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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)
derates, from such material as they could procure; heavy tugs and merchant vessels were converted with some success, until a fleet of eighteen vessels, including the ram Manassas, and the iron-clad Louisiana, was gathered under the command of Com. John K. Mitchell, of the Confederate Navy. This fleet was composed of two divisions, one belonging to the regularly organized Navy and the other forming what was called the River Defense, under the immediate command of a merchant captain named Stephenson. Of the regular Navy were the following: The iron-clad Louisiana, sixteen heavy guns, crew two hundred men, a powerful vessel, with armor sufficient to turn the projectiles of any gun in the Union fleet. Upon the roof of the casemate was a gallery for sharp-shooters, running around the entire space. The machinery, consisting of twin screw engines and central paddles, was unfinished, and her inactivity at the time of the fight was due to that fact. The Louisiana was commanded by Com.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 30: (search)
ymaster, G. S. Sproston; Acting-Master, Elias Reese; Acting-Ensigns, Edw. Alford, H. H. Walker, Elliot Callender and Edward Morgan; Acting-Master's Mates, J. W. Foster, D. B. Lawrence and D. C. Bond; Engineer, G. W. Smith, W. C. Armstrong and J. S. Armstrong. Steamer Cricket (4th rate). Acting-Master, A. R. Langthorne; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, H. A. Bodman; Acting Assistant Paymaster, S. T. Savage; Acting-Ensign, J. W. Morehead; Acting-Master's Mates, E. C. Hubbell, Wm. Gregg and W. O. Stephenson; Engineers, B. Hand, David Chillas and George Shipley. Steamer Romeo (4th rate). *Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, J. V. Johnston; (Admiral's Report, ‘86) Acting-Assistant Surgeon, J. S. McNeely; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, E. R. Maffat; Acting-Ensigns, J. B. Dwyer, Pat.Murphy, Robert P. Smith and Eugene Zimmerman; Acting-Master's Mates, J. E. Ernest, R. P. Shaw and G. C. Cox; Engineers, J. McCurdy, Joseph Grippen and J. P. Williams. Steamer Rattler (4th rate). *Acting Master, W