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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. (search)
rate vessels captured. ingenious methods used by Confederates to prevent Union vessels from penetrating the inner harbor. plans of forts along the rivers. Georgetown, S. C., occupied. the flag-ship Harvest Moon sunk by torpedoes. Admiral Dahlgren relieved. complimentary letter from Secretary of the Navy, list of vessels and ive off the enemy's troops and knock down his batteries wherever they could be reached. The Tuscarora, Mingoe, State of Georgia and Nipsic were stationed at Georgetown, S. C., to prevent the enemy from erecting batteries at that point, and the Pontiac was in the Savannah, advancing with General Sherman's extreme left. Nearly all rman's army most of these places had been hurriedly evacuated without injuring them, and the enemy might again occupy them. On the 25th of February, 1865, Georgetown, S. C., was occupied by the naval forces, in view of the movements of General Sherman, who might desire to be placed in communication with it before entering North