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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 8: capture of Fernandina and the coast South of Georgia. (search)
er how clever, does not stand much chance of success against the enemy unless he is well supported by his officers; and as Dupont up to this time had been everywhere successful, we must give a portion of the credit to those who served under his command. That Dupont was fortunate in his selection, the names of Captain C. H. Davis, Commanders John Rodgers, Drayton, C. R. P. Rodgers, Godon, Parrott, Steedman, Gillis, Prentiss, Lieutenants-Commanding Balch, Stevens, Ammen, Nicholson, Truxton, Rhind, Bankhead, Conroy,Watmough, Budd, Semmes and Phoenix, in command of vessels,will show, besides the junior officers mentioned favorably by their commanding officers. Nearly all the commanding officers reached high rank, and the youngest of them are now well up on the list of commodores and captains. Eleven of them attained the rank of rear-admiral; and of these six are still living, have retired from active duty, and are reaping the reward of faithful service. They will figure again
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 9: operations of Admiral Dupont's squadron in the sounds of South Carolina. (search)
re put forth to increase the military defences. The information required by this expedition was gained without loss of life or injury to the gun-boats. Surveys and examinations were made up Wright and Mud Rivers by Commander John Rodgers, and a great amount of good service done. The officers and boats' crews were in continual danger from the fire of bush-whacking Confederates, who were always ready for a fight. The names of Commanders John Rodgers, Drayton, C. R. P. Rodgers, Godon, Rhind, Stevens, Balch, Ammen, Truxton, Watmough, and Semmes, were conspicuous wherever a Confederate shot was heard, or wherever there was a chance to gain a point on the enemy. Heavy knocks were received by our gunboats from Confederate flying batteries, which would often make desperate stands behind earthworks thrown up for the occasion. The long steel shot from their Whitworth guns would pass easily through the sides of our vessels and inflict death or injury on all around. These attacks w
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
ar-Admiral Dupont issued the following order: The bar will be buoyed by the Keokuk, Commander Rhind, assisted by C. O. Boutelle, Assistant United States Coast Survey, commanding the Bibb, by 7. Nantucket Commander D. M Fairfax. 8. Nahant Commander John Downes. 9. Keokuk Commander A. C. Rhind. A squadron of vessels, of which Captain J. F. Green will be the senior officer, wwould have been formidable to the squadron that went to attack Commander (now Rear-Admiral) A. C. Rhind. it. It is difficult to manoeuvre a squadron in a narrow space with strong currents running; rty minutes, yet in that brief period five iron-clads were wholly or partially disabled. Commander Rhind, in the Keokuk, had been able to fire only three times during the period he was exposed to uben McClenahan; Acting-Third-Assistant, Augustus Wandell. Iron-clad Keokuk. Lieutenant-Commander, A. C. Rhind; Lieutenant, Moreau Forrest; Acting-Master, James Taylor; Acting-Ensigns, W. H. Bu
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)
the fort, the Montauk was anchored and fired the first gun, which was immediately followed by the other vessels — a nearer approach than twelve hundred yards, however, being prevented by an ebb-tide. Meanwhile, the gun-boats Paul Jones, Commander A. C. Rhind, Ottawa, Lieutenant-Commander W. D. Whiting, Seneca, Lieutenant-Commander William Gibson, Chippewa, Lieutenant-Commander T. C. Harris, and Wissahickon, Lieutenant-Commander John L. Davis (all under charge of Commander Rhind), were detaileCommander Rhind), were detailed to use their great guns at long range, which they did with good effect; at the same time the batteries were delivering a very steady and deliberate fire. At 4 P. M. the tide changed to flood, and the iron-clads got underway and closed in with the fort to a distance of three hundred yards, when the vessels opened fire again. Wagner was speedily silenced, and did not fire another shot or shell at the vessels during the day; neither was there a man of the enemy's force to be seen on or about
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)
circumstances. The enemy, in order to ascertain the character of the obstructions, made a reconnaissance in the neighborhood of Dutch Gap; while Howlett's Battery, which had been greatly strengthened by the erection of new works, opened upon the vessels below the obstructions. These were the iron-clads Tecumseh. Commander T. A. M. Craven; Saugus, Commander E. R. Colhoun; Onondaga, Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Cushman; Canonicus, Commander E. S. Parrott, and gun-boat Agawam, Lieutenant-Commander A. C. Rhind. They returned the fire of the enemy's batteries with considerable effect, receiving little damage in return; while the Confederate iron-clads, from their position behind a wood. opened a straggling fire, of which no notice was taken. According to one Confederate account, the battery at Howlett's consisted of but four guns--one large rifle, one large smoothbore, and-two smaller pieces. Notwithstanding the general impression that the obstructions in the river were impassabl
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 40: (search)
and for a time interrupted the navigation of the James River. The Confederates were, in fact, untiring in their efforts to make the Federal troops and gun-boats uncomfortable. On the 28th of July the enemy commenced the erection of batteries at Four Mile Creek, where they had assembled a large force for the purpose of covering the men at work in the trenches, and making a demonstration against General Foster's front. The gun-boats were brought into requisition. and the Agawam, Commander A. C. Rhind, and the Mendota, Commander E. T. Nichols, shelled the enemy's works for some time, rendering very effective service in connection with General Hancock's military operations. The following night, in view of the military movements ordered by General Grant, all the troops, except General Foster's original command, were ordered to move from Deep Bottom, under cover of the gun-boats. Here, again, General Grant had an opportunity of utilizing the Navy. As an instance of the activit
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 49: first attack on Fort Fisher.--destruction of the confederate ram Albemarle, etc. (search)
carefully stowed on board in bags. To Commander A. C. Rhind, a gallant officer, who had on more thssigned the charge of the powder-vessel. Commander Rhind did everything possible with the means att was all ready to proceed to the attack, Commander Rhind was ordered to take the powder-boat in and at the request of General Butler, after Commander Rhind had started to carry out the order to bloficers and men who volunteered to go with Commander Rhind--himself a volunteer — were Lieutenant Saheaver. The men were all volunteers from Commander Rhind's vessel, the Agawam. General Butler hessel would be liable to drift on shore. Commander Rhind and Lieutenant Preston then lighted the ca's cabin was started by Engineer Mullan. Commander Rhind was then obliged to let go another anchor to draw your attention to the conduct of Commander Rhind and Lieutenant Preston. They engaged in ered that their lives would be saved, and Commander Rhind and Lieutenant Preston had made an arrang[1 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
ed and the positions of their guns noted, thus showing how to dismount them. When the iron-clads were well engaged, Commander Rhind was sent in a boat to plant a buoy in four fathoms of water at the point where the Minnesota was to anchor, and alsotherefore be ungenerous to criticise his conduct, except to regret that the Admiral's original intention to leave Commander A. C. Rhind in command was not carried out, as Rhind would have destroyed the two iron-clads that appeared below Howlett's BaRhind would have destroyed the two iron-clads that appeared below Howlett's Battery. The commanders of the two Confederate iron-clads behaved in quite as erratic a manner as the captain of the Onondaga. They both came to anchor at a place called the Crow's Nest, a tall frame-work look-out, built by General Butler to obserwis; Acting-Second-Assistant, A. F. Rockefeller; Acting-Third-Assistant, W. J. Bradley. Agawam--Third-rate. Commander, A. C. Rhind; Acting-Master, Thos. Symmes; Acting-Ensigns, Clinton Wiley, C. M. Anthony, C. L. Willcomb and F. H. Lathrop; Ass