Browsing named entities in Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.. You can also browse the collection for Harrisonburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) or search for Harrisonburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) in all documents.

Your search returned 1 result in 1 document section:

Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 28: passage of the fleet by Vicksburg and capture of Grand Gulf.--capture of Alexandria, etc. (search)
er to him by the Navy. The following day the squadron returned down the Red River with the exception of the Lafayette, Estella and Arizona, and the ram Switzerland which were left to co-operate with General Banks in case he should require the assistance of the Navy. While in Red River, Lieutenant-Commander Woodworth was sent up Black River, a branch of the former stream, to make a reconnaissance with the General Price, Pittsburg, Estella, and Arizona. These vessels ascended as far as Harrisonburg which was found to be strongly fortified. The works were shelled for some time with little apparent effect and after destroying a large amount of Confederate Army stores, amounting to three hundred thousand dollars in value, the gun-boats returned to Red River, and the Benton and consorts proceeded to Grand Gulf to co-operate with General Grant in any of his plans where the Navy could be useful. Thus within ten days the flag-ship and her consorts, after dismantling the fortifications