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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 14: battle and capture of Fort Henry by the Navy. (search)
the pilot-house, were scalded to death. Marshall Ford, who was steering when the explosion took place, was found at his post at the wheel, standing erect, his left hand holding the spoke, and his right hand grasping the signal bell-rope. Pilot James McBride had fallen through the open hatchway to the deck below; he was still living, but died soon after. The captain's aide, Mr. S. B. Brittan, Jr., had fallen by the shot as it passed through the gun-deck before entering the boiler. A seaman nun-boat Essex William D. Porter, Iron-clad gun-boats St. Louis, Carondelet and Essex. U. S. N., Commander; Robert K. Riley, First Master; James Laning, Second Master; Theodore P. Ferry, Third Master; George W. Walker, Fourth Master; James McBride, Pilot; Marshall H. Ford, Pilot; Thomas Rice, Surgeon; Joseph H. Lewis, Paymaster; Charles M. Blasdell, Chief Engineer; R. J. Stearns First Assistant Engineer; George D. Simms, Second Assistant Engineer; Jeremiah Wetzel, Third Assistant Engin
of the enemy's fire, were: Killed, one; wounded, nine; total, ten. Respectfully, R. N. Stembel, Commander, United States Navy. To A. H. Foote, Commanding Naval Forces Western Waters: sir: As Capt. Porter is unable to write, he has advised me to send you a list of killed, wounded and missing on this vessel: W. D. Porter, commander, scalded. J. H. Lewis, paymaster, scalded. T. P. Perry, third master, scalded badly. S. B. Brittan, master's mate, killed by cannon-shot. James McBride, pilot, killed by scalding. William H. Ford, pilot, killed by scalding. John Matthews, quartermaster, badly scalded. A. D. Waterman, captain of forecastle, missing. Henry Gemper, fireman, missing. Samuel Bayer, fireman, scalded badly. John Santz, fireman, missing. James Coffey, seaman, killed by scalding. N. McCarty, seaman, scalded. H. Hagan, seaman, scalded. Dana Wilson, seaman, killed by scalding. Ben. Harrington, seaman, scalded badly. Wm. O'Brien,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dug Springs, battle at. (search)
ok the chief command. The combined armies numbered, at that time, about 6,000 men, horse and foot, with eighteen pieces of artillery. There Lyon remained in a defensive attitude for some time, waiting for reinforcements which had been called for, but which did not come. The Confederates had been largely reinforced; and at the close of July Lyon was informed that they were marching upon Springfield in two columns—20,000—under the respective commands of Generals Price, McCulloch, Pearce, McBride, and Rains. Lyon went out to meet them with about 6,000 men, foot and horse, and eighteen cannon, leaving a small force to guard Springfield. At Dug Springs, 19 miles southwest of Springfield, in a broken, oblong valley, they encountered a large Confederate force under General Rains. While the National vanguard of infantry and cavalry, under Steele and Stanley, were leading, they were unexpectedly attacked by Confederate infantry, who suddenly emerged from the woods. A sudden charge of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
at Albany, N. Y., concluded......1684 M. Longueil, from Canada, descends the Ohio, and discovers Big Bone Lick on a small creek which flows into the Ohio about 20 miles above the falls......1739 Dr. Walker, of Virginia, discovers the Kentucky River (which he calls the Louisa), the Big Sandy, and others......1747 Christopher Gist, exploring for the Ohio Land Company, reaches the Shawnee town, on both sides of the Ohio, just below the mouth of Scioto Creek......Jan. 29, 1751 James McBride, with others in a canoe, passes down the Ohio to the mouth of the Kentucky River......1754 Capt. Harry Gordon, chief engineer in the western department in North America, encamps opposite to the Great Lick in Lewis county, Ky......July 16, 1766 John Findlay and a few wandering white men from North Carolina visit Kentucky......1767 By treaty at Fort Stanwix, now Rome, N. Y., the Six Nations and the Delawares, Shawnees, and Mingoes, of Ohio, grant to the King of England territory s
— reached the head of the island, they opened with their heaviest guns, throwing shell over the other boats. About fifty minutes after the engagement commenced, a forty-two pound shot struck the Essex just above the port, on her port bow, killing instantly S. B. Britton, Master's Mate, cutting his head completely off — passing through the bulwark, and stove in one of the flues of the starboard boiler. The boat was instantly filled with steam, The pilots — March Ford, of Pittsburgh, and James McBride, of Cincinnati — were scalded so that they died instantly. Ford was found with one hand on the wheel and the other on the bellrope. Twenty-six of the officers and men were killed and wounded, but one by shot. The Essex, being completely disabled, dropped down the stream, and was towed by a tug to Camp Ralleck. At this time the rebels, couraged by the disabling of the Essex, redoubled their fire, raining a storm of shot and shell upon the remaining three boats.--Our boats still k
leven guns of heavy callbre bearing upon our boats, which he fought until seven of the number were dismantled or otherwise rendered useless. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, A. H. Foots Flag Officer. Hon. Gidson Welles, Secretary Navy, Washington. The killed and wounded. W. D. Porter, commander, scalded. J. H. Lewis, paymaster, scalded. T. P. Perry, third master, soalded badly. S. B. Britian, master's mate, killed by connon shot. James McBride, Pilot, killed by scalding. William H. Ford, pilot, killed by scalding. John Matthews, quairmaster, badly scalded. A. D. Waterman, captain of forecastle, missing. Henry Gemper, fireman, missing. Samual Bayer, nreman, scalded badly. John Santt fireman, missing. James Joffey, scaman, killed by scalding. N. McCarty, scaman, scalded. H. Hagan, scaman, scalded. Dana Wilson, killed by scalding. Ben. Harrington; and scalded badly. Wm. O'Brien, scaman, scald
obody else could do it, has a debtor named James McBride, residing on Franklin street. McBride owesMcBride owes Peters one dollar and sixteen cents; Peters had called one hundred and sixteen times, at least, to demand payment — McBride having always a good reason for requesting Mr. Peters to call again. Thee law of General Winder was in operation, and McBride had no funds but such as would make him liablsaid Peters eagerly. "No you don't," answered McBride; "I can't be trapped that way — you want to h sum as one dollar and sixteen cents ? " said McBride in a tone of indignant expostulation; "I am a, soon after the commencement of watch hours, McBride was roused by a startling knock at his front sixteen cents." "Get away, you rowdy," cried McBride from aloft, "or I'll throw something at you."der and vowed he could knock all night unless McBride should come down and honorably discharge the Mr. Peters did not take into consideration.--McBride roared from the window for the watchmen, who,
moving towards Moorefield. A general engagement is now looked for in a day or two. There is much indicating that the rebels will attempt to flank General Sheridan in his position at Cedar creek. Early has gone to Richmond. John Hart, James McBride, John Holland and Patrick Lyons, in the employ of Smith & Brother, newsmen, who furnish Sheridan's army with newspapers as newsboys, were captured by guerrillas a day or two since while on their way from Middletown to Newtown with papers. McMcBride and Lyons had about five hundred dollars with them belonging to themselves. Hart had just been released from Richmond, having been captured in August last. Hood across the Tennessee River. A Nashville correspondent of the New York Herald, after stating that Hood's entire army is now north of the Tennessee river, having effected a crossing at Cypress creek, two and a half miles below Florence, Alabama, gives his entire force as thirty-three thousand five hundred, five thousand of