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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 1: organization of the Navy Department.--blockade-runners, etc. (search)
attending the execution of these requirements, the highest praise cannot be withheld from those who managed its operations. Every man who held position of honor and trust in the Navy Department in those trying times is dead and gone, and the multiplying events of a quarter of a century have crowded out for a time the great works which emanated from their conjoint exertions; but those who will take the trouble to hunt up and read over the documentary history of the times, will find ample evidence that to the Navy Department and the Navy is the present generation largely indebted for the happy condition of affairs now existing in a united country — a prosperity never exceeded in the history of the land — and the most substantial proofs that the Navy will always be found foremost to support this union of States, no matter what may be the sacrifices made by its officers and other personnel. Attack on Fort Sumter by the Secessionists, April 12, 1861--Fort Moultrie in the Foregro
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)
was almost immediately followed by another shell, which scattered destruction all around. Fort Moultrie then took up the assault, and in another moment the guns from the gun battery on Cummings Poing commenced, then two shots were fired from Sumter and glanced harmlessly from the face of Fort Moultrie. Sumter fired no more until between six and seven o'clock when, as if enraged at the onslau up with increasing vigor, it then opened from casemate and parapet a hail of shot and shell on Moultrie, steam iron battery, and the floating battery, that fairly made them shake. This was returned t thing that ever happened to this great country was the firing on Fort Sumter with the guns of Moultrie and other forts. Who can say that we are not a greater nation to-day, with freedom throughout ive in the South. In another generation people will likely bless the day when James Island and Moultrie opened their guns on Sumter, and caused to be wiped out that dark blotch on our escutcheon, whi
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
ting into a narrow bay. The bay was protected by Fort Pinkney, Fort Ripley, Fort Moultrie, Fort Beauregard. Fort Sumter, Battery Bee, Battery Gregg, Battery Wagner,, the squadron approached the obstructions extending across the harbor from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter. These were indicated by several lines of casks, beyond whinding from James Island to the Middle Ground. At 2.50 P. M., the guns of Fort Moultrie opened upon the Weehawken, followed shortly after by Fort Sumter, and all tst focus of fire into which the fleet would come was formed between Sumter and Moultrie. Three obstructions of various kinds were placed in and across the channel, tessels of the enemy may be nearest them. The guns of Beauregard Battery, Fort Moultrie, Battery Bee, and the eastern, north-eastern, and north-western faces of Fo he is entangled in the obstructions. All the mortars of Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie will be trained on the centre above indicated. The fuses will be of the fu
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)
er; and the interior fortifications — Sumter, Moultrie, Cumming's Point, Battery Gregg, Fort Johnsons, including Moultrie and Wagner; while above Moultrie, and forming a triangle with it and Battery Gld be open only to the fire of Battery Gregg, Moultrie and Wagner at long range, with the Monitors pchannels, and they drew off under the fire of Moultrie, which being as yet intact was more than a mal firing steadily and accurately. Meanwhile, Moultrie opened a rapid and well-sustained fire from ier condition, and began to fire upon her from Moultrie, about 3,000 yards distant. The iron-clads we and simultaneously, at a signal from Sumter, Moultrie, together with the gunboats and rams, opened apidity of her fire. until its spirit forced Moultrie to slacken. Two guns from each of the 10-inch batteries between Moultrie and Beauregard, however, still caused the Ironsides to suffer, and only armament of the works as follows: Sumter 44, Moultrie 21, Battery Bee 6, Fort Beauregard 2, Cumming[4 more...]
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)
ill commanded Fort Sumter with the guns of Fort Moultrie and other batteries, they could have rendeng her dilemma, opened heavily on her from Fort Moultrie and adjacent batteries. Signal was at oncf obstructions to break, and the batteries at Moultrie and on Sullivan's Island to pass, and that thon of Sumter were divided between Johnson and Moultrie. Batteries were established along the south ropriately closed by a severe contest with Forts Moultrie and Beauregard, Battery Bee, and all the b-clads had yet taken part occurred between Fort Moultrie on one side, and the Monitors Patapsco, Wend after having endured such a battering from Moultrie's 10-inch shot, it was disheartening to Lieuthe Passaic engaged Wagner, and on August 31st Moultrie. On September 8th, the Passaic (in a disabley in, and even succeeded in getting as far as Moultrie, where they thought themselves secure. On ted by rangelights. He had anchored close to Moultrie, intending, no doubt, to go up to Charleston [6 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 52: operations about Charleston, 1865.--fall of Charleston, Savannah, etc. (search)
Confederates replied with a few guns from Fort Moultrie, but as the night wore on their fire entireing from Sumter to a point midway between Fort Moultrie and Battery Bee. The delineation shows a obstructions extending from Fort Sumter to Fort Moultrie--as near, indeed, as I could get without rme they appeared thus: Obstructions near Fort Moultrie. When we landed on Sullivan's Island (foul the screw of a vessel between Sumter and Moultrie. As soon as the picket and scout boats ofine of floating buoys reaching from Sumter to Moultrie has disappeared since yesterday. These buoysestern end of the buoys, stretching from near Moultrie in a westerly direction across the channel. l reports a steamer plying between Sumter and Moultrie on the previous night, supported by two iron- of the rope obstructions, between Sumter and Moultrie, and seven (7) at the entrance of the Hog Isl and 7. Rope obstructions between Sumter and Moultrie, their anchors and floats. 8. Portion of b[5 more...]