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I., 19; united Confederate Veterans, constitution of, X., 298; Confederates, reunion of, X., 300. Vibbard engine, V., 287. Vibbard draw of Long bridge, Washington, D. C. , Federal Engineers at, I., 131. Vicksburg, Miss.: surrender of, I., 68, 77 seq.; Camp Fisk, Four Mile bridge in, I., 108, 124 seq., 126. 132, 182, 187, 214, 231, 249 seq., 365, 366, 368; II., 9, 134; sieges of, II., 179, 181, 182, 183, 1S8; preliminary operations around, by the combined forces of Farragut, Porter and Williams, II., 190; view of, taken under fire, II., 193; courthouse at, II., 193; preliminary operations against, part of river steamers in, II., 194; strong Confederate fortifications around, II., 195; condition of Union and Confederate forces, etc., at siege of, II., 197; first plan of U. S. Grant to take, a failure, II., 200; work of undermining the defenses around, II., 201; fall of, on same date as the surrender of Gettysburg (July 4, 1863), II., 203; monument marking spot where Gra
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—the naval war. (search)
o attack him. On the 22d of July, the Federals made another attempt to get rid of this inconvenient neighbor. The Essex, one of Ellet's ships, commanded by W. D. Porter, W. D. Porter must not be confounded with David D. Porter of the mortar-boats, now admiral. was charged with this duty. At four o'clock in the morning she W. D. Porter must not be confounded with David D. Porter of the mortar-boats, now admiral. was charged with this duty. At four o'clock in the morning she descended the river, and, without returning the fire of the Confederate batteries, steered under full steam toward the Arkansas, which lay at anchor close to the shore, and struck her violently with her beak; but the blow glanced off, and the Essex ran aground upon a shoal. While endeavoring to extricate herself, she discharged her to the mouth of the Mississippi when its waters were at the lowest point. On the 28th of July, he cast anchor before the levees of New Orleans, having left W. D. Porter with the Essex and Sumter below Vicksburg, and the two gun-boats Katahdin and Kineo at Baton Rouge. Williams' troops had been landed near that city, which thu
'clock, P. M., I made an attack on Fort Henry, on the Tennessee river, with the fron-clad gunboats Cinclutinti. Commander Sternbel (the flagship), the Essex, Commander Porter; the Carondelet, Commander Walker, and the St. Louis, Lieutenant Commanding Paulding, also taking with me the three old gunboats Conestoga, Tyler, and the Leag was struck, the Essex unfortunately received a shot in her boilors, which resulted in the wounding and scalding of twenty-nine officers and men, including Commander Porter, as will be seen in the enclosed list of casualties. The Essex then necessarily dropped out of line astern; entirely disabled and unable to continue the to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, A. H. Foots Flag Officer. Hon. Gidson Welles, Secretary Navy, Washington. The killed and wounded. W. D. Porter, commander, scalded. J. H. Lewis, paymaster, scalded. T. P. Perry, third master, soalded badly. S. B. Britian, master's mate, killed by connon shot.
The Daily Dispatch: August 16, 1862., [Electronic resource], The Washington and New Orleans Telegraph Company. (search)
The Washington and New Orleans Telegraph Company. At a meeting of the stockholders of the Washington and New Orleans Telegraph Company, in the Confederate States, held in the city of Augusta on the 9th of August, 1862--present: Hon. R. R. Cuyler, Elam Alexander. Jas. Tait, T. H. Wynne, W. B. Johnson, John Davis. W. Wilkinson, L. Delling, Hon. W. D. Porter, H. Gourdin, J. C. Butler, and — King. On motion of Mr Cuyler, Elam Alexander, Esq., was called to the Chair, and H. Gourdin appointed Secretary. R. R. Cuyler and James, Tait were appointed to examine and verify proxies; and having done so, reported that there were represented, by person and by proxy, 2,297 shares, which, being a majority of the shares held in the Confederate States, the meeting proceeded to business. Hon. R. R. Cuyler offered the following preamble and resolutions: Whereas, Dr. W. S. Morris, Mr. T. H. Wynne, and Mr. J. R. Dowell, who at present manage the telegraph lines belonging to the Wash
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