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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)
not without its valuable lessons, which contributed to cause in the second attack a final and gratifying success. The reports of the commanding officers Commodore (afterwards Rear-Admiral) Jas. F. Schenck. of vessels in the North Atlantic squadron are too many and too voluminous to insert them all here, but we append some of the most graphic and interesting, which are animated with the zeal in the performance of duty which is characteristic of the naval profession: Report of Commodore Schenck, commanding U. S. S. Powhatan and 3d division North Atlantic Squadron. United States Steamer Powhatan, Off Beaufort, N. C., January 1, 1865. Admiral-Your General Order No. 75 did not reach me until this morning, owing to its being sent on board the Colorado. In reply to that part of it requiring me to make a report of the part took in the actions of the 24th and 25th ultimo, I have to state that at 1:20 P. M., on the 24th, I took my position in the line, as directed by you, w