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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 13: the capture of New Orleans. (search)
assachusetts, Colonel Jones; Thirty-first Massachusetts, Colonel Gooding, and Everett's Sixth Massachusetts battery. On the Matanzas, General Phelps, with the Ninth Connecticut, Colonel Cahill, and Holcomb's Second Vermont battery. On the Great Republic, General Williams, with the Twenty-first Indiana, Colonel McMillen; Fourth Wisconsin, Colonel Paine, and Sixth Michigan, Colonel Cortinas. On the North America, the Thirtieth Massachusetts, Colonel Dudley, and a company each of Reed's and Durivage's cavalry. On the Will Farley, the Twelfth Connecticut, Colonel Deming. was ready at the Southwest Pass, just below, to, co-operate On that day the Confederates sent down a fire-ship --a fiat-boat filled with wood saturated with tar and turpentine — to burn the fleet. It came swiftly down the strong current, freighted with destruction; but it was quietly stopped in its career by some men in a small boat that went out from the Iroquois, who seized it With grappling irons, towed it to th
of unknown numbers. I desire to commend to your attention Capt. Jardine, of the New York Ninth, who was left in command of the detachment of his regiment when the unfortunate casualty to the Harriet Lane prevented Col. Hawkins from landing. Permit me to speak of the efficiency of the regulars under Lieut. Larned, who worked zealously in aiding to land their comrades, of the volunteers, overwhelmed with the rolling surf. I desire especially to make acknowledgments to Messrs. Weigel and Durivage, volunteer aids, who planted the American flag upon Fort Clark, on the second morning, to indicate to the fleet its surrender, and to prevent the further wasting of shells upon it — a service of great danger from the fire of their own friends. I make honorable mention of young Fiske, who risked his life among the breakers, being thrown on shore, to carry my orders to the troops landed, and to apprise them of the movements and intentions of the fleet; also, my thanks for the valuable aid of
Gooding), the 2d, 4th and 6th Mass. batteries (Captains Nims, Manning Succeeded, Oct. 20, 1862, by Captain Trull. and Everett), Co. A, Ind. Battalion Mass. Cavalry (Captain Read), Co. B of the same (Captain Magee), and Co. C of the same (Captain Durivage). Captain Durivage was drowned April 23, 1862, and was succeeded by Captain Cowen. These three companies, at first an independent battalion, were afterwards consolidated with the 41st Mass. Infantry and became the 3d Mass. Cavalry (ColonCaptain Durivage was drowned April 23, 1862, and was succeeded by Captain Cowen. These three companies, at first an independent battalion, were afterwards consolidated with the 41st Mass. Infantry and became the 3d Mass. Cavalry (Colonel Chickering). Of these, the 2d Mass. Battery was detained at sea and did not actually arrive until May 21. The expectation was that this land force might be employed to take the forts that commanded the river, should the navy fail to reduce them. As a matter of fact the navy accomplished it; but Major Whittemore of the 30th Mass. occupied Fort St. Philip when surrendered, while Captain Manning, with the 4th Mass. Battery, occupied Fort Jackson. Both forts were afterward held by the 26th M
Co. Mounted Rifle Rangers, was recruited by Capt. S. Tyler Read in Boston during September, 1861, and, completing its organization on November 15, with the 2d Co. Mounted Rangers, under Captain Magee, and the 3d Co. Unattached Cavalry, under Captain Durivage, left Boston harbor Jan. 13, 1862, and arrived at Ship Island, Miss., February 12. Here the three companies were united in a battalion, with Captain Read as acting major. On the formation of General Butler's division into brigades, the comed in charge of its defence until May 1, 1864. The 2d Co., under Major-General Williams, entered in the engagement against Baton Rouge, and after the evacuation of the city, returning to New Orleans, remained there until the spring of 1863. Captain Durivage of the 3d Unattached Co. was drowned in the Mississippi River on April 23, 1862, four months after the organization of the company; and Jonathan E. Cowan, appointed in his place, being on leave of absence, the organization served under Lieut
two light-boats and four stand of colors, one of which had been presented within a week by the ladies of Newbern, N. C., to the "North Carolina Defenders." By the goodness of that Providence which watches over our nation, no one of the fleet or army was in the least degree injured. The enemy's loss was not officially reported to us, but was ascertained to be 12 or 15 killed and died of wounds, and 35 wounded." Captain Jardine, of the New York Ninth Regiment, Lieut. Larned, and Mr. Durivage, a volunteer aid, are the correct names of three gentlemen spoken of in complimentary terms by General Butler, and not Justin, Sained and Daniage, as printed in the telegraph reports yesterday. Accompanying official statements. The subjoined official statements, &c., accompany the report of General Butler: Official Roll of Officers and Men Surrendered at Fort Hatteras, furnished by Col. Martin, 7th North Carolina Volunteers. Commodore Samuel Barron, C. S. N., Flag Off