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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 2: bombardment and fall of Fort Sumter.--destruction of the Norfolk Navy Yard by the Federal officers. (search)
organizing for the purpose of seizing the yard. The powder had been taken from the Government magazine near Norfolk, and batteries were being erected along the approaches to the Navy Yard, and hulks sunk in the channel near Craney Island and Sewell's Point, three light boats having been used for the purpose; and this was done, notwithstanding the Commandant of the yard had ample force to have prevented it. Actual war existed between the Government and the inhabitants of Norfolk, who were doing naval station in the United States. The greatest misfortune to the Union caused by the destruction of the Navy Yard, was the loss of at least twelve hundred fine guns, most of which were uninjured. A number of them were quickly mounted at Sewell's Point to keep our ships from approaching Norfolk; others were sent to Hatteras Inlet, Ocracocke, Roanoke Island and other points in the sounds of North Carolina. Fifty-three of them were mounted at Port Royal, others at Fernandina and at the defenc
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 12: fight between the Merrimac and Monitor, March 8, 1862. (search)
enior officer at 12:45 P. M. coming around Sewell's Point. It was soon ascertained by her large smo approaching. So the Merrimac returned to Sewell's Point and anchored. In passing the Minnesota th2:15 P. M., when the Merrimac retreated to Sewell's Point, and we went to the Minnesota and lay by hn for an hour and at two P. M. steamed for Sewell's Point and thence to the dockyard at Norfolk. Ouready to meet him as soon as he had passed Sewell's Point, but the Federal authorities had grown warhat night the Merrimac lay at anchor above Sewell's Point, and a few days later she went within gunsumber of heavy ships shelling the works at Sewell's Point; but on the appearance of the iron-clad thction of the President our vessels shelled Sewell's Point yesterday, mainly with a view to see the po so, and soon returned and anchored under Sewell's Point. This disposes of the statement that tnt: On the 9th of May, while at anchor off Sewell's Point, it was noticed at Lieut. John Taylor Wo
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 34: (search)
wn, May 5, 1862. co-operation of the Navy. attack on Sewell's Point by Flag-officer Goldsborough. evacuation of Sewell's Sewell's Point and Craney Island. Merrimac blown up by the Confederates, June 11. Susquehanna, Seminole and Dakota anchor before Noough was ordered by the President to make an attack on Sewell's Point and to ascertain the possibility of landing a body of . The demonstration was made, and the ships shelled Sewell's Point, and ascertained the fact that the number of the enemyederates found that they could not hold their works at Sewell's Point in the face of even a small number of troops, or that ho had landed at Willoughby's Point. All the works on Sewell's Point were evacuated, and also those at Craney Island, and er stay there, he sent Lieutenant Selfridge in a tug to Sewell's Point, and Commander Case in another to Craney Island, to asertain the position of affairs. Selfridge landed at Sewell's Point and found that the enemy had departed, on which he hoi