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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 191 93 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 185 3 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 182 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 156 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 145 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 128 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 106 18 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 103 3 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 84 0 Browse Search
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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)
e 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 Post, but in the end they all returned to their rightful owners, many of them indented with Union shot and not a few permanently disabled. Had it not been for the guns captured at Norfolk and Pensacola,
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 14: battle and capture of Fort Henry by the Navy. (search)
enry by the Navy. Commanding positions of forts Henry and Donelson. Grant given permission to attempt the capture of the forts. Fooes had erected two batteries, Fort Henry, on the Tennessee, and Fort Donelson, on the Cumberland. These forts completely commanded the navignder of those which now confront it at Columbus, Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. Grant knew the nature of these works better than any other y requested permission to make the attempt to take Forts Henry and Donelson; both of which General C. F. Smith, who had made a reconnoissance,the Dover road, by which alone communication could be held with Fort Donelson. The heights on the west commanded Fort Henry, but the works ants from Danville and the mouth of Sandy River, as well as from Fort Donelson. The country around Fort Henry was all under water from the he rear of Fort Henry, and take position on the road leading to Fort Donelson and Dover. where they could intercept fugitives and hold thems
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 15: capture of Fort Donelson and battle of Shiloh. (search)
Chapter 15: capture of Fort Donelson and battle of Shiloh. Grant's message to Halleck. ture of Fort Henry still urged him to take Fort Donelson; that is, to get the control of the Tennesich he deemed sufficient for the attack on Fort Donelson. Reinforcements were rapidly coming in fr for the return of the gun-boats to attack Fort Donelson. This fortification was the strongest mrprise at meeting with such a reception at Fort Donelson after having made such short work with Forry of this kind. The fall of Forts Henry and Donelson compelled the Confederates to change their pl the Carondelet upon the reconnoissance at Fort Donelson, but the flag-officer himself. And as he co-operate with the latter in an attack on Fort Donelson, situated on the west bank of the Cumberlated as having resulted in the surrender of Fort Donelson, by our highest possible naval authoritiesoats remained until after the surrender of Fort Donelson, which took place on Sunday, February 16th[16 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 16: operations on the Mississippi. (search)
w by the Army and Navy. attack on Fort Pillow. evacuation of Fort Pillow by the Confederates. battle between the enemy's rams and the Union gun-boats, &C., &C. When the gun-boats were obliged to drop down before the fire of the works at Fort Donelson, Flag-officer Foote proceeded to Cairo to repair some of his vessels, leaving behind him the iron-clads Louisville, Commander B. M. Dove, Carondelet, Commander Henry Walke, and the St. Louis. From all accounts the Carondelet seems to have have been sent to a dock-yard and her wounded placed in the hospital; but the Carondelet was a sturdy craft and was always found in the front of battle. Commander Dove, as senior officer, had the satisfaction of receiving the surrender of Fort Donelson. He says: On approaching near enough two white flags were seen flying from the upper fort. * * * I proceeded in a tug, with a white flag flying, and landed at the foot of the hill below the fort. I was met by a Major who handed me his sword
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 24: Second attack on Vicksburg, etc. (search)
as brought directly under the supervision of the Secretary of the Navy. The Commander-in-Chief of the squadron had no longer to receive orders from General Halleck or Army headquarters, but was left to manage his command to the best of his ability, and to co-operate with the Army whenever he could do so. This was a much better arrangement, as it allowed the naval commander-in-chief to exercise his judgment, instead of being handicapped, as Foote and Davis were. It may be remembered when Donelson fell, and Foote suggested to Halleck the importance of pushing on with the gun-boats to Nashville. General Halleck forbade his doing so. The new arrangement left the commander of the squadron at liberty to undertake any expedition he thought proper, and he was not in the least hampered by any instructions from the Navy Department regarding his movements; so that when the Army was operating in the interior of Tennessee, which seemed at that time the great battleground, the Navy could take a
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 25: capture of Fort Hindman or Arkansas Post. (search)
fairs of the war, not so little either, for a very important post fell into our hands with 6,500 prisoners, and the destruction of a powerful ram at Little Rock, which could have caused the Federal Navy in the West a great deal of trouble, was ensured. In the battle, everything went on so smoothly, there were no mistakes made, and the officers and seamen gained confidence in the gun-boats which they lacked before. But these had been much strengthened and improved since the battles of Forts Donelson and Henry, and had entire new guns on them instead of the inferior batteries they started out with; moreover, the officers had learned that the way to fight these batteries was at close quarters. Lieutenant-Commanders Walker, Owen, Bache, Shirk, Watson, Smith, Woodworth, Breese, and the commander of the Monarch were all handsomely mentioned by Casemate no. 2 destroyed by the U. S. Gun-boat Louisville. Rear view of casemate no. 2. the admiral in his report to the Navy Department.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 30: (search)
rtance of the little tinclads, which seemed from their appearance to have been gotten up more for pleasureboats than for war purposes, where a strong shot was liable to send them to the bottom. After the loss of the Cincinnati, on which occasion Lieutenant Bache and his officers and men exhibited so much coolness and bravery, Bache was ordered to Command the Lexington. sister-ship to the Taylor, and one of the gun-boats that had braved the storm of battle at Belmont, Shiloh, Fort Henry, Donelson and Arkansas Post. The Confederates were again assembling in White River, where it was easy for them to get from Little Rock. Arkansas, and escape back again if attacked. Lieutenant-Commander Bache was ordered up White River to suppress these raiders, whose zeal and persistency seemed without limit. The great Confederate armies of the West appeared to have been divided into small bodies, which could move with greater celerity. The Lexington, Cricket and Marmora were the vessels compri
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 55: operations of the Mississippi Squadron in the latter part of 1864 and in 1865. (search)
it would be impossible to get the transports below the batteries, without having them cut to pieces, Fitch sent them back to Nashville under convoy of the Fair Play and Silver Lake. But Fitch was not to be balked by the Confederate batteries as long as his ammunition lasted. He set all hands to work to clear away the debris, and then proceeded down the river to his old position, taking with him the Carondelet, a vessel which had withstood the tempest of shot and shell from Forts Henry. Donelson, Vicksburg and Grand Gulf. Having secured the Carondelet to the bank above the enemy's batteries, with orders not to open fire until after the Neosho should engage, Fitch, in the latter vessel, proceeded below the Confederate batteries, rounded-to, and opened as before. As on the former occasion, the enemy opened also, but this time they got the worst of it, the Carondelet, with her heavy guns, dealing destruction right and left. Two of the enemy's pieces were soon dismounted, and by d