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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 676 8 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)
tion of the Navy Yard, was the loss of at least twelve hundred fine guns, most of which were uninjured. A number of them were quickly mounted at Sewell's Point to keep our ships from approaching Norfolk; others were sent to Hatteras Inlet, Ocracocke, Roanoke Island and other points in the sounds of North Carolina. Fifty-three of them were mounted at Port Royal, others at Fernandina and at the defences of New Orleans. They were met with at Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Island No.10, Memphis, Vicksburg, Grand Gulf and Port Hudson. We found them up the Red River as far as the gunboats penetrated, and took possession of some of them on the cars at Duvall's Bluff, on White River, bound for Little Rock. They gave us a three hours hard fight at Arkansas Post, but in the end they all returned to their rightful owners, many of them indented with Union shot and not a few permanently disabled. Had it not been for the guns captured at Norfolk and Pensacola, the Confederates would have found i
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 17: evacuation of Fort Pillow and battle of Memphis. (search)
to the South, for this city had been of great use to the Confederacy as a base of supplies for their armies in Tennessee, which supplies we had not up to this time been able to intercept. This naval success opened the river all the way down to Vicksburg, and three other depots of supplies were soon to fall into our hands,when our fleet penetrated the Yazoo River in the heart of the enemy's country. For the second time Rear Admiral Davis won a strictly naval victory, and won it without a sinthe hands of the Federal troops, who kept possession of the place until the end of the war, and soon converted it into a loyal city. The Confederates had now to seek a new strategic line of defence : they established their fifth Gibraltar at Vicksburg, where the gunboats will catch up with them after a while. Expedition against St. Charles, on the White River. On June 16th, 1862, Rear-Admiral Davis sent an expedition up the White River to destroy some batteries located at St. Charles.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
account of my attack upon New Orleans from our first movement to the surrender of the city to General Butler, whose troops are now in full occupation, protected, however, by the Pensacola, Portsmouth, and one gunboat, while I have sent a force of seven vessels, under command of Captain Craven, up the river, to keep up the panic as far as possible. The large ships, I fear, will not be able to go higher than Baton Rouge, while I have sent the smaller vessels, under Commander Lee, as high as Vicksburg, in the rear of Jackson, to cut off their supplies from the west. I trust, therefore, that it will be found by the government that I have carried out my instructions to the letter and to the best of my abilities, so far as this city is concerned, which is respectfully submitted. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, D. G. Farragut, Flag-officer, Western Gulf Blockading Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C. Fleet-Surgeon J. W. Folt
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 21: capture of New Orleans.--first attack on Vicksburg by Farragut's fleet and mortar flotilla.--junction of flag-officers Farragut and Davis above Vicksburg.--ram Arkansas. (search)
en thousand men who should have been sent to Vicksburg were retained by General Butler at New Orleaf what was done in the first naval attack on Vicksburg. Flag-officer Farragut reports the necessled and wounded in the affair of June 28, at Vicksburg. Flag-Ship Hartford, above Vicksburg, lotilla, and that portion of the fleet below Vicksburg. I am, very respectfully, your obedient s United States Flag-Ship, Hartford, below Vicksburg, June 25, 1862. The mortar boats and gun-Squadron, United States Ship Hartford, above Vicksburg. United States Gun-Boat Katahdin, Bel United States Steamer Richmond, Above Vicksburg, Mississippi, June, 28, 1862. Sir — In accordancnited States Flag-Ship Hartford, above Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 7, 1862. Sir — I herewith fors being to anchor at the old anchorage below Vicksburg, I ran down to the lower end of the island af the times. Thus ended the first attack on Vicksburg. It failed from the fact that the combined [91 more...]<
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 22: operations in the Potomac.--destruction of Confederate batteries.--losses by shipwreck, in battle, etc. (search)
R. B. Forbes Steamer. 3 329 Wrecked Feb., 1862, coast of North Carolina. Congress Frigate. 50 1,867 In action with Merrimac, March 8, 1862. Cumberland Sloop. 24 1,726 do. Whitehall Steamer. 4 323 At Old Point, March 9, 1862, by fire. M. J. Carlton Mortar Schooner 3 178 Attack on Forts Jackson and St. Philip, April 19, 1862. Varuna Steamer. 9 1,300 In action with confederate gun-boats below New Orleans, April 24, 1862. Sidney C. Jones. Mortar schooner 3 245 Grounded below Vicksburg and burned to prevent falling into the hands of the enemy. Island Belle Steamer. 2 123 Grounded in Appomattox river June, 1862, and burned to prevent falling into the hands of the enemy. Adirondack Screw sloop. 9 1,240 Wrecked near Abaco, Aug. 23, 1862. Henry Andrew Steamer. 3 177 Wrecked in a gale near Cape Henry Aug. 24, 1862. Sumter Steam Ram. 2 400 Grounded in Mississippi river and abaudoned.     112 7,908   Vessels added since fourth of March, eighteen hundred and
