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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 3: closing of Southern ports.--increase of the Navy.--list of vessels and their stations.--purchased vessels.--vessels constructing, etc. (search)
25   The remaining vessels of the Squadron were stationed as follows: Name. Class. No. of Guns. Where Stationed. Sabine Frigate 50 Pensacola. St. Louis Sloop 20 Pensacola. Brooklyn Steamer 25 Pensacola. Wyandotte Steamer 5 Pensacola. Macedonian Sloop 22 Vera Cruz. Cumberland Sloop 24 Returning from Vera Cruz. Pocahontas Steamer 5 Powhatan Steamer 11 8 vessels   162   The Powhatan arrived at New York March 12, 1861, and sailed early in April for Fort Pickens. The Pocahontas reached Hampton Roads on the 12th of March, and the Cumberland on the 23d of the same month. Of vessels on foreign stations the following had returned in obedience to orders from the Department. From Mediterranean: Name. Class. No. of Guns. Date of Arrival. Richmond Steam Sloop 16 July 3. Susquehanna Steam Sloop 15 June 6. Iroquois Steam Sloop 6 June 15. From coast of Africa: Name. Class. No. of Guns. Date of Arrival. Constellation Sloop 22
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)
r whatever circumstances it may be undertaken, a cutting-out party is always attended with the greatest peril. When Fort Pickens was fully manned and all the guns mounted necessary to give it a superiority over the batteries of General Bragg on th hostile vessel intended to prey upon American commerce. But this was not the case-notwithstanding that the guns of Fort Pickens commanded all the works under General Bragg, and could have knocked them to pieces in the course of a few hours. The being fitted and other preparations being made towards sending her to sea — but not a protest was made by the guns of Fort Pickens against this cool proceeeding of fitting out a privateer right in the sight of the fort, and in reach of its shot and t no naval force would undertake to cut her out, and General Bragg evidently attached little importance to the guns of Fort Pickens--a 10-inch Columbiad and a 12-pound fieldpiece, were mounted so as to command the schooner's deck and also the wharf,
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
r consultation with General Harvey Brown at Fort Pickens, determined to make an attack on Fort McRaet Lincoln saw the importance of our holding Fort Pickens, and at the same time that Secretary Welles, and on April 6th sailed for the relief of Fort Pickens, under the command of Lieut D. D. Porter. e knew how the Administration could prevent Fort Pickens from falling into the hands of the Confeder the 17th of April the Powhatan arrived off Fort Pickens and found that the chartered steamer Atlantns of war sufficient to withstand a seige. Fort Pickens could now bid defiance to the Confederate s of the attack of the Niagara, Richmond and Fort Pickens on Fort McRae and other forts, Nov. 22, 186 fact, viz.: that the expedition to relieve Fort Pickens was all useless, as he had provided againstdron to hold himself in readiness to assist Fort Pickens in case it was threatened. He, however, dihe Navy Department with the merit of saving Fort Pickens to the Union, and the same authority attemp[30 more...]