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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 0 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
l. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, S. F. Dupont, Rear-Admiral, Commanding S. A. B. Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington. Captain (now Rear-Admiral) Wm. Rogers Taylor. After the attack on Charleston, Rear-Admiral Dupont returned to Fort Royal and the blockade continued as before with the wooden gun-boats. In the latter part of April, Major-General Hunter applied for a gun-boat to assist a land force in an expedition against Buffington, on May River, which town had been the Headquarters of Confederate marauders for some time. The army force numbering one thousand men, under Colonel Barton, embarked on board the gun-boat Mayflower and a transport, and were landed near Buffington under cover of the guns of the Commodore McDonough, and took possession of the town from which the Confederates had retreated. By order of Colonel Barton the town was destroyed by fire, the church alone being spared. The enemy returned and made several cha