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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 30: (search)
vessels comprising Lieutenant Bache's command. On the arrival of the expedition at Des Arc, it burned a large warehouse filled with Confederate stores, which the thoughtless enemy had supposed was safe from the attack of gun-boats. On the second morning, on arriving off the mouth of Little Red River, a narrow and tortuous tributary of the White, the Cricket was sent up that stream in pursuit of two Confederate steamers, while the Lexington went twenty-five miles further up the White to Augusta. At that place Lieutenant-Commander Bache was informed that the indefatigable General Price was assembling an army at Brownsville, and that two kindred spirits, Generals Kirby Smith and Marmaduke, were with him. Lieutenant Bache immediately proceeded up the Little Red River and met the Cricket returning with her two prizes, after having destroyed a pontoon bridge constructed by General Marmaduke. As the two captured steamers were the only ones relied on for transportation in this river
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
rning of the 5th instant, and struck for the Wilmington and Whitehall road. On my way I passed through the village of Summerville, where I destroyed some arms which I found in the possession of the citizens; here I got information that a party of croad, 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. Sherman's object was to effect a junction with Grant, and by force of numbers bring the war to a close. He passed by Augusta and Charleston, since there was nothing to be gained by halting at either place. In his official report General Shermanto 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,
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. (search)
lant officers and men is certain. They were always ready for any adventure, no matter how hazardous. Many acts of gallantry were performed by the Army and Navy; but, take it altogether, the siege of Charleston was in the highest degree harassing and unsatisfactory to both the Army and Navy of the Union. General Hardee evacuated Charleston to enable him to get in the advance of General Sherman and reach Raleigh and join his forces to those of General Beauregard, and with the garrison at Augusta, who were aiming to reach the same point. This left the coast of South Carolina comparatively free of Confederate troops; yet there were still points that required attention. Fortifications along the rivers had to be destroyed. In the panic at the movements of Sherman'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 mo
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)
n Grant should move on Petersburg and Richmond. President Lincoln, being no longer able to restrain his anxiety, now proceeded to City Point, and would doubtless have been joined by the members of the Cabinet had he not expressly forbidden it. Besides the troops under the command of General J. E. Johnston, Sherman had some of the ablest generals in the Confederacy to contest his march. General Beauregard had been reinforced at Charlotte, N. C., by General Cheatham and the garrison of Augusta, and was moving towards Raleigh. General Hardee. with the troops from Savannah and Charleston, was marching towards the same point, as were General Bragg and Hoke from Wilmington; so that it appeared as if Sherman would encounter an army of eighty thousand men, commanded by one who was considered by many competent judges the ablest of the Confederate generals. There was certainly no general on the other side for whose abiliities Sherman had so great a respect as for those of Johnston. Be
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
hooner Aquilla 30,104 72 1,877 90 28,226 82 do May 19, 1863 Huron, Augusta. Sloop Aurelia 20,136 71 1,277 96 18,858 75 do May 1, 1863 Arizart of cargo 191,424 54 12,383 56 179,040 98 do May 2, 1863 Huron, Augusta. Steamer Calypso. 80,265 03 4,930 10 75,334 93 do Jan. 19, 1864ua, Housatonic, Paul Jones, Huron, Unadilla, Marblehead, Wamsutta, Augusta, Lodona, Stettin, Dandelion, Para, South Carolina. Steamer CubaSchooner Island Belle 10,717 30 1,865 31 8,851 99 do Nov. 17, 1864 Augusta. Steamer Ida     35,237 06 do April 18, 1865 Sonoma. Schoonedo Nov. 5, 1863 Powhatan, Housatonic, Paul Jones, Huron, Unadilla, Augusta, South Carolina, America, G. W. Blunt, New Ironsides, Flag, Stetti0,382 61 22,566 50 337,816 11 Philadelphia Oct. 13, 1865 Unadilla, Augusta, Housatonic, America, G. W. Blunt ($10,000 decreed to Memphis and a, Paul Jones, Lodona, Housatonic, Huron, Unadilla, Para, Stettin, Augusta. Schooner Southern Rights 554 24 133 53 420 71 Key West April 1