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ng the Black Hawk into action against the enemy's batteries he has not hesitated to do so, though she is not fortified exactly for such a purpose. His long-range guns have done most excellent service at different times. I beg leave to mention the different commanders of the light-draughts, who have carried out my orders promptly, aided in keeping guerrillas from the river, convoyed transports safely, and kept their vessels in good condition for service, namely, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant George W. Brown, commanding Forest Rose; Acting Volunteer Lieutenant C. Downing, commanding Signal; Acting Volunteer Lieutenant J. S. Hurd, commanding Covington; Ensign Wm. C. Handford, commanding Robb; Acting Master J. C. Bunner, commanding New Era; Acting Volunteer Lieutenant J. V. Johnstone, commanding Romeo; Acting Volunteer Lieutenant John Pierce, commanding Petrel; Acting Master W. E. Fentress, commanding Rattler; Acting Volunteer Lieutenant T. E. Smith, commanding Linden; Acting Volunteer L
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The opposing forces in the operations at New Orleans, La. (search)
Jack; Matthew Vassar, Acting Master Hugh H. Savage; George Mangham, Acting Master John Collins; Orvetta, Acting Master Francis E. Blanchard; Sidney C. Jones, Acting Master J. D. Graham. Third division of schooners, Lieutenant K. Randolph Breese, commanding: John Griffith, Acting Master Henry Brown; Sarah Bruen, Acting Master Abraham Christian; Racer, Acting Master Alvin Phinney; Sea Foam, Acting Master Henry E. Williams; Henry James, Acting Master Lewis W. Pennington; Dan Smith, Acting Master George W. Brown. Union Army. not engaged. Major-General Benjamin F. Butler. Brigade commanders, Brig.-Gen'ls John W. Phelps and Thomas Williams. Infantry: 9th Conn., Col. Thomas W. Cahill; 12th Conn., Col. Henry C. Deming; 21st Ind., Col. James W. McMillan; 26th Mass., Col. Edward F. Jones; 30th Mass., Col. N. A. M. Dudley; 31st Mass., Col. Oliver P. Gooding; 6th Mich., Col. Frederick W. Curtenius; 4th Wis., Col. Halbert E. Paine. Cavalry: 2d Mass. Battalion (2 cos.), Capts. S. Tyler
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Union vessels in the Vicksburg operations. (search)
icksburg, July 15th, 1862), 4 guns, 1 howitzer. tin-Clads.--Brilliant, Act. V. Lieut. C. G. Perkins, September, 1862, 4 howitzers; February, 1863, 6 howitzers; Cricket, Act. V. Lieut. A. R. Langthorne, 6 howitzers; Forest Rose, Act. V. Lieut. George W. Brown, December, 1862, 2 guns, 4 howitzers; August 19th, 1863, 4 guns, 4 howitzers; Glide, Act. Lieut. S. E. Woodworth (Ark. Post); Juliet, Act. V. Lieut. Ed. Shaw, 6 howitzers; Linden, Act. V. Lieut. T. E. Smith, Act. Master T. M. Farrell, 6 C. Bunner, 6 howitzers; Pawpaw, Act. Master A. F. Thompson, 2 guns, 6 howitzers; Peosta, Act. V. Lieut. T. E. Smith, 6 guns, 8 howitzers; Prairie Bird, Act. V. Lieut. E. E. Brennand, 8 howitzers; Queen City, Act. V. Lieut. J. Goudy, Act. V. Lieut. G. W. Brown, April, 1863, 4 guns, 4 howitzers; Reindeer, Act. V. Lieut. H. A. Glassford, 6 howitzers; St. Clair, Act. V. Lieut. J. S. Hurd, Act. V. Lieut. T. B. Gregory, September, 1862, 4 howitzers; February 1863, 6 howitzers; Silver Cloud, Act. V. Li
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Mississippi flotilla in the Red River expedition. (search)
