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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Fort Fisher, N. C.: January 13-15, 1865. (search)
wounded. The garrison consisted of about 110 commissioned officers and 2400 or 2500 men. The strength thus stated probably included the 21st and 25th South Carolina sent from Hagood's Brigade. General Terry reported the capture of 112 officers and 1971 men. Colonel Lamb writes that all present in Fort Fisher, Jan. 13th-15th, including sick, killed, and wounded, numbered 1900. Naval force at Fort Fisher, Dec. 23-26, 1864, and Jan. 13-16, 1865. North Atlantic squadron: Rear-Admiral David D. Porter, Commanding. Lieutenant-Commander K. R. Breese, Fleet Captain. Lieut. M. W. Sanders, Signal Officer. Lieutenant S. W. Terry and Lieutenant S. W. Preston (k), Aides. First division, Commodore Henry K. Thatcher; Second division, Commodore Joseph Lanman; Third division, Commodore Jas. Findlay Schenck; Fourth division, Commodore S. W. Godon; iron-Clad division, Commodore Wm. Radford. Flag-ship. Malvern, Lieut. William B. Cushing (1st attack); Lieut. B. H. Porter (k), (2d a
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 13: the capture of New Orleans. (search)
Plan for the capture of New Orleans Porter's mortar fleet, 328. the defenses of New Orle that a fleet of bomb-vessels, under Commander David D. Porter (with whose father Farragut had crui performance of the duties required of him. Porter's mortar fleet had been for several months in the 17th of April. The fleets of Farragut and Porter These consisted of forty-seven armed vesselh, accompanied by the steamer Harriet Lane, 4 (Porter's flag-ship), and the gun-boat Owasco, Lieutenon. To prevent the discovery of his movement, Porter had daubed the hulls of his vessels with Missiwoods, and the six in full view of the forts. Porter was in a position on the Harriet Lane to obserof the assault, its citadel was set on fire by Porter's shells and destroyed, with all the clothing state, was seen moving down into the midst of Porter's mortar-fleet. Some of these opened fire upohe hastened to accept the generous terms which Porter had offered. While these terms were being red[13 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 23: siege and capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. (search)
ed, and she began to sink. Shortly afterward her starboard tiller was carried away. Her commander ran her ashore at the peninsula, where she sank. In attempting to swim ashore from her, about fifteen of her people were drowned. Twenty-five were killed and wounded. The Cincinnati went down with her colors nailed to the stump of her mast She was afterward raised. and, with the exception of the casualties on that vessel, he lost only six or seven men killed and wounded. Report of Admiral D. D. Porter, dated Black Hawk, July 4, 1863. The printing-press on board the flagship was employed for other than official business. To while away the tedious hours of the officers and men, a journal was printed on a broad-side, entitled, The Black Hawk Chronicle, and contained notices of the events of the siege on land and water as it progressed, often in a strain of wit and humor that must have been agreeable to the readers. The first number, issued on the 8th of June, is before the writer.
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)
tations, for as early as June, 1861, Commodore McKean sent the Powhatan, Lieut. D. D. Porter, to close up the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi, and Commander U. e in obedience to an order from the Secretary of the Navy, two officers, Lieut. D. D. Porter, U. S. N., and Captain M. C. Meigs, U. S. Engineers, presented themselvew to act, though precious time was flying. Captain Meigs conferred with Lieut. D. D. Porter, who conceived the plan perfectly feasible, and showed a desire to go onm. They were as follows: Executive Mansion, April 1st, 1861. Lieut. D. D. Porter will take command of the steamer Powhatan, or any other United States stn. Recommended, Wm. H. Seward. Executive Mansion, April 1st, 1861. Lieut. D. D. Porter, U. S. Navy: Sir: You will proceed to New York and with the least poss from the President, and shall proceed and execute them. April, 6, 1861. D. D. Porter. The boat was hoisted up, the ship's head put seaward, and the Powhatan
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 18: capture of forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the surrender of New Orleans. (search)
Farragut commands expedition. Farragut's and Porter's fleets. their appearance in the Mississippiw Orleans. obstructions. Confederate fleet. Porter's mortar fleet. bombardment of forts Jackson nt mortar flotilla was fitted out under Com. David D. Porter, and attached to the force. Besides th of the regular Commander (now Admiral) David D. Porter. naval forces (Commander Mitchell) had, in fact, set the military at defiance. Porter waived the point, however, being determined upon the c have room to pass. This is sharp practice, Porter remarked to the Confederate officers, but if yGeneral Duncan had left the Harriet Lane, Commander Porter, to whom Mitchell's movements had been re the North. In a communication made to Commander Porter, Mitchell at once removed the responsibilfter all the defenses were in Union hands Commander Porter dispatched a steamer to the bar, and brou I am, respectfully, Gideon Welles. Commander David D. Porter, Commanding U. S. Mortar Flotilla, e[2 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
ith, Boggs, De camp, Alden, Nichols, Caldwell, Porter, Mitchell, and others. official letters of Gifficult to distinguish friends from foes. Captain Porter had, by arrangement, moved up to a certainered by the mortars. Very respectfully, D. D. Porter, Commanding Flotilla. Flag-officer D. G. Fgins, Lieutenant-Colonel-Commanding. Commodore David D. Porter, United States Navy, Commanding Mort 3d. It is furthermore agreed by Commander David D. Porter, commanding the mortar flotilla, on ned, do hereunto set our hands and seals. David D. Porter, Commanding Mortar Flotilla. W. B. Rensh. Cutter (now pay director), U. S. N. Commander Porter's detailed report. United States St Lieutenant Commanding First Division. Commander D. D. Porter, Commanding U. S. Mortar Flotilla, Mis States Naval Forces near Fort Jackson. Com. David D. Porter, Commanding United States Naval Forces Very respectfully, your obedient servant, David D. Porter, Commanding Flotilla. Hon. Gideon Welles,[24 more...]
