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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)
Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. Formation of the naval brigade. operations of Generals Sherman and Foster in the vicinity of Savannah. expedition up Broad River and Boyd's Creek. Savannah invested. evacuation of Savannah and its defences by the Confederates. the naval vessels again in Charleston harbor. movements of Army around Charleston. naval pickets captured. Landing of naval forces at Bull's Bay. gun-boats and batteriesade, 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 All the forces that could be spared from the vessels on blockade were withdrawn, and the night of November 28th was appointed for proceeding up the Broad River and into Boyd's Creek, one of its branches, whence a short march only was necessary to reach the railroad connecting Savannah with Charleston. The vessels of the Navy selected for this service were the Pawnee, Commander Balch; Mingoe, Commander Creighton; Pontiac,