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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 8: capture of Fernandina and the coast South of Georgia. (search)
e expedition was enabled to accomplish its object without difficulty, and return unmolested. Several similar expeditions were sent out under Commander John Rodgers and others, which served to keep the enemy in a continual state of uneasiness and made our officers acquainted with all the surrounding land and water. Having done all that was necessary in the vicinity of Port Royal, Flag Officer Dupont turned his attention towards Fernandina in Florida, twenty-five miles north of the St. John's River. On the second of March, 1862, the Wabash, and what other vessels could be spared from blockading duty, anchored off St. Andrew's Island, twenty miles north of the entrance to Fernandina. Hoisting his flag temporarily on board the Mohican, Commander S. W. Godon, Dupont's squadron entered Fernandina in the following order: Ottawa, Mohican, Ellen, Seminole, Pawnee, Pocahontas, James Adger, Bienville, Alabama, Keystone State, Seneca, Huron, Paulina, Isaac Smith, Penguin, Potomska, arme
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)
a force into Florida, on the west bank of the St. John's River, and desired his assistance. In consequence, three gun-boats were sent to the St. John's River by the commander-in-chief, who, the same evening, departed hleaving a sufficient force of gun-boats in the St. John's River to co-operate with the Army if necessary. Th, were participating in the expedition up the St. John's River. When the Federal troops landed, they threw uted to any reduction of the naval force in the St. John's River, in which Commander Balch concurred with him. y as much as possible to the lower part of the St. John's River. Notwithstanding the vigilance of the navally wounded. The naval force employed in the St. John's River, under Commander Balch, was composed of the Patain Geo. B. Balch, Commanding Naval Squadron, St. John's River. In these small affairs whatever was attemr-boat, was retaken by the Confederates up the St. John's River, and the U. S. S. Water Witch captured by a nu