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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 6: naval expedition against Port Royal and capture of that place. (search)
command at his own request. Two squadrons were organized on the Atlantic coast, one to guard the shores of Virginia and North Carolina under Flag Officer L. M. Golds-borough; the Southern Squadron. extending from South Carolina to the Capes of Florida, was assigned to Flag Officer S. F. Dupont, and the Gulf Squadron to Flag Officer W. W. McKean. Although the capture of the ports at Hatteras Inlet was an important achievement, yet it did not accomplish all the Navy Department aimed at. y of guns and munitions of war,to fall into the hands of the insurgents. From Norfolk the guns were sent all along the Southern coast, by way of the Dismal Swamp Canal, and through the inland channels with which our coast is supplied, as far as Florida. The number of guns captured at Norfolk is variously estimated from 1,400 to 1,500, but at all events the number was amply sufficient to provide a barrier against the entrance of such small vessels as we could get into commission on the first b
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 8: capture of Fernandina and the coast South of Georgia. (search)
nemy in a continual state of uneasiness and made our officers acquainted with all the surrounding land and water. Having done all that was necessary in the vicinity of Port Royal, Flag Officer Dupont turned his attention towards Fernandina in Florida, twenty-five miles north of the St. John's River. On the second of March, 1862, the Wabash, and what other vessels could be spared from blockading duty, anchored off St. Andrew's Island, twenty miles north of the entrance to Fernandina. Hoicy and depriving them of the means of carrying on the war. Even during the short time which had elapsed since our Navy had been placed upon a respectable footing, it held all the important approaches to the Southern States, from Cape Hatteras to Florida, with the exception of Charleston, Savannah and Wilmington, which places we were not yet quite in condition to assail, and which, for the want of a sufficient Navy on the part of the North at the commencement of the war, remained in possession o
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 9: operations of Admiral Dupont's squadron in the sounds of South Carolina. (search)
courageous and heroic act of Robert Smalls, a colored man. capturing the steamer Planter. great services of Dupont along coasts of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Short references have been made to the various duties performed by Admiral Dupont's officers on the coast and in the Sounds of South Carolina, the writer not Federals in their cherished object of securing plunder. This system led to retaliation, which in the end impoverished the Southern people from Cape Hatteras to Florida. An attempt had been made on the approach of the gunboats to drive off the negroes and prevent their escaping, A great many did escape, however, though some ofd of the South Atlantic Squadron there was not much left for his successor to do in the way of gaining information along the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The officers under Dupont's command had made themselves so well acquainted with the hydrography and topography of the country that they needed no pilots to poin
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 11: Goldsborough's expedition to the sounds of North Carolina. (search)
defense (the naval gun-boats) on which they could fall back, regain its formation and send the enemy retreating in his turn. For the present we must leave the sounds and inlets and follow other adventures. All the sounds of North Carolina and the rivers emptying into them as far up as the gun-boats could reach were virtually in the hands of the Federal Government. North Carolina was no longer a base of supplies for the Confederates The sounds and inlets of Georgia, South Carolina and Florida were nearly all closed up by the Navy, and Wilmington and Charleston were really the only two places by which the Confederacy could obtain supplies or munitions of war from abroad. All of this work had been done within a year of the commencement of the war, in spite of delays which enabled the enemy to erect earthworks and sink obstructions that required herculean labors to remove. Inadequate as were the vessels supplied to the Navy, the officers seldom failed to accomplish what they
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 31: operations of Farragut's vessels on the coast of Texas, etc. (search)
ksburg and Port Hudson. General remarks. While Flag-officer Farragut was engaged in the operations before Vicksburg, down to the time when he passed the batteries at Port Hudson, many events occurred in the fleet which have not been mentioned heretofore, as it could not have been done without interrupting the narrative of current events. Farragut's command up to May, 1863, included the Mississippi River as far as Vicksburg, and all its tributaries below; also the coasts of Louisiana, Florida and Texas, extending from Pensacola on the east to the mouth of the Rio Grande, including that network of bays, streams, inlets, bayous, sounds, and island groups which extends from the mouth of the Mississippi as far west as Sabine Pass, and the difficult bars and channels leading to Galveston, Matagorda and Corpus Christi, where none but the smallest vessels could enter, and which afforded safe refuges for blockade-runners during the entire war. This coast, with its indentations, is ov
