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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 84 1/2.-naval operations in Florida. (search)
s to be accompanied by the armed launches and cutters of the Wabash, under Lieuts. Irwin and Barnes, and by a light-draft transport with the Seventh New-Hampshire regiment. After arranging with Brig.-Gen. Wright on joint occupation of the Florida and Georgia coasts, including protection from injury the mansion and grounds of Dungeness, on Cumberland Island, originally the property of the Revolutionary hero and patriot, Gen. Greene, and still owned by his descendants, and leaving Commander Percival Drayton in charge of the naval force, I rejoined this ship waiting for me off Fernandina, and proceeded with her off St. John's, arriving there on the ninth. The gunboats had not yet been able to cross the bar, but expected to do so the next day, the Ellen only getting in that evening. As at Nassau, which was visited by Lieut. Commanding Stevens, on his way down, the forts seemed abandoned. There being no probability that the Huron could enter, I despatched her off St. Augustine, wh
The Roll of Infamy. --The Richmond Express says: Resolutions have been introduced in the South-Carolina Legislature, recording as infamous, for the execration of posterity, the names of Wm. Bradford Shubrick, Cornelius Stribling, Captains in the United States Navy; Percival Drayton, Henry K. Hoff, John J. Missroon, Chas. Steedman, Ed. Middleton, Henry Lorando, Commanders in the United States Navy; Henry C. Flagg, John F. Hammond, C. S. Lovell, United States Army. These men still claim to be citizens of South-Carolina.
s communication will be handed you by Fleet Captain P. Drayton, and Colonel Myer of the U. S. army, H. Green, on the port side; Hartford, Captain Percival Drayton, with the Metacomet, Lieutenant Commaaval Forces, Mobile Bay Report of Captain Percival Drayton. flag-ship Hartford, Mobile Bay,erve the distinction. Very respectfully, P. Drayton. Captain. Rear-Admiral D. G. Farragut, Commery respectfully, Your obedient servant, P. Drayton. Captain. Rear-Admiral D. G. Farragut, Commutenant Commander and Executive Officer. Captain P. Drayton, Commanding U. S. S. Hartford. U. S. fl servant. George E. Burceam, Carpenter. Captain P. Drayton, Commanding U. S. S. Hartford. U. S. fl Very respectfully, your obedient servant, P. Drayton, Captain. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of mmanding at Fort Morgan. Letter from Captain P. Drayton and Brigadier General R. Arnold, on the ranger. Fort Morgan, Aug. 23, 1864. Captain P. Drayton, U. S. N., Brigadier-General R. Arnold, [7 more...]
ia, with instructions to report to Commandant Drayton, in Ossabaw Sound. Previous to leaving Port understand he desired to report to Commandant Drayton. There was scarcely a ripple on the ocean, atifully, and a steamer sent out by Commandant Drayton afforded us the desired opportunity of enteri vessels: The Passaic, (monitor,) Commander Percival Drayton, senior officer in command, carryingls of the fleet, and all were visited by Commander Drayton and pronounced by their several commandemorning, every thing being in readiness, Commander Drayton signalled to the mortar schooners, whichpractising, nearly every shot struck her. Captain Drayton and Chief-Engineer Stimers, who accompaniter from one of the enemy's shells struck Captain Drayton on the cheek, causing a slight scratch, ao a spectator. On approaching the Fort, Capt. Drayton discovered that the enemy had during the ned in the marsh and fired several shots at Capt. Drayton, who frequently took position on deck to w[1 more...]
