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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 318 0 Browse Search
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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 129 1 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Naval situation at Vicksburg. (search)
ost after another had been captured by the Union fleets or armies; Fort Columbus, Island No.10, Fort Pillow and Memphis were lost by the Confederates. One of the Union captains reported truly: We are now in possession of the Mississippi from its source to its mouth, with the exception of the short interval that separates our two fleets. (At Vicksburg.) Even communication between them is reported to be uninterrupted. There were, in fact, as many as four fleets under command of Flag Officer D. G. Farragut, soon to be made an admiral. To give, in this limited sketch, full particulars of ships, armored rams, mortar boats, etc., and their several armanents, is out of the question. The total number of fighting crafts of all kinds before Vicksburg, flying the Union flag, may be estimated at fifty or more. Against these formidable foes the Confederate navy was represented by the armored ram Arkansas alone. The shore batteries of Vicksburg were, of course, on her side, as long as she
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Second action of the Arkansas. (search)
ing to statements published in Northern papers,) besides the damages sustained by their vessels. The day was passed in burying the dead, sending the wounded ashore, cleaning ship and making all possible repairs. The escape of the Confederate ram, from what threatened to be certain destruction, was due to her daring, her build and largely to the unpreparedness of the combined Federal fleets above Vicksburg. Why the Arkansas took her foes so much by surprise is almost unaccountable. Flag Officer Farragut reports to the Secretary of the Navy: It is with deep mortification that I announce to the department that, notwithstanding my prediction to the contrary, the iron-clad ram Arkansas has at length made her appearance and taken us by surprise. * * * Although we were all lying with low fires, none of us had steam or could get it up in time to pursue her, but she took the broadsides of the whole fleet. It was a bold thing, and she was only saved by our feeling of security. The Secreta
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Third action of the Arkansas. (search)
The Third action of the Arkansas. The chagrin of the baffled commanders of the combined fleets can be readily appreciated. It was determined by Flag Officer Farragut during the day (15th) to draw the fire of the land batteries about dusk by means of one of his fleets, and to pass the other (his own) close under the bluff at Vicksburg, down to the lower fleet and mortar flotilla. Accordingly, at 9 P. M. fourteen of the upper fleet, with the sloops of war of the lower fleet, rounded the point above Vicksburg, with the intention of passing below the town, and at the same time endeavoring to destroy the Arkansas, if possible. She lay under the bluff in the darkness, and being painted a dark brown color could not be seen at a distance. Our engineers had gotten up steam, but were unable to generate much, owing to the riddled condition of our smoke stack. With so many men disabled and our armor badly shattered, we were not in trim condition for another engagement. A few
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Fourth action of the Arkansas. (search)
the mortar boats under tow of the Eads iron-clads, all escaping by their superior speed. On the 21st of July, Flag Officers Farragut, Davis and W. D. Porter held a council of war on board the Benton, at which Commander Porter volunteered the serv was to get under way, and when within range, to bombard the upper batteries at Vicksburg; the lower fleet, under Flag Officer Farragut, was to do the same, and attack the lower batteries; the Essex was to push on, strike the rebel ram, deliver her ge below the fleet. This charge of having no relief or assistance was sharply resented by Porter's superiors. Flag Officer Farragut writes to Davis: I regret to say to you how much I was disappointed and chagrined at the results of Porter's fighement of her in loosening their shorefast, whereby Porter slipped by her and ran ashore. Then Flag Officer Davis writes Farragut: I am also entirely dissapointed in the result of the morning's work, which last night seemed to me to promise ver
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The end of the Arkansas. (search)
ing rig, was rather scanty. The reports made by the commander of the Essex, W. D. Porter, were found to be so little supported by the facts of the case (See Official Records, Vol. 19, pp 117-127,) that they called for contradiction by Rear Admiral Farragut and Lieut. Commander F. A. Roe. The language used by the latter is: Any virtuous and brave man cannot fail to be shocked at the extraordinary assertions of Commander Porter in relation to the part both the Essex and Cayuga took in the antended to have the honor of destroying the Arkansas all to himself, but that on his approach to her she looked so formidable that he said he found that he had more than he could do, and required all the help he could get, and more, too. Rear Admiral Farragut writes: The Court on Fairfax did not elicit as much in the cross-examination as I hoped they would, but sufficient to satisfy themselves that there was no justification for the report of Commander Porter. * * They fully proved that he had
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
ton Rouge with an army of 25,000 men, and made a strong demonstration against Port Hudson. Admiral Farragut, with his fleet, ascended the river, keeping in touch with the land forces, and proceeded to run the Port Hudson batteries. I now quote from Harper's History of the War: Farragut had to pass a line of batteries commencing below the town and extending along the bluff about three milesa lieutenant, was on board of the Mississippi.) The mortars still bombarding the batteries, Admiral Farragut's ship passed without difficulty. The Richmond received a shot through her steam drum and izens on the line of march. General Banks, after making this demonstration, in connection with Farragut's fleet, returned to Baton Rouge and transferred his command to Brashear City, with the avowed A heavy bombardment preceded the attack. The river batteries, in the meantime, were engaged by Farragut's fleet, stationed above and below the fort. The Confederates awaited the advance of the Feder
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
pect of private property, 266 Crater, battle of the, 351, 355, 358 Crawford J. H., 71 Crocker, James, 111 James F., 111 Cutshaw, Col. W. E., 16. 320 Daniel, Major John W., 17, 44, 58, 72, 99, 336, 341, 344, 359 Davis, Capt. James T. killed 201 Died on the field of honor, 43, 67 Dispatch captured, 228 Dow, capture of Gen. Neal, 94 Drug conditions of the Confederacy, 161 England, Capt. A. V. killed, 19 Ewell, Gen. R. S., 19 Falligant, Capt. Robert 296 Farragut, Admiral D. G., 2 Fauntleroy, Gen. T. T., 286 Featherstone, Capt. J. C., 358 Federal Army, Foreigners in, 240 Federal, vessels destroyed, 8, 84 Ferrero, Gen. E. 367 Fleming, Prof. W. L., 161 Flournoy, Mack, killed, 290 Federicksburg, battlefield of, 120 Freitchie, Mythical Barbara, 265 Fulkerson, Col. A., 57 Gaines, Lieut. S. M., 69 375 Garber, Maj. A. W., 341 Gardner, Gen. Frank, 83 Garnett Gen. R. B., sword of and how he died, 26 Georgia Milita