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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 385 63 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 362 4 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 87 1 Browse Search
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Doc. 14.-the capture of Richmond, La. Admiral Porter's report. United States Mississippi Squadron, flag-ship Black Hawk, near Vicksburgh, Thursday, June 18, 1863. sir: I have the honor to inform you, that, hearing the enemy had collected a force of twelve thousand men at Richmond, in Louisiana, nine miles from Milliken's Bend, I sent General Ellet to General Mowry, at Young's Point, to act in conjunction to wake them up. General Mowry promptly acceded to the request, and, with abouance-guard of the rebels, consisting of four thousand men and six pieces of artillery, captured a lot of stores, and the town was completely destroyed in the melee. This duty was handsomely performed by the different parties connected in it. David D. Porter, Assistant Rear-Admiral. Brigadier-General Ellet's report. Headquarters M. B. Brigade, flag-ship Autocrat, above Vicksburgh, June 17, 1863. Admiral: I have the honor to inform you, that, in accordance with your consent, I landed
gunboat Tyler saved the day, and enabled our little band of soldiers to capture a number of the enemy. I remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant, David D. Porter, A. R. Admiral Commanding Mississippi Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington. U. S. Iron-clad ram Eastport, Helena, Arkansas, July d and eighty. I am, respectfully, your obedient servant, S. L. Phelps, Lieutenant Commander Commanding Second Division, Mississippi Squadron. To Acting Rear-Admiral David D. Porter, Commanding Mississippi Squadron. headquarters District of eastern Arkansas, Helena, Ark., July 9, 1863. Admiral: I take pleasure in transmittinand without the knowledge of Commander Pritchett. I have the honor to be, sir, with much respect, your obedient servant. B. M. Prentiss, Major-General, To David D. Porter, Rear-Admiral, Commanding Mississippi Squadron. St. Louis Democrat account. Helena, Ark., July 12, 1863. At last we have been attacked by Missouri
army at Milliken's Bend. On the fourteenth day of March, Admiral D. D. Porter, commanding Mississippi squadron, informed me that he had mathe honor to remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant, David D. Porter, See General McClernand's Report, page 54 Docs. ante. Acting rd, invested. In this order were the lines drawn round them: Admiral Porter, with the separated portions of his fleet, guarding the river aot until four in the afternoon that General Grant sent word over to Porter to request him to cease firing, as the rebels had sent out a flag o General Ellet, with the Marine brigade, was the first to land, Admiral Porter next, then the lower fleet, and finally the long line of transpss brain and the latter by his executive dash. The navy, under Admiral Porter, has always cooperated with him when asked to do so. It does no mortars were employed in throwing the missiles. In the night Commodore Porter started a barge loaded with coal from the upper fleet to the b
enemy. Colonel Leib immediately formed his regiment across an open field, and with one volley dispersed the approaching enemy. Expecting the enemy would contest the passage of the bridge over Walnut Bayou, Colonel Leib fell back over the bridge, and from thence to Milliken's Bend, from whence he met a messenger informing me of the success of the expedition, and reported the enemy to be advancing. I immediately started the Twenty-third Iowa volunteer infantry to their assistance, and Admiral Porter ordered the gunboat Choctaw to that point. At three o'clock the following morning the enemy made their appearance in strong force on the main Richmond road, driving the pickets before them. The enemy advanced upon the left of our line, throwing out no skirmishers, marching in close column by division, with a strong cavalry force on his right flank. Our forces, consisting of the Twenty-third Iowa volunteer infantry and the African brigade, in all one thousand and sixty-one men, opene
ed the Argo in a small bayou about seventy-five miles up the Sunflower. I also found the Cotton Plant sunk in Lake George, with nothing out of the water but the tops of her smoke-stacks. At Gaines's Landing, on the Sunflower, I found, and brought away, a cutter which was lost on the Deer Creek expedition. I have as prisoners two engineers and a pilot in the service of the rebels, and several deserters and refugees, John G. Walker, Lieutenant Commanding United States Navy. To Acting Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, Commanding Mississippi Squadron. Cincinnati Commercial account. United States gunboat Baron De Kalb, mouth of the Yazoo River, May 31, 1863. We have just returned from our expedition in pursuit of the enemy's transports, and have been highly successful. Having received orders from Admiral Porter to ascend the Yazoo to the highest possible point, and destroy every rebel transport found, we left the mouth of this river on the evening of the twenty-fourth, and proc
