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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)
lan V. Reed; P. Asst.-Surgeon, P. S. Wales; Asst.-Engineers, Wm. C. Selden, Reynolds Driver, Edw. Scattergood, A. H. Able. Frigate Potomac. Capt., L. M. Powell, Lieuts., Samuel Marcy, Lewis A. Kimberly; Geo. E. Law; Master, W. S. Schley; Surgeon, J. D. Miller; Asst.-Surgeon, A. O. Leavitt; Paymaster, James D. Murray; Midshipmen, Wm. T. Sampson, C. H. Humphrey, Merrill Miller, John H. Reed, D. D. Wemple; Boatswain. C. E. Bragdon; Gunner, W. H. French; Carpenter, O. T. Stimson; Sailmaker, Geo. Thomas. Steamer Huntsville. Com. Cicero Price; Lieut., Henry Erben: Midshipmen, E. C. V. Blake, Louis Kempff. Steamer R. R. Cuyler. Lieut. Francis Winslow; Act.-Lieut., J. Van Ness Philip; Act.-Master, Henry K. Lapham; Midshipmen, L. R. P. Adams, A. C. Alexander, Wm. R. Bridgman. Steamer Hatteras. Com., Geo. F. Emmons; Act.-Master, Hoffman; Master's Mates, McGrath and Hazlett. Steamer Massachusetts. Com., Melancton Smith. Steamer New London. Com., James Alden.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 18: capture of forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the surrender of New Orleans. (search)
he new Ironsides. The subsequent encounter of the former vessel with the Merrimac seemed to show for the first time the great utility of such craft. The action of the Federal Government in this matter seems inexcusable. By the middle of March, the following ships, assigned to Farragut's command, had assembled at Key West, the rendezvous: Hartford, 25 guns, Com. Richard Wainwright; Brooklyn, 24 guns, Capt. T. T. Craven; Richmond, 26 guns, Com. James Alden; Mississippi, 12 guns, Com. Melancton Smith; Pensacola, 24 guns. Capt. H. W. Morris; Cayuga, 6 guns, Lieut. Com. N. B. Harrison; Oneida, 9 guns, Com. S. P. Lee; Varuna, 10 guns, Corn. Charles S. Boggs; Katahdin, 4 guns, Lieut. Com. George H. Preble; Kineo, 4 guns, Lieut. Com. George M. Ransom; Wissahickon, 4 guns, Lieut. Com. A. N. Smith; Winona, 4 guns, Lieut. Com. E. T. Nichols; Itasca, 4 guns, Lieut. Com. C. H. B. Caldwell; Pinola, 4 guns, Lieut. Com. Pierce Crosby; Kennebec, 4 guns, Lieut. Com. John H. Russell; Iroquois,
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
nsisting of the Cayuga, Lieut. Com. Harrison, bearing flag, and leading the Pensacola, Capt. Morris; the Mississippi, Com. M. Smith; Oneida, Com. S. P. Lee; Varuna, Com. C. S. Boggs; Katahdin, Lieut. Com. Preble; Kineo, Lieut. Com. Ransom; and the Wa mile of the ram Manassas, whence I witnessed the decided manner in which the noble old steamship Mississippi, Commander Melancton Smith, met that pigmy monster. The Mississippi made at her, but the Manassas sheered off to avoid the collision, andcer D. G. Farragut, Commanding United States Naval Forces, Western Gulf of Mexico. Commander (now Rear-Admiral) Melancton Smith, of the Mississippi. United States Steamer Mississippi, Mississippi River, April 26, 1862. Sir — I have to e Mississippi, as we all must share alike in the honor of your victory. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Melancton Smith, Commander United States Navy. Flag-officer D. G. Farragut, Commanding Western Division Gulf Blockading Squadron.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 20: a brave officer's mortification.--history set right. (search)
nnell and James Manghlin; Acting-Masters' Mates, John Bartol, W. H. Davis, G. A. Faunce and W. S. Keen. Steamer Katahdin. Commander, George H. Preble; Lieutenant, Nathaniel Green; Acting-Masters, George Harris and W. H. Pollup; Assistant Surgeon, S. Robinson; Second-Assistant Engineer, T. M. Dukehart; Third-Assistant Engineers, Wm. J. Reid, W. W. Heaton and John McIntyre; Acting-Masters' Mates, A. Hartshorn, Geo. Leonard, J. W. Thode and A. Whiting. Steamer Mississippi. Commander, Melancton Smith; Lieutenants, Thos. McK. Buchanan and George Dewey; Acting-Masters, C. T. Chase, F. E. Ellis, F. T. King and George Munday; Midshipmen, Albert S. Barker and E. T. Woodward; Surgeon, R. T. Maccoun; Assistant Surgeon, J. W. Shively; Paymaster, T. M. Taylor; Chief Engineer, E. Lawton; Captain of Marines, P. H. W. Fontane; First-Assistant Engineer, Wm. H. Hunt; Second-Assistant Engineer, J. Cox Hull; Third-Assistant Engineer, F. G. McKean; Acting-Masters' Mates, R. C. Bostwick, H. B.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 23: destruction of the ram Arkansas.--capture of Galveston.--capture of the Harriet Lane.--sinking of the Hatteras.--attack on Baton Rouge.--Miscellaneous engagements of the gun-boats. (search)
ifted down and was obliged to anchor below the batteries. The steamship Mississippi, Captain Melancton Smith, followed up in the wake of the Monongahela, firing whenever her guns could be brought r. At 11.30, she had reached the turn which seemed to give our vessels so much trouble, and Captain Smith was congratulating himself on the prospect of soon catching up with the flag-officer, when hutes but without avail: it was now seen that it would be impossible to get the ship afloat. Captain Smith gave the order to spike the port battery and throw the guns overboard, but it was not done, between decks, and when the flames were well underway so as to make her destruction certain, Captain Smith and his first-lieutenant left the ship, (all the officers and crew having been landed). TJ. Langer; Boatswain, William Green; Gunner, J. D. Fletcher. Steamer Mississippi. Captain, Melancton Smith; Lieutenant, George Dewey; Surgeon, R. T. Maccoun; Assistant Surgeon, J. W. Shively; Pa
