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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
t fore and aft from the spray of falling shot. It was with reluctance that I gave the order to head down stream and run out of the fire, first ordering the officers and crew to lie down on deck. I cannot, sir, speak too highly of the conduct of all on board. My orders were obeyed with alacrity, and (considering the suddenness of the fire opened on us, from Fort St. Philip, and the naturally depressing effect produced by the fatality of the first few shots,) with but little confusion. Mr. Walker, the first lieutenant, was very active and vigilant, and gave his personal attention in every part of the vessel — he was slightly wounded in the ear. Permit me, sir, to call your attention to the conduct of acting-master's mate William F. Hunt, in charge of the rifle gun — it was admirable. He assisted in working his gun, as his crew was weakened, and remained at it after none were left, until ordered from the forecastle by me. Four of my wounded men are in the hospital at Pilot Town; th
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 20: a brave officer's mortification.--history set right. (search)
ates, John Staples and G. O. Taylor. Steamer Sachem. Acting-Masters, L. G. Crane and Robert Tarr; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, G. H. Van Deusen; Acting-Third-Assistant Engineer, P. P. Staat; Acting-Masters' Mate, W. L. Pavy. Steamer Varuna. Commander, Chas. S. Boggs; Lieutenant, C. H. Swasey; Acting-Masters, J. D. Childs and Ezra Leonard; Acting-Masters' Mates, S. H. Bevins and H. D. Foster; Gunner, T. H. Fortune. Steamer Winona. Commander, Edward T. Nichols; Lieutenant, John G. Walker; Acting-Masters, Chas. Hallett and Felix McCurley; Acting-Ensign, Wm. F. Hunt; Assistant Surgeon, A. Mathewson; Paymaster, H. M. Denniston; Second-Assistant Engineers, John Purdy, Jr., and Joseph Watters; Third-Assistant Engineers, Edward Gay and R. L. Wamaling; Acting-Masters' Mates, F. H. Beers and H. T. Burdett. Steamer Westfield. Commander, Wm. B. Renshaw; Acting-Masters, W. L. Babcock, F. C. Miller, L. D. Smalley and Gustav Vasallo; Midshipman, C. W. Zimmerman; Acting-Assistan
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 25: capture of Fort Hindman or Arkansas Post. (search)
Louisville close behind her, running up and taking position close to the fort where the current was slack Lieut.-Commander John G. Walker (now Captain) U. S. Navy. and the iron-clads could maintain their places without any difficulty; while the od out with; moreover, the officers had learned that the way to fight these batteries was at close quarters. Lieutenant-Commanders Walker, Owen, Bache, Shirk, Watson, Smith, Woodworth, Breese, and the commander of the Monarch were all handsomely meIt was unexpected and few knew where Fort Hindman was situated. Directly after the capture of Fort Hindman, Lieutenant-Commander Walker in the De Kalb, and Lieutenant-Commander George Bache in the Cincinnati, were sent up the White River to captusistants, Michael Kelly, J. H. Hilliard, Wm. Bishop and Job Cummins. Iron-clad steamer Baron deKalb. Lieutenant-Commander, John G. Walker; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, J. V. Johnston; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, John Wise; Acting-Assistant Paymas
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 26: siege of Vicksburg. (search)
e mean time gun-boats were detailed and prepared for the expedition. These vessels were the Chillicothe, Lieutenant-Commander Foster, the Baron DeKalb, Lieutenant-Commander Walker, the tinclad Rattler, Lioness (ram) and two other light draft vessels. All were under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Watson Smith, who had instrucd take position behind the woods in a bend, and there make their preparations for attack. The Chillicothe, Lieutenant-Commander Foster, and the DeKalb. Lieutenant-Commander Walker, took position. side by side, tied up to the bank with bows down, and began the action with a mortar boat that had accompanied the expedition, in the rear. At this time, unfortunately, Lieutenant-Commander Watson Smith gave evidence of aberration of mind, and much hampered Foster and Walker by contradictory orders which they felt bound to obey. The Chillicothe was temporarily disabled by having her port shutter closed by a shot from the fort, which returned the fire of the
