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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 1 1 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 6: naval expedition against Port Royal and capture of that place. (search)
portance to the country, for it was a gleam of sunshine bursting through the dark clouds which enveloped the Union horizon. The Union forces had met with little save misfortune from the day when the Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, and the battle of Bull Run had humiliated us before the world and incited France and England to meddle in our affairs. The victory at Port Royal put new life into Union hearts. The North had seen arsenals and fort all Interior of Fort Beauregard at Bay Point, S. C., captured by the naval forces under Captain Dupont. along the Southern coast fall into Confederate hands with scarcely an effort made to prevent it, and now, when least expected,the Union people were exalted in their own estimation. The Navy had come to the rescue and gained a complete victory in the immediate vicinity of Charleston and Savannah, the hotbeds of secession, establishing a permanent foothold, and affording an opportunity of throwing into the heart of the South a great arm