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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
remains for me to notice the good conduct, coolness and gallantry of both officers and men upon the occasion, who behaved with the steadiness of veterans, and to commend them to your favorable notice, and the notice of the Department, as worthy supporters of the cause we have espoused. Very respectfully, T. H. Stevens, Lieutenant-Commander, U. S. N. Flag-Officer S. F. Dupont, Commanding South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Order for Unadilla and other ships to take possession of Beaufort, S. C. Flag-Ship, Wabash, Port Royal Harbor, Nov. 10, 1861. Sir-It has been reported to me by Lieutenant-Commander Ammen that, on taking possession of the town of Beaufort, under my orders of the 8th instant, he found that most of the white inhabitants had abandoned the town, and that the negroes were committing excesses and destroying private property. You will proceed with the most convenient dispatch in the gun-boat Unadilla, under your command, to Beaufort, where you will find
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Letters relating to the battle of Port Royal and occupation of the Confederate forts. (search)
remains for me to notice the good conduct, coolness and gallantry of both officers and men upon the occasion, who behaved with the steadiness of veterans, and to commend them to your favorable notice, and the notice of the Department, as worthy supporters of the cause we have espoused. Very respectfully, T. H. Stevens, Lieutenant-Commander, U. S. N. Flag-Officer S. F. Dupont, Commanding South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Order for Unadilla and other ships to take possession of Beaufort, S. C. Flag-Ship, Wabash, Port Royal Harbor, Nov. 10, 1861. Sir-It has been reported to me by Lieutenant-Commander Ammen that, on taking possession of the town of Beaufort, under my orders of the 8th instant, he found that most of the white inhabitants had abandoned the town, and that the negroes were committing excesses and destroying private property. You will proceed with the most convenient dispatch in the gun-boat Unadilla, under your command, to Beaufort, where you will find
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
of Hood's army in Tennessee by General Thomas, which left Sherman at liberty to march through the Carolinas without apprehensions of a formidable enemy in his rear, and with sufficient addition to his forces from the troops of Schofield and Terry to enable him to hold his own until he reached Goldsborough, N. C., his objective point. The middle of January, 1865, saw Sherman's army in motion for the Carolina campaign. His right wing, under General Howard, was conveyed by water to Beaufort, South Carolina, whence it started on its march up the Charleston railroad, while the left wing, under General Slocum, with Kilpatrick's cavalry, crossed the Savannah river and moved towards Augusta. These movements were made for the purpose of deceiving the Confederates as to the point aimed at by General Sherman. The Federal troops destroyed all the railroads in their rear. Sherman's object was to effect a junction with Grant, and by force of numbers bring the war to a close. He passed by A