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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 158 0 Browse Search
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James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 76 0 Browse Search
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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)
egiance. At this time there were lying at the Navy Yard the following named vessels: The steam frigate Merrimac, of 40 guns, the same vessel which, after being converted into an ironclad by the rebels, made such havoc among our ships at Hampton Roads; the sloop of war, Germantown, 22 guns; sloop of war, Plymouth, 22 guns; brig, Dolphin, 4 guns. All these could have been prepared for sea in a short time. There were also the following named old ships which were of no great use, but they officers' quarters were preserved, and the frigate United States was not much damaged. Even the Merrimac, though burned to the water's edge and sunk, was afterwards raised and converted into the powerful ironclad which wrought such havoc in Hampton Roads and carried consternation through the North. The loss of the Navy Yard at Norfolk was felt all through the North to be a great calamity. Misfortunes seemed accumulating, and people began to doubt whether the administration had sufficient
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 3: closing of Southern ports.--increase of the Navy.--list of vessels and their stations.--purchased vessels.--vessels constructing, etc. (search)
Squadron were stationed as follows: Name. Class. No. of Guns. Where Stationed. Sabine Frigate 50 Pensacola. St. Louis Sloop 20 Pensacola. Brooklyn Steamer 25 Pensacola. Wyandotte Steamer 5 Pensacola. Macedonian Sloop 22 Vera Cruz. Cumberland Sloop 24 Returning from Vera Cruz. Pocahontas Steamer 5 Powhatan Steamer 11 8 vessels   162   The Powhatan arrived at New York March 12, 1861, and sailed early in April for Fort Pickens. The Pocahontas reached Hampton Roads on the 12th of March, and the Cumberland on the 23d of the same month. Of vessels on foreign stations the following had returned in obedience to orders from the Department. From Mediterranean: Name. Class. No. of Guns. Date of Arrival. Richmond Steam Sloop 16 July 3. Susquehanna Steam Sloop 15 June 6. Iroquois Steam Sloop 6 June 15. From coast of Africa: Name. Class. No. of Guns. Date of Arrival. Constellation Sloop 22 Sept. 28. Portsmouth Sloop 22 Sept. 2
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 5: capture of the works at Hatteras Inlet by Flag officer Stringham.--destruction of the privateer Judah. (search)
d naval officers convened. the Sounds of North Carolina their defences, etc. Hatteras Inlet. a squadron fitted out to capture Hatteras Inlet. vessels composing the squadron and their commanders. Commodore Stringham. the squadron leaves Hampton Roads. the squadron anchors at Hatteras Island. bombardment and capture of forts Hatteras and Clark. the garrison surrender to General Butler and Commodore Stringham. effect of the capture of forts Hatteras and Clark on the Confederates. destrdelaide, Commander Stellwagen, George Peabody, Lieut.-Commanding Lowry, and the Fanny, Lieut.-Commanding Crosby. They carried about 900 troops under command of Major-General B. F. Butler. On the 27th of August, 1861, the day after leaving Hampton Roads, the squadron The sounds of North Carolina. anchored off Hatteras Island, on the extreme southwestern point of which were Forts Hatteras and Clark, separated by a shallow bay, half a mile wide. Of these works Fort Hatteras was the larger,
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 6: naval expedition against Port Royal and capture of that place. (search)
n A. H. Foote ordered to command the Western flotilla. James B. Eads. Commodore Stringham relieved. commands given to flag officers Dupont and McKean. the Port Royal expedition fitted out. assembling of the ships of war and transports at Hampton Roads. frail ships. the expedition reaches Port Royal harbor. great sufferings of officers and men. reconnoissance by Commander Rodgers and Brigadier-General Wright battle of Port Royal. the batteries at Hilton Head open fire. forts Walker ad with their accustomed energy prepared to receive it by mounting all the guns they could collect, with a proper force to man them. By the 27th October, 1861, all the ships of war, transports for troops, and supply vessels had assembled at Hampton Roads, presenting a formidable appearance. They numbered fifty sail, not including twenty-five coal vessels which had sailed the day previous. Never before in our history had any officer command of so large a fleet. The weather had been unpl
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 7: the Trent affair. (search)
the transaction, to facilitate which a copy is herewith enclosed, We have the honor to be, Very respectfully, Your obedient servants, John Slidell, J. M. Mason, George Eustis, J. E. Mcfarland. Captain Charles Wilkes, Commanding U. S. S. San Jacinto, This is no doubt a strict version of the affair, and is corroborated by Captain Wilkes' report. Captain Wilkes, when he parted company with the Trent, made the best of his way to Boston. Why he did not go into New York or Hampton Roads, where he could have communicated at once with the Government, is unexplained, but the information of the capture was kept from the Department four days longer than it should have been. When it was announced in the Boston papers that Captain Wilkes had seized upon the persons of two Confederate Commissioners, the excitement and joy were unbounded; though why it should have been so no one could tell. What use two Commissioners from the Confederate States could be to the Federal Gove
