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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. (search)
en who received commendations. General spinola's testimony in regard to gallant conduct of Navy. Lieutenant French's expedition. important captures. General Dix evacuates West Point, covered by gun-boats. expeditions up North, York, and Mattapony Rivers. cutting out of Confederate steamer Kate from under guns of Fort Fisher. acts of bravery displayed. attempt to destroy steamer Hebe. Lieutenant Cushing cuts out and destroys blockade-runner Alexander Cooper. destruction of the Venus. Mdore Morris (Lieutenant-Commander Gillis), Commodore Jones (Lieutenant-Commander Mitchell), the army gun-boat Smith Briggs and the transport Winnissimmet. These vessels proceeded to Walkertown, about twenty miles above West Point, on the Mattapony River. Here the troops were landed and marched to Aylett's, where the object of the expedition was successfully accomplished: a large foundry, with all its machinery, grist mills, and a quantity of grain were destroyed, and a number of horses cap