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26. the Yankee tars at New-Orleans. Come all ye loyal mariners that battle wind and wave, Who guard the sacred honor of our glorious Stripes and Stars, Give three time three with loud huzzas for the bravest of the brave-- For Porter, Boggs, and Farragut, and our gallant Yankee tars! The forts belched forth their thunder, but we gave them gun for gun, As the morning light was breaking in the eastward, dusk and dim: On that day of fierce endeavor, ere the rising of the sun, The rebel fleet defiant stood, all iron-ribbed and grim. With courage in each sailor-breast, we vowed that awful morn, Before another sunset we would trail the traitor flag-- We would pay the cursed secession crew for all their taunt and scorn, And meet with Northern valor their Southern boast and brag. Through “Turtles,” “Rams,” and fire-ships, through plunging shot and shell, We fought their fleets and forts till the gallant work was done; With broadside upon broadside our sailors answered well, Till all their s
32. the army of the free. Division song of Porter's Division, army of the Potomac. Words by Frank H. Norton. air--Beonny Havens. In the army of the Union we are marching in the van, And will do the work before us, if the bravest soldiers can; We will drive the rebel forces from their strongholds to the sea, And will live aremain the army of the free. We are the best Division, of a half a million souls, And only resting on our arms till the war-cry onward rolls; When our gallant General Porter calls, why, ready we shall be, To follow him forever, with the army of the free. chorus — The army of the free, the army of the free; We will follow him forevmy of the free, the army of the free; We have the finest generals in the army of the free. Though we live in winter-quarters now, we're waiting but the hour, When Porter's brave Division shall go forth in all its power; And when on the field of battle fighting we shall be, We'll show that we cannot disgrace the army of the free. c
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore), Traitorous and incendiary Legends. (search)
Traitorous and incendiary Legends. Richmond, April 22.--Yesterday morning the walls of the houses of Purcell, Ladd & Co., E. B. Spence & Co., Binford & Porter, the Powhatan House, and other conspicuous establishments about the town, were covered with incendiary and blasphemous writings, a verbatim copy of some of which we give below. The writing was in a fair, round, and deliberate hand, and all evidently performed by one and the same person — the writing in the various places named being the dust, In the Lord you vainly trust, For the Lord you fain would cheat With halcyon lips and Pluto's feet. The cry is still they come. Also a copy of the apparently favorite lines: Southern hearts are beating low. On Binford & Porter's west wall: On Yorktown Heights the cry is still they come. Change your bells into cannon, and charge with confe---, here the midnight scribe appears to have been interrupted in his work, most probably by the watchman on his way to ext
on the field, with Gen. French's reinforcing brigade drawn up in line of battle, on one side, with our broken columns of Pennsylvania Reserves, rallied for a last and desperate stand, and drawn up behind the brigade of General French--the firing ceased, and a strange quiet fell upon the scene. After a brief consultation among the Generals on the field, arrangements for the night were made, and all sought convenient spots for repose. Gen. McCall decided to seek the house which had been Gen. Porter's headquarters in the early part of the day, and, attended by an officer of his staff, Major Lewis, of the Pennsylvania artillery, started out in pursuit of it. It appears that they mistook the road in the darkness, and after riding nearly a mile, they came to a house which proved to be a hospital. They were met at the door by a young Assistant-Surgeon, who informed them that he had sixty wounded men there; that he belonged to the regular United States army, and that the rebel pickets we
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore), Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives: (search)
almost every field and in every department of the army where our flag has been unfurled. At Chancellorsville, Gettysburgh, Vicksburgh, Port Hudson, and Fort Wagner; at Chickamauga, Knoxville, and Chattanooga; under Hooker, and Meade, and Banks, and Gillmore, and Rosecrans, Burnside, and Grant; in every scene of danger and of duty; along the Atlantic, and the Gulf, on the Tennessee, the Cumberland, the Mississippi, and the Rio Grande, under Du Pont, and Dahlgren, and Foote, and Farragut, and Porter, the sons of Massachusetts have borne their part, and paid the debt of patriotism and valor. Ubiquitous as the stock they descend from, national in their opinions and universal in their sympathies, they have fought shoulder to shoulder with men of all sections and of every extraction. On the ocean, on the rivers, on the land, on the heights where they thundered down from the clouds of Lookout Mountain the defiance of the skies, they have graven with their swords a record imperishable.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Electrical torpedoes as a system of defence. (search)