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 23: destruction of the ram Arkansas.--capture of Galveston.--capture of the Harriet Lane.--sinking of the Hatteras.--attack on Baton Rouge.--Miscellaneous engagements of the gun-boats. (search)
marks on letting the Mississippi River below Vicksburg fall into the hands of the Confederates agaiect of the return of Farragut's fleet before Vicksburg. capture of Baton Rouge, La. effect of ther leaving Rear-Admiral Davis and running the Vicksburg batteries, he proceeded down the river to Nessissippi, and the river from Baton Rouge to Vicksburg was now virtually left to the Confederates, d lined the banks with guns, making, besides Vicksburg, another Gibraltar at Port Hudson, which caur. All of the strongholds to the north of Vicksburg had fallen into the hands of the Federals assed against us. We sent a few soldiers up to Vicksburg, it is true, but scarcely enough to form a culd soon be restored. But when the mayor of Vicksburg at first mildly then defiantly treated Farraattempt of the fleet to obtain possession of Vicksburg, either by persuasion or force, their ardor in the footsteps of its illustrious neighbor Vicksburg, set to work to erect batteries and opened f[11 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 24: Second attack on Vicksburg, etc. (search)
General Pemberton would naturally march from Vicksburg to stop Grant at Granada until reinforcements could be thrown into Vicksburg from the south, and while Pemberton was thus absent with the greatrrents that the low lands in the vicinity of Vicksburg were submerged, the water extending nearly tto assault before he could see the inside of Vicksburg; but what was encountered in reaching that p around Chickasaw Bayou or the approaches to Vicksburg on that side. On the contrary they seemed tountry, he would have doubtless pushed on to Vicksburg at all hazards and the place would have falltteries and also shelled the road leading to Vicksburg to prevent the enemy from sending reinforcements to Vicksburg and also to make them believe that Haines' Bluff was the intended point of attacke Haines' Bluff for it appeared evident that Vicksburg could not be taken from that direction. Gfurther operations and at once proposed that Vicksburg should be given up for the present, and as h[15 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 25: capture of Fort Hindman or Arkansas Post. (search)
y the Army, the fleet and transports retraced their steps towards Vicksburg, and landed at Milliken's Bend or Young's Point about seven miles above Vicksburg. The fight at Fort Hindman was one of the prettiest little affairs of the war, not so little either, for a very importantt improper to divert the army from the original design to capture Vicksburg. He supposed the idea originated with General McClernand; but whcircumstances connected with the movement, and that the Army left Vicksburg because no longer able to operate owing to the floods, and that tmovement and could in no way contribute to the final overthrow of Vicksburg. Certain it is, the success at Arkansas Post had a most exhilao River. After the troops were settled in their tents opposite Vicksburg, it became apparent that there could be no harmonious cooperationdron, January 1, 1863. (excepting some of the vessels engaged at Vicksburg.) Acting Rear-Admiral David D. Porter, Commander-in-Chief.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 26: siege of Vicksburg. (search)
s at one time received orders to march up to Vicksburg and assist Grant, and so envelop the city, bat no provisions could get to Port Hudson or Vicksburg. Almost immediately on his arrival he captutheir escape up to the Federal landing below Vicksburg. The Confederates soon repaired the Queene U. S. steamer Indianola, while below Vicksburg, Mississippi; also the particulars of the engagemen knowing that if another boat was sent below Vicksburg, I would be expected to supply her with coalmated. The communications between Texas and Vicksburg had been cut off, and the capture of so manye placed on scows to protect the mortars. Vicksburg was by nature the strongest point on the rivset them to work in other directions to make Vicksburg stronger than ever. The vessels which com difficulties to be overcome in getting into Vicksburg, and this was only one in a number of cases comfort and a stern determination to capture Vicksburg at any cost. Disappointment after disappo[24 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 27: expedition through Steele's Bayou and Deer Creek. (search)
and Yallabusha, thereby reaching the rear of Vicksburg. The water in the Mississippi had risen remth the hope that the long sought for road to Vicksburg had been found, and that the great prize wouis did not prove to any one the fair road to Vicksburg. The soldiers were as severely tried as the deal of experience, and the know-ledge that Vicksburg could not be taken in that direction. Thieeding in their attempt to reach the rear of Vicksburg. The Navy carried away over a hundred tho the invaded district on which the people in Vicksburg depended when the hardest time should come. at the gun-boats might pass the batteries at Vicksburg, pass up the Black River, and gain the rear n bring all Banks' forces to operate against Vicksburg. But this idea did not exist long, the geneverflowed everything about the upper part of Vicksburg, and dry land could only be found on the hei the possibility of passing the batteries at Vicksburg with a sufficient force — a point on which h[12 more...]
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