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enjamin W. Loring, especially recommended by Captain Rodgers. I trust that the department will consider his services as worthy of consideration. I forward herewith, marked Nos. 4, 5, and 6, the list of the officers and crews of the Weehawken, Nahant, and Cimerone. Very respectfully, S. F. Du Pont, Rear-Admiral Commanding South-Atlantic Blockading Squadron. To Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. Report of Captain Rodgers. United States steamer Weehawken, Warsaw Sound, present, United States Steamer Weehawken. Report of Admiral Lee. Newport's news, June 22, 168. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy : Your telegram just received. Admiral Du Pont sent the Weehawken, Captain John Rodgers, and Nahant down to Warsaw Sound, to look out for the Atlanta. June seventeenth, at six A. M., the Atlanta came down, accompanied by two gunboats. The engagement was exclusively between the Weehawken and Atlanta. The latter mounted four of the Brooke rifl
orces. We occupy more than one half of Morris Island with land forces, which, aided by batteries afloat and batteries ashore, are pushing siege-works up to Fort Wagner, a strong earthwork which has been twice assaulted with great gallantry, but without success. On the seventeenth of June, the Atlanta, which was regarded by the insurgents as their most formidable iron-clad vessel, left Savannah, and came down the Wilmington River. The national iron-clads Weehawken, Captain John Rogers, and Nahant, Commander John Downs, were in readiness to meet her. At four o'clock fifty-four minutes the Atlanta. fired a rifle-shot across the stern of the Weehawken, which struck near the Nahant. At quarter-past five the Weehawken, at a range of three hundred yards, opened upon the Atlanta, which had then grounded. The Weehawken fired five shots, four of which took effect on the Atlanta. She surrendered at half-past 5. Our lines have not changed in North-Carolina. All attempts of the insurgent
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)
monitors and mortar-vessels These consisted of the Passaic, Montauk, Ericsson, Patapsco, and Nahant, all monitors; three mortar-vessels, and gun-boats Seneca, Wissahickon, and Dawn. were at the mos were still farther off, and the mortar-boats were the most remote. The Passaic, Patapsco, and Nahant opened lire at a little past eight o'clock in the morning, and kept it up until four in the after Thomas Turner; Cattskill, Commander George W. Rodgers; Nantucket, Commander Donald M. Fairfax; Nahant, Commander John Downes, and Keokuk, Lieutenant-Commander Alexander C. Rhind. The gun-boats werendred shots. Dupont, seeing the Keokuk nearly destroyed, half his other vessels injured, The Nahant received thirty wounds, one of which was produced by a heavy rifled-shot which struck her pilot-ed of injuries received, and about twenty-five were wounded, principally on board the Keokuk and Nahant. and only one vessel (the Keokuk), the remainder of his squadron being in a condition to be easi
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)
lated with strips of iron two and a half inches in thickness, covering thick oak and pine planking. She was armed with four of Brooke's (English) rifled cannon, whose projectiles were steel-pointed, and at her bow was an iron beak six feet in length, to which was suspended a submarine torpedo, charged with 50 pounds of gunpowder, for blowing up any vessel she might attack. 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 considered by her commander a match for both, and on the morning of the 17th of June, she was seen moving rapidly down the Wilmington River to attack them, accompanied by two wooden gun-boats of Tattnall's Mosquito Fleet, which were intended to tow up to Savannah the captured monitors. After the battle, the Atlanta was to proceed to sea, and destroy or disperse the blockading squadrons off Charleston and Wilmington. She was provided
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
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. Steam