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 20: a brave officer's mortification.--history set right. (search)
, that the error into which he was led was not discovered and corrected at an earlier date, thereby possibly affecting my position in the service. I have the honor to be, respectfully, your obedient servant, Theodorus Bailey, Rear-Admiral, U. S. Navy. Vessels and officers engaged in the capture of New Orleans. Flag-Officer David G. Farragut, Commander-in-Chief. Captain T. Bailey, commanding First Division. Captain H. H. Bell, commanding Second Division. Commander David D. Porter, commanding Mortar Flotilla. Steamer Brooklyn. Captain, Thomas T. Craven; Lieutenants, R. B. Lowry and James O'Kane; Acting-Masters, George Dewhurst, W. C. Gibbs, J. C. Spofford and Lyman Wells; Midshipmen, John R. Bartlett and H. T. Grafton; Surgeon, Samuel Jackson; Assistant Surgeon, J. S. Knight; Paymaster, C. W. Abbott; First-Lieutenant, James Forney, U. S. M. C.; First-Assistant Engineer, Benj. E. Chassaing; Second-Assistant-Engineers, James Atkins and A. V. Fraser, J
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 21: capture of New Orleans.--first attack on Vicksburg by Farragut's fleet and mortar flotilla.--junction of flag-officers Farragut and Davis above Vicksburg.--ram Arkansas. (search)
eved from the command of the Mississippi Squadron by Acting-Rear-Admiral David D. Porter. The following reports will give a pretty full ac rake us. Our loss, as far as ascertained, is not very great. Commander Porter shelled them two days to get his ranges, and all his vessels e and gun-boats of the mortar flotilla having been placed by Commander D. D. Porter, according to his judgment, to the best advantage to act upnt servant, Chas. H. Baldwin, Acting Lieutenant-Commander. Commander D. D. Porter, Commanding Bomb Flotilla. United States Steam-Sloop, Commanding United States flotilla in the Mississippi. Commander D. D. Porter's report of the operations of the mortar fleet at Vicksburghem with mortars. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, David D. Porter, Commanding Mortar Flotilla. Flag-officer D. G. Farragut, Commim E. Woodworth, Lieutenant-Commander, United States Navy. Commander D. D. Porter, Commanding Mortar Flotilla. Engagement with the ram Ar
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 25: capture of Fort Hindman or Arkansas Post. (search)
s became so offensive to Generals Sherman and McPherson, and to Admiral Porter, that they urged General Grant to take command himself as the only chance for the success of the enterprise, and in consequence, the latter hastened to Milliken's Bend or Young's Point and assumed the command of all the forces, which he was entitled to do, being military commander of the department. Mississippi Squadron, January 1, 1863. (excepting some of the vessels engaged at Vicksburg.) Acting Rear-Admiral David D. Porter, Commander-in-Chief. Receiving-ship Clara Dolson. (Cairo.) Lieutenant-Commander, Thomas Pattison, Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Emile Gavarret; Paymaster, Edward May; Acting-Master, John C. Bunner; Acting-Ensigns, E. C. Van Pelt and D. W. Tainter; Acting-Master's Mates, H. G. Masters and John D. Holmes; Acting-Engineer, Geo. W. Fulton; Acting-Carpenter, G. W. Armstrong. Steamer Eastport. Lieutenant-Commander, S. L. Whelps; Assistant Surgeon, Adrian Hudson; Acting-Assi
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 26: siege of Vicksburg. (search)
len back to the transports, and he had accompanied the Army to Arkansas Post, but with the express understanding with Admiral Porter that he would not interfere with General Sherman. This he refrained from doing until the enemy was beaten, and at the West, Colonel Charles R. Ellet, was selected to perform the perilous duty of running the batteries and carrying out Admiral Porter's orders. Ellet was a gallant young fellow, full of dash and enterprise, and was delighted with this opportunity to Era, in which the Indianola was sunk and her officers and crew made prisoners. In obedience to an order from Acting-Rear-Admiral Porter, commanding Mississippi squadron, I passed the batteries at Vicksburg and Warrenton on the night of the 13th of communicate with the squadron as soon as possible, thinking that Colonel Ellet had not reached the squadron, or that Admiral Porter would expect me to return when I found that no other boat was sent below. I kept the bunkers of the Indianola full
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