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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The capture of Port Hudson. (search)
's Ferry and Berwick Bay, surprised and captured the garrisons at Brashear City and Bayou Boeuf almost without resistance, menaced Donaldsonville, carried havoc and panic through the La Fourche, and finally planted batteries on the Mississippi to cut off our communication with New Orleans. At Donaldsonville, however, an assault by about 1500 Texans was repulsed by about 200 men, including convalescents, under Major J. D. Bullen, 28th Maine, Aided by the gun-boats Princess Royal, Commander M. B. Woolsey, and Winona, Lieutenant-Commander A. W. Weaver. and at La Fourche Crossing Taylor's forces suffered another check at the hands of a detachment under Lieutenant-Colonel Albert Stickney, 47th Massachusetts. Otherwise Taylor, whose operations were conducted with marked skill and vigor, had everything his own way. In New Orleans great was the excitement when it was known that the Confederate forces were on the west bank within a few miles of the city; but fortunately the illness that h
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)
would do the most good. Unfortunately, there was only one vessel (the Princess Royal, Commander M. B. Woolsey) stationed at Donaldsonville, the place the enemy was marching to attack, but this offiflag's truce notifying the Confederate general that the inhabitants would be duly warned. Commander Woolsey got under way early in the evening — his vessel cleared for action — ready to take any pos, when the smoke became so dense that it was impossible to see the fort from the steamer. Commander Woolsey then stood up the river two hundred yards and continued his fire upon the enemy, who were down river and presented her other broadside. The enemy opened on her from the town, when Commander Woolsey fired one broadside up the main street and another one up the north side of the bayou. Hequisition for gun-boats when attacked by the Confederates. It was not the kind of message Commander Woolsey sent from the Princess Royal when the post at Donaldsonville was attacked by General Green
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
at these traders had not taken into account — the watchfulness and energy of the American naval officers, who were ever on the alert, and would either run the blockade-runners off the coast or upon the beach, where they would fall into Federal hands, often with their cargoes in perfect order. This was the case with the Princess Royal, which was floated off without sustaining the least injury, and was fitted up by the Navy Department as a gun-boat. and performed good service, under Commander M. B. Woolsey, at the capture of the forts at Donaldsonville, La. During January, 1863, the harbor of Charleston was not occupied by the Federal squadron, but the vessels lay outside the bar, keeping a bright look-out. Towards the end of the month two of the heaviest ships. the Powhatan and Canandaigua, had to proceed to Port Royal for coal, leaving some lighter vessels to continue the blockade. The Confederates had two ironclad rams, the Chicora and Palmetto State, under Commodore D. N. In
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 35: operations of the North Atlantic Squadron, 1863. (search)
rst-Assistant, Geo. E. Ashby; Third-Assistants, Elisha Harsen, Thomas La Blanc, J. C. Stevens and E. L. Hewitt. Steamer Hetzel. Commander, H. K. Davenport; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, N. L. Campbell; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, G. W. Morton; Acting-Masters, G. B. Thompson and G. W. Caswell; Acting-Master's Mates, Benj. Walker and John Rudrow; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, J. B. Dick; Third-Assistants, J. H. Padgett, T. B. Cole and Eli Tempeny. Sloop-of-wab Vandalia. Lieutenant, M. B. Woolsey; Surgeon, A. C. Gorgas; Paymaster, Rufus Parks; First-Lieutenant of Marines, C. H. Nye; Acting-Masters, E. M. King, C. Folsom and A. Washburn; Acting-Ensign, F. H. Bacon; Acting-Master's Mate, Richard Burk; Boatswain, P. J. Miller; Gunner, Wm. Cheney; Sailmaker, Wm. Rogers. Steamer Mystic. Lieutenant-Commander, H. N. T. Arnold; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Wm. F. Brown; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, T. E. Smith; Acting-Masters, S. B. Meader and R. F. Coffin; Acting-Ensign, A. F. H
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 44: battle of Mobile Bay. (search)
Taylor; Paymaster, C. W. Hassler; Acting-Masters, Thomas Edwards and Elijah Rose; Ensign, E. N. Kellogg; Acting-Ensigns, C. V. Gridley and John Sears; Acting-Master's Mates, Edward Bird, D. H. Clark and Chas. Gainesford; Chief Engineer, Wm. H. Hunt; Second-Assistants, J. H. Morrison and R. H. Fitch; Third-Assistants, N. D. McIlvaine and C. W. Breaker: Acting-Third-Assistants, W. E. Dearer and Nicholas Dillon; Boatswain, H. Dickinson; Gunner, Wm. Parker. Steamer Princess Royal. Commander, M. B. Woolsey; Lieutenant, C. E. McKay; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, T. K. Chandler; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, F. T. Morton; Acting-Master, F. J. Grover; Acting-Ensigns, T. H. Paine and F. A. Miller; Acting-Master's Mates, Freeman Langly and W. E. Cannon; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, Wm. Huntley; Acting-Second-Assistant. W. H. Thompson; Acting-Third-Assistants, Andrew Redmond, Charles Wolf and Peter Taylor. *steamer Seminole. Commanders, E. Donaldson, at Mobile, and Henry Rolando; Lie
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
their owners were in getting their wares to market. On February 8, 1865, an expedition was fitted out by Commander Mullany, of the Bienville, assisted by Commander Woolsey, of the Princess Royal, for the purpose of destroying the steamer Wren, a blockade-runner lying in the harbor of Galveston, and also of capturing two cotton-was caught in the act of landing some heavy guns, and was chased on shore. On the night of the 9th of February, 1865, a boat expedition was fitted out by Commander M. B. Woolsey, consisting of two boats' crews, one from the Princess Royal, and the other from the gun-boat Antona, the whole under command of Lieutenant McKay, with orssistant, David Hardie; Acting-Second-Assistants, B. S. Cooke and W. C. Barrett; Acting-Boatswain, Hallowell Dickinson. Princess Royal--Third-rate. Commander, M. B. Woolsey; Lieutenant, Chas. E. McKay; Acting Assistant Surgeon, T. R. Chandler; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, F. T. Morton; Acting-Ensigns, A. H. Reynolds, T. A. Wi