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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 41: the Red River expedition, under Major-General N. P. Banks, assisted by the Navy under Rear-Admiral David D. Porter. (search)
e wary. It was then agreed upon between General Smith and the Admiral to land the artillery at ong him that he was falling back, and directing Smith to return at once to Grand Ecore and report. end operations in that quarter, leaving General Kilby Smith and some of his transports behind, undeer Selfridge's written report at the time, General Smith merely making the Admiral a verbal report Green, who had his head blown off. General Kilby Smith says, on offering Admiral Porter's letto see what was the matter. He soon met General Kilby Smith coming down, and knowing that Selfridgened to his original position, directing General Kilby Smith to form his transports in order at oncegun-boats Osage and Lexington, to which General Kilby Smith gives in his report the following faintre as soon as they could get afloat. General Kilby Smith now communicated with the Admiral, and thstanding the five hours fire to which General Kilby Smith says they were exposed. The vessels [19 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
dispatches and orders. review of the operations of the Navy. General Banks' story of the expedition. letter of General Kilby Smith. extract from reports by Captain Burns, acting Assistant Adjutant-General. the Confederate view of the situatioendly to the Navy, there is nothing to implicate the latter in anything they were not in duty bound to do. When General Kilby Smith was asked by the committee what he understood to be the object of the expedition, he answered: It has been age of a victorious march to gather up what might naturally fall to the Army or Government in spoils, which is, for General Kilby Smith, a pretty fair way of putting it. That the expedition was also designed to hold some prominent point in Texas t who served under him, in their evidence before the Committee on the Conduct of the War. We insert one letter from General Kilby Smith which corroborates everything that has been said in regard to Banks leaving the Eastport at the mercy of the enemy