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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 6 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 3 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The opposing forces at Fort Donelson, Tenn. (search)
io, Lieut.-Col. F. F. Rempel; 68th Ohio, Col. S. H. Steedman; 76th Ohio, Col. Wm. B. Woods. Brigade loss: k,3; w,24; m, 1 = 28. Unattached: Battery A, 1st Ill. Lt. Artillery, Lieut. P. P. Wood; A, 32d Ill. Infantry, Capt. Henry Davidson. Loss: w, 10. iron-Clads and gun-boats, Flag-Officer Andrew H. Foote (w). St. Louis (flag-ship), Lieut. Leonard Paulding, k, 2; w, 8; Carondelet, Commander Henry Walke, k, 5; w, 28; Louisville, Commander Benjamin M. Dove, k, 4; w, 5; Pittsburgh, Lieut. Egbert Thompson, w, 2; Tyler, Lieut.-Com. William Gwin; Conestoga, Lieut.-Com. S. L. Phelps. Total loss: k, 11; w, 43 =54. The vessels which had been in action at Fort Henry (see page 362) carried the same armament at Fort Donelson. The Louisville and Pittsburgh were each armed with 6 32-pounders, 3 8-inch, and 4 rifled 42-pounders. The Louisville had also 1 12-pounder boat-howitzer. The total loss of the Union forces (army and navy) was 510 killed, 2152 wounded, 224 captured or missing = 2886.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The opposing forces at New Madrid (Island number10), Fort Pillow, and Memphis. (search)
ery, Capt. Frederick Sparrestrom. Union naval forces at Island number10. Flag-Officer A. H. Foote: Benton (flag-ship), Lieut.-Comr. S. L. Phelps; St. Louis, Lieut.-Comr. Leonard Paulding Cincinnati, Comr. R. N. Stembel; Pittsburgh, Lieut.-Comr. Egbert Thompson; Mound City, Comr. A. H. Kilty; Carondelet, Comr. Henry Walke; Eleven Mortar-boats, Capt. Henry E. Maynadier. The total Union loss (including 2 killed and 13 wounded on the St. Louis, by the bursting of a gun March 17) was 17 kille Davis, commanding pro tern. Benton (flagship), Lieut. S. L. Phelps; Carondelet, Comr. Henry Walke; Mound City, Comr. A. H. Kilty; Cincinnati, Comr. R. N. Stembel (w); St. Louis, Lieut. Henry Erben; Cairo, Lieut. N. C. Bryant; Pittsburgh, Lieut. Egbert Thompson. The Union loss as officially reported was: Cincinnati, wounded, 3 (1 mortally). Mound City, wounded, 1. Total, 4. Union fleet at Memphis, June 6TH, 1862. Flag-Officer Charles Henry Davis, commanding. Gun-boats--Benton (flagship
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 16: operations on the Mississippi. (search)
that the risk of running the batteries was less than he had supposed, and urged by General Pope to send him another iron-clad, dispatched the Pittsburg, Lieut.-Com. Egbert Thompson, which vessel ran the batteries on a stormy night under pretty much the same circumstances as the Carondelet, and like her received no injury. As sooeries on the Tennessee shore. The credit, however, fell where it was due, to Pope and Foote, for their harmonious co-operation, and to Commander Walke and Lieut.-Com. Thompson, who so gallantly passed the enemy's batteries. The victory at Island No.10, although a bloodless one, was as important as the battle of Shiloh. It opeSir:--I have the honor to enclose a report from Commander Walke, of the gun-boat Carondelet, detailing the services rendered by him, and the Pittsburg, Lieutenant-Commander Thompson, in the vicinity of New Madrid; from which it will be seen that the boats opened upon, and effectually silenced and captured several heavy batteries on
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. (search)
Commander, George B. Balch; Lieutenant, Wm. Whitehead; Acting-Masters, J. C. Champion, Thos. Moore and E. A. Magone; Ensign, Henry Glass; Acting-Master's Mates, C. H. Poor, Jr., T. L. Fisher and Jacob Kemp; Assistant Surgeon, S. F. Shaw; Assistant Paymaster, C. S. Perley; Engineers: Chief, B. E. Chassaing; Second-Assistants, W. J. Clark, Jr., Arthur Price and J. G. Brosnahan; Third-Assistant, Robert Crawford; Boatswain, James Brown; Gunner, James Hays. Cimarron--Third-rate. Commander, Egbert Thompson; Acting-Master, Wm. E. Thomas; Acting-Ensigns, Geo. F. Howes and Charles Penfield; Acting-Master's Mate, N. Goldsmith: Acting Assistant-Surgeon, T. S. Keith; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, J. T. Lee; Engineers: Second-Assistants, J. B. Carpenter, d. F. Meyer, Jr., W. H. Kelly and W. L. Bailey. Mingoe--Third-rate. Commander, J. B. Creighton; Acting-Masters, J. W. Cangdon and J. C. Wentworth; Acting-Ensigns, Samuel Merchant, S. R. Carlton, R. F. Dodge and J. A. Phipps; Acting-Assi
at eleven o'clock, and has taken military possession. C. H. Davis, Flag-Officer Commanding pro tem. Report of Commander Davis. United States flag-steamer Benton, Memphis, June 6. Hon Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: sir: In my despatch of yesterday, dated at Fort Pillow, I had the honor to inform the Department that I was about moving to this place, with the men-of-war and transports. I got under way from Fort Pillow at noon, leaving the Pittsburgh, Lieut. Commanding Egbert Thompson, to cooperate with a detachment of Col. Fitch's command in holding possession of Fort Pillow and securing public property at that place; and also the Mound City, Commander A. H. Kilty, to convoy the transports containing the troops, not then ready to move. On the way down I came suddenly, at a bend of the river, upon the rebel transport-steamer Sovereign, which turned immediately to escape from us. I sent forward Lieut. Joshua Bishop, with a body of small-armed men in a light tug, by
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thompson, Egbert 1820-1881 (search)
Thompson, Egbert 1820-1881 Naval officer; born in New York City, July 6, 1820; entered the navy in 1837; was attached to the South Sea Exploring Expedition, and was in all the operations of the home squadron in the war with Mexico. In the attacks on Fort Donelson and Island Number10 he commanded one of the iron-clad gunboats; also in the attack on Confederate rams near Fort Pillow. He commanded the steamer Commodore Macdonough in the South Pacific Squadron in 1866-67; was promoted captain in 1867, and retired in 1874. He died in Washington, D. C., Jan. 5, 1881.
s were observed by a number of spectators, who, however, exhibited no further interest apparently than that conveyed by a gloomy look, passed out into the bay, but no salute greeted her from the forts in the harbor, nor was there any demonstration by the surrounding shipping. She steamed seawards, and after anchoring at quarantine for a short time, resumed her voyage. The following is a revised list of the officers of the Powhatan: Captain — Samuel Mercer, Maryland. Lieutenants — Egbert Thompson, New York; M. C. Perry, New York; W. B. Whiting, New York; W. H. Gamble, Pennsylvania. Marine Lieutenant — J. L. Broome, New York. Surgeon — Joseph Wilson Jr.--Passed Assistant Surgeon--Jas. Laws. Paymaster — J. J. Gulick, N. J. Chief Engineer--Harman Newell. Midshipmen — Geo. Dewey, Joshua Bishop, M. S. Stuyvesant, and Chas. W. Read. Boatswain — F. McLoud. Gunner — Barnard Duycker. Sailmaker — Jacob Stephens. Sailing of the Atlantic. A number of mysterious bo