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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
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sion, the first two objects to demand the attention of the executive were the capture of the armory and arsenal at Harper's Ferry and the arsenal and navy yard at Gosport in the vicinity of Norfolk. On the night of April 16th, some men in Norfolk, without authority, seized light boats and other small craft and sank them in the chw up the dock was not successful, and to burn the arsenal but partially so. On the 22d, Vice-President Stephens telegraphed President Davis, from Richmond: Gosport navy yard burned and evacuated by the enemy; 2,500 guns, artillery and ordnance saved, and 3,000 barrels of powder; also large supply of caps, and shells loaded,o the barricades in the channel of Elizabeth river, and it was the opinion of Corn. French Forrest, May 1st, that the United States intended to make a descent on Gosport navy yard to correct their recent error of destruction and evacuation. He suggested that a competent military force be stationed to resist such efforts, saying t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Virginia, or Merrimac: her real projector. (search)
p had been in progress for six weeks the Secretary wrote the following letter to Flag-officer Forrest on the subject: [Copy.] Confederate States Navy Department, Richmond, August 10, 1861. Flag-officer French Forrest, Commanding Navy Yard, Gosport, Va. Sir: The great importance of the service expected from the Merrimac, and the urgent necessity of her speedy completion, induce me to call upon you to push forward the work with the utmost dispatch. Chief Engineer Williamson and Constructor to be, Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, S. R. Mallory, Secretary of the Navy. [Italics mine.] On the 11th of April the Examiner published Mr. Porter's reply to the Secretary's report. Who planned the Virginia? Navy yard, Gosport, April 8, 1862. To the Editor of the Examiner: Under this caption I find in the Examiner of the 4th instant a report of the Secretary of the Navy to Congress, giving a detailed statement of the origin of the iron-clad Virginia. I feel sor
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The ironclad ram Virginia-Confederate States Navy, [from the Richmond, Va., News-leader, April 1, 1904.] (search)
ases that I have heard of, refers to the ship as the Merrimac, but I want to say right here that there never was a vessel in the Confederate States navy called by that name. The Merrimac was a United States frigate, burned, scuttled and sunk at Gosport navyyard in 1861. The old hulk was raised, rebuilt and converted into an ironclad, and when she was launched there were only four marines and a corporal aboard. I was one of the five who did duty that day, and was stationed in the bow when thhe world as the founders of iron-clad warfare at sea. Story of the fight. About 11 o'clock Saturday the Virginia, then flagship, twelve guns, Captain Franklin Buchanan commanding, accompanied by the Raleigh and Beaufort, one gun each, left Gosport navyyard; when we were opposite Norfolk all hands were piped to dinner. After dinner all hands were called to quarters. Then All hands ready for action was heard, Captain Buchanan speaking from the quarter-deck. Not one of the crew up to th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Historical address of the former commander of Grimes Battery. (search)
ization seems to have maintained a prosperous condition, for its rolls bear the names of many of the foremost citizens of our town and county. Capt. Carey F. Grimes succeeded Capt. V. O. Cassell and was at its head when Gov. John Letcher called out the Virginia volunteers to defend State sovereignty. At this time, April 20, 1861, Bernard Fauth and I were lieutenants, and forty-five men were on its muster roll; but in a short time the company was recruited to over 100 men. On the night Gosport navy yard was evacuated by Corn. Charles S. McCauley we were ordered out and parked with four old iron smoothbore guns on the court green. The next morning a gun's crew was sent to the navy yard and the balance of the men with the guns were sent to Fort Nelson, and there the men who had been sent to the navy yard rejoined the company during the day. We remained at Fort Nelson until May 16, 186r, when we were transferred to Hoffler's Creek, in Norfolk county. There we were comfortably enc
