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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 3 1 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Navy at Fort Fisher. (search)
armed with rifles and bayonets. Another fatal mistake was the stopping at the sea angle. Two hundred yards farther would have brought us to a low parapet without palisade or ditch, where, with proper arms, we could have intrenched and fought. Some sixty remained at the front, at the foot of the parapet, under cover of the palisade, until nightfall enabled them to withdraw. Among the number I remember Lieutenant-Commanders Breese, Parker, Cushman, Sicard; Lieutenants Farquhar, Lamson, S. W. Nichols, and Bartlett. A loss of some three hundred in killed and wounded attests the gallant nature of the assault. Among these were several prominent officers, including Lieutenants Preston and Porter, killed; Lieutenant-Commanders C. H. Cushman, W. N. Allen, Lieutenant G. M. Bache, wounded. After their repulse the sailors did good service with the marines by manning the intrenchments thrown up across the peninsula, which enabled General Terry to send Abbott's brigade and Blackman's (27
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Fort Fisher, N. C.: January 13-15, 1865. (search)
. O. Selfridge. Pioneers, Lieut. S. W. Preston (k).--Malvern, 60 men, Lieut. B. H. Porter (k). Colorado, 218 men, Lieut. H. B. Robeson. Minnesota, 241 men, Lieut.-Com. James Parker. Wabash, 188 men, Lieut.-Com. C. H. Cushman (w). Powhatan, 100 men, Lieut. George M. Bache (w). Susquehanna, 75 men, Lieut.-Com. F. B. Blake. Brooklyn, 70 men (estimated), Act. Ens. D. Cassell; Juniata, 69 men, Acting Master C. H. Hamilton (w). Mohican, 52 men, Acting Master W. Burdett. Shenandoah, 71 men, Lieut. S. W. Nichols. Ticonderoga, 60 men, Ensign G. W. Coffin (w). Tuscarora, 60 men, Lieut. Com. W. N. Allen (w). Kansas, 20 men, Act. Ens. Williams. Pequot, 44 men, Act. Ens. G. Lamb. Yantic, 45 men, Act. Ens. J. C. Lord. Chippewa, 24 men, Act. Ens. G. H. Wood. Huron, 34 men, Lieut.-Com. T. O. Selfridge. Seneca, 29 men, Lieut.-Com. M. Sicard. Iosco, 44 men, Act. Ens. W. Jameson. Mackinaw, 45 men, Acting Master A. J. Louch (w). Maratanza, 51 men, Acting Master J. B. Wood (w). Osceola, 39 men, Act. Ens.
he Minnesota. At forty-five minutes past five P. M. a large fire broke out just in the rear of the batteries, which continued until after night. Between Fort Fisher and the Mound batteries we could discern two guns dismounted by the fire of the fleet. After the second day's bombardment I could see nothing more for the navy to do than to await the assault by the land forces, which did not take place as I expected. It affords me much gratification to speak of the cool bearing of Lieutenant S. W. Nichols, the Executive Officer, and other officers, and the crew of this ship, during the two days bombardment. I enclose a memorandum of the expenditure of ammunition on the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth instant. I am, very respectfully, &c., Daniel B. Ridgely, Captain, United States Navy. Rear-Admiral David D. Porter, Commanding North Atlantic Squadron. Report of Captain James Alden. United States steamer Brooklyn, off Beaufort, N. C. December 30, 1864 sir — I have the h