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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)
ops under General strong and Colonel Putnam. dreadful hand-to-hand conflict. earth-works erected by Gillmore. the Swamp Angel. gun-boats engage batteries in Stono River. the Commodore McDonough silences Confederate artillery near Secessionville. Lieutenant Robeson plants the flag on Morris Island. Landing of troops at folly han any three Monitors in the fleet. While General Gillmore was perfecting his plans, the vessels of the fleet were not idle. A smart affair came off in the Stono River, in which the Pawnee (Commander Balch), Marblehead (Lieutenant-Commander Scott), and the Huron were engaged. The Pawnee and Marblehead were at anchor near Fortin this affair, and it is remarkable that a number were not killed, considering the precision of the enemy's fire. Commander Balch, the senior officer on the Stono River, speaks in the handsomest terms of the conduct of Lieutenant-Commander Bacon for his unremitting attention to duties in that locality, where, for a period of fi
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)
ren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. Fort Sumter bombarded. damages to the Fort and iron-clads. loss of the Weehawken. attack on batteries in Stono River. review of work done by South Atlantic Squadron under Dahlgren. actions in which iron-clads were engaged. destruction of blockade-runners. operations of Con the Marblehead, Lieuteiiant-Commander R. W. Meade, Jr., and the schooner C. P. Williams, Acting-Master S. N. Freeman, were attacked by Confederate batteries in Stono River. Lieutenant-Commander Meade reports that on December 25th the enemy opened fire on the Marblehead, at 6 o'clock in the morning, from two batteries of field ainst 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 one at Ossabaw. General Gillmore having arrived. arrangements were immediately made between him and Rear-Admiral Dahlgren for a desc
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. (search)
the next day made a demonstration on Salkahatchee, while the gun-boats went up the Edisto and Stono Rivers to ascertain whether the enemy intended to hold Charleston or retreat to Columbia. It would Hatch, who was moving on Wellstown with his division. On the 17th a movement was made from Stono River on the Confederates, while the iron-clads Lehigh, the Wissahickon and a mortar schooner were requested protection for the citizens and their property. Rear-Admiral Dahlgren was up the Stono River when he received a message that there were indications that the Confederates were retreating r General Foster, we can only say that the attempt to invest Charleston by Bull's Bay and the Stono River was bravely undertaken, although it would have probably experienced a severe repulse but for wn in the squadron, having been picked up and encountered at various times in the St. John's and Stono, exploding occasionally with full effect. They were liable to be lost by getting adrift; or, if