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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. (search)
rate vessels captured. ingenious methods used by Confederates to prevent Union vessels from penetrating the inner harbor. plans of forts along the rivers. Georgetown, S. C., occupied. the flag-ship Harvest Moon sunk by torpedoes. Admiral Dahlgren relieved. complimentary letter from Secretary of the Navy, list of vessels and officers of South Atlantic Squadron, 1865. In the latter part of November, 1864, Rear-Admiral Dahlgren received information that General Sherman had reached Milledgeville and was about to march upon Savannah. He accordingly entered into an arrangement with General Foster to co-operate with Sherman in case the latter might require assistance. It was decided to form a naval brigade, to be furnished with two field-howitzer batteries of four guns each. All the forces that could be spared from the vessels on blockade were withdrawn, and the night of November 28th was appointed for proceeding up the Broad River and into Boyd's Creek, one of its branches, w