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nes was assaulted by the United States force from the sea side of the beach. The resistance made was feeble, and the fort soon surrendered. On the next day Admiral Farragut stood into the bay with a force consisting of four monitors, or ironclads, and fourteen steamers, carrying one hundred ninety-nine guns and twenty-seven hund was completely destroyed, leaving the formidable Confederate entirely at the disposal of the enemy. This misfortune, it was believed, saved the greater part of Farragut's fleet. Further resistance becoming unavailable, the wounded admiral was under the painful necessity of ordering a surrender. His little fleet became a prey te Tecumseh was probably sunk, says Major General D. H. Maury, Southern Historical Society Papers, January, 1877. on her own torpedo. While steaming in lead of Farragut's fleet she carried a torpedo affixed to a spar, which projected some twenty feet from her bows; she proposed to use this torpedo against the Tennessee, our only
, abreast of the forts. The fleet of the enemy below the forts consisted of seven steam sloops of war, twelve gunboats, and several armed steamers, under Commodore Farragut; also, a mortar fleet consisting of twenty sloops and some steam vessels. The whole force was forty-odd vessels of different kinds, with an armament of thrf the intensity of the darkness, and the absence of that intelligent design and execution which had been claimed, I will quote a sentence from the report of Commodore Farragut: At length the fire slackened, the smoke cleared off, and we saw to our surprise that we were above the forts. On April 25th the enemy's gunboats and shi bayous in rear of Fort St. Philip to the Mississippi River above the forts so as to put himself in communication with the fleet at the city, and to furnish Commodore Farragut with ammunition. From this it is to be inferred that the fleet was deficient in ammunition, and the fact would have rendered boarding from river boats the
Chapter 29: Naval affairs, continued Farragut demands the surrender of New Orleans reply of the mayor United States flag hoisted advent of General Butler antecedents of the people Galveston its surrender demanded another visit oformed. After the troops had been withdrawn and the city restored to the administration of the civil authorities, Commodore Farragut, on April 26, 1862, addressed the mayor, repeating his demand for the surrender of the city. In his letter he saidh the conqueror is entitled to extort from the conquered. Respectfully, John T. Monroe, Mayor. On April 29th Admiral Farragut adopted the alternative presented by the answer of the mayor, and sent a detachment of marines to hoist the United Sple were more characterized by refinement, courtesy, and chivalry. Of their keen susceptibility the mayor informed Commodore Farragut in his correspondence with that officer. When the needy barbarians of the upper plains of Asia descended upon th
on by way of Richmond to New Carthage. These indications of a purpose to get below Vicksburg caused General Pemberton, early in February, 1863, to detach Brigadier General John S. Bowen, with his Missouri Brigade, to Grand Gulf, near the mouth of the Big Black, and establish batteries there to command the mouth of that small river, which might be used to pass to the rear of Vicksburg, and also by their fire to obstruct the navigation of the Mississippi. On March 19th the flagship of Admiral Farragut, with one gunboat from the fleet at New Orleans, passed up the river in defiance of our batteries; on the 25th, four gunboats from the upper fleet attempted to pass down and were repulsed, two of them completely disabled. On April 16th a fleet of ironclads with barges in tow, Admiral Porter commanding, under cover of the night ran the Vicksburg batteries. One of the vessels was destroyed, and another one crippled, but towed out of range. Subsequently, on the night of the 26th, a fl
0, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 116, 117, 126, 127, 131,133, 134,262, 266, 268, 271, 272, 281,366, 367, 370, 371,372, 373, 375, 378, 433, 434, 435, 437, 438, 439, 550, 552, 562, 563, 564, 573. Burning of tobacco in Richmond, 565-66. F Farragut, Commodore, 173, 180, 187, 333. Action concerning New Orleans, 194-95. Farrand, Commodore, 85, 591. Featherston, General, 131. Ferguson, General, 332. Fishing Creek, Battle of, 17-19. Crittenden's account, 16-17. Fitch, General G. N., 499, vernment, 399-401. Mitchell, General, 43, 46, 55, 184, 191. Mobile, Ala. Harbor defense, 172-73, 175-76. Monahan, Michael, 200. Monitor (frigate), 67, 85, 167, 169. Fight with the Virginia, 168. Monroe, John T. Extract from reply to Farragut, 194-95. Moody, Captain, 596-97. Moore, General, 339. Moran, Major, 596-97. Morgan, Gov. E. D., 89. Gen. John Hunt, 37, 324-25, 444, 472,473, 580. Morgan (gunboat), 173. Morris, Captain, 468. Capt. C. M., 219-20. Robert, 230. Mott,