldiers and they assembled in large numbers along the coast, making it very dangerous to attempt
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. (search)
ould be marched overland from Newbern. On the morning of the 15th, the steamer Escort arrived with General Foster on board, who seemed to think the situation so serious that his presence was demanded. The day after his arrival the enemy suddenly disappeared, and the siege was raised. The commander of the North Atlantic squadron seemed to be well satisfied with the conduct of those under his command, and reported that the credit of the Navy had been well maintained throughout. Commander Renshaw, at Washington, and Lieutenant-Commander McCann, below on the river, conducted affairs with prudence and zeal. The former held a position of great responsibility and severe trial, and he met the various emergencies with promptness and decision. He had the direction of naval matters, and would have been held responsible if the town had fallen into the enemy's hands. On the 3d inst., the enemy had established their batteries abreast of the town, one of them a rifled 12-pounder, dist