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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
sea had been passed, but there were others, no less fearful, to be encountered in the works of man before it. There were also grave dangers beneath the waters on which that armada floated, for the insurgents had, as we have observed, See page 453, volume I. removed lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and every help to navigation all along the Southern coasts. Yet a remedy for this evil was found in the person of Commander Charles H. Davis (the fleet captain, and chief of Dupont's staff), and Mr. Boutelle, of the Coast Survey, a man of great scientific skill, who had recently been engaged in making a minute examination of this coast. By these well-informed men the channel entrance to Port Royal Sound was found, and so well buoyed in the course of a few hours that the fleet might enter with perfect safety. At three o'clock in the! afternoon Commodore Dupont was informed that all of his gun-boats and transports drawing less than eighteen feet water might go forward without danger. The mo
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
upont anchored his fleet off Charleston bar, himself on board the James Adger, in which he had come up from Port Royal. Already, during the afternoon, Commander Rhind, with the Keokuk, The Keokuk was a double-turreted vessel, which had lately been built at New York. The turrets were immovable, the guns being arranged so as to be pivoted from one port-hole to the other. She was both a monitor and a ram, of smaller dimensions than the monitor first constructed by Ericsson. assisted by Mr. Boutelle, of the Coast Survey, commanding the Bibb, Ensign Platt, and pilots of the squadron, had buoyed the bar and arranged guides; and at dawn the next morning, April 6. the monitor squadron moved over it, leaving the Keokuk on the ways. gun-boats, under the general command of Captain Green, outside the bar, as a squadron of reserve, to assist in an attack on Morris Island, should one be made. Dupont had now transferred his flag from the Adger to the New Ironsides from which he intended to
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 8: from Hatteras to New Orleans. (search)
t the anchor. There was no incident on the trip to Port Royal to which I need pay any attention. True, we had a thunder storm with vivid lightning, which left the sailor's fireballs attached to the yards of the rigging, much to the horror of our landsman soldiers. We attracted great notice in the fleet, being a vessel coming with her nose apparently in the water. Consultation was had with the naval officers how our ship could possibly be repaired there, and in that consultation Captain Boutelle, of the Coast Survey, then in command of the little steamer Chancellor Bibb, gave me most effective aid. We were towed to Seabrook up Skull Creek, which was deep, but only wide enough to turn the vessel around in. The place was a sea island cotton plantation which the owner's family had deserted, an excellent place in which to encamp our troops. It also had a small wharf to which we could fasten the ship. There we went through the great labor of unloading everything from the hold of
uspected of being in league with, 930; calls on Mr. Johnson, 930; confession of fellow-conspirators with, 931. Boot, Kirk, founder of Lowell, 52; opposition to school, 53-54. Borie, Secretary of the Navy, 823. Boston, reference to, 694, 943; home of Maj. J. L. Stackpole, 897; attempts to annex Charlestown, 1000, 1002. See also Courier. Bottom's Bridge, expedition against, 619. Boutwell, Hon., Geo. S., delegate to Constitutional Convention, 919; reference to, 927-928. Boutelle, Captain, assists Butler at Port Royal, 348. Boynton, Brig.-Gen. H. V., fac-simile Sherman's terms with Johnston, 909. Bradley, Judge, decision in the Adams Co., Iowa, case, 995. Bragg, Gen., Braxton, 458-500; despatch from Beauregard to, 681; Lee's arrival at Petersburg telegraphed to, 703; reference to, 809, 814, 816; the counterpart of Halleck, 879. Breckinridge, John C., nominated for Presidency 144-145; why Butler supported, 148; supporters meet in Washington, 148, 150; part o
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 16 (search)
on showed remarkable talent for the business. In 1846 Mr. Owen failed, and Bartlett remained with his successor, George Nichols, but became himself the proprietor in 1849. He had shown himself in this position an uncommonly good publisher and adviser of authors. He had there published three editions of his Familiar quotations, gradually enlarging the book from the beginning. In 1859 he sold out to Sever & Francis. In 1862 he served as volunteer naval paymaster for nine months with Captain Boutelle, his brother-in-law, on board Admiral DuPont's dispatch-boat. In August, 1863, he entered the publishing house of Little, Brown & Co., nominally as clerk, but with the promise that in eighteen months, when the existing partnership would end, he should be taken into the firm, which accordingly took place in 1865. The fourth edition of his Familiar quotations, always growing larger, had meanwhile been published by them, as well as an edition de luxe of Walton's Complete Angler, in the p
