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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)
ople employed there are worthy of confidence in consequence of their past acts of rebellion, which caused the destruction of the most important naval station in the United States. The greatest misfortune to the Union caused by the destruction of the Navy Yard, was the loss of at least twelve hundred fine guns, most of which were uninjured. A number of them were quickly mounted at Sewell's Point to keep our ships from approaching Norfolk; others were sent to Hatteras Inlet, Ocracocke, Roanoke Island and other points in the sounds of North Carolina. Fifty-three of them were mounted at Port Royal, others at Fernandina and at the defences of New Orleans. They were met with at Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Island No.10, Memphis, Vicksburg, Grand Gulf and Port Hudson. We found them up the Red River as far as the gunboats penetrated, and took possession of some of them on the cars at Duvall's Bluff, on White River, bound for Little Rock. They gave us a three hours hard fight at Arkansas P
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 11: Goldsborough's expedition to the sounds of North Carolina. (search)
losses of Army. advantages of capture of Roanoke Island. escape of Confederate fleet. casualtiesd could only be retained by the capture of Roanoke Island. It was not until the 22d that Gen. Burnse the readers some idea of the defenses of Roanoke Island. This island is about ten miles long anderates were carrying on an active trade. Roanoke Island barred the way between these two sounds, ating Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds in which Roanoke Island lies is very shallow, and could therefore into our hands, they determined to fortify Roanoke Island and prevent our getting into Albemarle Souommanders, Map and plan of the attack on Roanoke Island. that the naval fire should cease until th. Thus ended the attack on the forts of Roanoke Island, the Confederate works being now completelo time after the surrender of the forts on Roanoke Island in chasing up the Confederate Navy, which with the Federal forces. The Attack on Roanoke Island by Commodore Goldsborough's gun-boats, and[6 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 40: (search)
n the sounds or soldiers from the military posts at other points. Major-General Peck, commanding at Newbern, writes to General Butler as follows: Headquarters, Army of The District of North Carolina, Newbern, N. C., April 20th, 1864. General: * * * * * The enemy have appeared in force in front of Plymouth, and attacked the place. The ram has sunk the Southfield, disabled the Miami, and passed below Plymouth. The sound is probably by this time in possession of the enemy, and Roanoke Island will undoubtedly soon be attacked, if it has not been already. Washington, N. C., is also threatened. Firing has been heard in that direction all night and this morning. Unless we are immediately and strongly reinforced, both by land and water, all of eastern North Carolina is lost to us. Immediate action is imperatively necessary. Captain Flusser, of the Miami, is killed. Very respectfully, John J. Peck, Major-General Commanding. Major-General B. F. Butler, Commanding Department