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. Thomas, Major-General. Another telegram represents that "Hood is apparently doing his best to get away." Another secret expedition, Commanded by Butler, Gone to sea. A telegram from Fortress Monroe, dated the 15th, gives the following intelligence of another expedition, with Butler at its head, for the capture of some of the seaport cities of the Confederacy: It being now two days since the combined military and naval expedition of Major-General B. F. Butler and Rear Admiral David D. Porter sailed from this place, it is hardly to be assumed contraband news to state the fact now. Moreover, the enemy seems to have known that such an expedition was on foot; but the destination is, as yet, unknown. Its objective point has been kept a secret. The strength of the fleet and force of the army is large enough to accomplish the object sought to be obtained. A number of the vessels-of-war were passed yesterday by the gunboat Queen, at sea. This fleet passed Hatteras on
atisfactory account. I will write fully by the Santiago de Cuba, which goes North to-morrow to carry the wounded. There is not a spot of earth about the fort that has not been torn up by our shells. I do not know yet the number of killed and wounded by our fire; but one 15 inch shell alone pierced a bombproof, killing sixteen and wounding severely twenty-five others. Besides the men in Fort Fisher there were about five hundred in the upper forts, and a relief of about one thousand five hundred men brought down by steamers this morning. So far, I believe, we have only captured the garrison of Fort Fisher. I don't suppose there over was a work subjected to such a terrific bombardment, or where the appearance of a fort was more altered. I presume we are in possession of all the forts, as Fort Fisher commands them all. It is so late now that I can learn nothing more until morning. I am sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant. David D. Porter, Rear-Admiral.
For Hire, a No. 1 Negro Man, as Porter or Packer in a drug store; has had several years' experience. Also, one who has had much experience in commission and wholesale houses. Both are honest and capable in every respect. Address Refugee, Dispatch office. ja 21--3t
Monroe, January 20. --The frigates Minnesota, Wabash, Colorado, and a greater portion of the larger vessels of Admiral Porter's fleet, recently operating against Fort Fisher, North Carolina, have returned, and are now anchored in Hampton Roadsas arrived. She left Charleston bar on the evening of January 18th, and was off Fort Fisher on Thursday evening. All Admiral Porter's fleet, except the larger vessels, were in Cape Fear river. On the night of the 18th, five blockade-runners ran int. Their names were not ascertained. The Massachusetts brings two hundred invalids and discharged soldiers. Admiral Porter's report. Washington, January 21. --Admiral Porter, in his detailed report of the attack on Fort Fisher, giveAdmiral Porter, in his detailed report of the attack on Fort Fisher, gives the total number of naval officers killed and wounded as twenty-one, and of others, killed, wounded and missing, including the explosion of the magazine, three hundred and nine. He states that the rebels have blown up Fort Caswell and the rebel st
The Iron-Clads--Admiral Porter's opinion of monitors. North Atlantic Squadron, Flagship Malvern, off Fort Fisher, North Carolina, January 15, 1865. Sir: My late experience with the , and in riding out heavy gales, justifies me in making a special report on the matter. I feel the importance of the Government's receiving accurate information in relation to a class of vessels about which there has been a difference of opinion, and of which we are building quite a number. My exp I have seen here. The turrets get filled with smoke, and do not clear as quick as the Ironsides, though the defect could be avoided by not firing both guns so near together. These impressions of mine are formed from a short experience with monitors, but I think they will be found correct, provided the monitors are properly built. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, David D. Porter, Rear Admiral, Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C.
I entrusted this duty to Lieutenant Cushing, who performed it with his usual good luck and intelligence. These two are very fast vessels and valuable prizes. They threw a portion of their papers overboard immediately on finding they were trapped. I enclose a list of guns captured by the navy since the surrender of Fort Fisher, and the names of the different works. This number, added to those taken around Fisher, makes one hundred and sixty-eight guns in all, most of them heavy ones, that have been taken. I enclose a few papers that may be interesting. The Charlotte brings five English passengers, one of them an English army officer. They all came over, as they expressed it, "on a lark," and were making themselves quite "jolly" in the cabin over their champagne, felicitating themselves on their safe arrival.--The Stag received three shots in her as she ran by our blockading squadron. Very respectfully,Your obedient servant, [Signed] David D. Porter, Rear-Admiral.
contain a good deal about the fall of Fort Anderson, which preceded the evacuation of Wilmington, North Carolina. It appears that the fort was heavily shelled by Porter's fleet and a demonstration made in its front while another effort was made to get in its rear. An account says: General Schofield having accomplished all rebels, of course, considered themselves flanked by our most formidable vessel, and, fearing a joint front and rear attack, concluded to run. The following is Porter's official report: United States Flagship Malvern, Cape Fear River, February 19th, 1865. Sir: I have the honor to report the surrender or evacuation There were ten heavy guns in Fort Anderson and a quantity of ammunition. We lost but three killed and five wounded. I am, sir, your obedient servant, David D. Porter, Rear Admiral. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. The twenty-second of February among the Yankees. The 22d of February was celebrated in gr
The Daily Dispatch: February 28, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
North Carolina--official announcement. The following official announcement of the fall of Wilmington, North Carolina, is published in the Northern papers: Washington, February 24.--The Navy Department has just received the following, dated United States flagship Malvern, Cape Fear river, February 22, via Fort Monroe, February 24, 9 A. M.: "To Hon, Gideon Welles,"Secretary of the Navy: "I have the honor to inform you that Wilmington is in possession of our troops. "David D. Porter, "Rear Admiral." A National salute is now being fired, by order of the War Department, in honor of the glorious news from Wilmington. From the South--Mobile the Mexicans and Confederates. The Yankee papers contain a good many dispatches from the Southwest. We copy some of them: It is rumored and believed that General Hurlbut is preparing to establish the headquarters of the Department of the Gulf at Mobile. General Granger's expedition against that place is f
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