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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)
to preserve the public property at Norfolk against the rebel troops then assembling in Virginia. General Scott threw cold water on every attempt to hold the Norfolk Yard, on the ground that he had no troops to spare, as he could not deplete Fortress Monroe, which must be held at all hazards. It seems a pity that the Secretary should not have selected some loyal and energetic officer, placed him in command of a few gunboats and armed tug-boats and sent him to Norfolk with orders to bring allcCauley that it would take a month to put her machinery in working order. The department did not seem to reflect that a few armed tow-boats with marines on board, could have been sent from New York to tow all the vessels under the guns of Fortress Monroe. One tug with a twenty four pound howitzer on board, properly handled, would have been master of the situation, and if the Navy Department had displayed a little forethought in this emergency, the government would have been saved deep humili
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 12: fight between the Merrimac and Monitor, March 8, 1862. (search)
e banks, and as she passed Map showing Fortress Monroe, Newport news, Chesapeake Bay, James Rivethere was at anchor in Hampton Roads, off Fortress Monroe, the Minnesota, of forty guns, Capt. Van a, they ran on shore some two miles above Fortress Monroe. While the above incidents were takingher destroy their vessels and escape into Fortress Monroe or let them fall into the hands of the enth beating hearts watched the conflict from Fort Monroe, and from the ships. It seemed to them as and soon after the latter stood down for Fortress Monroe. A Confederate officer on board the Meer consorts lying quietly at anchor below Fortress Monroe. The Monitor was just as we left her aftut of battle for the present, and lay off Fortress Monroe under command of Lieut. Jeffers. There were no Federal war vessels above Fortress Monroe, but there were three merchant sailing vessels wit of the iron-clad they all returned below Fortress Monroe. Tatnall stood direct for the Monitor, w[3 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 20: a brave officer's mortification.--history set right. (search)
n evidence how far the Cayuga was ahead of the rest of the fleet the first news received at the North is announced in the New York Times of Sunday, April 27, 1862, thus: An important report from the rebels.--One of our gun-boats above Fort Jackson and San Philip. Washington, Saturday April 26th. The Richmond Examiner of the 25th, announces that one of our gun-boats passed Fort San Philip, sixty miles below New Orleans on the 24th. The report was telegraphed to Norfolk, and brought to Fortress Monroe under a flag of truce, and received from there to-day by the Navy Department. The next rebel telegram announced the arrival of the fleet before the city. The Cayuga in the interval had captured the Chalmette regiment, five miles above the forts, and cut the telegraphic communication, so that the fleet were not again reported until they arrived opposite the city. Now, my dear admiral, you have entirely misconceived the object of my addressing you. It is not to complain that you ha
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 32: Navy Department.--energies displayed.--building of iron-clads (search)
y of the Merrimac, and every ship at Hampton Roads thrown into a state of panic, which unfortunately was witnessed by a foreign man-of-war lying at anchor off Fortress Monroe. It would have saved the government a shock which it did not recover from for some time, and the Northern people from the mortification of knowing that our e, and Mr. Fox started at once for Hampton Roads to see if he could be of any service, and to report on the condition of affairs. Mr. Fox was on the dock at Fortress Monroe, where he could witness the fight between the iron-clads. He noticed that the shot from the Monitor's guns glanced off from the sloping sides of the Merrimaca monster gun that was lying on the dock under the lifting-crane, and on examining it he found it to be a 15-inch gun, army pattern, intended to be mounted at Fortress Monroe. This was a revelation to the Assistant Secretary, and he returned to Washington with his ideas much enlarged, and said to the Secretary, We must have Monito
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
g-Ship Wabash, Port Royal Harbor, S. C., April 16, 1863. Sir — I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt this morning, by the Freeborn, of your communication of the 11th instant, directing the maintaining of a large force off Charleston to menace the rebels and keep them in apprehension of a renewed attack in the event of our repulse. I have also to acknowledge the receipt of a copy of a telegraphic despatch of the 13th instant, from the President of the United States, sent from Fortress Monroe. The Department will probably have known, on the 12th instant, the result of the attack. In my dispatch of the 11th instant, dated off Charleston, the department was made aware of my withdrawal, with the iron-clads, from the very insecure anchorage inside the bar, and just in time to save the Monitors from an easterly gale, in which, in my opinion and that of their commanders, they would have been in great peril of being lost on Morris Island Beach. Their ground-tackling has been f
