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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 79 13 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 66 6 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 54 2 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 49 1 Browse Search
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 34 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 33 5 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 23 1 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 23 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 20, 1861., [Electronic resource] 21 1 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 18 0 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 7: the Trent affair. (search)
s, by Captain Charles Wilkes, of the Captain Charles Wilkes. United States frigate San Jacinto, ane very much outraged by the proceedings of Captain Wilkes in taking them out of the Trent, though heizure of their persons, and laid it before Captain Wilkes, not with the expectation that it would ha doubt would have been very humiliating to Captain Wilkes, but that was not to be considered. A niable to arrest; but to prove him to be so Captain Wilkes should have taken the Trent into a FederalGideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. Captain Charles Wilkes, Commanding U. S. S. San Jacinto, Bostited States be requested to present to Captain Charles Wilkes a gold medal with suitable emblems andation to make in relation to the action of Captain Wilkes. This was not generous conduct in a greatches contraband of war? Second--Might Captain Wilkes lawfully stop and search the Trent for theorrect, he does not refer to the fact that Captain Wilkes constituted himself a Court of Admiralty u[23 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 48 (search)
saw the Florida distinctly, and chased her during the whole of the next day, making as her greatest speed during the chase only 12 1/2 knots. although she had previously made 14. At night the Florida changed her course, and ran for the coast of Cuba, where she was engaged in burning prizes the next day, while the Cuyler was hunting for her in the Yucatan Channel. On the day after the Florida ran out, the Oneida was sent in pursuit of her; but she missed the Confederate cruiser, and Commodore Wilkes, who at that time commanded a flying squadron of slow vessels, fell in with her, detained her and made her a part of his command, as he also did the Cuyler when she fell into his hands. And so the Florida was allowed to go on her way without molestation, and Maffitt was enabled to commence that career on the high seas which has made his name one of the notable ones of the war. He lighted the seas wherever he passed along, and committed such havoc among American merchantmen, that, if
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 51 (search)
racter that could pursue these cruisers with effect; but, unfortunately, there were obstacles in the way which for a time impeded the progress of his plans. In the first place, Mr. Welles attached too much importance to the blockade of the Southern ports and listened too much to the clamors of commanders of squadrons for more vessels on their stations; for inferior-built steamers could have performed that duty as well as the sea-going corvettes. Then, his plans were interfered with by Commodore Wilkes, who not only had a squadron of twelve vessels with which he patrolled the Gulf and West Indies, but also seized upon the fastest cruisers the Secretary of the Navy had sent on special duty to go in pursuit of the Confederates, and detained the vessels belonging to the neighboring stations and attached them to his squadron. In one instance, at least, there was a chance of capturing the Alabama, which had touched at all the ports where her pursuer followed her, but the latter was just a
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)
as S. Gay, Acting Master's Mate, U. S. S. Otsego, missing; Charles S. Heener, Acting-Third-Assistant Engineer, U. S. S. Otsego, missing; Francis H. Swan, Acting-Assistant Paymaster, U. S. S. Otsego, missing; Edward T. Horton, ordinary seaman, U. S. S. Chicopee, escaped; Bernard Harley, ordinary seaman, U. S. S. Chicopee, missing; William Smith, ordinary seaman, U. S. S. Chicopee, missing; Richard Hamilton, coalheaver, U. S. S. Shamrock, missing; R. H. King, landsman, picket boat, missing;----Wilkes, landsman, picket-boat, missing;----Demming, landsman. picket-boat, missing; Samuel Higgins, first-class fireman, picket-boat, drowned. The bodies of Acting-Master's Mate Woodman and Fireman Higgins floated on shore near Plymouth, and it was a great satisfaction to know that only two of Cushing's comrades lost their lives in this desperate adventure. We cannot hope to do justice to this remarkable episode in the naval history of the civil war. The narrative should be written in lette