Gordon, John B. I., 16; quoted, II., 294; III., 50, 52, 90, 162, 203, 280, 285, 286, 326, 342, 344; IV., 268; VIII.; 110; quoted, IX., 18, 34, 195; X., 247, 248, 250, 298. Gordon, Ga., III., 232. Gordon Hospital, Nashville, Tenn. , VII., 286. Gordon's Landing, La., VI., 318. Gordonsville, Va.: II., 14, 18, 22, 26, 104, 105; III., 36, 38, 340. Gorgas, J., V., 158, 161. Gorman, W. A., X., 217. Gorman, W. O., I., 147. Gosden, W., IV., 166. Gosport navy yard, Va., V., 80; VI., 82. Goss, W. L., VII., 148. Goudy, J., VI., 223. Gouley, J. W. S., VII., 226. Govan, D. C., X., 259. Government oven on wheels Viii., 49. Government workshops Viii., 41. Governor,, U. S. S., VI., 19, 270. Governor Buckingham,, U. S. S., III., 342. Governor Moore,, C. S. S., VI., 191, 192, 198. Gowin, W., VI., 306. Grace Church, Alexandria, Va. , VII., 234. Grace Darling, Lee's charger, IV
X., 111. Nichols, J. H., VIII., 363. Nichols, W. A., X., 303. Nichols, telegraph operator, VIII., 356. Nicholson, J. N., I., 14. Nicholson, S., VI., 121. Nickerson, F., X., 211. Nightingale,, C. S. S., VI., 49. Nine Mile Road, Va., I., 288. Nolensville, Tenn., IV., 147. Nolin, Ky., IV., 148. Non-combatants: their services, VIII., 42. Norfolk, Va.: I., 142, 362, 364; navy yard at, V., 159, 177, 258, 306, 308; VI., 26. 36; Gosport navy yard, VI., 54, 308; navy yard at, ruins of, VI., 73; ruins of machine shop at, VI., 75, 82, 98, 102, 118; vessels built at. VI., 136, 155, 154, 182; IX., 105. Norris, W., B., VIII., 363. Norris, W., VIII., 340. North America,, U. S. S., VI., 322. North American Review, IX., 23. North Anna, Va.: Chesterfield Bridge at, III., 71, 74, 77, 78, 79, 82; Hancock's corps crosses bridge at, III., 83; V., 21; VIII., 250. North Anna River, Va.: I., 43, 135; III
846 Michigan25 00 Wisconsin (e)20 068 Iowa46 01471134 812944 Minnesota1 000 California27 06820 63324 4224 692 Oregon Total1 468.929556 56960 392505 018554,552 Total against Lincoln thus far2 224 531 for Lincoln1 46 929 majority against Lincoln thus far755 602 Total number of votes thus far. 3,793 460 which will be increased by the returns yet to come into about 4,500 000. Total votes at Presidential election in 1856 4 049 204. Incomplete. complete except Gosport, Cambridge and Wentworth's Location, which poll altogether about 50 votes. (a) Four counties to be heard from, which, at the August election, gave the Douglas and the Bell candidates an equal number of votes. (b.) Nine counties to be heard from. (c.) Chosen by the Legislature, unanimously. (d.) Complete except Scott county, all the other counties being official except five. (e.) In all the counties but four, which will not vary the result 100 votes. (f.) Not heard f
The Daily Dispatch: January 22, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Shipping at the Gosport (Va.) Navy yard. (search)
The Shipping at the Gosport (Va.) Navy yard. --Annexed is a list of men-of-war now at the Gosport yard: Liner Pennsylvania, rated 120 guns, but carrying only a few, not worth anything outside her present berth; liner Columbus, Lying up, and useless for present duty; liner Delaware, do. do.; liner New York, not half built; frigate Columbia, needing repairs; in ordinary, frigate Raritan, do. do.; corvettes Germantown, undergoing repairs in dock; steam-frigate Merrimack, in ordinary. Except in regular naval hands, all these ships would be worthless, for any service,
The Navy-Yard. --Operations at the Gosport (Va.) Navy-Yard are continuing on a very limited scale. The Germantown, sloop-of-war, is still in the dry-lock, and likely to be for a week two to come. The work of coppering her bottom is in progress and will be finished in a few days. The Plymouth, sloop-of-war, is lying at the wharf undergoing a course of refitting. The Dolphin, gun brig, lies over on the St. Helena side of the river, apparently dismantled. These are the only vessels at the Yard available for any early service.
outh Carolina. As to the purport of these dispatches, there are many conjectures, "wise and otherwise," which I do not consider worth the ink and paper that it would require to detail them. It is impossible for any outsider to know the contents of secret dispatches. Florida will certainly get the Secretaryship of the Navy, as she is the only State in the Confederacy that has a Navy-Yard. It is intended, I learn, to make the Pensacola Navy-Yard to the Southern Confederacy what the Gosport (Va.) Navy-Yard is to the Northern--a great ship-building and naval station. A strong Government. The Augusta (Ga.) Sentinel is out again in favor of a strong Government-- something in the form of an Elective Monarchy — upon the principle originally advanced by Alexander Hamilton, the great head of the old Federal school of politics — the chief of which should be elected for a term of twenty-one years.--The Constitutionalist, published in the same place, joins issue with its contempo
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