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 39: Miscellaneous operations, land and sea.--operations in the Nansemond, Cape Fear, Pamunky, Chucka Tuck and James Rivers.--destruction of blockade-runners.--adventures of Lieutenant Cushing, etc. (search)
tch for all their powers combined. In February, 1864, Acting-Rear-Admiral S. P. Lee, commanding the North Atlantic squadron, was in co-operation with Major-General B. F. Butler, who commanded the army of the James with his headquarters at Fortress Monroe. General Meade commanded the Army of the Potomac, with his headquarters south of the Rapidan, while the headquarters of the Army of the Shenandoah, under command of Major-General Sigel, were at Winchester. An important part of the North Aed the torpedo freely, and blew up a number of Federal vessels-of-war — which was as justifiable as any other hostile act. On the night of April 8th, 1864, while the Minnesota, flag-ship of Acting-Rear-Admiral Lee, was lying at anchor off Fortress Monroe, a dark object was seen, about two hundred yards distant, slowly passing the ship. It was thought to be a row-boat; and, in reply to the hail from the Minnesota, the answer came, Roanoke. By this time the object was nearly abeam, and appar
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 49: first attack on Fort Fisher.--destruction of the confederate ram Albemarle, etc. (search)
The prisoners now on board the Santiago de Cuba will be delivered to the Provost-Marshal at Fortress Monroe, unless you wish to take them on board one of the transports, which would be inconvenient j landed. Seven hundred men were left on the beach by General Butler when he departed for Fortress Monroe, and we had no difficulty in protecting them from the rebel army said to be in the backgrouder General Ames having come in on that day. When General Butler was about to start from Fortress Monroe (having embarked his men in a storm, when I told him he could not possibly leave for three we attacked on the 18th or 24th? The result would have been the same. General Butler left Fortress Monroe with his troops in transports that could not lie at anchor in rough weather that was ridden to get away. had left on the beach were embarked after the gale was over, and returned to Fortress Monroe. This ended the first attack on Fort Fisher; which, although unsuccessful in reducing th
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 51: effects of the fall of Fort Fisher, and criticisms on General Badeau's military history of General Grant. (search)
my. A siege train will be loaded on vessels and sent to Fort Monroe, in readiness to be sent to you if required. All others order them back, or such of them that you can spare, to Fort Monroe, to report for orders. In case of failure to effect a on, sea-going vessels. These troops will be brought to Fort Monroe, and kept there on the vessels until you are heard from.n of the commanding officer. The expedition sailed from Fort Monroe on the morning of the 6th, arriving at the rendezvous, oDecember, 1864, General Grant telegraphed to Butler at Fortress Monroe. Let General Weitzel get off as soon as possible; we d that he did not see the General from the time he left Fortress Monroe until the time when the General stated he was going tore all safely taken off. On the 27th Butler arrived at Fortress Monroe, and on the 28th had an interview with General Grant, ington to defeat it. After the expedition started from Fortress Monroe three days of fine weather were squandered, during whi
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 54: capture of Richmond.--the destruction of the Confederate fleet in the James River, etc. (search)
s. The President returned to Washington, and with the surrender of General Lee the war was virtually at an end; so that the services of the Navy in the James River, with the exception of a few gun-boats, could be dispensed with. The latter were needed for police duty along the river and to pick up stragglers from the Confederate army. No one but an eye-witness could realize the great change in the aspect of affairs that suddenly took place. Naval vessels headed down stream towards Fortress Monroe, then to proceed to such Navy Yards as they might be ordered to. Army transports were hurrying to City Point to remove troops and stores as might be required. Officers no longer wore an anxious look, everywhere contentment reigned, for each one was pleased that the long struggle was over and there was a prospect of soon seeing a united country. Notwithstanding Rear-Admiral Semmes, in his Memoirs, dilates on the joy of the exchanged prisoners at once more saluting the Confederate fla