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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 36 0 Browse Search
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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 12 0 Browse Search
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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 4 0 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The Union and Confederate navies. (search)
ion than brilliant in conception, bought nine river-boats, which he strengthened and altered into rams on a plan of his own. They were called the Queen of the West, Monarch, Samson, Lioness, Switzerland, Lancaster, Mingo, T. D. Horner, and Dick Fulton. Though they were hastily and imperfectly prepared, yet under the leadership of Ellet and other members of his remarkable family, who shared with him a native military instinct that was little short of genius, and a superb courage Monitor Weehawken in a storm. that bordered upon recklessness, they performed services that gave them a place apart in the history of the river operations. [See page 453.] In its personnel, the navy was by no means so well prepared for war as it should have been. Several circumstances combined to weaken the strength of the corps. As there was no system of retirement, and as promotion for many years had been made solely on the basis of seniority, the upper part of the list was filled with officers who had
the necessity of advancing on Washington. It is clear that our Yankee enemies, always pushing us into our best position, intend to force us into the alternative of a campaign in Maryland, or the devastation of our sea-coast. The Carolinas, Georgia and Florida, are to be defended in Maryland. It is there, by a firm and aggressive war, that the United States must, on our part, be forced to defend themselves. Two companies of Colonel Berdan's sharpshooters took their departure from Weehawken, N. J., for the seat of war. They are the first of the regiment that have gone into actual service. The uniform of the regiment is peculiarly appropriate for their position as marksmen, consisting of green frock coats, gray pantaloons, and green caps. The dress is made to accord with the colors of nature as much as possible, and is intended to be worn in summer. In winter the uniform will consist entirely of a gray pattern.--N. Y. World, Sept. 6. The Twentieth regiment of Massachusetts
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.1 (search)
ptured six officers and about 113 men. Most of them were wounded. Three monitors and three wooden gun-boats assisted the Federal land forces on that occasion. Battery Wagner was again shelled on the 12th by part of the fleet, while the The Weehawken. land forces were engaged in putting up works near the middle of Morris Island. They were very much disturbed by the accurate firing of Fort Sumter and of Battery Gregg. On the arrival of the remainder of Clingman's brigade and of other te progress of the enemy by erecting new batteries on James Island, and by strengthening others already in position there and elsewhere. I issued orders Effect of Blakely shot from Fort Sumter on the plating and the smoke-stack of the monitor Weehawken. from Photographs. to that effect, and they were vigorously carried out. Battery Simkins, in advance of Fort Johnson, on Shell Point, was one of these new batteries. It was armed with one 10-inch Columbiad, one 6.40 Brooke, and three 10-inch
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Du Pont's attack at Charleston. (search)
m. After leaving the admiral's cabin, these distinguished staff-officers sought the naval chief-of-staff and wished him to urge their proposal. He again showed them the order from the Navy Department directing the transfer of the iron-clads to the Mississippi, and asked them if any right-minded officer in his position, in the face of such an order, could urge his chief to do what they proposed. The chief-of-engineers, Colonel Duane, replying, frankly admitted he could not. The monitor Weehawken capturing the Confederate iron-clad ram Atlanta (formerly the blockade-runner Fingal ), Wassaw Sound, Georgia, June 17, 1863. Before leaving Port Royal, General Hunter had constantly insisted that with his force he could do nothing until the navy should put him in possession of Morris Island by the capture of its batteries. At that time [Spring, 1863] it was known that thirty thousand or more troops were at Charleston and its immediate neighborhood. These, by interior lines covered
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The boat attack on Sumter. (search)
making the examination we were enduring the converging fire of the enemy's heaviest batteries, only about eight hundred yards distant, our escape from more serious results seems remarkable. As soon as my report was made the iron-clads withdrew from action and took up their usual anchorage for the night. The morning of the next day (September 8th) found the Weehawken still aground and the enemy pounding away at her. About 10 A. M. signal was made from the flag-ship, Iron-clads assist Weehawken.m Slipping the moorings of the Patapsco we hastened to the relief, but before we had gathered headway a shot from the grounded monitor landed in Moultrie and exploded a magazine; this elicited loud cheers from sailors and soldiers, and the admiral signaled, Well done, Weehawken. Colhoun was defending his vessel vigorously and valiantly when, by 11 A. M., the iron-clads moved into position and opened a strong fire on the Sullivan's Island batteries. Colhoun was then left in peace and affo
