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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 2: bombardment and fall of Fort Sumter.--destruction of the Norfolk Navy Yard by the Federal officers. (search)
of the most important naval station in the United States. The greatest misfortune to the Union caused by the destruction of the Navy Yard, was the loss of at least twelve hundred fine guns, most of which were uninjured. A number of them were quickly mounted at Sewell's Point to keep our ships from approaching Norfolk; others were sent to Hatteras Inlet, Ocracocke, Roanoke Island and other points in the sounds of North Carolina. Fifty-three of them were mounted at Port Royal, others at Fernandina and at the defences of New Orleans. They were met with at Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Island No.10, Memphis, Vicksburg, Grand Gulf and Port Hudson. We found them up the Red River as far as the gunboats penetrated, and took possession of some of them on the cars at Duvall's Bluff, on White River, bound for Little Rock. They gave us a three hours hard fight at Arkansas Post, but in the end they all returned to their rightful owners, many of them indented with Union shot and not a few perma
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 6: naval expedition against Port Royal and capture of that place. (search)
as required for supplying coal, provisions and stores at a point where our ships could find safe anchorage at all times, and where machine shops and docks could be constructed for refitting vessels. The work of supplying vessels was one of vital importance, and a harbor was also Plan of the attack on forts Walker and Beauregard, November 7, 1861. needed as a base of operations against the whole Southern States. The choice of harbors lay between Bull's Bay, Port Royal, Brunswick and Fernandina. The latter, for some reasons, was considered an available place, but finally the Department concurred in the opinion of Flag Officer Dupont that Port Royal contained all the required advantages. Port Royal is one of the finest harbors in the United States, with water sufficient for the largest vessels. It is about equidistant between Charleston and Savannah, and so well aware were the Confederates of its importance that one of their first acts was to fortify it against the entrance o
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 8: capture of Fernandina and the coast South of Georgia. (search)
Tybee River to Fort Pulaski. expedition to Fernandina. commanders of and vessels composing the ex Islands. Fort Clinch occupied. capture of Fernandina. capture of the steamer Darlington. General Lee and Fernandina. fine harbors for blockade runners. good service of the Navy. the forts and Officer Dupont turned his attention towards Fernandina in Florida, twenty-five miles north of the sland, twenty miles north of the entrance to Fernandina. Hoisting his flag temporarily on board tander S. W. Godon, Dupont's squadron entered Fernandina in the following order: Ottawa, Mohican, Ellerates had hastily abandoned the defences of Fernandina, and were at that moment in full retreat, cathe anchorage. General Lee had pronounced Fernandina perfectly defensible against a naval attack, remained in charge of the fortifications at Fernandina, and Flag Officer Dupont proceeded in the WaNavy, forgetting that Dupont had promised at Fernandina to respect private property. There were m[2 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
ew York Nov. 17, 1864 Santiago de Cuba. Schooner Artist 6,416 42 1,421 54 4,994 85 Philadelphia Jan. 19, 1865 Bermuda. Schooner Annie Verden 25,445 68 2,598 31 22,847 37 New Orleans Feb. 21, 1865 Mobile. Schooner Albert Edward 44,461 82 4,183 34 40,278 48 do Feb. 14, 1865 Katahdin. Steamer Armstrong 251,382 26 7,321 53 244,060 73 New York April 20, 1865 R. R. Cuyler, Gettysburg, Mackinaw, Montgomery. Sloop Annie Thompson 14,847 96 1,639 50 13,208 46 Philadelphia May 13, 1865 Fernandina. Schooner Ann Louisa 7,437 57 476 92 6,960 95 Key West Aug. 25, 1865 Proteus. Schooner Anna Sophia 29,145 69 4,245 48 24,900 21 New Orleans June 26, 1865 Bienville, Princess Royal. Steamer Annie 358,951 71 24,639 97 329,311 74 New York June 22, 1865 Niphon, Wilderness, Alabama, Kansas, Howquah. Schooner Augusta. 5,551 28 313 70 5,237 58 Key West Aug. 16, 1865 Honeysuckle. Ram Albemarle 79,944 00 2,645 30 77,298 70 Washington Aug. 28, 1865 Lieutenant-Commander Cushing and par