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 11: Goldsborough's expedition to the sounds of North Carolina. (search)
at the ship-yard, and all the machinery, boilers, railways, etc., destroyed. Also the machinery of the steamers Seabird and Fanny, which had been sunk. After this a number of expeditions were started all through the Sounds of North Carolina for the purpose of destroying the enemy's property and blocking up the canals, so that no communication could be held with Norfolk. But we cannot refer to these operations at this time, as events of far greater importance were now taking place at Hampton Roads, which require us to transfer our history to that quarter. Before leaving the Sounds of North Carolina, we cannot but express our unqualified admiration at the happy manner in which the Army and Navy co-operated, and the brilliant results which followed from the skill and energy displayed by both branches of the service. The Federal forces had not yet gained entire possession of the interior waters of the Sound, but that came a few months later, and will all be narrated in its prop
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 12: fight between the Merrimac and Monitor, March 8, 1862. (search)
eat disaster overtook the Federal cause in Hampton Roads, filling the country with dismay, and even to behave. At one time on his passage to Hampton Roads, he was doubtful if the little Monitor Lvy. At this time there was at anchor in Hampton Roads, off Fortress Monroe, the Minnesota, of fo capacity to do harm. The writer was in Hampton Roads a short time previous to the appearance ofrimac or he would have returned at once to Hampton Roads. One would have thought that the Federals was sitting on board one of the vessels in Hampton Roads. When the Merrimac was reported as coming total destruction of the Federal fleet at Hampton Roads, and the advance of the Merrimac to Washines at the news of the first day's fight in Hampton Roads, was much dampened when the information caft the Navy Yard, and steamed down towards Hampton Roads accompanied by six gun-boats. Commodorenment had had proof in her first voyage to Hampton Roads, when she was very near going to the botto[2 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 17: evacuation of Fort Pillow and battle of Memphis. (search)
to the rescue of their bitter foes. So eager was the rush to undertake this duty that the first boat was swamped. How glorious was this conduct when compared with the treatment which the sailors of the Cumberland and Congress received at Hampton Roads, when they were struggling in the water and subjected to a murderous fire from the guns of the victorious Merrimac. At Hampton Roads the cry was Death to the Federals! At Memphis it was Help for the drowning Confederates! The battle had Hampton Roads the cry was Death to the Federals! At Memphis it was Help for the drowning Confederates! The battle had carried most of the Union vessels ten miles below Memphis, and they now found themselves to have been successful beyond all hopes. The enemy was completely swept away, as if his vessels had been made of paper — a result which our officers had hardly expected since the gallant action at Plum Point, in which these same vessels, under Montgomery, proved such formidable foes. Rear-Admiral Davis had no military authority over the ram fleet. He could only request co-operation, which the Commande
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
to carry on our work — shells, fuses (15″ and 20″,) serge and yarn, to make cartridge-bags, grape and canister shot — for all of which I made large requisitions, and the articles may be on their way out. The medical department is miserably supplied for the care of the wounded. General Butler has offered to share with us, in fact. everything he has, which will supply many of our wants; but justice to myself requires me to say that I required all these supplies some time before I left Hampton Roads, and others immediately on my arrival at Key West or Ship Island, and I suppose accidental causes have stopped them on their way out here. The ordnance and hospital stores were shipped on the United States steamer Kensington. which was prevented by bad weather, breaking of machinery, and other causes, from reaching her destination as early as designed. She arrived, however, in season. My coal arrived just in time. All of which is respectfully submitted by your obedient serva
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 32: Navy Department.--energies displayed.--building of iron-clads (search)
itor, which was ready nearly on the same day that the Merrimac created such consternation at Hampton Roads. It is true, that through the enterprise and energy of a western man, Mr. James B. Eads, cold blood, three frigates run on shore and at the mercy of the Merrimac, and every ship at Hampton Roads thrown into a state of panic, which unfortunately was witnessed by a foreign man-of-war lyinome time, and the Northern people from the mortification of knowing that our entire fleet at Hampton Roads had been beaten by one Confederate vessel in the first naval encounter of the war. With aad been flashed over the wires to the Secretary of the Navy, and Mr. Fox started at once for Hampton Roads to see if he could be of any service, and to report on the condition of affairs. Mr. Fox nd so reported to Rear-Admiral Dupont. Worden, whose experience in the lighter Monitor at Hampton Roads ought to have made him a good judge of the strength of the Montauk on this occasion, seemed
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