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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 24: Second attack on Vicksburg, etc. (search)
tion, that he, Porter, had assumed command of the Mississippi Squadron, and was ready to cooperate with the Army on every occasion where the services of the Navy could be useful. A few days afterwards General Grant arrived at Cairo and proposed an expedition against Vicksburg, and asking the rearadmiral if he could furnish a sufficient force of gun-boats to accompany it. Grant's plan was to embark Sherman from Memphis, where he then was, with thirty thousand soldiers, to be joined at Helena, Arkansas, by ten thousand more. Grant himself would march from Holly Springs with some sixty thousand men upon Granada. 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 greater part of his Army Sherman and Porter could get possession of the defences of Vicksburg. General Grant having been informed that the gun-boats would be ready to move at short n
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 30: (search)
Chapter 30: Naval and military expedition to Yazoo City. capture of the enemy's works. the Baron deKalb blown up by torpedoes. expedition up the Red, Black and Tensas Rivers, under Lieutenant-Commander Selfridge. destruction of enemy's vessels and stores. the marine brigade, its important services. operations of Lieutenant-Commander Le Roy Fitch on the Tennessee River. attack on colored troops at Milliken's bend. attack on Helena, Arkansas, by General Price. defeat of the enemy owing to the fire of the gun-boat Lexington. the raid of General John Morgan into Ohio and Indiana, and the capture of his forces owing to the energy of Lieutenant-Commander Le Roy Fitch with his gun-boats. gallant conduct of Engineer Doughty in capturing two of the enemy's steamers. eulogy upon the pilots and engineers of the Mississippi Squadron. important services of Lieutenant-Commander Phelps in the Tennessee River. vessels employed at Vicksburg during the siege, with list of offi