ouraged by this cheap success, now resolved to give the fort itself a trial: to which end, the iron-clads Passaic, Capt. Drayton, Patapsco, Montauk, Ericsson, and Nahant, with three mortar-schooners, steamed March 3. up the Ogeechee, and opened fire: the Passaic leading, the rest following, and all firing at the fort at the shoto approach nearer than 1,200 yards; the other iron-clads being, of course, farther off, and the schooners farther still. Thus placed, the Passaic, Patapsco, and Nahant, opened fire; and it was kept up, with one or two intervals, from 8 1/2 A. M. to 4 P. M., and by the mortar-schooners every 15 minutes thenceforth till next morni 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,
corresponding depression to us. The possession of the Fort was but of little importance, but the failure to take it after so vigorous an attempt was somewhat mortifying. The iron-clad monitors this morning, (Wednesday), after the grand rebel feu-de-joie at day-break, break, all fell back to their former anchorage, and made preparations, with the mortar-boats, for an immediate return to Port Royal. The Montauk, accompanied by the gunboat Wissahickon, started immediately, and the Passaic, Nahant, and Patapsco were in readiness to depart the same evening, but the weather becoming rough, they postponed their departure until Thursday morning. The result of the fight was deemed as settling the question that with such shallow water and the narrowness of the stream, the taking of an earthwork situated as Fort McAllister was an impossibility. Unless the obstructions in the river were previously removed, or the aid of a land force was given to the monitors, they could not approach withi
the reduction of Fort Sumter, it is probable the next point of attack will be the batteries on Morris Island. The order of battle will be the line ahead, in the following succession: 1. Weehawken, with raft, Capt. John Rodgers. 2. Passaic, Capt. Percival Drayton. 3. Montauk, Commander John L. Worden. 4. Patapsco, Commander Daniel Ammen. 5. New Ironsides, Commodore Thos. Turner. 6. Catskill, Commander Geo. W. Rodgers. 7. Nantucket, Commander Donald McN. Fairfax. 8. Nahant, Commander John Downes. 9. Keokuk, Lieut. Commander Alex. C. Rhind. A squadron of reserve, of which Captain J. F. Green will be senior officer, will be formed out-side the bar, and near the entrance buoy, consisting of the following vessels: Canandaigua, Capt. Joseph H. Green. Unadilla, Lieut. Commander S. P. Quackenbush. Housatonic, Capt. Wm. R. Taylor. Wissahickon, Lieut. Commander J. G. Davis. Huron, Lieut. Commander G. A. Stevens. And will be held in readiness to
, to stop it square till Birney, Berdan, and Williams could be recalled; till Slocum could change front; till the dam could be thrown across the stream! With yells and cheers the enemy advanced and met the canister and shells of thirty pieces of artillery. It was a terrible fire. There stood Berry's division, as firm as a rock. Again and again the rebels dashed against those veterans, only to be hurled back, dashed in pieces, to reform and roll up again like the waves upon the rocks of Nahant. A hundred shots a minute were thundered from those thirty cannon--one unbroken roll of thunder, sweeping away the rebels as a housewife an army of emmets into the fire! They quailed, halted, fell back. The torrent was stemmed. The grand coup daetat of Jackson had been checked. Coolness, nerve, pluck, endurance, had won the day — seemingly had turned the tide of destiny. In the night, Whipple, and Berry, and Birney advanced. It was not enough to stem the tide, it must be moved bac
Fairfax, Downes, and Colhoun, in the Montauk, Nahant, and Weehawken. Steering for the wreck of the23SumterWeehawken, Montauk, Passaic, Patapsco, Nahant. Sept. 1Sumter and obstructionsWeehawken, Montauk, Passaic, Patapsco, Nahant, Lehigh. Sept. 5Between Sumter and GreggLehigh, Nahant. Sept. 6WagNahant. Sept. 6Wagner and GreggIronsides, Weehawken, Montauk, Passaic, Patapsco, Nahant, Lehigh. Sept. 7Batteries on Nahant, Lehigh. Sept. 7Batteries on Sullivan's IslandIronsides, Patapsco, Lehigh, Nahant, Montauk Weehawken, (ashore.) Sept. 8BatteriesNahant, Montauk Weehawken, (ashore.) Sept. 8Batteries on Sullivan's IslandIronsides, Patapsco, Lehigh, Nahant, Montauk, Weehawken, (ashore.) I shall6214 Lehigh412836  36 Passaic11910790359134 Nahant1702766936 105 Patapsco17823096471144 Weehawkght monitors, one was always absent at Warsaw (Nahant or Nantucket) to blockade the rebel ram. The L disabled condition,) Patapsco, Weehawken, and Nahant engaged Moultrie. I have the honor to be, Ironsides, Patapsco, Lehigh, Passaic, Montauk, Nahant, and Weehawken, (aground,) on the other. This[3 more...]
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