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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 13: building a navy on the Western rivers.--battle of Belmont. (search)
s; but the list of killed and wounded was in favor of the Federals, although they had less than one-half the enemy's force. The gallant conduct of Commanders Walke and Stembel does not appear to have secured even a passing notice from the Secretary of the Navy, which was certainly a great injustice to two officers who had demonstrated so plainly the efficiency of gun-boats on the Western rivers. It was a part of the Confederate plan early in the civil war to seize and hold Missouri and Kansas, thus threatening the free States in the Northwest, to hold Kentucky and Tennessee, cross the Ohio, and make the Northern States the theatre of war, thus punishing the Northern people for their obstinacy in declining to yield to the demands of the secessionists. This plan, which had been discussed long before the Southern States seceded, would doubtless have been carried out had it not been for the multitude of men in the North who sprang to arms and frustrated the Confederate plans. Lee h
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
,960 95 Key West Aug. 25, 1865 Proteus. Schooner Anna Sophia 29,145 69 4,245 48 24,900 21 New Orleans June 26, 1865 Bienville, Princess Royal. Steamer Annie 358,951 71 24,639 97 329,311 74 New York June 22, 1865 Niphon, Wilderness, Alabama, Kansas, Howquah. Schooner Augusta. 5,551 28 313 70 5,237 58 Key West Aug. 16, 1865 Honeysuckle. Ram Albemarle 79,944 00 2,645 30 77,298 70 Washington Aug. 28, 1865 Lieutenant-Commander Cushing and party. Sloop Annie 192 05 108 89 83 16 Key Westrize list of the Jacob Bell. 514 40 137 93 376 47 Washington   Wyandank, Jacob Bell.   Tobacco, 2 hogsheads 708 66 156 44 552 22 Springfield Feb. 17, 1865 Key West. Steamer Tristram Shandy 418,873 81 6,801 26 412,072 55 Boston Oct. 10, 1864 Kansas. Steamer Thistle 163,392 90 2,539 07 160,853 83 do Jan. 14, 1865 Fort Jackson. Schooner Three Brothers 1,638 87 193 59 1,445 28 Key West Mar. 22, 1865 Nita. Schooner Terrapin 697 58 183 23 514 35 do Aug. 25, 1865 Roebuck. Schooner Two