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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 37: operations of the East Gulf Squadron to October, 1863. (search)
seaman, was killed instantly, shot through the heart. At the same moment, the officer in charge, Mr. Hoffner, received a rifle-ball in the right side of the neck, passing around the back and lodging in the left side, deeply imbedded in the muscles. Other men were struck at the same time, but only one of them so seriously that he could not work. Every one was doing his best to get the boats over the bottom, or else firing at the pursuers, who were keeping up with them along the banks. Mr. Shaffer, the second officer, was conspicuous in setting an example of gallantry very much to be commended. At length, after being nearly exhausted by the hard work, the sailors got their boats afloat in deep water, jumped in, and, giving the enemy a parting volley and a cheer, they sprang to their oars, and soon put themselves out of range. The bushwhackers had kept themselves so well protected by the trees that they could be detected only by the flashes of their guns. Under such circumsta
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
romack; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, Stephen Honton; Second-Assistant, Philip Eckenworth; Acting-Second-Assistants, R. F. Roswald and J. A. Patterson; Third-Assistants, T. Tilton, H. J. Allen and R. R. Throckmorton; Acting Gunner, J. McCaffrey. *Mohican--Third rate. Commander, Daniel Ammen; Lieutenant, J. D. Marvin; Surgeon, Charles Martin; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, J. C. Canning; Acting-Master, Wm. Burditt; Acting-Ensigns, B. F. Blair and H. T. Page; Acting-Master's Mates, J. A. Shaffer, J. G. Paine and C. P. Cope; Engineers: First-Assistant, H. S. Davids; Second-Assistant, J. K. Smedley; Acting-Second-Assistants, Enoch George and Charles Buckelew; Acting-Third-Assistants, James O. Herron and W. W. Chadwick; Acting-Boatswain, J. B. Aiken; Acting-Gunner, T. S. Cassidy. Keystone Stat.--Third-rate. Commander, Henry Roland; Lieutenant, J. P. Robertson; Acting-Masters, L. E. Degn and Wm. T. Buck; Acting-Ensigns, C. M. Bird, J. C. Murphy, F. E. Ford and J. S. Ridgeway;