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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)
pied. reconnoissance up the Tybee River to Fort Pulaski. expedition to Fernandina. commanders of and vessels composing the expedition. capture of the works on Cumberland and Amelia Islands. Fort Clinch occupied. capture of Fernandina. capture of the steamer Darlington. General Lee and Fernandina. fine harbors for blockade runners. good service of the Navy. the forts and town of St. Augustine surrender to the Union forces. Dupont establishes government authority in the harbor of St. Johns. retreating Confederates burn saw-mills and other property. Dupont returns to Port Royal. planting batteries on Tybee Island. the Navy take part in the bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski. cordiality between the Army and Navy officers. the officers under Dupont. high rank reached by some of Dupont's officers. As soon as Flag-officer Dupont could find the time, he sent the smaller gunboats in different directions to reconnoitre the enemy's positions up the river and along the