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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 205 205 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 11: Goldsborough's expedition to the sounds of North Carolina. (search)
atteras Inlet to the Dismal Swamp canal, and that in order to retain control of these highways it was necessary for the Unionists to capture this position at all hazards. It was a great strategic point which enabled the Confederates to cover Norfolk in the rear, Welden and the Northeast railroads, and keep open their communications with Lee's army at Richmond. If the Northern Government had established a formidable army in North Carolina in the neighborhood of Plymouth, Greenville and Newbern, connected by lines of communication and supported near these places by a fleet of gun-boats with powerful guns, the Wilmington Railroad, Raleigh and Welden would have been within striking distance of our army, and the Confederates would have been obliged to use more northern railroads to obtain their supplies, even if they did not have to evacuate Richmond. The final movement of our army under Sherman in his March to the sea, was directed towards some of these points in North Carolina, an
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 34: (search)
of North Carolina up to November 10th, 1862, at which time these waters were in charge of Commander H. K. Davenport. The sounds at this time were virtually in possession of the Federal Army and Navy, though the enemy would make useless raids along the banks of the rivers for the purpose of firing on the gun-boats. During the command of Flag-officer Goldsborough all the sounds had been taken possession of under the admirable management of Commander Rowan, Lieutenant Flusser and others. Newbern, Plymouth, Elizabeth City, and every important place, was in charge of a gun-boat or was garrisoned by soldiers, and most of the Confederate troops that had been sent to resist the Union forces had returned to Richmond, where at that time an attack was expected. The harbor of Beaufort was in the hands of the Federals and part of the coast of North Carolina was under blockade. All of which, when closely examined, exhibits as much gallantry, energy and hard work, in proportion to the me
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. (search)
mpson, U. S. N.; Wilson. Captain Rodgers, and North State, Captain Berry. This flotilla left Newbern on the evening of the 12th of December. The Allison, Port Royal, Ocean Wave and Wilson were in63, the Confederates made an attack on Fort Anderson, a work built by the Union troops opposite Newbern, and occupied by a regiment of volunteers. The enemy bombarded the works with field-pieces, and by Colonel J. C. Belknap, as follows: Headquarters First Brigade, Wessel's Division, Newbern, N. C., March 15, 1863. Commodore — When, on the 14th of March, 1863, General Pettigrew, with eiap, Colonel 85th Regiment, New York Volunteers, Commanding 1st Brigade. Commander Davenport, Newbern, N. C. The steamer Hetzel committed great havoc among the enemy on this occasion by the accuracts had to lie at anchor before it and make no sign, until troops could be marched overland from Newbern. On the morning of the 15th, the steamer Escort arrived with General Foster on board, who se
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 40: (search)
eneral Peck to General Butler. casualties at Plymouth. attack on Newbern. Acting-Rear-Admiral Lee's instructions to Captain Smith. capturattery; but the naval officer commanding in the sounds remained at Newbern, and left the most important position, Plymouth, with but four veslitary posts at other points. Major-General Peck, commanding at Newbern, writes to General Butler as follows: Headquarters, Army of The District of North Carolina, Newbern, N. C., April 20th, 1864. General: * * * * * The enemy have appeared in force in front of Plymouth,pture of Plymouth, the Confederates early in May made an attack on Newbern, drove in the pickets, and took possession of the railroad; but thBombshell, laden with troops, and doubtless bound to the attack of Newbern. The Trumpeter was sent back to give tidings of the approach ofreventing her from doing further mischief. Her intended attack on Newbern, in co-operation with the Confederate land forces, was given up, a
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)
ence. All men seemed afraid of Butler's political power: it was even potential with the President and Secretary of War, although, in justice to Mr. Secretary Welles, we must say, it had much less weight with him. It was towards the last of November when General Butler unfolded his plan of a powder-boat, and it took some days to make all the necessary preparations to get the great torpedo ready. The steamer Louisiana, a vessel of little value, was selected for the service, and sent from Newbern to Hampton Roads, where the immense mass of powder required was collected from the Army and Navy magazines, and carefully stowed on board in bags. To Commander A. C. Rhind, a gallant officer, who had on more than one occasion shown the coolness in the face of danger so necessary for such a perilous duty, was assigned the charge of the powder-vessel. Commander Rhind did everything possible with the means at hand to render the explosion successful. By the time the Louisiana was prepared,
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
n Charleston, Sherman advanced to Fayetteville and Goldsborough, while preparations were making by the Federal Generals on the sea-coast to effect a junction with his army--one body of troops to advance from Wilmington, N. C., and the other from Newbern. All the troops that had occupied Charleston, Savannah, Augusta, Wilmington and other points along the coast, had united, and did all that was possible to impede Sherman's march; but, although the Confederate forces had swelled to a considera the river there were no less than forty of these destructive weapons in one group. This was the last important naval movement undertaken in the Sounds of North Carolina. Sherman's arrival at Goldsborough, and the arrival of troops by sea at Newbern, warned the guerillas, called by the Confederates the home forces, that they could no longer hope to hold their own in face of the overwhelming numbers which at any moment might appear in this vicinity; so they quietly dispersed, and all that po
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)
nt that was possible to reinforce Sherman. A column of troops from Wilmington and another from Newbern were dispatched to meet him, and to repair the railroads so that supplies could be rapidly sent to overwhelm and defeat these detached divisions before Sherman could come up. The column from Newbern, under Schofield, was attacked by General Bragg with his army, reinforced by Hill's division ofBut, said General Grant, cannot the Confederates re-lay the rails, as our troops have done from Newbern to Goldsboroa? Sherman smiled. No, he said, my boys don't do things by halves. They make a few days; we hold the line between Goldsboroa and Wilmington; my transports can come as far as Newbern; we can overrun the South without hindrance; we are masters of the situation, and General Johns as possible, the latter returned, the afternoon of the council, in the U. S. steamer Bat to Newbern, N. C. At this day the policy of Mr. Lincoln will be recognized as good, both on the ground of e
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
ugs. Schooner Pancha Larissa 8,980 85 1,225 00 7,755 85 New Orleans April 22, 1865 Sciota. Sloop Pickwick 335 85 102 70 233 15 Key West Aug. 25, 1865 Sunflower. Schooner Peep o Day 3,488 84 363 70 3,125 14 do Aug. 25, 1865 Pursuit. Schooner Pet 19,820 25 3,952 08 15,868 17 New Orleans June 26, 1865 Bienville, Princess Royal. Sloop Phantom 521 25 103 47 417 78 Key West Aug. 12, 1865 Honeysuckle. Steamer Pevensey, part of cargo 5,456 50 691 16 4,765 34 New York Aug. 21, 1865 Newbern, Steamer Princess Royal 360,382 61 22,566 50 337,816 11 Philadelphia Oct. 13, 1865 Unadilla, Augusta, Housatonic, America, G. W. Blunt ($10,000 decreed to Memphis and Quaker City).   Rice, 103 casks of 3,510 34 896 33 2,614 01 New York May 28, 1863 Albatross, Norwich.   Rice, 1,253 bags of 4,134 92 1,098 87 3,036 35 do Jan. 23, 1863 Albatross. Schooner Revere 3,335 73 1,744 87 1,590 86 do Sept. 15, 1863 Monticello, Maratanza, Mahaska. Schooner Reindeer 10,147 90 1,644 70 8,50