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 34: (search)
H. Haskell; Acting-Engineers, James Wilkinson, David Pyke, Wm. H. Miller, Thomas Nesbitt and J. D. Rogers; Acting-Master's Mates, J. T. Hughes and Isaac Halleck. Steamer Southfield. Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, C. F. W. Behm; Acting-Master, W. F. Pratt; Acting-Assistant Engineers, George Ashby and James Kennedy. Steamer Shawsheen. Acting-Volunteer Lieutenant, T. C. Woodward; Acting-Master's Mates, G. W. Barrett and G. C. Williams; Acting-Assistant Engineers, Richard Anderson and M. Smith. Steamer Penobscot. Commander, J. M. B. Clitz; Lieutenant, F. M. Bunce; Assistant Surgeon, E. C. Ver Meulen; Assistant Engineers, T. J. Jones, Thos. Petherick, G. P. Wilkinson, G. V. Hall; Acting-Master's Mates, G. H. Smith, J. P. Semple, 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. Gri
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 40: (search)
River, under the immediate command of Captain Melancton Smith, were actively engaged in patrolling was refused. On the 23d of April, Captain Melancton Smith assumed command of the naval forces i most efficient vessels at the disposal of Captain Smith were the Miami, Commander Renshaw; Tacony, Wyalusing, Lieutenant-Commander Queen. Captain Smith was well supplied with instructions by hisnor to be, etc., etc., S. P. Lee. To Captain Melancton Smith, U. S. Navy. In the coming times,al Benbow and his contemporaries. Whether Captain Smith benefitted by the directions so liberally e order given, off Edenton Bay, were under Captain Smith's command: Miami, Acting-Volunteer-Lia speed of five or six knots, according to Captain Smith, or ten knots, according to Lieutenant-Com flotilla which should have prevailed; but Captain Smith had only been in command a few days, and try Cushing; Acting-Second-Assistant Engineer, M. Smith. Steamer Shawsheen. Acting-Master, Henr[2 more...]
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)
en the ram sunk the Southfield and drove off the Miami, she attacked the flotilla under Captain Melancton Smith, and after a hard fight slipped off in the darkness and returned to Plymouth. Here shelina, would have been at the mercy of the enemy. These considerations made it important for Captain Smith to avoid risking a defeat, and that he was successful in getting rid of the ram, and deprivi regain control of the Sounds of North Carolina. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. Captain Melancton Smith, U. S. N., Senior Officer commanding Sounds of North Carolina. Notwithstanding the satisfaction expressed at the gallant conduct of Captain Smith, the Department was greatly troubled over the fact that the Albemarle still existed, and might sally out from Plymouth as soon as the ner D. Ammen; Colorado, Commodore H. K. Thatcher; Tuscarora, Commander J. M. Frailey; Wabash, Captain M. Smith; Susquehanna, Commodore S. W. Godon; Brooklyn, Captain James Alden; Powhatan, Commodore J.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
mmodore Joseph Lanman leading, consisted of the Colorado, Commodore H. K. Thatcher; Wabash, Captain M. Smith; Susquehanna, Commodore S. W. Godon; Powhatan, Commodore J. F. Schenck; Juniata, Lieutenantwill appreciate all I have said of this gallant officer. His record speaks for him. Captain Melancton Smith, on the Wabash, has performed his duty well. He has also made a good record at the dep obedient servant, Louis E. Fagan, Lieut. U. S. Marines, Comd'g Guard, Frigate Wabash. Captain Melancton Smith, U. S. N., Commanding U. S. Steam-frigate Wabash. Report of Captain Charles Steedmall, Jos. Jordan and G. A. Barnard; Acting-Gunner, J. W. Irwin. Wabash first-rate. Captain, Melancton Smith; Lieutenant-Commander, C. H. Cushman; Lieutenants, E. C. V. Blake and H. C. Tallman; Suef, T. J. Jones; Second-Assistant, H. H. Barrett; Acting-Second-Assistants, R. I. Middleton and M. Smith; Acting-Third-Assistants, O. Bassett, H. M. Noyes, M. W. Thaxter and S. J. Hobbs; Boatswain, H.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 57: the ram Stonewall. (search)
e class he commanded. The great mistake the court made was in endeavoring to modify the charge of which the accused was or was not guilty. They had either to say one thing or another, and that in accordance with their opinion such was the case, and the revising power could say no more. No ill results followed the flaunting of the Stonewall's flag, and it was in some respects a very doubtful case. Three of the officers of the court, Vice-Admiral Farragut, Rear-Admiral Davis and Captain Melancton Smith, had had some rough experiences with iron-clad rams, and, under the circumstances, were, no doubt, disposed to judge leniently, and willing to allow the commander of the Niagara discretionary rights in regard to attacking the Stonewall. The court made a grave mistake in not more carefully considering this matter, and in not inquiring more closely into the points of law; and for this reason it may be said that the court jeopardized, in a measure, the interests of the accused by find