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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. (search)
m crossing River. repulse of Confederates at Suffolk. General Getty acknowledges merit. the moun an attempt to surround the Federal forces at Suffolk, the Admiral dispatched the following vesselsmbine his forces and surround General Peck at Suffolk. It was Cushing who prevented the Confederones at this point, and are now on the way to Suffolk. The prisoners were landed on the right baly after the battery was carried, and sent to Suffolk. I remain, Admiral, etc., etc., George W. als Peck and Getty for the protection of Suffolk, Virginia. During this time the fighting was hassant, and but for the aid of the naval force Suffolk would, without doubt, have fallen into the hathe Federal forces in the intrenched works at Suffolk. But this was not war on a grand scale, suchthe establishment of positions at places like Suffolk (which they could not hold without a force ofreat force gathering stores for the Army near Suffolk, and it was desirable to destroy as much prov[2 more...]