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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
orted, remained under the quarter of the Richmond for some time, apparently trying to give another blow (but in fact partly disabled), and then drifted away. Commodore J. S. Hollins, C. S. N. Had the Richmond stood up the river until daylight the Manassas would have fallen into her power. The Preble opened her port battery on the ram as it passed slowly up the river, but without any effect. After a time the Richmond got underway and went a short distance above the passes, but Acting-Master Wilcox reported that she was getting too close to the starboard shore (where there was water enough to float a three-decker), and the helm was put hard a starboard (instead of proceeding on up, as could easily have been done) and the vessel sheared off into the stream with her broadside bearing up the river; she then drifted down with the current until she neared the head of the passes, when ineffectual attempts were made to get her head up stream (which could easily have been done by lettin
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 40: (search)
Chapter 40: General Grant's intentions. Confederate batteries at four mile Creek. General Grant utilizes the Navy. the gun-boats engage batteries at Wilcox's wharf and Harrison's Landing. shelling sharp-shooters. operations at Dutch Gap. attack on laborers at Dutch Gap by Confederate fleet and batteries. Manoeuvres of Generals Grant, Sherman and Butler, and of Confederate armies. speech of Jefferson Davis. General Grant on necessity of retaining iron-clads on James River. expedition under Lieutenant-Commander Flusser to Windsor, N. C. attack on Plymouth, N. C. Confederate ram Albemarle attacks Southfield and Miami. the Southfield sunk. death of Lieutenant-Commander Flusser. capture of Plymouth by Confederates. communication of Secretary Welles on loss of Plymouth. General Peck to General Butler. casualties at Plymouth. attack on Newbern. Acting-Rear-Admiral Lee's instructions to Captain Smith. capture of Confederate steamer Bombshell. Second engagemen
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)
rth-rate. Acting-Master, John Ross; Acting-Master's Mates, Charles Fort and E. S. Stover. Cowslip--Fourth rate. Acting-Master, Wm. T. Bacon; Acting-Ensign, John Dennett; Acting-Ensign and Pilot, A. Bellandi; Acting-Master's Mates, Jacob Teal and F. A. Gross, Jr.; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, John Rogers; Acting-Third-Assistant, J. R. Davidson. Hollyhock--Fourth-rate. Acting-Ensign, Franklin Ellms; Acting-Master's Mate, Lewis Milk; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, Abraham Wilcox; Acting-Third-Assistants, Thomas Kennedy, Frank Rodgers, Frank Royce and Thos. Armstrong. Kittatinny--Fourth-rate. Acting-Ensigns, N. J. Blaisdell and W. F. Chatfield. Rose--Fourth-rate. Acting-Ensign, Walter D. Maddocks; Acting-Master's Mates, J. A. Plander, B. E. Treat and G. E. Symms; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, Wm. R. Nutz; Acting-Third-Assistants, Alpheus Nichols, H. A. Guild and W. L. Lewis. Althea--Fourth-rate. Acting-Ensigns, John Boyle and C. C. Wilbur;