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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 39: Miscellaneous operations, land and sea.--operations in the Nansemond, Cape Fear, Pamunky, Chucka Tuck and James Rivers.--destruction of blockade-runners.--adventures of Lieutenant Cushing, etc. (search)
r powers combined. In February, 1864, Acting-Rear-Admiral S. P. Lee, commanding the North Atlantic squadron, was in co-operation with Major-General B. F. Butler, who commanded the army of the James with his headquarters at Fortress Monroe. General Meade commanded the Army of the Potomac, with his headquarters south of the Rapidan, while the headquarters of the Army of the Shenandoah, under command of Major-General Sigel, were at Winchester. An important part of the North Atlantic squadron. who simply approved the proposition when it was mentioned to him, and received General Grant's order to sink the vessels. General Grant's arrival before Petersburg, which he attacked on the 14th of June, and the crossing of the James by General Meade's army, gave quite a different aspect to affairs at City Point, and the time had arrived when the Navy stood a chance of making itself very useful. Petersburg was one of the strongest outposts of the Confederate capital, and a formidable r
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
ll which they fired at the Lehigh--as they could not tell one from another. Nothing of interest occurred in Dahlgren's command from November 6th up to December 25th, when the Pawnee, Commander G. B. Balch, the Marblehead, Lieuteiiant-Commander R. W. Meade, Jr., and the schooner C. P. Williams, Acting-Master S. N. Freeman, were attacked by Confederate batteries in Stono River. Lieutenant-Commander Meade reports that on December 25th the enemy opened fire on the Marblehead, at 6 o'clock in t Hill; Acting-Master's Mates, E. D. W. Parsons, C. P. Weston and H. V. Butler; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, Samuel Genther; Acting-Third-Assistants, J. P. Cooper, J. Hollingsworth and I. A. Conover. Steamer Marblehead. Lieutenant-Commander, R. W. Meade, Jr.; Assistant Surgeon, B. H. Kidder; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, James Winter; Acting-Ensigns, G. A. Harriman and G. F. Winslow; Acting-Master's Mates, B. O. Low, T. L. Fisher and F. Millett; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, Frank
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
24th, 1865, quite as clever an affair took place off Calcasieu River, by a cutting-out expedition. under Lieutenant-Commander Richard W. Meade, which was a complete success without any casualties. A three-masted schooner, loaded with cotton, was lthe enemy was encamped close at hand, it was deemed best to take a force sufficiently large to insure success. Lieutenant-Commander Meade accordingly fitted out the Chocura's launch and first cutter, and took forty men of her crew under his personalxpedition returned to the Chocura. Acting-Ensigns Tracy and Beardsley accompanied Lieutenant-Commander (now Captain) R. W. Meade. Lieutenant-Commander Meade. The officers and men behaved as all men will when they are led by a judicious and gald J. B. McGavern; Acting-Third-Assistants, Philip Ketler and F. E. Hosmer. Chocura--Fourth-rate. Lieutenant-Commander, Richard W. Meade, Jr.; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Charles Gaylord; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, J. G. Tobey; Acting-Master, Al
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Pennsylvania. (search)
Confederates are thus beginning their retreat, Meade has summoned another council of war: he wishesmettsburg road? Such are the questions put by Meade to his council. The unanimous decision is notnions in regard to other points being divided, Meade determines to wait twenty-four hours longer, a to certain destruction, against the centre of Meade's line, where the latter could easily bring tol, he could not aspire to the Presidency, Gen. Meade was born Dec. 31, 1815, at Cadiz, Spain, whe what the law might have been at the time of Gen. Meade's birth, the reverse of what is stated in thnnard's and Lockwood's brigades having brought Meade a reinforcement of about five thousand men on This deduction makes the effective forces of Meade amount to from eighty-two to eighty-four thouse hundred guns collected on this battlefield. Meade had, therefore, from eighteen to nineteen thouving died of their wounds. On the other hand, Meade has 1.3,621 Confederate prisoners, but, as the[8 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—Third winter. (search)
rnment had sent to Winchester. Separated from Meade on one side by the Potomac, on the other by thrce into two parts. The promptness with which Meade's orders have been executed on the 22d is of gthe troops sent to the North had returned, and Meade, finding himself at the head of seventy-four tdoes not think of sending a single despatch to Meade to inform him of the situation. At last, Ewelrs pass away in the same silence; night comes: Meade, sitting near the fire with his staff not far retrieve it by despatching several couriers to Meade during the battle of Sulphur Springs, but theys already marching toward Greenwich. In fact, Meade has ordered all his army forward on the 14th aads, would have been simply their guardian. Meade, having no longer the choice of operations, ree right being subordinate to that of the left, Meade does not hesitate to give this counter-order. e cannot more promptly reinforce his left than Meade his right. The Federal troops ready for the a[155 more...]