ton, Lieut.-Com. James A. Greer, 2 100-pounder Parrotts, 8 9-inch, 2 50-pounder Dahlgren rifles, 4 32-pounders. Lafayette, Lieut.-Com. J. P. Foster, 2 11-inch, 2 9-inch, 2 100-pounder Parrotts, 2 24-pounder howitzers, 2 12-pounder howitzers. Choctaw, Lieut.-Com. F. M. Ramsay, 1 100-pounder Parrott, 3 9-inch, 2 30-pounder Parrotts, 2 12-pounder howitzers. Chillicothe, Act. V. Lieut. Joseph P. Couthouy, Lieut.-Com. Watson Smith (temporarily), 2 11-inch, 1 12-pounder. Ozark, Act. V. Lieut. George W. Brown, 2 11-inch, 1 12-pounder rifled howitzer. Louisville, Lieut.-Com. E. K. Owen, 1 100-pounder Parrott, 4 9-inch, 2 30-pounder Parrotts, 4 32-pounders. Carondelet, Lieut.-Com. J. G. Mitchell, 2 100-pounder Parrotts, 3 9-inch, 4 8-inch, 1 50-pounder rifle, 1 30-pounder rifle. Eastport, Lieut.-Com. S. L. Phelps, 2 100-pounder Parrotts, 4 9-inch, 2 50-pounder Dahlgren rifles. Pittsburgh, Act. V. Lieut. W. R. Hoel, 4 9-inch, 1 100-pounder Parrott, 2 30-pounder Parrotts. Mound City, Act
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 16: Secession of Virginia and North Carolina declared.--seizure of Harper's Ferry and Gosport Navy Yard.--the first troops in Washington for its defense. (search)
y active friends of the secession movement. It was known that the Pennsylvania troops would go through Baltimore at a little past noon, and the Marshal, doubtless for the purpose of concealing dark designs, issued an order for his force to be vigilant, and preserve the peace, while the officers of the State-rights Association hastened to publicly assure him, in the most solemn manner, that no demonstrations should be made against National troops passing through Baltimore. The Mayor (George W. Brown), whose sympathies were with the disunionists, issued a proclamation invoking all good citizens to preserve the peace and good order of the town. Notwithstanding these apparent efforts of the authorities to prevent disturbance, when the Pennsylvanians arrived, at near two o'clock in the afternoon, they were surrounded by an angry, howling mob, who only lacked the organization to which they attained twenty-four hours later, to have been the actors in a fearful tragedy on that day, inste
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 23: the War in Missouri.-doings of the Confederate Congress. --Affairs in Baltimore.--Piracies. (search)
whenever a loyal man among them should be named for the performance of the duty of chief of police, the military would at once yield to the civil authority. Colonel Kenly was well known and highly respected as an influential citizen and thorough loyalist; and he entered upon the important duties of his office with promptness and energy. The Police Commissioners These Commissioners were Charles Howard, President, and William H. Gatchell, Charles D. Hincks, and John W. Davis, with George W. Brown, the Mayor, who was ex-officio a member of the Board. had met as. First Maryland Regiment. soon as Banks's proclamation appeared, and protested against his act as illegal, and declared that the suspension of their functions suspended at the same time the operations of the police laws, and put the subordinate officers and men off duty. This declaration filled the citizens with the liveliest excitement, caused by indignation and alarm. They felt that they were given over to the power
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 18: capture of forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the surrender of New Orleans. (search)
; Orvetta, Act. Mast. Blanchard; Sidney C. Jones, Act. Mast. Graham; Adolph Hugel, Act. Mast. Van Buskirk. Third division.--Lieut. K. R. Breese: John Griffiths, Act. Mast. Henry Brown; Sarah Bruen, Act. Mast. Christian; Racer, Act. Mast. Phinney; Sea Foam, Act. Mast. Williams; Henry James. Act. Mast. Pennington; The names of the vessels were those under which they were known in the merchant service, and were unchanged after purchase by the Government.Dan Smith, Act. Mast. George W. Brown. The leading vessels of the first division were moored at a distance of 2,850 yards from Fort Jackson, and 3,680 yards from Fort St. Philip, the others occupying positions close under the bank and below the first--this same order being preserved by the third division. The second division was placed at the opposite bank of the river, with its head 3,680 yards from Fort Jackson. The bombardment commenced on the morning of April 16th, each vessel firing at the rate of one shell every