n 1857, of William Walker the filibuster, also worked most efficiently, under the direction of the navy department, in boards to report on iron-clads and also on the enemy's coast. In that momentous early success of the war, the capture of Port Royal (Nov. 7, 1861), he was fleet captain, and his promptness in surveying immediately the channel for the larger vessels had much to do with the ultimate success. Flag-Officer Dupont says: By the skill of Commander Davis, the fleet captain, and Mr. Boutelle, the able assistant of the coast survey, in charge of the steamer Vixen, the channel was immediately found, sounded out and buoyed. Ammen's Atlantic Coast, p. 18. (The Navy in the Civil War.) The admirable plan of the attack is also understood to have been due largely to him. He was in charge of a project which finally proved rather abortive, of sinking what was called a stone fleet in the main ship channel of Charleston harbor (Dec. 20, 1861), and afterwards in Sullivan's Island ch
Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 2: the Port Royal expedition. (search)
ding eighteen feet, entered forthwith, and anchored some five miles outside of the headlands, in good holding ground, and fairly sheltered by shoals to seaward. Flag-Officer Dupont says: To the skill of Commander Davis, the fleet captain, and Mr. Boutelle, the able assistant of the coast survey, in charge of the steamer Vixen, the channel was immediately found, sounded out and buoyed. Seamen will appreciate this celerity of movement, and the fact that pn the first high tide thereafter all oentrances to St. Helena Sound, as it is five miles across. The Otter Island fort would command the best entrance, and its vicinity would give excellent anchorage for vessels blockading the other channels. He expressed great indebtedness to Captain Boutelle of the Coast Survey, whose services had been important. Under further orders, on the 5th of December Commander Drayton again revisited those waters in the Pawnee, accompanied by the Unadilla, Isaac Smith, and Coast Survey steamer Vixen. H
Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 5: naval attack on Charleston. (search)
Chapter 5: naval attack on Charleston. On April 2, 1863, the Rear-Admiral left Port Royal to join the ironclads, as the monitors were styled, at North Edisto, and on the morning of the 5th left for Charleston Bar with all of them in tow of suitable vessels. As previously arranged, on arrival, the Keokuk, aided by Captain Boutelle and Master Platt of the Coast Survey, sounded and buoyed the bar of the main ship channel, supported by the monitors Patapsco and Catskill. This was soon accomplished, and before dark these two monitors anchored within. At high tide on the following morning, the Admiral came in on board of the New Ironsides, Commodore Thomas Turner, and was followed by the five monitors yet outside, and by the Keokuk. He intended to proceed the same day to the attack of Fort Sumter, and thence to the city of Charleston, but the weather became so hazy that the ranges could not be seen and the pilots refused to go farther. The state of the atmosphere prevented a satis
Belle, the, U. S. tug, 214 Belvidere, the, it. S. transport, 18, 33, 49 Benjamin, J. P., 16 (note) Berry, Captain, 25 Bertwistle, Ensign, 237 Bienville, the, U. S., 21 Black Warrior, the, 184 et seq. Blockade, proclamation concerning, 78; blockade running, 146 Blythewood, Mr., plantation of, 37 Bombshell, the, 205 et seq. Boomer, Master's Mate E., 177 Boston Navy Yard, 7 et seq. Boston, the, U. S. transport, 46, 49 et seq. Boun, Lewis, 62 Boutelle, Mr., 18, 36, 91 Bowen, Mr., bar-pilot, 220 Boyden, Master's Mate, 218 Bradford, Colonel, 170 Bradford, Mr., of the Coast Survey, 220 Bragg, General, 236, 240, 242 Braine, Lieutenant D. L., 174 Branch, Colonel John L., his report on abandonment of Rockville, 40, 171 Brannan, General, 70 et seq. Breese, Captain K. R., 232 et seq., 237 Bridge, Horatio, Chief of Provisions and Clothing Bureau, 3 Brincker, the, 177, 181, 183, 189 Brintnall, Assistant Surgeon
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
alled the Coast Survey, all under the presidency of Commodore Dupont. For many years past this scientific and active corps had surveyed all the coasts of the United States, and had published maps which are models of clearness and precision. Mr. Boutelle, who, before the war, had charge of the coasts of South Carolina, brought valuable assistance and co-operation to the labors of the commission, which were stimulated by the indefatigable zeal of Mr. Fox, the Assistant Secretary of the Navy. mmander. Their expectations were to be cruelly disappointed. Immediately after his arrival Dupont set to work. A gunboat had reconnoitred the bar while exchanging a few cannonshots with Tatnall, and under the guidance of Captain Davis and Mr. Boutelle she had placed buoys in the channel where the large vessels had to pass. On that same evening all the smaller vessels and a portion of the transport-ships followed in her track. On the following day, the 5th, while some vessels were drawing
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