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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 16: career of the Anglo-Confederate pirates.--closing of the Port of Mobile — political affairs. (search)
ay, full thirty miles below the City, with a fleet of eighteen vessels, four of them iron-clad, the wooden vessels were the Hartford (flag-ship), Captain P. Drayton; Brooklyn, Captain James Alden; Metacomet, Lieutenant-Commander J. E. Jonett; Octorara, Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Green; Richmond, Captain T. A. Jenkins; Lackawanna, Captain J. B. Marchand; Monongahela, Commander J. H. Strong; Ossi. Pee, Commander W. E. Leroy; Oneida, Commander J. R. M. Mullaney; Port Royal, Lieutenant-Commandered fire upon the Fort, then a mile off. The latter soon replied, when a general engagement ensued. Because of her having four chase-guns, peculiarly adapted for the work in hand, Farragut had allowed the Brooklyn and her tethered companion, the Octorara, to Entranoe to Mobile Bay. lead the wooden ships. When that vessel was within range of the Fort, whose guns were trained upon the Hartford (which, with the Metacomet, was close following), she opened a heavy fire of grape-shot, that almost i
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
Brave. 893 18 196 85 696 33 do Oct. 24, 1863 Octorara. Schooner Bettie Kratzer 4,642 00 1,081 284,037 90 276 25 13,761 65 Boston Nov. 9, 1863 Octorara.   Cotton, 37 1/2 bales 8,542 26 207 19 8, 21,791 53 3,401 45 18,390 08 do Oct. 9, 1863 Octorara. Sloop Ellen 235 00 161 06 73 94 do Oct. 235,475 33 5,355 46 30,119 87 do Mar. 17, 1864 Octorara. Steamer Ella Warley 102,709 88 18,976 31 s 7,313 65 1,084 37 6,229 28 do Nov. 26, 1864 Octorara. Schooner Florence Nightingale 37,362 61 2,904 04 34,458 57 do June 22, 1864 Tioga, Octorara. Sloop Fashion. 12,348 87 1,175 91 11,172 96 Nandy 979 06 326 38 652 68 do <*>ar. 17, 1864 Octorara. Schooner Hortense 2,647 73 350 86 2,296 8r Prize 837 84 237 54 600 30 do Oct. 24, 1863 Octorara. Sloop Pioneer 2,366 92 1,058 18 1,308 74 710 75 435 86 2,274 89 Key West Mar. 17, 1864 Octorara. Sloop Richards Waiting for prize list 48 8,005 83 47,031 65 New York July 20, 1863 Octorara. Schooner Trier 1,387 30 369 86 1,017 44 K[2 more...]
d since the immense naval power of Great Britain, wielded by a Napier, recoiled before the defenses of Cronstadt; while no attempt was made on the fortifications of Odessa. The fleet which Rear-Admiral Farragut led Aug. 5, 1864. to force its way into the bay of Mobile was composed of 4 iron-clads and 14 wooden ships-of-war or gunboats, as follows: Defenses of Mobile. Hartford (flag-ship), Capt. P. Drayton; Brooklyn, Capt. James Alden; Metacomet, Lt.-Com'r J. E. Jouett; Octorara, Lt.-Com'r C. H. Green; Richmond, Capt. T. A. Jenkins; Lackawanna, Capt. J. B. Marchand; Monongahela, Com'r J. H. Strong; Ossipee, Com'r W. E. Leroy; Oneida, Com'r J. R. M. Mullany; Port Royal, Lt.-Com'r B. Gherardi; Seminole, Com'r E. Donaldson; Kennebec, Lt.-Com'r W. I. McCann; Itasca, Lt.-Com'r George Brown; Galena, Lt.-Com'r C. H. Wells; Iron-clads.Tecumseh, Com'r T. A. M. . Craven; Iron-clads.Manhattan, Com'r J. W. A. Nicholson; Iron-clads.Win
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington, Chapter 13: aggregate of deaths in the Union Armies by States--total enlistment by States--percentages of military population furnished, and percentages of loss — strength of the Army at various dates casualties in the Navy. (search)
une 24 Fawn Grove White River Aug. 5 Hartford Farragut's flag-ship. Drayton Mobile Bay 25 28 -- 53 Aug. 5 Brooklyn Alden Mobile Bay 11 43 -- 54 Aug. 5 Lackawanna Marchand Mobile Bay 4 35 -- 39 Aug. 5 Oneida Mullany Mobile Bay 8 30 -- 38 Aug. 5 Monongahela Strong Mobile Bay -- 6 -- 6 Aug. 5 Metacomet Jouett Mobile Bay 1 2 -- 3 Aug. 5 Ossipee Le Roy Mobile Bay 1 7 -- 8 Aug. 5 Richmond Jenkins Mobile Bay -- 2 -- 2 Aug. 5 Galena Wells Mobile Bay -- 1 -- 1 Aug. 5 Octorara Greene Mobile Bay 1 10 -- 11 Aug. 5 Kennebec McCann Mobile Bay 1 6 -- 7 Aug. 5 Tecumseh Blown up by torpedoes. Craven Mobile Bay -- -- -- 79 1865.               Jan. 15 Fleet Porter Fort Fisher 74 289 20 This loss occurred in the column of sailors who landed and made an assault in connection with that of the land forces.383 Mch. 29 Osage Sunk by a torpedo. Gamble Mobile Bay 3 8 -- 11 April-- Rodolph Sunk by a torpedo. Dyer Mobile Bay 4 11 -- 15 April-- Lau
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 4 (search)
d turned in, I was informed that a number of Union citizens had assembled on the dock and were desirous of seeing me, as they had seen me pass through when wounded. Fortunately the boat was about starting, which, together with my dishabille, were given as excuses for my non-appearance, and the people of St. George's were thus saved a most eloquent address. The first person I saw this morning was Duncan Graham, looking very handsome and very like his brother Willie. Duncan is on board the Octorara, Commodore Porter's flagship. After I had breakfasted, I attended to shifting the baggage and securing my place on the Old Point boat. I cannot tell you how miserable and sad I was and am at parting from you and the dear children, and as the boat pushed off and I saw those three fine boys standing on the dock, I thought my heart would break. But it cannot be helped and must be endured, and we must try and bear our trials as cheerfully as we possibly can. Baltimore, August 16, 1862.