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
led condition. and protecting the obstructions from the Monitors and New Ironsides, so that no one could tell any more of their character than was known to Dupont when lie relinquished his command. To show the Confederate determination to hold Charleston at all hazards, we here insert tile circular of General Ripley. It shows that the Confederates were alive to everything necessary to circumvent an enemy. Circular.Headquarters First Military District, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Charleston, December 26, 1862. In case the proposed attack on this harbor is known beforehand, special directions will be given for the service of the different batteries. As, however, it may happen that a surprise may be attempted, or that the intervening time between the knowledge of the intention and the event may be too short, the instructions hereinafter contained will be carefully attended to. Each commanding officer of a fort or battery will give his attention immediately to
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 37: operations of the East Gulf Squadron to October, 1863. (search)
reat distance from the English possessions of Nassau and Bermuda, the coast of Florida presented many available points for the introduction of all kinds of material troyed by the squadron. From Cape Canaveral, all along the eastern shore of Florida to Cape Sable, are numerous passages and inlets where vessels could with safetkinds could have been landed but for the watchfulness of the naval vessels. Florida, with its inaccessible and tortuous channels, and numerous islands surrounded nd no more disagreeable and at times dangerous duty was performed anywhere. Florida (especially the west coast) was one of the great depots where the Confederateshe only way of reaching the Confederates up the crooked and shallow streams in Florida was by boat expeditions, and Rear-Admiral Bailey kept his officers and men welhat war could not be ended merely by the Navy sailing up and down the coast of Florida and looking at them violating the laws. Hence all this talk of the Confederat
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 38: review of the work done by the Navy in the year 1863. (search)
em down. Their gallantry was unquestionable, but their policy, in a military point of view, was open to criticism, and the city had finally to surrender on the approach of General Sherman's indefatigable soldiers, who did not always extend to conquered cities that consideration they would have received from the Navy. The Eastern Gulf squadron had no important military operations to co-operate with, Acting-Rear-Admiral Bailey being engaged in blockading the entire east and west coasts of Florida, capturing many prizes, annihilating the illicit traffic in that quarter, and preventing all supplies from reaching the Confederate armies by way of the Florida coast. The duties of Rear-Admiral Farragut, in command of the West Gulf squadron, had been extremely harassing, but they gave that gallant officer an opportunity to exhibit the highest qualities as commander-inchief. Soon after the memorable battle below New Orleans and the surrender of that city, Farragut made a junction with
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
ccupying the coast of South Carolina, Georgia, and part of Florida. This force, which consisted of 70 vessels of all classesebruary 5th, 1864, that he was about to throw a force into Florida, on the west bank of the St. John's River, and desired his crew as to the enemy. In March, 1864, the gun-boats in Florida. under the command of Commander George B. Balch, were parnce on the Mississippi in 1862. The above operations in Florida of the Army and Navy lasted from March 6th to April 16th, lantry of this affair that it was not so. Operations in Florida continued on a small scale--Commander Balch, in the Pawneeere conducted all along the coast of South Carolina and in Florida, after the active and exciting raids in the harbor of Charers First Military District, Department of S. C., Ga., And Florida. June, 13, 1864. General — I have the honor to inclose es had from the entrance of Hatteras Inlet to the capes of Florida; and so uncertain was this, that there was no knowing how
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
amer Catalina. 6,095 05 994 04 5,101 01 do May 2, 1863 Alabama, Keystone State. Steamer Cambria and part of cargo 191,424 54 12,383 56 179,040 98 do May 2, 1863 Huron, Augusta. Steamer Calypso. 80,265 03 4,930 10 75,334 93 do Jan. 19, 1864 Florida.   Cotton, 28 bales 2,212 16 446 92 1,765 24 do Jan. 4, 1864 Stars and Stripes, Louisiaua, Hetzel, Delaware, Commodore Perry, Philadelphia, Valley City, Underwriter, Commodore Barney, Southfield, Morse, Hunchback, Lockwood.   Cotton, 30 ba864 Currituck. Schooner Henry Travers 7,648 76 1,142 61 6,506 15 Key West Feb. 6, 1863 Bohio. Schooner Hermosa 27 621 05 4,019 90 23,601 15 do Oct. 8, 1863 Connecticut. Schooner Hattie 64,399 30 5,247 67 59,151 63 New York Feb. 18, 1864 Florida. Schooner Hunter 12,658 10 1,142 23 11,515 87 Philadelphia Feb. 18, 1864 Kanawha, Colorado, Lackawanna, Pocahontas, Aroostook, Kenuebec, R. R. Cuyler. Schooner Herald 2,584 72 377 30 2,207 42 Washington Feb. 18, 1864 Calypso. Schooner H