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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
ould still be subjected to a raking fire from that work and the works on the upper part of Sullivan's Island — from Battery Gregg, Fort Johnson, Fort Ripley and Castle Pinkney, and some smaller batteopened upon the Weehawken, followed shortly after by Fort Sumter, and all the batteries on Sullivan's Island. Being unable to pass the obstructions, the iron-clads were obliged to turn, which threom 550 to 800 yards--in which position they were subjected to a fire from the batteries on Sullivan's Island, Morris Island and Sumter. The effect of the concentrated fire of the forts on the Monirds to the southward would have placed the squadron two and a half miles from the forts on Sullivan's Island and a mile and three-quarters from Sumter. Of course, if the iron-clads could not reduce that by cordial and judicious co-operation you can take the batteries on Morris Island and Sullivan's Island and Fort Sumter. But whether you can or not, we wish the demonstration kept up for a time
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 36: operations of the South Atlantic Squadron under Rear-Admiral Dahlgren, 1863.--operations in Charleston harbor, etc. (search)
with the intention of attacking the Charleston batteries, would be obliged to pass between Sullivan's Island on the north and Morris Island on the south, both of which had heavy batteries, including agner was the key to the destruction of Sumter and the acquisition of the enemy's works on Sullivan's Island. A new era had dawned in engineering, and the clever enemy, with sand-bags and timber, in the plans of the besieging forces, but could not be likely to occur until the works on Sullivan's Island were invested simultaneously with those on Morris Island, and here was the great defect insaulting party brought against it. The true plan would have been for our forces to land on Sullivan's Island and Morris Island at the same time, and pursue the same methods that had been carried out by the way of Wagner and Gregg, they overlooked entirely the obstacles still remaining on Sullivan's Island to prevent their holding it after capture; while Fort Johnson, Fort Ripley, Castle Pinckne
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
d the line of obstructions to break, and the batteries at Moultrie and on Sullivan's Island to pass, and that the Monitors would have found the same difficulties in ken, Montauk, Passaic, Patapsco, Nahant, Lehigh. Sept. 7. Batteries on Sullivan's Island Ironsides, Patapsco, Lehigh, Nahant, Montauk, Weehawken. Sept. 8. Batteries on Sullivan's Island Ironsides, Nahant, Patapsco, Lehigh, Montauk, Weehawken. Service of iron-clads: South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Shots fired andwith Forts Moultrie and Beauregard, Battery Bee, and all the batteries on Sullivan's Island, to relieve the Weehawken, which vessel had grounded under their guns andong force of Federal troops with heavy rifled guns have been stationed on Sullivan's Island, to co-operate, as was done at Morris Island. No doubt the struggle wouls fought under command of Commodore S. C. Rowan, between the batteries on Sullivan's Island on the one side, and the New Ironsides, Patapsco, Lehigh, Passaic, Nahant
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. (search)
a terrific fire on Fort Moultrie and works on Sullivan's Island. Charleston evacuated. Isolation of the Confof 11-inch guns on Cummings' Point, to open on Sullivan's Island and fire continuously through the night. The main body of the enemy's troops had evacuated Sullivan's Island at about 8 P. M., leaving about one hundred anut off and captured. The powerful defences on Sullivan's Island, the shapeless but still formidable ruins of Sess than a mile at its narrowest part, between Sullivan's Island and the shoals on which Fort Sumter is built. ions near Fort Moultrie. When we landed on Sullivan's Island (February, 1865), several telegrams came into Fort Johnson; the wire rope of each was led to Sullivan's Island, and all were found in good condition. PersDefences of Charleston S. C. Fortifications of Sullivan's Island. I propose to place four of my own new 10-tions on James Island. 3. Fortifications on Sullivan's Island. 4. Defences of Charleston Harbor. These