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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 166 0 Browse Search
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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 48 0 Browse Search
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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)
owed these formidable works to be built within striking distance of his Army, and at a place which effectually blocked the way against our forces and secured the Red River to the Confederates as a great highway for their supplies. They had for the time being completely turned the tables on us, and although it was their last stand of what metal they are made, and in this instance the metal was of the very best. Farragut in the Hartford, with the Albatross alongside, reached the mouth of Red River, and Port Hudson was as completely cut off from supplies as if fifty gunboats had been there. But this affair was a great triumph to the enemy and equally deprely as heavy a loss as was sustained by the whole fleet at the passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip. Rear-Admiral Farragut steamed on up to the mouth of the Red River which he closely blockaded, and remained there until relieved by Rear-Admiral Porter in the Benton on May 2d, 1863, when he returned overland to his fleet below
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 27: expedition through Steele's Bayou and Deer Creek. (search)
ts past the batteries, he replied: That is the Admiral's affair. Where the Queen of the West and Switzerland can go in broad daylight, the transports can pass at night. A few days before this council, Admiral Farragut. who had come up from Red River, as before mentioned, requested Colonel Alfred Ellet to let him have two of the Ram fleet (to run the batteries at night) for the purpose of returning with him to the blockade of the Red River — saying he would make it all right with Admiral PoRed River — saying he would make it all right with Admiral Porter, etc. To this Colonel Ellet at once agreed. Accordingly the rams Lancaster and Switzerland were prepared to run the batteries, the former commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel John A. Ellet, the latter by Charles Rivers Ellet. These Ellets were all brave fellows, and were full of the spirit of adventure. Instead of going past the batteries with comparative ease at night, they chose a time near daylight, and by the time they got abreast of the city all the batteries opened on them. The Lancas
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 28: passage of the fleet by Vicksburg and capture of Grand Gulf.--capture of Alexandria, etc. (search)
in front of the batteries. insubordination of McClernand. Grand Gulf described. the gunboats commence the attack. the fight fiercely contested. the Benton's wheel disabled. damages to the vessels. the gun-boats tie up at hard times. burying the dead. the attack renewed. the Confederates stand to their guns. so-called history. Grant's brightest chapter. attack on Haines' Bluff. Captain Walke captures sharpshooters. Grand Gulf captured. Porter confers with Farragut. up the Red River. Fort Derussy partially destroyed. capture of Alexandria. General Banks takes possession up the Black River. Harrisonburg shelled. operations of the Mississippi squadron summarized. The Army had already moved on the 15th of April, 1863, and that night was selected for the naval vessels to pass the batteries of Vicksburg. Orders had been given that the coal in the furnaces should be well ignited, so as to show no smoke, that low steam should be carried, that not a wheel was to
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 41: the Red River expedition, under Major-General N. P. Banks, assisted by the Navy under Rear-Admiral David D. Porter. (search)
given several passes to get cotton from the Red River country, but it had been seized by the gun-b officer of the gun-boat at the mouth of the Red River was directed to seize the vessel and send hean arrangement that the General should go up Red River with a force before which the Confederates wre, where they disembarked, and encamped at Natchitoches, near by. No opposition had thus far been m 3,500 men, under General Lee, marched from Nachitoches. General A. J. Smith followed on the 7th wthat night the vessels moved slowly down the Red River, and at 10 o'clock a courier from General Ba had practically possession of both banks of Red River, the rebels hardly molested us during the re, rendering me essential service. (!) The Red River expedition was emphatically a united serviceby the enemy. But to return to affairs on Red River. When it was found that Banks would probabltion near Mansfield, one on each side of the Red River, and the Confederates would have retreated t[13 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
Thus ended the Navy's connection with the Red River expedition, the most disastrous one that was not generally been told in reference to the Red River expedition. Banks and his friends have tongton, November 9, 1862, viz.: To ascend the Red River with a military and naval force as far as itf interests; but while Banks was sent up the Red River as he supposed on a special mission to let t and in good boating order, but I understand Red River is still low. I had a man in from Alexandrias: While the Government is desirous that Red River and Shreveport should be taken possession ofand at New Orleans until his return from the Red River expedition. The report is interesting, and ms to have been opposed to the expedition up Red River, which had been explored thoroughly in the sconcentrated at Franklin should move for the Red River on the 7th of March, to meet the forces of Guoted, and with this ends the account of the Red River expedition. It is an extract from General B[41 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 55: operations of the Mississippi Squadron in the latter part of 1864 and in 1865. (search)
veying troops from point to point in the gun-boats in the absence of other means of transportation. In this way General A. J. Smith, that gallant officer of the Red River expedition, was enabled to effect a secure lodgment near Hood's army. The efficient co-operation of the Navy on the Tennessee River, in fact, contributed larghe owners a good profit. The Confederate naval officer in command at Shreveport, Lieutenant J. H. Carter, notified the U. S. naval authorities at the mouth of Red River that he was ready to surrender to the United States Government all the property in his possession, consisting of one useless iron-clad and a quantity of naval stnion gun-boats the symbols of lawful authority, that would respect the rights of citizens and punish law-breakers; and so conscious were the civil authorities on Red River that it was necessary to have within reach the strong arm of power, that they requested a sufficient naval force should be stationed in their vicinity to overawe