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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 4: death of Ellsworth.--capture of Alexandria, Va.--Potomac flotilla. (search)
. The first landing of Northern troops upon the Virginian shore was under cover of these improvised gun-boats, when the gallant Ellsworth landed with his Zouave regiment at Alexandria, and went to almost instant death at the hands of an assassin — an event which, unimportant as it was compared with others at the time, so fired the Northern heart that it added thousands of soldiers to our armies. In this case Alexandria was evacuated by the Confederates upon demand of a naval officer--Commander S. C. Rowan--commanding the Pawnee, carrying a battery of fifteen guns, and when Ellsworth's troops were landed the American flag was hoisted on the Custom House and other prominent places by the officer in charge of a landing party of sailors--Lieutenant R. B. Lowry. This, though not a very important achievement, gave indication of the feelings of the Navy, and how ready was the service to put down secession on the first opportunity offered. The death of Ellsworth created a great impr
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
Mr. Fox states that the Powhatan, Captain Mercer, sailed on the 6th of April; the Pawnee, Commodore Rowan, on the 9th; the Pocahontas, Captain Gillis, on the 10th, the Harriet Lane, Captain Faunce,ed before her. At 6 A. M. the Pawnee arrived, and Mr. Fox went on board of her and informed Commander Rowan of his orders to send in provisions, asking him to stand in towards the bar. Commander RCommander Rowan replied that his orders required him to remain ten miles east of the light and await the arrival of the Powhatan, and that he was not going into the harbor to inaugurate a civil war. Mr. Fox th was distinctly visible. Fox then turned and stood towards the Pawnee, intending to inform Commander Rowan of the state of affairs, and met him coming in. Rowan hailed and asked for a pilot, declariRowan hailed and asked for a pilot, declaring his intention of standing in and sharing the fate of his brethren of the Army. Fox went on board the Pawnee and informed the Commander that the Government did not expect such gallant sacrifice, h
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 11: Goldsborough's expedition to the sounds of North Carolina. (search)
e, Acting-Master's Mate E. Boomer. Rear-Admiral Louis M. Goldsborough. These vessels were placed by Admiral Goldsborough under the general command of Commander S. C. Rowan, who carried his divisional flag on the steamer Delaware. The flagship Philadelphia being unfit for the purpose took no part in the engagement; the Commbattered ere they could reach safe quarters. On the 20th seventeen naval armed steamers were over the bar and safely anchored inside, under the command of Com. S. C. Rowan. This in effect gave the Federal forces full control of Pamlico Sound, but the military command could only be retained by the capture of Roanoke Island. Itthan any description.) It is quite clear that Roanoke Island in the hands of the Confederates was the key to that great chain of sounds and passages Vice-Admiral S. C. Rowan. running from Hatteras Inlet to the Dismal Swamp canal, and that in order to retain control of these highways it was necessary for the Unionists to captu
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 34: (search)
ough in the sounds of North Carolina. importance of gun-boats in co-operating expeditions of the Army and Navy. Commander S. C. Rowan's general order to the officers and men under his command. operations in the Blackwater River under Lieutenant F battle of the Monitor and Merrimac, he returned to Hampton Roads to superintend matters in that quarter, leaving Commander S. C. Rowan in charge of the sounds of North Carolina. The gallant service performed by Commander Rowan, in the capture ofstice of our cause, and must have its effect in teaching our deluded countrymen a lesson in humanity and civilization. S. C. Rowan, Commanding Flotilla, Albemarle Sound, For the present we must discontinue the narrative of operations in the soun S. H. Daman, H. P. Edwards and S. K. Luce; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Addison Pool. Steamer Philadelphia. Commander, S. C. Rowan, Flag-officer; Acting-Master, Silas Reynolds, Commanding; Assistant Surgeon, Samuel J. Jones; Carpenter, H. M. Gr
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)
onclads, though frequently hit, suffered no material injury. The Catskill was struck thirteen times, with the casualties already mentioned. The Ironsides, Captain S. C. Rowan, was hit thirty-one Commander George W. Rodgers. times, exclusive of some shots supposed to have struck her under water. Most of the hits were from 10-inaks of Captain Badger in the warmest terms of praise, and as an officer whose place it would be very difficult to fill. The commanders of the iron-clads, Captain S. C. Rowan, Commander T. H. Stevens, Commander Andrew Bryson, Commander E. R. Colhoun, Lieutenant-Commander Edward Simpson, Lieutenant-Commander John L. Davis and Lieu out of the contest with Wagner with as many honorable scars as any veteran in the fleet could boast of. The handsome manner in which her gallant commander, Captain S. C. Rowan, handled her and took her into action, always elicited the applause of the fleet; and it was only necessary for her to get her broadside guns properly range
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
ch more serious one than the engagements with Wagner and Battery Gregg, on Morris Island. On the Sth of September, one of the most remarkable actions between iron-clads and shore-batteries that ever occurred was fought under command of Commodore S. C. Rowan, between the batteries on Sullivan's Island on the one side, and the New Ironsides, Patapsco, Lehigh, Passaic, Nahant, and Weehawken (aground), on the other. This action lasted three hours, and terminated in silencing the fire of the batd Elisha Harsen; Third-Assistants, J. S. Green, H. H. Kimball, A. Michener and J. B. Place; Boatswain, Francis McLoud; Gunner, Christopher Long; Carpenter, J. G. Thomas; Sailmaker, H. W. Frankland. Iron-clad steamer New Ironsides. Captain, Stephen C. Rowan; Lieutenant Commander, Geo. E. Belknap; Lieutenant, H. B. Robeson; Surgeon, Marius Duvall; Assistant Surgeon, Edw. Kershner; Paymaster, Alex. W. Russell; Marines: First-Lieutenant, Henry A. Bartlett; Second-Lieutenant, James B. Young; A