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), The blockade and the cruisers. (search)
ring the whole war. For service in the rivers and in narrow sounds and channels, still another class of vessels was needed. To meet this want, a fourth measure was adopted, by building twelve paddle-wheel steamers, three or four hundred tons larger than the gunboats, but still small vessels, and of very light draft. To avoid the necessity of turning, they were provided with a double bow, and a rudder at each end. These were the famous double-enders. The first twelve were the so-called Octorara class. Twenty-seven larger vessels of the same type were afterwards built, composing the Sassacus class. The Wateree, a vessel of the same size and general design, was built of iron. Finally the Mohongo class, also of iron, consisted of seven double-enders of still larger size, and carrying a heavier armament. The Ashuelot News of the loss of the Ashuelot is received as this volume is going to press. and Monocacy still represent this class in the service The fifth and last measure
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 7: (search)
ation that other vessels are destined for similar purposes in the same quarter, and it is therefore essential that prompt and vigorous measures be adopted for annihilating these lawless depredators by their capture, and, if necessary, destruction. You have been selected to command a squadron for this purpose... The instructions designated the West Indies and Bahamas as the cruising ground, and named the sloops-of-war Wachusett and Dacotah, the double-enders Cimmerone, Sonoma, Tioga, and Octorara, and the fast side-wheel steamer Santiago de Cuba as the vessels that were to compose the squadron. Of these only the Wachusett and the Dacotah were fitted to cope singly with the Alabama; but other suitable vessels were subsequently added to the squadron. Wilkes sailed from Hampton Roads in the Wachusett on the 24th of September. His cruise lasted about nine months. During two months of this time, the Alabama was in the same waters; while the Florida, when she left Mobile, ran directl
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Appendix B. (search)
Sold. TahomaSold, 1867. UnadillaSold, 1869. WinonaSold, 1865. WissahickonSold, 1865. Pinta Class. 9 screw-tugs:2350 Fortune 2350 Leyden2350 Mayflower2360 Nina2350 Palos2350 Pinta2350 Speedwell2350 Standish2350 Triana2350 Pilgrim Class. 2 screw-tugs:2170 Maria Pilgrim *** Octorara Class. 12 side-wh'l stmrs, double-enders7 to 11730 to 950 Cimmerone10860Sold. Conemaugh8955Sold, 1867. Genesee4803Sold, 1867. Mahaska6832Sold. Maratanza6786Sold. Miami7730Sold, 1865. Octorara6829Sold, 1866. Paul Jones6863Sold, 1867. Port Royal8805Sold, 1866. Sebago6852Sold. Sonoma6955Sold, 1867. Tioga6819Sold, 1867. Sassacus Class. 27 side-wh'l stmrs, double enders:10 to 14974 Agawam8974Sold, 1867. Algonquin12974Sold, 1869. Ascutney8974Sold, 1868. Chenango8974Sold. Chicopee8974Sold. 1865. Eutaw8974Sold, 1865. Iosco8974 Lenapee8974Sold. Mackinaw8974Sold. 1867. Massasoit8974Sold, 1867. Mattabesett8974Sold, 1867. Mendota8974Sold, 1867. Metacomet8974Sold, 1868.
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the naval war. (search)
ficulty in managing the mortar-boats and the transports, and in obtaining supplies for the fleet, delayed the time when Farragut saw all his forces united below Vicksburg, on the 27th of June. His fleet consisted of five sloops-of-war, the Hartford, bearing the commodore's pennant, the Iroquois, the Oneida, the Richmond and the Brooklyn; six gun-boats, the Kennebeck, the Katahdin, the Wissahickon, the Scioto, the Pinola and the Pinola, forming the first division; six other gun-boats, the Octorara, the Westfield, the Clifton, the Jackson, the Harriet Lane and the Owasco, which, with sixteen mortar-boats, constituted the second division, under David Porter; Williams' division of infantry, about three thousand strong, was on board. The latter was evidently too weak to attempt any demonstration against the works of Vicksburg, whose garrison numbered eight or ten thousand men; it could only protect the depots of the fleet against a surprise. On the evening of the 27th, everything was