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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 6: naval expedition against Port Royal and capture of that place. (search)
along the Southern coast. A depot was required for supplying coal, provisions and stores at a point where our ships could find safe anchorage at all times, and where machine shops and docks could be constructed for refitting vessels. The work of supplying vessels was one of vital importance, and a harbor was also Plan of the attack on forts Walker and Beauregard, November 7, 1861. needed as a base of operations against the whole Southern States. The choice of harbors lay between Bull's Bay, Port Royal, Brunswick and Fernandina. The latter, for some reasons, was considered an available place, but finally the Department concurred in the opinion of Flag Officer Dupont that Port Royal contained all the required advantages. Port Royal is one of the finest harbors in the United States, with water sufficient for the largest vessels. It is about equidistant between Charleston and Savannah, and so well aware were the Confederates of its importance that one of their first acts wa
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. (search)
again in Charleston harbor. movements of Army around Charleston. naval pickets captured. Landing of naval forces at Bull's Bay. gun-boats and batteries open a terrific fire on Fort Moultrie and works on Sullivan's Island. Charleston evacuated. a, State of Georgia, Pawnee. Sonoma, Ottawa, Winona, Wando, Geranium and Iris, with launches in which to land troops at Bull's Bay. Great difficulty was experienced in finding a channel into the harbor, but a, landing was finally effected; after whif the Navy in co-operation with the Army under General Foster, we can only say that the attempt to invest Charleston by Bull's Bay and the Stono River was bravely undertaken, although it would have probably experienced a severe repulse but for the poate cruisers, which so lately roamed the ocean at their will. Much credit is due to the commanding naval officers at Bull's Bay for the management of their vessels, and tie energy with which they responded to the Confederate batteries which were s