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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 111 3 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 78 0 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 58 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 54 0 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 50 0 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 49 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 40 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 38 4 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 34 0 Browse Search
Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 32 0 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 1: organization of the Navy Department.--blockade-runners, etc. (search)
he time the Southern people first proposed to throw off their allegiance to the Union, there would have been less difficulty in suppressing the efforts of the Secessionists, for every Southern harbor could have been taken possession of — our ports would have remained in charge of the Federal officers, and if the South did obtain supplies from Europe, they would have been obliged to land them on the open coast. If two monitors like the Miantonomoh and the Monadnock could have entered Charleston harbor when Sumter was first threatened, they would have prevented the erection of works for the bombardment of that fort, and would have held it throughout the war, as would have been the case with all the ports on the Southern coast. The first policy of our Government should have been to get possession of all the ports in the South, and no doubt the Administration would gladly have done so, but for their inability to carry out such designs if entertained, owing to the fact that we had no
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 2: bombardment and fall of Fort Sumter.--destruction of the Norfolk Navy Yard by the Federal officers. (search)
to all who read history, and it is not necessary to further refer to it, excepting in connection with the naval expedition which was fitted out in the earlier part of April to go to the relief of Sumter, the history of which will appear further on in this narrative. Secretary Welles, with a decision worthy of the occasion, did fit out an expedition for the relief of Sumter, the last vessel of which sailed from New York on the 9th of April, but owing to various reasons did not reach Charleston harbor in time to be of any use, and the attack on the fort commenced soon after the leading vessels showed themselves off the bar. A number of the smaller vessels never arrived at all, and under the circumstances could have been of no use had they arrived twenty-four hours before the attack. The expedition arrived only to see the declaration of war between the North and the South, which was promulgated by the thunder of cannon and the hissing of the shot and shell, as they carried death and
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)
tacles in the way. Three army officers accompanied the troops. Soon after leaving Sandy Hook a heavy gale set in, and continued during most of the passage to Charleston, and the Baltic, the fastest and staunchest vessel, only arrived off Charleston harbor on the 12th of April, and communicated with the Harriet Lane, the only vessel that had arrived before her. At 6 A. M. the Pawnee arrived, and Mr. Fox went on board of her and informed Commander Rowan of his orders to send in provisions, askait the arrival of the Powhatan, and that he was not going into the harbor to inaugurate a civil war. Mr. Fox then stood in towards the bar with the Baltic and the Harriet Lane. As these vessels showed themselves, heavy guns were heard up Charleston harbor and the smoke from the batteries which had opened upon Sumter was distinctly visible. Fox then turned and stood towards the Pawnee, intending to inform Commander Rowan of the state of affairs, and met him coming in. Rowan hailed and asked
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
f the Navy Department from the iron-clad vessels. Admiral Dupont attacks the batteries in Charleston harbor, April 7, 1863. description of the harbor of Charleston. order of Admiral Dupont previouell Surrender of the U. S. Steamer Mercedita to the Confederate ram, Palmetto State, off Charleston harbor, Jan. 31, 1863. as profit to the hardy Britons who engaged in this trade. In some respe had two ironclad rams, the Chicora and Palmetto State, under Commodore D. N. Ingraham, in Charleston Harbor, and on the 31st of January, about 4 A. M., they succeeded in crossing the bar unperceivede ordnance then known. After crossing the bar. there were several channels leading into Charleston harbor — the Main-Ship Channel. North Channel and Swash Channel. In taking either of these, a vehe blockade and placed inside, the blockade may be raised by the rebel rains coming out of Charleston harbor at night by Maffit's Channel, in which case she could give no assistance to the fleet outs
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 36: operations of the South Atlantic Squadron under Rear-Admiral Dahlgren, 1863.--operations in Charleston harbor, etc. (search)
ron under Rear-Admiral Dahlgren, 1863.--operations in Charleston harbor, etc. Rear-Admiral Dahlgren succeeds Rear-Adtask. General Gillmore requests naval co-operation. Charleston harbor. plan of General Gillmore. attack on enemy's works in every quarter. DuPont had said that the forts in Charleston harbor could not be taken by the force with which he had attthe attack made by DuPont upon the uninjured forts in Charleston harbor, with the same Monitors that had failed so badly, anded itself totally inadequate on a former occasion. Charleston harbor, in its general configuration, may be likened to thatat a second attack was preparing against the forts in Charleston harbor, and that its success required the military occupatioFederals while Moultrie--one of the heaviest works in Charleston harbor — and others stood ready to drive out of Sumter any Fsserted that it was no longer of any practical use to Charleston harbor as an offensive work. This was pretty well demonstra
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 38: review of the work done by the Navy in the year 1863. (search)
zeal second to no other organization in the Navy. There was no field for great achievement except the capture of Fort Fisher and the other defences of Wilmington, which might have been taken earlier in the war, but the task was postponed until it required nearly half of the Navy to overcome the obstacles then presented. The South Atlantic squadron, during the year 1863, had performed most valuable service in blockading the Southern coast, and had succeeded in maintaining a force in Charleston harbor which completely closed that port as a refuge for blockade-runners, and prevented the Confederates from obtaining further supplies in that quarter. The Navy Department had made great efforts to capture the heavy defences inside Charleston bar, and Rear-Admiral DuPont had made a vigorous attack with his iron-clads and Monitors on the heaviest line of works; but, owing to the destructive fire of the enemy and the insufficiency of his force of vessels, DuPont very properly withdrew. T
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
ts thrown into the river, and all done in the space of two hours. Though Rear-Admiral Dahlgren had not, up to this time, forced any of the obstructions in Charleston harbor, or made his way past the batteries (thus verifying the assertion of Admiral DuPont, that the force of Monitors was not equal to the occasion), he had shown expedition, had modified its opinion, and was now satisfied that it would be better to have a combined attack of the Army and Navy against the heavy works in Charleston harbor than to depend on the Monitors alone. The New Ironsides was off Charleston bar, two Monitors were at Edisto, one at Stono River, three at Port-Royal, and tify this mistake, as will appear from the following Additional List of Actions, in which the iron-clads were engaged with the Confederate batteries in Charleston harbor while reducing Morris Island. Date. 1863. Name. Ro'ds fired. Hits by Enemy Dist'nce Yards. Object. Remarks. July 18. New Ironsides. 805 4 1,400 Wagne
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. (search)
reek. Savannah invested. evacuation of Savannah and its defences by the Confederates. the naval vessels again in Charleston harbor. movements of Army around Charleston. naval pickets captured. Landing of naval forces at Bull's Bay. gun-boats build the torpedoes, as they express it. It appears that no great number of these was kept placed permanently in Charleston harbor, because they were dangerous to vessels moving about on the ordinary communications by water, and accidents had occ Columbia left on the 23d of May, in tow of the Vanderbilt, and was commanded by Lieutenant Hayward. Defences of Charleston harbor. Fortifications on James Island. Defences of Charleston S. C. Fortifications of Sullivan's Island. I proposghly creditable. 2. Fortifications on James Island. 3. Fortifications on Sullivan's Island. 4. Defences of Charleston Harbor. These three maps were also executed by Captain Boutelle, of the coast survey. 5, 6 and 7. Rope obstructions