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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 14.55 (search)
Commander F. S. Haggerty, towed by the Isaac Smith, Lieutenant Commanding J. W. A. Nicholson. The flanking squadron was led by the gun-boat Bienville, Commander Charles Steedman, followed by the Seneca, Lieutenant Commanding Daniel Ammen; gun-boat Curlew, Lieutenant Commanding P. G. Watmough; gun-boat Penguin, Lieutenant Commandbattery on Hilton Head. . . . The same authority establishes the fact that the Bienville thereafter, during the engagement, followed in the main line. Rear-Admiral Steedman sends to the editors the following explanation of the movements of his vessel: The Bienville was the leading ship in the flanking or starboard column.t followed the Wabash on her third circuit; or, to speak more precisely, on her second passage out and her third passage in, under the fire of the forts. Charles Steedman, Rear-Admiral, Retired. The report of the Seneca states: On the morning of the 7th we took position assigned us in the line, and, passing up, delivered o
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The opposing forces at Port Royal, November 7th, 1861. (search)
h, 4 32-pounders), Commander Percival Drayton; Pawnee (8 9-inch, 2 12-pounders), Lieutenant R. H. Wyman; gun-boats Unadilla, Lieutenant Napoleon Collins; Seneca, Lieutenant Daniel Ammen; Ottawa, Lieutenant T. H. Stevens; Pembina, Lieutenant J. P. Bankhead (each of the four latter carried 1 11-inch, 1 20-pounder rifle, and 2 24-pounders); sailing sloop Vandalia (4 8-inch, 16 32-pounders, 1 12-pounder), Commander F. S. Haggerty; steamer Bienville (8 32--pounders, 1 30-pounder rifle), Commander Charles Steedman; Augusta (8 32-pounders, I 12-pounder), Commander E. G. Parrott; Curlew (6 32-pounders, 1 20-pounder rifle), Lieutenant P. G. Watmough; Penguin (4 32-pounders, 1 12-pounder), Lieutenant T. A. Budd; R. B. Forbes (2 32-pounders), Lieutenant H. S. Newcomb; Isaac Smith (8 8-inch, 1 30-pounder rifle, originally, but the broadside battery was thrown overboard on the way down from Hampton Roads), Lieutenant J. W. A. Nicholson. The loss in the Union fleet, as officially reported, was 8 ki
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.1 (search)
t 110 [in fact, 151 to 154.--G. T. B.], which were principally directed at Sumter. Her walls show the effect of fifty-five missiles — shot, shells, and fragments. . . . The casualties are slight. At Sumter five men were wounded by fragments of masonry and wood. . . . At Moultrie one man was killed by the falling of the flagstaff when shot away. At Battery Wagner an ammunition chest . . . exploded from the blast of the gun. killing three men, mortally wounding one, slightly wounding Lieutenant Steedman, in charge of the gun, and three men. G. T. B. [See also papers to follow.] In the communication sent by me to the War Department, dated May 24th, with regard to the attack of April 7th, I made the following statement: The action lasted two hours and twenty-five minutes, but the chief damage is reported by the enemy to have been done in thirty minutes. The Keokuk did not come nearer than nine hundred yards of Fort Sumter; she was destroyed. The New Ironsides could not stand t
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Minor operations of the South Atlantic squadron under Du Pont. (search)
un-boats, occasionally engaging the enemy. In September, 1862, the Confederates in Florida attempted to regain possession of the St. John's River, and for this purpose constructed a fort at St. John's Bluff, arming it with heavy rifles. Commander Steedman, of the Paul Jones, then in command in the St. John's, supported by a force of troops under General John M. Brannan, Later a division commander in the Army of the Cumberland, to which he was transferred in April, 1863.--editors. attacked and captured the battery on the 5th of October. The expedition then made a demonstration two hundred miles up the river. Later in the year a combined expedition, also under Steedman and Brannan, made an unsuccessful attempt to destroy the bridge over the Pocotaligo River in South Carolina. The first month of the year 1863 witnessed two serious disasters in the South Atlantic squadron. Toward the close of the month the force in Stono Inlet was composed of the Commodore McDonough, Lieutenan
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.7 (search)
, 3 30-pounder Parrotts, 4 32-pounders, 1 12-pounder S. B. howitzer, 1 12-pounder rifle howitzer; Mohawk, Com. A. K. Hughes, 6 32-pounders, 1 24-pounder S. B., 1 12-pounder howitzer. Side-wheel steamer. Powhatan, Capt. S. W. Gordon, Capt. Charles Steedman, 7 9-inch, 1 100-pounder Parrott pivot, 1 11-inch pivot. Gun-boats. Wissahickon, Lieut.-Com. J. L. Davis, 1 150-pounder Parrott pivot, 1 20-pounder Parrott pivot, 2 24-pounder S. B. howitzers, 112-pounder rifle howitzer; Seneca, Lieers; Cimarron, Com. A. G. Drake, 1 100-pounder Parrott, 1 9-inch, 2 9-inch pivot, 4 24-pounder S. B. howitzers; Conemaugh, Com. Reed Werden, 1 100-pounder Parrott pivot, 4 9-inch, 2 24-pounder S. B. howitzers, 1 11-inch pivot; Paul Jones, Com. Charles Steedman; Com. A. C. Rhind; Lieut.-Com. E. P. Williams, 1 100-pounder Parrott pivot, 1 11-inch pivot, 4 9-inch, 1 2-pounder S. B. light. Purchased steamers. South Carolina, Com. J. J. Almy, 1 30-pounder Parrott, 1 24-pounder S. B. howitzer,
