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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 21: capture of New Orleans.--first attack on Vicksburg by Farragut's fleet and mortar flotilla.--junction of flag-officers Farragut and Davis above Vicksburg.--ram Arkansas. (search)
d destruction to the garrison. The fortifications of Vicksburg were scattered over the hills in groups, the guns fifty yards apart, and concealed from view. The heavy shells would whistle over the ships, throwing up the water in spouts and occasionally crashing through the vessels' timbers, to let the invaders know how well Vicksburg was fortified, and what improvements had taken place in this respect within a month. The whole power of the Confederacy had been set to work to save this Gibraltar of the Mississippi, the railroads poured in troops and guns without stint, enabling it to bid defiance to Farragut's ships and the mortar flotilla. There was an area of twenty-eight square miles within which the Federals might throw all the shot and shells they pleased. The Confederates did not mind it much, even when the shots fell in the city. This was their last ditch, so far as the Mississippi was concerned, and here they were determined to make a final stand. Farragut could on
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 23: destruction of the ram Arkansas.--capture of Galveston.--capture of the Harriet Lane.--sinking of the Hatteras.--attack on Baton Rouge.--Miscellaneous engagements of the gun-boats. (search)
burg batteries, he proceeded down the river to New Orleans with the Hartford, Richmond, Brooklyn, Pinola and Kennebec. The old mortar fleet, which under Commander Porter had done such good service at Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and at Vicksburg, had been divided up and withdrawn from the upper Mississippi, and the river from Baton Rouge to Vicksburg was now virtually left to the Confederates, who deliberately went to work and lined the banks with guns, making, besides Vicksburg, another Gibraltar at Port Hudson, which caused much trouble to the Union commanders before they were able to retake it. The Mississippi had been so easily opened, all the way from New Orleans to Vicksburg, that it ought never to have been closed again, even if it required the whole power of the Federal government to keep it open. The importance of this river to the Confederates was too great for them not to strain every nerve to keep possession of its banks; but the reader will naturally wonder that the
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 38: review of the work done by the Navy in the year 1863. (search)
umter, the very first Confederate cruiser fitted out, affords a fair sample of how this acknowledgment of belligerent rights operated, and how much fairness there was on the part of Great Britain in carrying out the proclamation she claimed to have issued to insure equal treatment to both the contending parties. The Sumter, after escaping to sea from New Orleans through the carelessness of the officer on blockade, and capturing many American merchant-vessels, was chased into the harbor of Gibraltar, where she was permitted to remain twelve months--instead of twenty-four hours--under the protection of British guns. Not daring to venture to sea, as she was closely watched by several Federal cruisers, the Sumter's officers finally transferred the vessel to an English subject, who took her to another British port, where she was refitted, loaded with a contraband cargo, and ran the blockade, carrying supplies to the Confederates. The Alabama, Georgia and Florida were fitted out in Eng
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 45: the cruise of the Sumter and the havoc she committed. (search)
stigator captured and burned. the Sumter at Gibraltar. crowded with visitors. the Sumter in trouraits. Semmes could not think of going into Gibraltar without first examining these vessels, as hiwas not necessary to tell the inhabitants of Gibraltar what the Sumter was, for she had been expectpon the Sumter were that she should not make Gibraltar a station from which to sally out for war puheir career. While the Sumter remained in Gibraltar she was crowded with visitors. People came re watching--one from Algesiras,the other at Gibraltar — neither of them violating any neutrality, ery movement was reported to the Governor of Gibraltar as a violation of neutrality. The escape ofause, the career of the Sumter terminated at Gibraltar. Semmes could raise no money, and the presecession became lukewarm, and as every one in Gibraltar was more or less under the influence of offiet to sea, the Sumter was finally laid up at Gibraltar in charge of a midshipman, while Semmes and [1 more...]