h the mines were controlled, all formed a complete system devised by myself. The results of this system were that the first vessels ever injured or destroyed in war, by electrical torpedoes, were by the torpedo department operating under my immediate command, and I may add the only ones, that I am aware of. Those who are not well acquainted with the history of our civil war will find ample proof of my statements on file in the Navy Department at Washington, as also by reference to Admirals Porter and S. P. Lee, and Commander W. B. Cushing, United States Navy, for the fact that an efficient system of torpedo defences did exist on the James river, during the war, and to the Hon. S. R. Mallory; Captain J. M. Brooke, inventor of the Merrimac, the Brooke Gun, and the deep-sea sounding apparatus; and also to Captain Wm. H. Parker, formerly Superintendent of the Confederate Naval School, that I organized and commanded these defences, and was the first to make them successful. There
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations of Confederate States Navy in defence of New Orleans. (search)
mander Mitchell's intention to make an attack when the Louisiana was capable of doing so. That Commander Mitchell, when he heard that General Duncan, in command of Fort Jackson, had accepted the terms of surrender offered the day before by Captain Porter, United States navy, remonstrated with General Duncan against such course, but was told it was too late, as the flag of truce boat had already been sent. That the enemy appeared in overwhelming force; and that at the time it was determined in council to destroy the Louisiana, the position of affairs was as follows: there were from ten to fourteen large vessels of Flag Officer Farragut's fleet above the Louisiana, and the mortar fleet and gunboats of Captain Porter were below. Two vessels of the enemy with white flags flying were coming up the river in sight, to accept the surrender of Forts Jackson and Saint Philip, which had white flags flying in answer to them. That the Louisiana could not move from where she was moored to
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations of a section of the Third Maryland battery on the Mississippi in the Spring of 1863. (search)
command of a section of the Third battery of Maryland artillery, commanded by Lieutenant Bates, of Waddell's Alabama artillery. This section, with one of Bledsoe's Missouri battery and one of a Louisiana battery, were under the command of Lieutenant Wood, of the Missouri artillery. These sections were all attached to General Ferguson's brigade, that had been operating along the Mississippi, firing into transports and harassing the enemy in every conceivable manner. In March, 1863, when Porter's fleet, consisting of five gunboats and several transports, entered Black bayou for the purpose of flanking the Confederate batteries at Haynes' bluff, on the Yazoo river, Ferguson's command met the fleet below Rolling fork, and after an engagement which lasted three days, drove it into the Mississippi river, with considerable loss. Early in April, 1863, General Steel's Federal division, consisting of eight regiments and one battery of artillery, landed at Greenville, Mississippi, and ma
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Lane's North Carolina brigade. (search)
ue Ridge, the order was countermanded and it was taken to Hanover Courthouse. From that point it was moved, on the 26th of May, to Slash church, near Peake's turnout on the Virginia Central railroad. Battle at Slash church and Hanover Courthouse. Early next morning General Branch sent the Twenty-eighth regiment under me to Taliaferro's mill to cut off a body of marauders, but it was itself cut off from the remainder of the brigade by an overwhelming force of the enemy — the whole of Porter's division and a part of Sedgwick's — and at Dr. Kinney's farm it fought most heroically. Lieutenant Pollock, of Fauquier county, Virginia, at one time on duty at General R. E. Lee's headquarters, informed me that he heard General Lee, on several occasions, speak in very complimentary terms of the retreat and escape of this regiment under such trying circumstances, as well as of its gallantry in the fight of that day. General Branch, with the other four regiments of his command, engaged the
, 238, 262, 263, 265, 266, 267, 269, 271, 272. Pocotaligo Bridge, 294. Pocotaligo River, 263, 267, 269, 274. Pocotaligo River (north), 293. Pocotaligo Swamp, 293. Pond and Duncklee, 16. Pontiac, gunboat, 237, 257. Pope, George, 34, 83, 90, 145, 164, 168, 234, 237, 239, 245, 246, 247, 248, 250, 263, 276, 285, 286, 288, 290, 291, 297, 301, 302, 303, 308, 309, 310, 311, 316,317. Pope plantation, 149. Port Royal, S. C., 36, 193, 207, 236, 237, 264. Port Royal Island, 266. Porter, Private, 152. Postley, James, 302. Potter, Edward E., 233, 236, 239, 241, 243, 250, 251, 255, 256, 259, 261, 275, 281, 283, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 298, 299, 300, 301, 303, 305, 306, 307, 308. Potter's Raid, 289,,308. Pratt, James A., 34, 81, 90, 93, 133, 176. Pratt, Wheelock, 122. Preble, George H., 236, 239. Presentation of flags, 24. Presentiments of death, 62, 67, 252. Presto, blockade runner, steamer, 187. Price, Alice, steamer, 103. Price, Cornelius, 204.
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