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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 32: Navy Department.--energies displayed.--building of iron-clads (search)
the Monitor in hull or turret. To determine this point. Commander John L. Worden was sent down to Ossabaw Sound to operate up the Great Ogesuccessful in taking the fort and destroying the Nashville. Commander Worden arrived off the bar at Ossabaw Sound on January 24th, 1863, bu morning. When just outside of the range of Fort McAllister's guns Worden again anchored, and was there joined by the gun-boats Seneca, Wissaoes that he might find in the way. At 7 A. M., on the 27th, Commander Worden got underway with the Montauk (the gun-boats following), movednot seem to have the same effect upon the enemy as the shells, Commander Worden, considering that he was throwing away ammunition, got underwaart of the vessel, the Montauk was struck; but we presume that Commander Worden was satisfied with the result of his experiment, and so reported to Rear-Admiral Dupont. Worden, whose experience in the lighter Monitor at Hampton Roads ought to have made him a good judge of the stre
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 33: (search)
the gunboat Isaac Smith. the iron-clad Montauk, Commander John L. Worden, engages the forts at Ogeechee River. Confederat prudence. On the 1st of February the Montauk, Commander John L. Worden, was ordered to engage the forts at Ogeechee Riven a considerable victory. On the 27th of February, Commander Worden, on making a reconnaissance, observed that the Nashviel Ammen. Montauk Seneca and Dawn moved up the river. Worden was able to approach within twelve hundred yards of the Na enfiladed the fort at long range. In a short time Commander Worden had the satisfaction of seeing the Nashville in flame of the enemy's guns, but did no harm, and that night Commander Worden had the satisfaction of reporting to Rear-Admiral Dup2. Passaic Captain Percival Drayton. 3. Montauk Captain John L. Worden. 4. Patapsco Commander Daniel Ammen. 5. New e Navy Register. Iron-clad steamer Montauk. Commander, John L. Worden; Lieutenant-Commander, C. H. Cushman; Assistant S
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 34: (search)
C. S. Perley; Acting-Masters, Charles Cortney, Jacob Kimball and J. B. Wood, Jr.; Acting-Engineers, Edward Scattergood, Wm. H. Kilpatrick, L. H. Harvey and R. L. Webb; Acting-Master's Mates, J. Creighton and E. W. Flowers. Steamer Morse. Acting-Masters, Peter Hayes and G. W. Caswell; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Henry Russell, Acting-Assistant Engineers, Thomas Divine, Tim. Flanders and George West; Acting-Master's Mates, William Dunne and C. E. Rich. Iron-clad Monitor. Commanders, John L. Worden, Wm. N. Jeffers and T. H. Stevens [commanding at different times]; Lieutenant, S. Dana Greene; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, Wm. Flye; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, D. C. Logue; Acting-Asssistant Paymaster, W. F. Keeler; Acting-Master, L. M. Stodder; Assistant Engineers, A. B. Campbell, Geo. H. White, R. W. Hands and M. T. Sunstrom; Acting-Master's Mates, (Geo. Frederickson and Peter Williams. Steamer Jacob Bell. Lieutenant--Commander, E. P. McCrea; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, O. J.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 56: commerce-destroyers.-their inception, remarkable career, and ending. (search)
Lisbon, was sent to Boston and condemned by the Admiralty Court, her alleged owner never receiving a penny of the £ 15,000 he had paid into the Confederate treasury as the price of the vessel. The fate of the Nashville has already been mentioned. In January and February, 1863, several attempts were made to destroy her as she lay above Fort McAllister, on the Great Ogeechee River. On the 27th of February, 1863, she was set on fire and blown up by shells from the Monitor Montauk, Commander John L. Worden. The Shenandoah, originally called the Sea King, was the last and the most dangerous of all the Confederate cruisers. She was a full-rigged ship of about eight hundred tons, with so-called auxiliary steam power, and very fast under either sail or steam, capable of making three hundred and twenty miles in twenty-four hours under favorable circumstances, which exceeded the speed of any vessel in the U. S. Navy. On the 8th of October, 1864, the Sea King cleared from London for B
was impossible, even at high tide, by the help of steam-tugs and hawsers, with all hands at work through the night, to haul her off. The prospect for the coming day was dark enough, until, at 10 P. M., the new iron-clad Monitor, 2 guns, Lt. John L. Worden, reached Fortress Monroe on her trial trip from New York, and was immediately dispatched to the aid of the Minncsota, reporting to Capt. Van Brunt at 2 A. M. Sunday, March 9. Though but a pigmy beside the Merrimac, and an entire novelty was struck by Rebel bolts nine times, her side armor eight times, her deck thrice, and her pilothouse twice — the last being her only vulnerable point. One of these bolts struck her pilot-house squarely in front of the peep-hole through which Lt. Worden was watching his enemy, knocking off some cement into his face with such force as utterly to blind him for some days, and permanently to destroy his left eye. Three men standing in the turret when it was struck were knocked down, one of them be
