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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
of the Royal Yacht in Galveston harbor by Lieut. James E. Jouett. attack on Fort McRae and Fort Pickens by the Niagara and Richmond, November 22, 1861. correct accon with General Harvey Brown at Fort Pickens, determined to make an attack on Fort McRae and its defences with the Niagara and Richmond, while Fort Pickens was to opeeir cables, the Niagara in four fathoms and the Richmond in 20 feet of water, fort McRae bearing from the Niagara north, distant two miles. The vessels opened fire as did also fort Pickens. It was thought by those on board the ships that Fort McRae and its defenses were considerably damaged by the bombardment, but that remai There does not seem to have been any particular object in the bombardment of Fort McRae, beyond at the same time destroying the navy yard and its contents, which, itWith the exception of the attack of the Niagara, Richmond and Fort Pickens on Fort McRae and other forts, Nov. 22, 1861, there were no attempts made to disturb the en