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)
Parrott. New Ironsides, Commo. William Radford. Saugus, Com. E. R. Colhoun. Screw frigates. Colorado, Commo. H. K. Thatcher. Minnesota, Commo. Joseph Lanman. Wabash, Capt. M. Smith. Side-wheel steamers (1st class). Powhatan, Commo. J. F. Schenck. Susquehanna, Commo. S. W. Godon. Screw sloops. Brooklyn, Capt. James Alden. Juniata, Capt. W. R. Taylor (1st attack); Lieut.-Com. T. S. Phelps (2d attack). Mohican, Com. D. Ammen. Shenandoah, Capt. D. B. Ridgely. Ticonderoga, Capt. C. Steedman. Tuscarora, Com. J. M. Frailey. Screw gun-vessels. Kansas, Lieut.-Com. P. G. Watmough. Maumee, Lieut.-Com. R. Chandler. Nyack, Lieut.-Com. L. H. Newman. Pequot, Lieut.-Com. D. L. Braine. Yantic, Lieut.-Com. T. C. Harris. Screw gun-boats. Chippewa, Lieut.-Com. A. W. Weaver (1st attack); Lieut.-Com. E. E. Potter (2d attack). Huron, Lieut.-Com. T. O. Selfridge. Seneca, Lieut.-Com. M. Sicard. Unadilla, Lieut.-Com. F. M. Ramsay. Double-Enders. Iosco, Com. John Guest. Macki
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
, November 11th, 1861. The main squadron consisted of the Wabash, Commander C. R. P. Rogers, leading; frigate Susquehlanna, Captain J. L. Lardner; sloop Mohican, Commander L W. Gordon; sloop Seminole, Commander J. P. Gillis; sloop Pawnee, Lieutenant commanding T. H. Stevens; gunboat Pembina, Lieutenant commanding J. P. Bankhead; sailing sloop Vandalia, towed by the Isaac P. Smith, Lieutenant commanding J. W. A. Nicholson. The flanking squadron consisted of the gunboats Bienville, Commander Charles Steedman, leading; Seneca, Lieutenant commanding Daniel Ammen; Curlew, Lieutenant commanding P. G. Watmough; Penguin, Lieutenant commanding F. A. Budd; and Augusta, Commander E. G. Parrott. Fort Walker, Hilton head. That flotilla was then lying at a safe distance between Hilton Head and Paris Islands. The plan of attack was to pass up midway between Forts Walker and Beauregard (which were about two miles apart), receiving and returning the fire of both; and at the distance of two
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 6: naval expedition against Port Royal and capture of that place. (search)
wnee, Lieut.-Commanding R. H. Wyman; steam gunboat Unadilla, Lieut-Commanding N. Collins; steam gunboat Ottawa, Lieut.-Commanding T. H Stevens; steam gunboat Paulina, Lieut.-Commanding J. P. Bankhead: sailing sloop Vandalia, Commander F. S. Haggerty, towed by steamer Isaac Smith. Bombardment and capture of forts Walker and Beauregard at Port Royal entrance by the naval expedition under Flag officer S. F. Dupont. The flanking squadron consisted of the steam gunboat Bienville, Commander Charles Steedman, leading ship; steam gunboat, Seneca, Lieut.-Commanding Daniel Ammen; steam gunboat Curlew, Lieut.-Commanding P. G. Watmough; steam gunboat Penguin, Lieut.-Commanding T. A. Budd; and the steam gunboat Augusta, Commander E. G. Parrott. The plan of attack was to pass up midway between Forts Walker and Beauregard, which were distant from each other about two and one-third miles, receiving and returning the fire of both. When about two and a half miles north of Beauregard the line
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 8: capture of Fernandina and the coast South of Georgia. (search)
ur civil war, and is now an established rule the world over. A commander-in-chief, no matter how clever, does not stand much chance of success against the enemy unless he is well supported by his officers; and as Dupont up to this time had been everywhere successful, we must give a portion of the credit to those who served under his command. That Dupont was fortunate in his selection, the names of Captain C. H. Davis, Commanders John Rodgers, Drayton, C. R. P. Rodgers, Godon, Parrott, Steedman, Gillis, Prentiss, Lieutenants-Commanding Balch, Stevens, Ammen, Nicholson, Truxton, Rhind, Bankhead, Conroy,Watmough, Budd, Semmes and Phoenix, in command of vessels,will show, besides the junior officers mentioned favorably by their commanding officers. Nearly all the commanding officers reached high rank, and the youngest of them are now well up on the list of commodores and captains. Eleven of them attained the rank of rear-admiral; and of these six are still living, have retired
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
send a copy to the other immediately. A. L. Commander (now Rear-Admiral) Charles Steedman, commanding flanking division, battle of Port Royal. Rear-Admiral Dupod J. A. Munger; Gunner, Jacob Amee. Steam gun-boat Paul Jones. Commander, Charles Steedman, Lieutenant, Edward A. Walker; Acting-Masters, Wm. Buckholdt; C. H. al and occupation of the Confederate forts. From Flag-officer Dupont, Commander Steedman, and Lieutenants-commanding C. R. P. Rodgers, Ammen, Stevens and Watmoughholson. The flanking squadron consisted of the gun-boat Bienville, Commander Charles Steedman, the leading ship; the gun-boat Seneca, Lieutenant-Commander Daniel A Dupont, Commanding South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Report of Commander Charles Steedman. United States Steamer Bienville, Port Royal Harbor, Nov. 8, 1-two rifle-shell. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Charles Steedman, Commander. Flag-Officer S. F. Dupont, Commander-in-Chief of Naval Forces
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