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
machine-shop. The names of the monitors and their respective commanders were as follows: Weehawken, Captain John Rodgers; Passaic, Captain Percival Drayton; Montauk, Commander John L. Worden; P noon the next day, April 7, 1863 when it advanced in a prescribed manner of line ahead, the Weehawken, Captain Rodgers, leading, the others following in the order named in note 3, page 192. The shem — a silence which created the most painful forebodings and suspense — was explained. The Weehawken, its bow furnished with a contrivance for exploding torpedoes and removing obstructions, went of the tide. The other vessels were drawing nearer and nearer, their people wondering why the Weehawken hesitated, when suddenly the silence was broken, as the heavy barbette guns of Fort Sumter pout was well that he was stopped, for had he gone into the open way through one of the rows, the Weehawken would doubtless have been blown to atoms by the monster torpedo just mentioned. Meanwhile D
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 7: the siege of Charleston to the close of 1863.--operations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. (search)
ttack. Deserters from the Atlanta reported her ready for work, and Admiral Dupont sent the Weehawken, Captain Rodgers, and Nahant, Commander Downes, to Wassaw Sound, to watch her. She was considefilled, and the spectators were grievously disappointed. As the ram pushed swiftly toward the Weehawken, the latter held back its fire until its antagonist was within short range, when a gun, sighten the space of fifteen minutes after the first shot was fired, the Atlanta was prisoner to the Weehawken, and the astonished Webb said to his crew, Providence, for some good reason, has interfered wien by Gillmore's guns, to keep the garrison from doing mischief, or the sad destruction of the Weehawken in a heavy December gale. The Weehawken lay at anchor in the outer harbor off Morris IslandWeehawken lay at anchor in the outer harbor off Morris Island when the gale came on, and, in consequence of her hatches being left open, she foundered on the 6th of December, carrying down with her thirty <*>her crew. Gillmore continually strengthened his new
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
ooner Ann 3,299 40 308 22 2,991 18 do Mar. 17, 1864 Restless. Schooner Alabama 9,867 38 1,291 56 8,575 82 do Mar. 17, 1864 Susquehanna. Sloop Ann 50 00 60 15 No proceeds do   Gem of the Sea. Schooner Ann 322 61 147 21 175 40 do Mar. 29, 1864 Sagamore. Steamer Aries $147,008 46 $3,036 48 $143,971 98 Boston Mar. 22, 1864 Stettin. Steamer Antona 136,202 02 4,526 60 131,675 42 New York May 10, 1864 Pocahontas. Steamer Atlanta 350,829 26 789 30 350,039 96 Boston April 23, 1864 Weehawken, Nahant, Cimarron. Boat Alice Waiting for prize list of Annie Williams. 597 62 143 66 453 96 Key West   Annie Williams. Steamer Alonzo Childs 5,000 00 275 91 4,724 09 Springfield Mar. 29, 1864 Baron De Kalb. Schooner Anita 75,489 99 5,650 70 69,839 29 New Orleans April 12, 1864 Granite City. Schooners Active and Blue Bell 875 10 172 71 702 39 do April 12, 1864 Owasco, Cayuga. Steamer Alabama 131,364 10 10,412 60 120,951 50 do April 23, 1864 San Jacin to, Eugene, Tennessee
ennant from the gunboat James Adger to the stately, mailed Ironsides, in which he proposed to direct and share in the bombardment. By 9 A. M. next day, his fleet had all crossed the bar, and was in line along the east shore of Morris island, heading toward the most formidable array of rifled great guns that had ever yet tested the defensive resources of naval warfare. The iron-clads thus pitted against the tremendous ordnance of Fort Sumter and her satellites were the following: 1. Weehawken, Capt. John Rodgers; 2. Passaic, Capt. Percival Drayton; 3. Montauk, Com'r John L. Worden; 4. Patapsco, Com'r Daniel Ammen; 5. New Ironsides, Com'r Thos. Turner; 6. Catskill, Com'r Geo. W. Rodgers; 7. Nantucket, Com'r Donald M. Fairfax; 8. Nahant, Com'r John Downes; 9. Keokuk, Lt.-Com'r Alex. C. Rhind; with the gunboats Canandaigua, Unadilla, Housatonic, Wissahickon, and Huron in reserve, below the bar, ready to support the iron-clads should they attack the batterie
N. C., Foster repels Hill at, 483. Wauhatchie, Gen. Geary victorious at, 435. Waynesboroa,Va., Sheridan routs Early at, 727. Waynesboroa, Ga., Kilpatrick at, 691; 692. Wead, Gen. F. F., killed at Cold Harbor, 582. Webb, Brig.-Gen., wounded at Gettysburg, 388. Webb, Col., killed at Sabine Cross-roads, 540. Webster, Col. J. D., at Pittsburg Landing, 65. Webster, Col. D. Fletcher, of Mass., killed at Gainesville, 189. Weed, Gen. S. H., killed at Gettysburg, 388. Weehawken, iron-clad, Capt. John Rogers, captures the Atlanta, 472-3. Weitzel, Gen. Godfrey, with Gen. Butler's expedition, 83, 91, 97; sent to Lafourche, 104-5; declines to assault Wilmington, 711; enters Richmond, 737. Wessells, Gen., wounded at Fair Oaks, 148. West Point, Va., fight at, 126-7. West Virginia, operations in, 108; 140; 598. Wharton, Gen., raids in Middle Tenn., 433. Wheeler, Gen., wounded at Lavergne, 271; his attack a failure, 272; 280; 283; raids in East Tenness
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