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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 34 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 6 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 5 1 Browse Search
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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)
in the first attack on Fort Fisher, and to show the world that the Navy was in nowise responsible for it. The official correspondence of the time contains a pretty full account of what occurred between the naval and military commanders, and a history of the Fort Fisher affair would not be complete without it. The plea of General Weitzel, that Fort Fisher was uninjured as a defensive work, is of no avail in the light of the facts ascertained by the commanding officers of the ships. Commodore Thatcher, in his official report, says: On the 24th instant, an explosion took place during a heavy fire from the fleet within the main fort of the rebels, immediately after which flames were observed streaming high above the walls, naturally leading to the conclusion that we had fired the barracks and other tenements connected with the fort. During the continuance of this blaze, which continued for hours, not a gun was fired by the enemy except from the isolated work called the Mound Batt
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
trust that some promotions will grow out of this, if only to show the officers that there is reward in store for those who do the fighting. First and foremost on the list of commodores is Commodore H. K. Thatcher. Full of honest zeal and patriotism, his vessel was always ready for action, and when he did go into it, his ship was handled with admirable skill; no vessel in the squadron was so much cut up as the Colorado; for some reason the rebels selected her for a target. I believe Commodore Thatcher would have fought his ship until she went to the bottom, and went into the fight with a full determination to conquer or die. There is no reward too great for this gallant officer; he has shown the kind of ability naval leaders should possess — a love of fighting and an invincible courage. Commodore Joseph Lanman, commanding the Minnesota, was selected to lead the line, his vessel being the slowest and least manageable; consequently he led into action, except on an occasion when the C
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
the volunteer element of the navy. Acting-rear-admiral Thatcher relieves Commodore Palmer. shellin Joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. After the capturallantry at Fort Fisher. The moment Rear-Admiral Thatcher arrived at the scene of his command, hth the Milwaukee) sunk by torpedoes since Admiral Thatcher's operations began against the city. On May 4. 1865, Rear-Admiral Thatcher received written proposals from Commodore Ebenezer Farrand, coStates. Complimentary Letter To Acting-Rear-Admiral Thatcher And Major-General Granger. Naficer appointed for that purpose by Acting-Rear-Admiral Thatcher. Duplicate inventories of the prop and subsistence to be furnished by Acting-Rear-Admiral Thatcher for officers and men to the nearestdetracts nothing from the character of Rear-Admiral Thatcher and his officers for the apparent wantghting. The gallant old officer, Acting-Rear-Admiral Thatcher, was relieved a short time after fr[5 more...]