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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 23: destruction of the ram Arkansas.--capture of Galveston.--capture of the Harriet Lane.--sinking of the Hatteras.--attack on Baton Rouge.--Miscellaneous engagements of the gun-boats. (search)
teamer Calhoun. He had been employed on Lake Pontchartrain, where he performed good service, and on October 25th, he proceeded to Southwest Pass, expecting to be met by the gun-boats Estrella and St. Mary's, and intending to co-operate with General Weitzel in the waters of Atchafalaya. He had on board the 21st Indiana regiment. With a great deal of difficulty he succeeded in getting the Estrella, St. Mary's, Kinsman and Calhoun into Atchafalaya Bay, from the channels of which the enemy had rposition and blockaded the Confederate iron-clad above the obstructions near Pattersonville. In January, 1863, he was again on the Teche chasing the Confederate forces and was this time accompanied by a brigade of infantry and cavalry under General Weitzel. The enemy were strongly posted and covered by the Confederate iron-clad Cotton. Buchanan was advancing on the river, side by side with the troops who were marching along the banks, when they came in sight of the enemy's position. The C
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 31: operations of Farragut's vessels on the coast of Texas, etc. (search)
er the expedition had appeared off the Sabine. A reconnaissance had been made in the morning by Generals Franklin and Weitzel and Lieutenant Crocker. when they decided on a plan of attack. Commodore Bell had sent two good pilots down in the Gra, Acting-Master Thos. L. Peterson, was sent into Grand Lake on a reconnaissance, with Lieutenant Allen, U. S. A., of General Weitzel's staff, and two companies of infantry on board. She was ordered to proceed down the Atchafalaya River as far as thth his large force would have carried the works but for the tremendous enfilading fire of the Federal gun-boat. But General Weitzel was in command at Donaldsonville and he did not seem to think a gun-boat of much importance. or perhaps did not thiing that the Confederates would attack him at night with a force he could not resist. determined to go and convince General Weitzel of the necessity there was for sending troops to the assistance of his vessel, and succeeded in doing so; but on ret
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)
Admiral, however, received a message from General Weitzel, informing him that it was impracticable etend to put our opinion in opposition to General Weitzel, whose business it was to know more of as time we must dismount their guns, if, as General Weitzel says, we cannot injure it as a defensive rough reconnoissance of Fort Fisher, both General Weitzel and myself are fully of the opinion that arriving at Wilmington Friday night. General Weitzel advanced his skirmish line within fifty ystance of which was communicated to me by General Weitzel last night. I have ordered the largestsuming command of an expedition for which General Weitzel lad been designated, the former was direceral Butler, as Major-General commanding, General Weitzel seems to have really directed all the milstently relates in the same letter that Gen. Weitzel advanced his skirmish line within fifty yarf General Butler referred to, states that General Weitzel advanced his skirmish line within fifty y[18 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 51: effects of the fall of Fort Fisher, and criticisms on General Badeau's military history of General Grant. (search)
all arrangements for the departure of Major-General Weitzel, who had been designated to command thof the troops. Should the troops under General Weitzel fail to effect a landing at or near Fort The first object of the expedition, under General Weitzel, is to close the port of Wilmington. Thetary part of it should be managed entirely by Weitzel. Yet, according to the military historian-- James. He therefore directed Butler to place Weitzel in command of the expedition, and had, in facgraphed to Butler at Fortress Monroe. Let General Weitzel get off as soon as possible; we don't wannecessary until just before landing, when General Weitzel went on board the flag-ship to see Admira: On the morning of the 25th, Butler sent Weitzel to Porter to arrange the programme for the daeen materially injured by the naval fire. [!] Weitzel, too, had been in many unsuccessful assaults,ight, Butler informed the Admiral that he and Weitzel were of the opinion that the place could not [10 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 54: capture of Richmond.--the destruction of the Confederate fleet in the James River, etc. (search)
and forts. A large force of Confederates in Weitzel's front, which barred the way to Richmond, sehim, and that the road to Richmond was clear, Weitzel marched in and took possession of the city. by Mr. Davis, and now the headquarters of Generals Weitzel and Shepley. It was a modest house, comfest — to be allowed to come on board with General Weitzel, to call on the President. He spent an huch, to judge from their laughter. After General Weitzel and Mr. Campbell had returned on shore, AVirginia. and would be appreciated, etc. General Weitzel agreed with Mr. Campbell, and the Presidehen Mr. Lincoln informed the Admiral that General Weitzel had gone on shore with an order permittinwith Mr. Campbell. The President remarked, Weitzel made no objection, and he commands here. Tha signed by the President, and directed to General Weitzel as follows: Return my permission to the Lary, but catch the carriage which carried General Weitzel and Mr. Campbell, and deliver this order [1 more...]