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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 46 0 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 38 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 36 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 34 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 28 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 24 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers 20 0 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 14 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 14 0 Browse Search
D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 14 0 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 5: capture of the works at Hatteras Inlet by Flag officer Stringham.--destruction of the privateer Judah. (search)
; and the result of their labors, when placed in the hands of the Secretary of the Navy, was of great service in enabling the Department promptly to take proper measures for the recapture of the ports along the Southern coast. From the beginning the Secessionists had appreciated the necessity of securing possession of the Sounds of North Carolina and defending their approaches against our gunboats. There is in this region a network of channels communicating with the Chowan, Neuse and Roanoke Rivers by which any amount of stores and munitions of war could be sent by blockade runners to supply the South. The numerous inlets are navigable for light draft vessels, but owing to their shallow water our vessels of war could not penetrate them. The main channel for entering the Sounds was Hatteras Inlet, and here the enemy had thrown up heavy earthworks to protect the most important smuggling route then in operation; for, although Charleston and Mobile were considered important ports
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 11: Goldsborough's expedition to the sounds of North Carolina. (search)
euse and Pamlico Rivers must fall into our hands, they determined to fortify Roanoke Island and prevent our getting into Albemarle Sound; so that they could hold communication with Norfolk through the Currituck Inlet and save Plymouth and the Roanoke River. They were building some heavy iron-clads up that river, and all the material, machinery and guns had to be transported from Norfolk and Richmond. The defences of Roanoke Island consisted of six separate works. Five of these guarded the lusser; the Ceres. Lieut. John McDiarmid; and the Shawsheen, Acting-Master T. T. Woodward, with a detachment of about forty soldiers in addition to their regular crews. The first of the places to be examined was the town of Hamilton on the Roanoke River. The banks of this river were high in places and afforded many commanding positions from which an enemy upon the water could be attacked with little danger to the attacking party. The Confederates did not fail to make the most of their op
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 40: (search)
roy the Albemarle. laying torpedoes at mouth of Roanoke River. flotilla in sounds reinforced by additional veing a powerful ram, called the Albemarle, on the Roanoke River, and, knowing that the Federals had no vessel thompleted, at Edward's Ferry, near Weldon, on the Roanoke River, a ram and an ironclad floating battery. It is It is impossible for our vessels to ascend the Roanoke River to any great distance in consequence of the shalation off Edenton Bay, bound to the mouth of the Roanoke River, for the purpose of laying down torpedoes. Witht of the ram, and to remain off the mouth of the Roanoke River if she succeeded in entering it, the other vesseiring, and the ram made off towards the mouth of Roanoke River. It afterwards appeared that she was not materiterwards, the Albemarle came to the mouth of the Roanoke River with the apparent object of putting down torpedoeviously, and ascended the middle channel of the Roanoke River in a dinghy. The party carried two torpedoes, e
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 49: first attack on Fort Fisher.--destruction of the confederate ram Albemarle, etc. (search)
s in the channel under the guns of the fortifications. On the 29th of October, 1864, the flotilla proceeded up the Roanoke River in the following order: Commodore Hull, Shamrock, Chicopee, Otsego, Wyalusing and Tacony. At the same time the Vallet any of the vessels could turn the bends with the assistance of a tug. This would enable Macomb to come out into the Roanoke River, above Plymouth, a contingency which the Confederates had not provided against. The flotilla accordingly again gotskill of the pilot, Acting-Master Alfred Everett, the vessels. with a great deal of hard work, succeeded in entering Roanoke River at 4 P. M., with the exception of the Commodore Hull, which remained in Middle River to prevent the enemy from layingops maintained at this point they would have been in constant danger. It completely commanded in both directions the Roanoke River, on which the Confederates built several iron-clad floating batteries, including the Albemarle. Had the channel abov
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
portunity to gather some laurels, an opportunity that never occurred again, while the Federal Navy lost a page in history which might have been chronicled as one of the brightest events of the war. After the destruction of the Albemarle and the recapture of Plymouth. the operations in the Sounds of North Carolina were comparatively unimportant. for the occasional raids of energetic Confederate guerillas could hardly be considered of much consequence. The Confederates still held the Roanoke River above Plymouth, as there was not a sufficient naval force in the Sounds to operate successfully in that quarter. A large portion of the enemy's forces in North Carolina had been drawn off to fill up the ranks of General Joseph E. Johnston's army, which was charged with the duty of impeding General Sherman in his march to the sea. About this time Sherman had captured Savannah and General Grant had received the news of the utter rout of Hood's army in Tennessee by General Thomas, which
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
863 Currituck. Ship Amelia $5,708.32 awarded to claimants. 30,446 32 $5,708.32 awarded to claimants.5,708 32 18,066 90 Philadelphia Dec. 3, 1862 Vandalia, Flag. 6,571 10 Schooner Albion 9,564 57 2,077 85 7,486 72 do July 17, 1863 Roanoke, Seminole. Brig Ariel 5,249 88 1,618 61 3,631 27 do July 17, 1863 Gemsbok. Schooner Active 3,136 18 1,064 55 2,071 63 do July 18, 1863 Flambeau. Schooner Aquilla 30,104 72 1,877 90 28,226 82 do May 19, 1863 Huron, Augusta. Sloop Aureer Three Brothers 320 00 116 92 203 08 do Feb. 18, 1864   Steamer Tom Sugg 7,000 00 4,027 70 2,972 30 Springfield April 12, 1864 Cricket. Ship Thomas Watson Waiting for prize list of the Roanoke and Flag. 656 88 535 67 121 21 New York   Roanoke, Flag.   Turpentine, 11 barrels 1,119 30 127 11 992 19 Key West June 1, 1864 Sagamore. Schooner Thomas C. Worrell Waiting for prize list of the Jacob Bell. 514 40 137 93 376 47 Washington   Wyandank, Jacob Bell.   Tobacco, 2 hogshead