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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 40: (search)
ce of gun-boats at this point, and the summons of the enemy to surrender the town was refused. On the 23d of April, Captain Melancton Smith assumed command of the naval forces in the sounds of North Carolina, with orders, if possible, to destroy the ram Albemarle, either by running her down with the double-ender gun-boats or in such other manner as his judgment might suggest. The most efficient vessels at the disposal of Captain Smith were the Miami, Commander Renshaw; Tacony, Lieutenant-Commander Truxtun; Sassacus, Lieutenant-Commander Roe; Mattabesett, Commander Febiger, and the Wyalusing, Lieutenant-Commander Queen. Captain Smith was well supplied with instructions by his commander-in-chief, Acting-Rear-Admiral Lee, although it seems probable that so gallant and distinguished an officer could have done equally well without them. For the reader's benefit they are here quoted: Attacking the ram will, to some extent, intimidate it, and by getting alongside in or near co
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)
nfederates had not provided against. The flotilla accordingly again got underway to try the new channel, Commander Lieutenant-Commander (now Commodore) William T. Truxtun, commanding the Tacony. Macomb in the Shamrock following the tug Bazley, Acting-Ensign M. D. Ames, having on board the pilot of the Wyalusing; next came the Otsego, Lieutenant-Commander H. N. T. Arnold; Wyalusing, Lieutenant-Commander Earl English; Tacony, Lieutenant-Commander Wm. T. Truxtun; Commodore Hull, Acting-Master Francis Josselyn, in the order named. Owing to the skill of the pilot, Acting-Master Alfred Everett, the vessels. with a great deal of hard work, succeeded in us, Commander J. C. Howell: Vanderbilt, Captain C. W. Pickering; Fort Jackson, Captain B. F. Sands; Santiago de Cuba, Captain O. S. Glisson; Tacony, Lieutenant-Commander W. T. Truxtun; Osceola, Commander J. M. B. Clitz; Chippewa, Lieutenant-Commander A. W. Weaver; Sassacus, Lieutenant-Comlnander J. L. Davis; Maratanza, Lieutenant-
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
e Minnesota was to anchor, and also to serve as a guide for the other vessels. The fleet stood in, in three columns. Line No. 1, led by the Brooklyn, Captain James Alden, consisted of the Mohican, Commander Daniel Ammen; Tacony, Lieutenant-Commander W. T. Truxtun; Kansas, Lieutenant-Commander P. G. Watmough; Yantic, Lieutenant-Commander T. C. Harris; Unadilla, Lieutenant-Commander F. M. Ramsey; Huron, Lieutenant-Commander T. O. Selfridge; Maumee, Lieutenant-Commander Ralph Chandler; Pequot, nd C. M. Tessimond; Engineers: First-Assistant, David Smith; Second-Assistants, J. P. Kelly and W. S. Neal; Acting-Third-Assistant W. E. Renny and G. W. Wakefield; Acting-Gunner, J. W. Whiting. *Tacony--Third-rate. Lieutenant-Commander. W. T. Truxtun; Acting-Masters, N. S. Morgan, R. Summers and S. Blunt; Acting-Ensigns, J. B. Taney, Thomas Golding, E. L. Bourne and F. H. Fisher; Acting-Assistant-Surgeon, George Hopkins; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, W. S. Hosford; Acting-Master's Mates, J.