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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 59. Lieut. McCrea's report on Potomac River rebel batteries. (search)
report on Potomac River rebel batteries. U. S. Steamer J. Bell, Indian head, Potomac River, Sept. 25, 1861. Sir: I have the honor to submit the following report:--This morning, about sunrise, I discovered men at work digging, &c., at Freestone Point. I got under way at half-past 9 A. M., (having satisfied myself that they were making batteries,) in company with the Seminole, Lieut. Norton in charge. I ordered her to follow my motions. We proceeded to Freestone Point, and I went closeFreestone Point, and I went close in and fired six shells, dispersing the workmen, and receiving no return of fire I stood out. At that moment the Seminole opened fire with her battery, which was immediately answered from the said point with rifled shot, disclosing the existence of a battery there. The Seminole continued her fire for some time, continually answered by the battery on shore. After she fired sufficiently long in my opinion, I ordered her to cease firing and return to her anchorage. After taking a curve by natu
pickets, three camp wagons, and a mounted officer coming down the road to the southward of Freestone Point, and halting at some buildings near the beach, I directed the steamers Jacob Bell and Anacof water would admit to protect them in the event of the enemy's bringing a field battery to Freestone Point. After shelling the buildings and bill, and driving back the pickets, Lieutenant-Commandrning by the gunboats of the upper flotilla shelling the woods and burning the buildings at Freestone Point, while about the same time there was a fine review of New Jersey troops on the Maryland sidBell, Lieutenant McCrea commanding, got under way and went within about a thousand yards of Freestone Point. She fired five ten-second shells into the woods, and then put about. Several wagons wereell, communicated with Captain Austin, commanding the Anacostia, and both vessels stood off Freestone Point, where they commenced shelling the woods and buildings. The Harriet Lane, flag-ship of t