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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 4: death of Ellsworth.--capture of Alexandria, Va.--Potomac flotilla. (search)
atteries at Matthias Point. repulse of the flotilla. death of Commander Ward. Secessionists and their supplies. Lieut. Harrel destroys a sh the officers and crews of those vessels were engaged. Commander James H. Ward. The first landing of Northern troops upon the Virginianeffort to clear the river banks of the rebel batteries. Commander James H. Ward, an energetic officer, had been placed in command of the f if not superior to England and France. On the following day Commander Ward resumed the engagement at Aquia Creek, keeping up an incessant ey might expect in the future under the energetic management of Commander Ward; but unfortunately the career of that officer was cut short soond resolute and a secession force. At Matthias Point.--death of Captain Ward.--June 27, 1861. Had Commander Ward lived, he would have madCommander Ward lived, he would have made as high a mark as any officer in the Navy; no one ever entered the contest with more zeal and activity than he, and to this day the shock of