ion of Fort Sumter, it is probable the next point of attack will be the batteries on Morris Island. The order of battle will be the line ahead, in the following succession: 1. Weehawken, with raft, Capt. John Rodgers. 2. Passaic, Capt. Percival Drayton. 3. Montauk, Commander John L. Worden. 4. Patapsco, Commander Daniel Ammen. 5. New Ironsides, Commodore Thos. Turner. 6. Catskill, Commander Geo. W. Rodgers. 7. Nantucket, Commander Donald McN. Fairfax. 8. Nahant, Commas, looming up from the sea a formidable looking monster, and the Keokuk, her hull more distinctly visible than the monitors, and with two turrets, the most dreaded of all the nine. In front, a monitor, supposed to be the Passaic, commanded by Drayton, pushed forward a long raft, forked and fitting her bow, intended to catch, by suspended grappling-irons, any entanglements, or to explode any torpedoes which might lie in the path of their hostile advance. Next followed, in approximate echelon
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), The actions with the forts (search)
otograph, taken in Mobile Bay by a war-time photographer from New Orleans, was presented by Captain Drayton of the Hartford to T. W. Eastman, U. S. N., whose family has courteously allowed its reprodion thinking his own thoughts in the suspense of that moment. On the quarterdeck stood Captain Percival Drayton and his staff. Near them was the chief-quartermaster, John H. Knowles, ready to hoist ship began to take their part in the awful cannonade. During the early part of the action Captain Drayton, fearing that some damage to the rigging might pitch Farragut overboard, sent Knowles on hithe pinnacle of his fame Leaning on the cannon, Commander David Glasgow Farragut and Captain Percival Drayton, chief of staff, stand on the deck of the Hartford, after the victory in Mobile Bay, ofy, he was able to achieve the first great victory that gave new hope to the Federal cause. Percival Drayton was also a Southerner, a South Carolinian, whose brothers and uncles were fighting for the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Mobile bay. (search)
as they were both Southern men. In this connection, I must be permitted to express my conviction that the remark which Lieutenant Kinney attributes to Captain Percival Drayton: ( Cowardly rascal, afraid of a wooden ship, ) was never made by that officer. There never was the slightest cause for any such remark, and Drayton knewDrayton knew Admiral Buchanan too well to ascribe any action of his on such an occasion to any other motive than a brave and intelligent use of the force under his command. Before he became a Rebel he was ranked among the first naval officers of the world, and certainly no one in the navy of the United States before the war, was more universare frequently or positively demonstrated, as could be attested by numerous anecdotes well known to a majority of the senior officers of the present day. Moreover, Drayton's first remark to me, on receiving me on the quarter deck of the Hartford, after the surrender of the Tennessee, was: Well, Johnston, it must be said that you hav
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Drayton, Percival, 1812-1865 (search)
Drayton, Percival, 1812-1865 Naval officer; born in South Carolina, Aug. 25, 1812; entered the navy as a midshipman in 1827; was promoted lieutenant in 1838; took part in the Paraguay expedition in 1858; commanded the monitor Passaic in the bombardment of Fort McAllister, and Farragut's flag-ship, the Hartford, in the battle of Mobile Bay, Aug. 5, 1864; and afterwards became chief of the bureau of navigation. He died in Washington, D. C., Aug. 4, 1865.
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 1 (search)
chool was the favorite one for the sons of the principal families of Philadelphia, and many pupils came from distant parts of the country, especially the South. There were there representatives of the Biddles, Willings, Ingersolls, Coxes, Hewsons, and Bories of Philadelphia; of the Middletons, Andrewses, Herberts, Draytons, Duvals, and others, from various States. Some of these he was destined to meet again as fellow-students at West Point, and some, as Edmund Schriver, Henry DuPont, Percival Drayton, and James S. Biddle, in the army or the navy. Young Meade was still attending this school when intelligence of his father's serious illness was brought to him. Although hastening to Washington as rapidly as the means of travel in those days admitted, he failed to arrive before his father's death, on the 25th of June, 1828. Mr. Meade's bitter and constant disappointment in the prosecution of his claim under the Treaty of Florida had had much to do with the termination of his caree
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 4 (search)
tend to my Lake Survey accounts at the Treasury, which I believe are now all explained satisfactorily, so that should anything happen to me, you will remember that my public accounts are all settled, and that my vouchers, etc., are in a tin box in Major Woodruff's office, Topographical Bureau. People who think the war is about to close, because we have achieved one signal success, are very short-sighted. I agree with you in thinking it has only just begun. Think of Percy Drayton Percival Drayton commanded the Pocahontas in the Port Royal, S. C., expedition November 7, 1861. firing into a fort commanded by his own brother! Thomas F. Drayton, brigadier-general C. S. A. Led the Confederate troops in the Port Royal expedition. Is not this enough to make one heartsick? We hear the news of the capture of Messrs. Mason and Slidell. Commissioners from the Confederate States Government sent to Great Britain and France, and captured by the United States Government on the British s
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