he Fourth Delaware were stationed ; but before their services were required Colonel Porter had pushed forward to the support with two regiments, and Colonel West, aftmiles now intervened between the ground where the skirmish opened and where Colonel Porter stood ready to receive them, yet the rear of our column had scarcely reached Baltimore Store when the rebels, by another road, dashed upon Colonel Porter's command, hoping to cut it off; but the gallant Colonel had received his orders and knr with almost magical celerity. General Keyes now rode to the front, and Colonel Porter and Colonel Grimshaw were withdrawn from their positions. Their line of reire a shot or in any way to expose our position. In the mean time Grimshaw and Porter skirted the large field on which our line was formed, Captain Fagan, of the arte of ex-President Tyler--he preferred to remain on the field till morning. Colonel Porter, who commanded a brigade, occupied Dr. Tyler's abandoned house as headquart
effectively without a good corps of surveyors. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, David D. Porter, Acting Rear-Admiral Com'g Miss. Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington. Headquarters lefton the left I am under many obligations. Very respectfully your obedient servant, F. J. Herron, Major-General. Admiral D. D. Porter, Commanding Mississippi Squadron. Headquarters left division investing forces, Vicksburgh, July 5, 1863. Captaed during the day. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Thos. J. Selfridge, Lieutenant Commander. Acting Rear-Admiral David D. Porter, Commanding Mississippi Squadron. Headquarters Expeditionary army, Black River, July 4, 1863. Admiral D. Admiral D. D. Porter, Commanding Fleet. dear Admiral: No event in my life could have given me more personal pride or pleasure than to have met you to-day on the wharf at Vicksburgh — a Fourth of July so eloquent in events as to need no words or stimulants to
Doc. 102.-expedition up Red River. Report of Admiral Porter. United States Mississippi Squadron. Flag-ship Black Hawk, off Vicksburgh, July 18, 1863. sir: I have the honor to inform you that the expedition I sent into the Red River region proved very successful. Ascending the Black and Tensas Rivers, (running parallel with the Mississippi,) Lieutenant Commanding Selfridge made the head of navigation — Tensas Lake and Bayou Macon, thirty miles above Vicksburgh, and within five or scavalry and captured the whole. Thus Walker's army is left almost without ammunition. The officers and men have shown great energy on this expedition, and have met with no mishaps. They procured a good deal of information by which future movements will be regulated. The people in the whole of that section are very hostile to the Government — rank rebels. I have the honor to be, etc., David D. Porter, R. A. Commanding Mississippi Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy
ore underneath, was burned. After the second move, the Eldridge House party, which numbered about sixty, were safely, as they supposed, located in the Whitney House. Quantrell had chosen this place for his headquarters, and swore he would shoot any of his men who attempted to molest any of them. Many people, knowing this, slipped in and were saved. One brute came in upon his horse while the party were going from one place to the other, and was told by one of Quantrell's head men, named Porter, that he would kill him if he did not dry up. Every thing went on very well while Quantrell was there; he promised that he would be the last man to leave the town, and none of his men should return. He took a lunch, and finally ordered the command to move out of the city, which they did. After mounting his horse, he lifted his hat to the ladies, and bowing politely, said: Ladies, I now bid you good morning. I hope when we meet again, it will be under more favorable circumstances. Putting
ed the active command of the troops investing the stronghold, and these were adequately reenforced. The naval squadron on the Mississippi, under command of Rear-Admiral Porter, was also steadily increased until more than one hundred armed vessels were employed upon the river, including many iron-clad gunboats of great power. Parte military topography of the banks of the Mississippi. All these attempts having failed from physical obstacles found to be insurmountable, General Grant and Admiral Porter at last put afloat armed steamers and steamtransports, which ran through the fires of the long line of shore batteries which the insurgents had crected at Vic were established near the mouth of the Yazoo River, and which constituted an important part of the defensive system of Vicksburgh, were taken and raised by Rear-Admiral Porter, who thereupon sent a detachment of his fleet up that important tributary of the Mississippi, and effectually destroyed the numerous vessels and stores whic