n opportunity to run out to sea laden with cotton; disappointed in this, by the vigilance of our cruisers, she was unladen, fitted up as a war vessel, and again watched her opportunity to run out — not being so easily stopped now as formerly. Com'r Worden, who was watching her, in the iron-clad Montauk, at length discovered Feb. 27, 1863. that she had got aground, just above the fort, and, at daylight next morning, went up, backed by the Seneca, Wissahickon, and Dawn, to attempt her destructive resources of naval warfare. The iron-clads thus pitted against the tremendous ordnance of Fort Sumter and her satellites were the following: 1. Weehawken, Capt. John Rodgers; 2. Passaic, Capt. Percival Drayton; 3. Montauk, Com'r John L. Worden; 4. Patapsco, Com'r Daniel Ammen; 5. New Ironsides, Com'r Thos. Turner; 6. Catskill, Com'r Geo. W. Rodgers; 7. Nantucket, Com'r Donald M. Fairfax; 8. Nahant, Com'r John Downes; 9. Keokuk, Lt.-Com'r Alex. C. Rhind; with th
t Mission Ridge, 442; at Nashville, 654-6. Wood, Maj., brings off four guns from Maryland Heights, 200. Wood, Brig.-Gen. (Rebel), wounded, 221. Wood, Col. Jas., 136th N. Y., at Wauhatchie, 436. Woodward, Judge Geo. W:, on the conscription act, 488; beaten as candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 509. Wool, Gen. John E., at Fortress Monroe, 127; occupies Norfolk and Portsmouth, 127; detached from McClellan's command, 132; his order in relation to colored contrabands, 240. Worden, Lt. John L., fights the Merrimac, in the Monitor, and is wounded, 118. Wright, Gen. H. G., assaults Secessionville, 461; at the Wilderness, 568-71; at Cold Harbor, 580-2; at Petersburg, 734. Wright, Gen. (Rebel), at Malvern Hill, 165; wounded at Antietam, 210. Wyman, Col. J. B., killed near Vicksburg, 290. Wytheville, Va., fight at, 403; Gillem takes 200 men and 8 guns at, 683. Y. Yazoo City, fighting at, 309-310; 318. Yazoo Bluffs, Sherman demonstrates on, 289. Ye
se them of this idea, and assured them that he came to give them protection, and be-sought them to cease inflicting injury on them-selves by setting fire to their beautiful village. A prominent physician came to the dock, and sought a conversation with Capt. Rowan, who repeated these assurances, which had the effect to cause them to stay the further application of the torch. But several of the best buildings were already in flames, among them the court-house. An application was made to Capt. Worden to assist in putting out the flames, but as his fleet embraced but a limited number of men, and as his own boats might in, their absence be fired; and in addition to this, there being but little prospect, since the insane rebels had rendered worthless the hose by cutting it, of accomplishing more than drawing upon him the lie that he had fired the village, he properly declined to allow his men to go ashore. He was visited by several Union men, one of whom assured him that there were thre
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 82.-fight in Hampton roads, Va., March 8th and 9th, 1862. (search)
It was the impression of some of my officers, that the rebels hoisted the French flag, but I heard that the Monitor had arrived, and soon after Lieut. Commanding Worden came on board, and I immediately ordered him to go up to the Minnesota, hoping she would be able to keep off an attack on the Minnesota till we had got her afloat but without avail, and as the tide had then fallen considerably, I suspended further proceedings at that time. At two A. M. the iron battery Monitor, Com. John L. Worden, which had arrived the previous evening at Hampton Roads, came alongside and reported for duty, and then all on board felt that we had a friend that would stas fought, part of the time touching each other, from eight A. M. to noon, when the Merrimac retired. Whether she is injured or not it is impossible to say. Lieut. J. L. Worden, who commanded the Monitor, handled her with great skill, assisted by Chief-Engineer Stimers. Lieut. Worden was injured by the cement from the pilot-house b
than from the St. Lawrence to the Gulf, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific. In the name of this vast assembly, once more he gave thanks to them all. Let us rejoice that these men went down fighting to the last, and that when they went down they left the Star-Spangled Banner of the Cumberland flying at her peak; the emblem that no dangers, no perils, no enemies, no treasons, not ocean itself could destroy our liberty. [Loud applause.] Three cheers were given for Capt. Ericsson, for Lieut. Worden, and for the President. Mr Kearney of the Congress then sang a humorous song in praise of the yacht America, the curiosity and astonishment of John Bull being represented by the chorus: Oh! where did she come from? New-York Town. Who's the Captain of her? One Mr. Brown: which the crew sang with great gusto. The satisfaction of the audience found huge and prolonged manifestation, and the jolly tar was called back. He sang the first verse of Uncle Sam is rich enough to give us al
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