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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 6: naval expedition against Port Royal and capture of that place. (search)
wnee, Lieut.-Commanding R. H. Wyman; steam gunboat Unadilla, Lieut-Commanding N. Collins; steam gunboat Ottawa, Lieut.-Commanding T. H Stevens; steam gunboat Paulina, Lieut.-Commanding J. P. Bankhead: sailing sloop Vandalia, Commander F. S. Haggerty, towed by steamer Isaac Smith. Bombardment and capture of forts Walker and Beauregard at Port Royal entrance by the naval expedition under Flag officer S. F. Dupont. The flanking squadron consisted of the steam gunboat Bienville, Commander Charles Steedman, leading ship; steam gunboat, Seneca, Lieut.-Commanding Daniel Ammen; steam gunboat Curlew, Lieut.-Commanding P. G. Watmough; steam gunboat Penguin, Lieut.-Commanding T. A. Budd; and the steam gunboat Augusta, Commander E. G. Parrott. The plan of attack was to pass up midway between Forts Walker and Beauregard, which were distant from each other about two and one-third miles, receiving and returning the fire of both. When about two and a half miles north of Beauregard the line
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 8: capture of Fernandina and the coast South of Georgia. (search)
ur civil war, and is now an established rule the world over. A commander-in-chief, no matter how clever, does not stand much chance of success against the enemy unless he is well supported by his officers; and as Dupont up to this time had been everywhere successful, we must give a portion of the credit to those who served under his command. That Dupont was fortunate in his selection, the names of Captain C. H. Davis, Commanders John Rodgers, Drayton, C. R. P. Rodgers, Godon, Parrott, Steedman, Gillis, Prentiss, Lieutenants-Commanding Balch, Stevens, Ammen, Nicholson, Truxton, Rhind, Bankhead, Conroy,Watmough, Budd, Semmes and Phoenix, in command of vessels,will show, besides the junior officers mentioned favorably by their commanding officers. Nearly all the commanding officers reached high rank, and the youngest of them are now well up on the list of commodores and captains. Eleven of them attained the rank of rear-admiral; and of these six are still living, have retired
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
send a copy to the other immediately. A. L. Commander (now Rear-Admiral) Charles Steedman, commanding flanking division, battle of Port Royal. Rear-Admiral Dupod J. A. Munger; Gunner, Jacob Amee. Steam gun-boat Paul Jones. Commander, Charles Steedman, Lieutenant, Edward A. Walker; Acting-Masters, Wm. Buckholdt; C. H. al and occupation of the Confederate forts. From Flag-officer Dupont, Commander Steedman, and Lieutenants-commanding C. R. P. Rodgers, Ammen, Stevens and Watmoughholson. The flanking squadron consisted of the gun-boat Bienville, Commander Charles Steedman, the leading ship; the gun-boat Seneca, Lieutenant-Commander Daniel A Dupont, Commanding South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Report of Commander Charles Steedman. United States Steamer Bienville, Port Royal Harbor, Nov. 8, 1-two rifle-shell. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Charles Steedman, Commander. Flag-Officer S. F. Dupont, Commander-in-Chief of Naval Forces
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Letters relating to the battle of Port Royal and occupation of the Confederate forts. (search)
Letters relating to the battle of Port Royal and occupation of the Confederate forts. From Flag-officer Dupont, Commander Steedman, and Lieutenants-commanding C. R. P. Rodgers, Ammen, Stevens and Watmough--Major John G. Reynolds, U. S. M. C.--Comc Smith, Lieutenant-Commander J. W. A. Nicholson. The flanking squadron consisted of the gun-boat Bienville, Commander Charles Steedman, the leading ship; the gun-boat Seneca, Lieutenant-Commander Daniel Ammen; the gun-boat Curlew, Lieutenant Commr U. S. Steamer Wabash. Flag-Officer S. F. Dupont, Commanding South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Report of Commander Charles Steedman. United States Steamer Bienville, Port Royal Harbor, Nov. 8, 1861. Sir — I have the honor to report tots, thirty-nine 32-pound shell, and sixty-two rifle-shell. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Charles Steedman, Commander. Flag-Officer S. F. Dupont, Commander-in-Chief of Naval Forces, etc., etc. Report of Lieutenant-Comm
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)
ell earned: Minnesota, Commodore Joseph Lauman; Mohican, Commander 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. F. Schenck; Juniata, Captain W. R. Taylor; Kansas, Lieutenant-Commander P. G. Watmough; Yantic, Lieutenant-Commander T. C. Harris; Maumee, Lieutenant-Commander R. Chandler; Mackinaw, Commander J. C. Beaumont; Ticonderoga, Captain C. Steedman; Pawtucket, Commander J. H. Spotts; Shenandoah, Captain D. B. Ridgely; Seneca, Lieutenant-Commander M. Sicard; New Ironsides, Commodore William Radford; Monadnock, Commander E. G. Parrott; Canonicus, Lieutenant-Commander George E. Belknap; Mahopac, Lieutenant-Commander E. E. Potter; Saugus, Commander E. R. Colhoun; Nyack, Lieutenant-Commander L. H. Newman; Unadilla, Lieutenant-Commander F. M. Ramsay; Huron, Lieutenant-Commander T. O. Selfridge; Pequot, Lieutenant-Commander D. L. Brain
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
ommander T. S. Phelps; Shenandoah, Captain D. B. Ridgley; Ticonderoga, Captain Charles Steedman; Vanderbilt, Captain C. W. Pickering; Mackinaw, Commander J. C. Beaumo, he deserves promotion, which I hereby recommend. I also recommend Captain Charles Steedman, commanding Ticonderoga, and Captain D. B. Ridgley, commanding Shenandr fire, they did the best they could. This is the second important affair Captain Steedman has been in, and Captain Ridgley has been very energetic during the war ag Smith, U. S. N., Commanding U. S. Steam-frigate Wabash. Report of Captain Charles Steedman. United States Steamer Ticonderoga, off Wilmington, N. C., Januaed by the rebels. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Charles Steedman, Captain. Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, Commanding North Atlantic Squadron, . H. Polley; Gunner, George Edmonds. *Ticonderoga--Second-rate. Captain, Charles Steedman; Lieutenant, Geo. B, White; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, L. G. Vassal