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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 5: capture of the works at Hatteras Inlet by Flag officer Stringham.--destruction of the privateer Judah. (search)
lways attended with the greatest peril. When Fort Pickens was fully manned and all the guns mounted necessary to give it a superiority over the batteries of General Bragg on the navy yard side, it was supposed that Pensacola was hermetically sealed, not only against the entrance of blockade runners, but that Pickens would prevenostile vessel intended to prey upon American commerce. But this was not the case-notwithstanding that the guns of Fort Pickens commanded all the works under General Bragg, and could have knocked them to pieces in the course of a few hours. The Confederates did not seem to attach much importance to the Union fort or its auxilliaat her without great exposure to themselves. The Confederates concluded that they had made her so safe that no naval force would undertake to cut her out, and General Bragg evidently attached little importance to the guns of Fort Pickens--a 10-inch Columbiad and a 12-pound fieldpiece, were mounted so as to command the schooner's d
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
p without the clearest orders from the proper authority — it would be regarded as a hostile act, and could be resisted to the utmost. It would be considered by Gen. Bragg and his officers not only a debarkation, but an act of war; it would be a serious thing to bring on, by any precipitation a collision which may be against the wds us not to reinforce Fort Pickens unless it shall be attacked or threatened; it binds them not to attack it unless we should attempt to reinforce it. I saw Gen. Bragg on the 30th ultimo, who reassured me that the conditions on their part should not be violated. While I cannot take on myself, under such insufficient authorityrotect the fort with her batteries. The military relief that was placed in the fort from the Brooklyn (75 men) was not at all adequate to its defence against Gen. Bragg's forces; not one man was ordered by the Navy Department to be landed from the ships at that time anchored off Pensacola, and this help never would have been af
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
Acting-Master's Mates, David Wagener, R. L. Taylor and John Malony; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, J. L. Winston; Acting-Third-Assistants, Fred'k Heuse and J. W. Street. Steamer Tensas. Acting-Ensigns, E. C. Van Pelt and Jacob Rutherford; Acting-Master's Mate, Henry Van Velsor; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistants, Andrew Wilson, Ant'y Courtenay; Acting-Third-Assistants, Nathan Spear and Patrick Scanlan. Steamer General Pillow. Acting-Ensigns, T. M. Halstead, E. M. Wood and C. M. Bragg; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, G. W. Crawford; Acting-Second-Assistant, E. P. Bartlett. Steamer Robb. Acting-Ensigns, Lloyd Thomas and James Tuohy; Acting-Master's Mates, J. C. Burnett, J. J. Irwin and Edw. Lincoln; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, Benj. Everson; Acting-Second-Assistant, John Miller; Acting-Third-Assistant, N. J. Brooks. Steamer Argosy. Acting-Ensigns, John C. Morong, G. J. Haslett, R. W. Alson and T. J. Dean; Acting-Assistant-Surgeon, L. M. Rees, Actin
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)
of the disposition of the War Department to render all the aid in its power. The cause of the delay is not from the want of a proper conception of the importance of the subject, but the season for naval coast operations will soon be gone. General Bragg has been sent from Richmond to Wilmington to prepare for the attack, and the autumn weather so favorable for such an expedition is passing away. The public expect this attack, and the country will be distressed if it is not made. To procras landed. Seven hundred men were left on the beach by General Butler when he departed for Fortress Monroe, and we had no difficulty in protecting them from the rebel army said to be in the background, which was a very small army, after all. General Bragg must have been very agreeably disappointed when he saw our troops going away without firing a shot, and to see an expedition costing millions of dollars given up when the hollowness of the rebel shell was about to be exposed. All through t
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
r the fort came to falling into Federal hands, and, in consequence, President Davis selected General Bragg to command at its second defence. Bragg's name had once been a household word in the UnitedBragg's name had once been a household word in the United States, but he was not so well thought of by some of the Southern politicians. It was a foregone conclusion to them that Fort Fisher would fall, under his management of affairs. To do justice to BBragg, the best General in the Southern Confederacy could not have held Fort Fisher, with the force he had, against the terrific fire that was poured upon the works by the Federal fleet. The most irning held an intrenched line on Hoke's right flank, extending nearly across the peninsula. General Bragg at first gave the order to charge the Federal troops in their works; but after a reconnaissarate General, Hoke, was intrenched about six miles above Fort Fisher, where it was said that General Bragg intended to dispute the further advance of the Federal troops — a foolish resolution, as the
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 51: effects of the fall of Fort Fisher, and criticisms on General Badeau's military history of General Grant. (search)
by the 6th of December, if not before. Learning, on the 30th of November, that Bragg had gone to Georgia, taking with him most of the forces about Wilmington, I deemportance that the expedition should reach its destination before the return of Bragg, and directed General Butler to make all arrangements for the departure of Majouence, and who further says: On the 30th of November Grant notified Butler that Bragg, who had been in command at Wilmington, had set out for Georgia, taking with hi It is important, said Grant to Butler, that Weitzel should get off during his (Bragg's) absence, and if successful in making a landing, he may, by a bold dash, succ the subject, but the season for naval coast operations will soon be gone. General Bragg has been sent from Richmond to Wilmington to prepare for the attack; and th 1,600 men had arrived at Wilmington. This day General Lee telegraphed Sedden: Bragg reports the enemy made a landing three miles north of Fort Fisher about 2 P. M
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 54: capture of Richmond.--the destruction of the Confederate fleet in the James River, etc. (search)
feat these detached divisions before Sherman could come up. The column from Newbern, under Schofield, was attacked by General Bragg with his army, reinforced by Hill's division of the Army of the Tennessee. According to Confederate accounts, Schofi Raleigh. General Hardee. with the troops from Savannah and Charleston, was marching towards the same point, as were General Bragg and Hoke from Wilmington; so that it appeared as if Sherman would encounter an army of eighty thousand men, commandedl on the other side for whose abiliities Sherman had so great a respect as for those of Johnston. Beauregard, Hardee and Bragg gave him comparatively little uneasiness, and he was glad when Hood relieved Johnston at Atlanta, as he then felt assuredall their available troops against it on the 19th. Then was fought the battle of Bentonville by the combined forces of Bragg and Hardee, with the object of crippling Sherman before he could effect a junction with Schofield and Terry, and the acti
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)
ate. Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, Chas. G. Perkins; Acting-Master, G. D. Little; Acting-Ensign, N. F. Vaughan; Acting-Master's Mate, C. D. Griggs; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Milton James; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, B. Page; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, W. E. Willey; Acting-Second-Assistant, Jas. Cutler; Acting-Third-Assistant, C. W. Egster and R. M. Myers. Ozark--Fourth-rate. Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, Geo. W. Brown; Acting-Master, John Powell; Acting-Ensigns, Jos. Moyer, C. M. Bragg and C. M. Fuller; Acting-Master's Mates, N. T. Brown, G. A. Ege and D. C. Fralick; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, F. T. Gillette; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistants, J. H. Everhart and A. J. Sypher; Acting-Second-Assistants, J. L. Parsons and G. M. Baker; Acting-Third-Assistants, C. Beal and South well Lyon; Acting Gunner, J. F. Riblett; Acting-Carpenter, H. J. Ervin. Peosta--Fourth rate. Acting-Volunteer Lieutenant, J. E. Smith; Acting-Master, J. L. Bryant; Acting-Ensigns, C. H. Gulli