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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
had been subjected to three previous attacks from the Montauk; but damages to earth-works are easily repaired, and the work made stronger than ever, unless the guns have been dismounted, as during a bombardment the weak points are discovered and strengthened. Fort McAllister was 20 feet above the river, solidly built, with high traverses between the guns, protecting them from anything but a direct fire. It contained one 10-inch columbiad, a 100-pounder rifle, four 32-pounders, and one Whitworth rifle, throwing bolts. The three vessels anchored 1,200 yards below the fort, at 8 A. M., March 3, 1863, opened fire, and, as Captain Drayton reported, the parapets were much cut up and large holes made by the bursting shell, but no damage was done that could not be repaired in a few hours. Captain Drayton did not consider the fort nearly as great an obstacle to his advance as the piles which were driven in the channel of the river, and which rendered it impassable till they could be
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 34: (search)
nd over the bar. He called for six volunteers to stay with him and defend the steamer until the last. The volunteers came forward at once; also two Master's Mates, Valentine and Barton. The schooners were ordered to drop down the channel out of range of any guns the enemy might mount on the bluff, and there to wait the termination of the action, and if the Ellis was destroyed to proceed to sea. Early in the morning the enemy opened fire upon the steamer with three heavy guns and one Whitworth. It was a cross-fire and very destructive. Cushing replied as well as he could, but in a short time the engine was disabled and the vessel so much cut up that the only alternative was surrender or a pull of a mile and a half in an open boat under the enemy's fire. The last expedient was adopted. The Ellis was set on fire in five places, and leaving the battle-flag flying, Cushing trained his guns upon the enemy so that the vessel could fight to the last started down the river, reache
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. (search)
e, and she was towed out. The Confederate batteries at New Inlet opened with great vigor, and a masked battery of Whitworth guns on Smith's Island kept up a furious fire. The enemy did not seem to be particular in his aim, as an 80--pounder Armstrong rifle-shot passed through the port-side of the Kate, and out through the starboard bulwarks, just as the Mount Vernon and her boats boarded her. Several shots from heavy Armstrong guns and Whitworth 12-pounders struck the Mount Vernon. One Whitworth projectile passed through the engine-room, instantly killing Edwin H. Peck, first-class fireman. This shot lodged in the engineer's tool-chest, demolishing the contents. An Armstrong rifle-shot cut away all the shrouds of the port fore-rigging. A Whitworth shot cut away the fore-topmast rigging, and another the fore-gaff. A shot from the mound battery carried away the stock of the port-anchor. Many shot passed over the vessel and all around her, and the firing from the enemy's work wa
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)
, Alfred Washburn; Acting-Ensigns, T. F. Tracy, M. Carver, Robert Beardsley, A. P. Atwood and T. G. Watson; Engineers: Second-Assistants, H. H. Moloney and Theodore Cooper; Acting-Second-Assistant, O. D. Hughes; Third-Assistants, N. H. Lawton and Andrew Blythe. Winnebago--Fourth-rate. Lieutenant-Commander, W. A. Kirkland; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, J. G. Bell; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Henry Gerrard; Acting-Master, A. S. Meggathlin; Acting-Master and Pilot, Wm. H. Wroten; Acting-Ensigns, James Whitworth, Michael Murphy and John Morrisey, Jr.; Acting-Master's Mates, Wm. Edgar, H. C. Atter and J. L. Hall; Engineers: Acting-Chief, Simon Schultice; Acting-First-Assistant, James Munroe; Second-Assistant, John Wilson; Acting-Second-Assistant, Philip Allman; Acting-Third-Assistants, J. M. Quin, R. D. Wright, T. J. Myers, James Morris, S. W. Dalton, Jr., and John Donaldson. Chickasaw--Fourth-rate. Lieutenant-Commander, George H. Perkins; Acting-Volunteer Lieutenant, Wm. Hamilton;