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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 29: siege of Vicksburg--continued. (search)
often interrupted. Only one Army steamer was disabled during the siege operations, and six or seven men killed on board of her. When the whole of our Army was in the rear of Vicksburg, with the exception of a small force at Young's Point under General Mower, and that place was attacked by Major-General Price with 12,000 men, the marine brigade and the gun-boats united with General Mower's force to put the Confederates down, which was effectually done; and General Grant was satisfied that Young's Point would be taken care of by the Navy, while he was engaged in reducing the monster on the east bank of the Mississippi. When the Army and Navy started out to capture Vicksburg the Mississippi was closed against the Federal forces from Helena to Port Hudson. This latter place fell shortly after the surrender of Vicksburg and the river was thus open to the sea. There was no longer a doubt that the rebellious states were divided, and that the uninterrupted navigation of the father
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 44: battle of Mobile Bay. (search)
fficers and men; part of the latter volunteered to work one of the Brooklyns' guns, and although I have not yet heard of them from Captain Alden, I have every reason to believe they bore their part well. To Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant Urann, executive officer, I am much indebted for his zeal and efforts in having the ship ready to go under fire. Acting-Master Billings, a volunteer from the Vincennes, kept his post faithfully, and though quite severely hurt, still remained. To Acting-Master Young, Acting-Ensigns Dodge and McEntee, my thanks are due for their steadiness and promptness at their quarters. The engineer department, under the charge of Mr. Shipman, Acting-Chief-Engineer, was well attended to, and his subordinates' conduct met my approbation. To Assistant-Surgeon Dodge and Paymaster Pynchon, and, in fact, all, I tender my hearty thanks. From Report of Lieutenant-Commander William P. McCann, commanding U. S. S. Kennebec: * * * * * * * * * The officer
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
ant-Commander E. E. Potter; R. R. Cuyler, Commander C. H. B. Caldwell; Maratanza, Lieutenant-Commander George W. Young; Rhode Island, Commander S. D. Trenchard; Monticello, Lieutenant W. B. Cushing; Aieutenant-Commander John Lee Davis; Mackinaw, Commander J. C. Beaumont; Maratanza. Lieutenant-Commander Geo. W. Young; Nyack, Lieutenant-Commander L. H. Newman; Chippewa, Lieutenant-Commander E. E. Pont servant, H. Walton Grinnell, Acting-Master U. S. Navy, Commanding Expedition. Lieutenant-Commander George W. Young, Senior Officer, off Wilmington, N. C. While the fleet was off Wilmington, andnd-Assistants, J. Pollard and F. V. Holt; Acting-Third-Assistants, A. C. Crocker, I. H. Fuhr, G. W. Young, D. Gilliland and E. J. Cram; Acting-Gunner, E. P. Palmer. Mattabessett--Third-rate. Costants, J. W. Stott, G. L. King and George B. Stone. *Maratanza--Third-rate. Lieutenant Commander, G. W. Young; Acting-Masters, D. E. Taylor and J. B. Wood, Jr.; Acting-Ensigns, J. W. Crowell,