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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 18: capture of forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the surrender of New Orleans. (search)
ere will be attached to your squadron a fleet of bomb-vessels, and armed steamers enough to manage them, all under command of Corn. D. D. Porter, who will be directed to report to you. As fast as these vessels are got ready they will be sent to Key West to await the arrival of all, and the commanding officers will be permitted to organize and practice with them at that point. When these formidable mortars arrive, and you are completely ready, you will collect such vessels as can be spared fr Merrimac seemed to show for the first time the great utility of such craft. The action of the Federal Government in this matter seems inexcusable. By the middle of March, the following ships, assigned to Farragut's command, had assembled at Key West, the rendezvous: Hartford, 25 guns, Com. Richard Wainwright; Brooklyn, 24 guns, Capt. T. T. Craven; Richmond, 26 guns, Com. James Alden; Mississippi, 12 guns, Com. Melancton Smith; Pensacola, 24 guns. Capt. H. W. Morris; Cayuga, 6 guns, Lieu
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
ffered to share with us, in fact. everything he has, which will supply many of our wants; but justice to myself requires me to say that I required all these supplies some time before I left Hampton Roads, and others immediately on my arrival at Key West or Ship Island, and I suppose accidental causes have stopped them on their way out here. The ordnance and hospital stores were shipped on the United States steamer Kensington. which was prevented by bad weather, breaking of machinery, and otater, and nothing was left visible but her upper rail. Two men were wounded in the Carleton. Acting-Master Charles Jack came out in this vessel from New York; he lost his mainmast in a gale off Cape Hatteras. but persevered until he arrived at Key West. and sailed with the flotilla to Ship Island He went through another gale, but got into port safe. He was almost always up with the rest in working up the river under sail with his one mast; and when his vessel sunk he volunteered his services
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 37: operations of the East Gulf Squadron to October, 1863. (search)
to be able to chronicle their names also, for no seamen ever deserved better! Acting-Ensigns Randall and Koehler were wounded, and four men were made prisoners. This is the last of Rear-Admiral Bailey's operations up to October, 1863, and although they were not remarkably important, they show a determination to break up the blockade-running, and it was done effectually. Of fifty-two vessels that attempted to run the blockade, only seven succeeded, the rest being taken into the port of Key West. Nearly one hundred were captured in the space of six months. The command of this station, although a compliment to Admiral Bailey, was scarcely a reward commensurate with his character and services. He was not a man whose appearance would attract attention, except from those who could appreciate the honest and simple character of an old-time naval officer, but he was a man who had no superior in the Navy in point of dash,energy and courage, and, if he had ever had the opportunity of c
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
, between Berwick City and Franklin, on the Bayou Teche, directly on the line of march for Alexandria and Shreveport. Small garrisons were left at Brownsville and Matagorda Bay, in Texas--positions which, under instructions from the President and subsequently from Lieutenant-General Grant, were not to be abandoned — at New Orleans and at Port Hudson, which was threatened by a vigorous and active enemy. Smaller garrisons at Baton Rouge and Donaldson ville on the river, and at Pensacola and Key West on the coast, constituted the balance of forces under my command, It had been arranged that the troops concentrated at Franklin should move for the Red River on the 7th of March, to meet the forces of General Sherman at Alexandria on the 17th. But, for causes stated by General Franklin, their march was delayed until the 13th, at which time the advance, under General A. L Lee, left Franklin, the whole column following soon after and arriving at Alexandria, the cavalry on the 19th, and th
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
Schooner Corelia $1,430 62 $494 96 $935 66 Key West July 18, 1863 James S. Chambers. Steamer C Sloop Caroline, No. 2 211 05 168 71 42 34 Key West   Union. (Waiting for prize list.)   Cott Steamer Eugenie 24,239 67 1,597 99 22,641 68 Key West Mar. 29, 1864 R. R. Cuyler, Kennebec, Kanawharose. Schooner Fashion 231 88 138 23 93 65 Key West Nov. 26, 1862 Fthan Allen. Schooner France. Schooner Lion 8,573 54 1,093 68 7,479 86 Key West Oct. 16, 1862 Kingfisher. Schooner Lavinia. Schooner Meteor 2,589 70 201 86 2,387 84 Key West Dec. 3, 1864 Sagamore. Sloop Magnolia 561 chooner New Year 15,906 18 1,776 22 14,129 96 Key West April 12, 1864 Sagamore. Schooner Napoleon Schooner Sea Drift 4,260 10 598 72 3,661 38 Key West Mar. 17, 1864 Itasca. Schooner Statesman 1chooner Virginia 57,935 99 9,245 42 48,690 57 Key West Oct. 7, 1863 Wachusett and Sonoma. Schoone Schooner Volante 1,355 11 144 20 1,210 91 Key West Nov. 17, 1864 Beauregard. Schooner Velocit[95 more...]