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
s, Acting-Master Amos R. Langthorne; Arletta, Acting-Master Thomas E. Smith; William Bacon, Acting-Master William P. Rogers; Sophronia, Acting-Master Lyman Bartholomew) was placed the six vessels of the third divison, under Lieutenant-Commander K. R. Breese (John Griffith, Acting-Master Henry Brown; Sarah Bruen, Acting-Master Abraham Christian; Racer, Acting-Master Alvin Phinney; Sea Foam, Acting-Master Henry E. Williams; Henry James, Acting-Master Lewis W. Pennington; Dan Smith, Acting-Master George W. Brown), and one vessel, the Orvetta, Acting-Master Blanchard, all lying in line close together. All the vessels mentioned were anchored and secured to spring their broadsides, as occasion might require. In the meantime, Lieutenant-Commander John Guest was sent ahead in the Owasco to clear the bushes of riflemen which had been found to lurk there, and cover the vessels from the fire of the forts, when it should open; the Westfield, Clifton, and Miami being engaged in towing the vess
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 20: a brave officer's mortification.--history set right. (search)
Graham. Schooner Adolph Hugel.--Acting-Master J. Van Buskirk. Third division. Lieutenant K. R. Breese, Commanding Division. Barkentine Horace Beals.--Lieutenant K. R. Breese. Schooner John Griffith.--Acting-Master Henry Brown. Schooner Sarah Bruen.--Acting-Master Abraham Christian. Schooner Racer.--Acting-Master Alvin Phinney. Brig Sea Foam.--Acting-Master Henry E. Williams. Schooner Henry James.--Acting-Master L. W. Pennington. Schooner Dan Smith.--Acting-Master George W. Brown. List of officers attached to the mortar flotilla and West Gulf Squadron, the names of whose vessels do not appear in the Navy Register. Mortar flotilla. Acting-Master, A. M. Gould. Acting-Master's Mate, D. B. Corey. Acting-Master, Newell Graham. Acting-Master's Mate, Wm. Collins. Acting-Master, J. H. Johnstone. Acting-Master's Mate, J. A. Chadwick. Acting-Master, H. B. Jenks. Acting-Master's Mate, G. R. Clifton. Acting-Master, E. C. Merriman. Acting-Mast
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 24: Second attack on Vicksburg, etc. (search)
e of any use to the enemy. The following named vessels took part in the Yazoo expedition: Black Hawk, (flagship) Lieutenant-Commander K. R. Breese, Benton, Lieutenant-Commander Wm. Gwinn, Baron DeKalb, Lieutenant-Commander Jno. G. Walker, Carondelet, Commander Henry Walke, Louisville, Lieutenant-Commander E. K. Owen, Cincinnati, Lieutenant-Commander G. M. Bache, Lexington, Lieutenant-Commander James W. Shirk, Signal, Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant John Scott, Romeo, Acting-Ensign R. B. Smith, Juliet, Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant Edward Shaw, Forest Rose, Acting-Master Geo. W. Brown, Rattler. Lieutenant-Commander Watson Smith, Marmora, Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant Robert Getty, Monarch, (ram) Queen of the West, (ram) Colonel Chas. Ellet, Jr. The second attack on Vicksburg terminated quite as unsatisfactorily as the first, and every one came to the conclusion that Vicksburg could only be conquered by a long and troublesome siege which would severely test the endurance of both parties.
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