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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)
expeditions as accomplished important results. Our pages are limited, and we desire to make them as bright as possible. On the 31st of July, 1863, the steamer Kate, belonging to the Confederates, while going into Wilmington, was driven on Smith's Island Beach by the gun-boat Penobscot, but was eventually floated off by the enemy, and towed under the batteries at New Inlet. Early in the morning of the 1st of August, the blockading vessels, James Adger, Mount Vernon and Iroquois, approachederself went alongside, and sent another party on board at the same time. A hawser was made fast to the prize, and she was towed out. The Confederate batteries at New Inlet opened with great vigor, and a masked battery of Whitworth guns on Smith's Island kept up a furious fire. The enemy did not seem to be particular in his aim, as an 80--pounder Armstrong rifle-shot passed through the port-side of the Kate, and out through the starboard bulwarks, just as the Mount Vernon and her boats board
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
by troops. serious damage to Confederate cause. Grappling for torpedoes. the Tallahassee and Chickamauga blown up. evacuation of Fort Caswell and works on Smith's Island. Wilmington, N. C., blockaded. list of officers killed and wounded during attack on Fort Fisher. General orders of second attack. reports of the admiral aer was the fall of all the surrounding works in and near this place--Fort Caswell, a large work at the West Inlet, mounting twenty-nine guns, all the works on Smith's Island, the works between Caswell and Smithsville up to the battery on Reeves' Point, on the west side of the river — in all, 169 guns falling into our hands; 2 stea8-inch guns — total 29; forts Campbell and Shaw, six 10-inch, six 32-pounder smooth-bore, one 32-pounder rifled, one 8-inch, six field-pieces and two mortars; Smith's Island, three 10-inch guns, six 32-pounder smooth-bores, two 22-pounders rifled, four field-pieces, 2 mortars and six other guns. Grand total, 83 guns. When Gene
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 51: effects of the fall of Fort Fisher, and criticisms on General Badeau's military history of General Grant. (search)
. The reconnaissance disclosed the fact that the front of the work had been seriously injured by the Navy fire. In the afternoon of the 15th the fort was assaulted, and after most deperate fighting was captured with its entire garrison and armament. Thus was secured, by the combined efforts of the Navy and Army, one of the most important successes of the war. Our loss was, killed, 110; wounded, 536. On the 16th and 17th, the enemy abandoned and blew up Fort Caswell and the works on Smith's Island, which were immediately occupied by us. This gave us entire control of the mouth of the Cape Fear River. In vol. 3. page 224, of his work, the military historian states as follows: While thus zealously watching the varied interests and changing circumstances in Georgia and Tennessee, as well as at Richmond and in the valley, Grant had also planned [!] to take advantage of Sherman's march by a new movement on the At lantic coast. Wilmington, near the mouth of Cape Fear River, i