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 28: passage of the fleet by Vicksburg and capture of Grand Gulf.--capture of Alexandria, etc. (search)
el, carpenter shop, store vessel, powder vessel and hospital vessel. These were simply river steamers painted black. The naval forces were led by Lieutenant-Commander K. R. Breese in the Black Hawk and comprised the Baron DeKalb, Lieutenant-Commander John G. Walker, Choctaw, Lieutenant-Commander F. M. Ramsay, Taylor. Lieutenant-Commander Prichett, Signal, Romeo, Linden and Petrel with three 13-inch mortars. The naval demonstration was really a fine one, calculated to impress the Confederating that the enemy was exerting all his energy to strengthen the threatened position. During this movement, the DeKalb, while temporarily dropping out of action was attacked by sharpshooters from some buildings on the eastern bank. Lieutenant-Commander Walker immediately ran the vessel into the bank and landed twenty-five men under command of Acting-Master C. S. Kendrick, who dislodged the enemy and chased them into the swamp, killing one officer and three privates, and taking a lieutenant
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 29: siege of Vicksburg--continued. (search)
on of nine Confederate steamers up the Yazoo, by Lieutenant-Commander Walker. attack on Vicksburg, June 19, by the Army and m joining the troops in the city. The DeKalb, Lieutenant-Commander Walker, the Choctaw, Lieutenant-Commander Ramsay, the L which blocked the river above had been removed, Lieutenant-Commander Walker, in the DeKalb, was sent up the Yazoo River with city, and worked by a party of blue-jackets under Lieut.-Commander Walker. Both of these batteries did good service during serviceable to the enemy and an expedition under Lieutenant-Commander Walker of the DeKalb was sent up that river to capture imney among the trees the first night, and had to return. Walker pushed on with the smaller vessels (leaving the DeKalb to ant-Commanders Breese, Foster, Greer, Shirk, Owen, Wilson, Walker, Bache, Murphy, Selfridge, Prichett, Ramsay and Acting-Volelieved him a few days before the surrender, and Lieutenant-Commander Walker supplied his place and conducted the firing with
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 30: (search)
ity. The Baron deKalb, New National, Kenwood and Signal composed the naval part of the expedition under Lieutenant-Commander John G. Walker, while General Herron, with five thousand troops in transports, composed the military part. On approachhead and opened her batteries to ascertain the number and position of the enemy's guns. Finding the defences formidable, Walker dropped back and notified General Herron, who at once landed his troops and the Army and Navy made a combined attack. Af other two vessels about the same time captured the steamer Elmira, loaded with stores for the Confederate army under General Walker, who on hearing of the arrival of the Federal gun-boats embarked his army and disappeared up some of the tortuous chaun-carriage, fifty-two hogsheads of sugar, ten puncheons of rum, nine barrels of flour and fifty barrels of salt; and General Walker's army being left without a supply of ammunition, he moved his forces into the interior and troubled the Mississippi
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. (search)
ful. Having received from them similar assurances, both my discretion and my authority, so far as the organization of the expedition was concerned, were at an end. The disposition of the enemy's forces at that time, according to the best information that could be obtained, was as follows: Magruder had about 20,000 men of all arms, of which 15,000 were serviceable. The main body covered Galveston and Houston from an anticipated movement from Matagorda peninsula, still held by our troops; Walker's division, numbering 7,000 men, were upon the Atchafalaya and Red Rivers, from Opelousas to Fort De Russy; Mouton's division, between the Black and Washita rivers, from Red River to Monroe, numbering 6,000; while Price, with two heavy divisions of infantry, estimated at 5,000, and a large cavalry force, estimated at from 7,000 to 10,000, held the country from Monroe to Camden and Arkadelphia, confronting Steele. Magruder could spare 10,000 of his force to resist an attack from the east, le
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 50: Second attack on Fort Fisher. (search)
mont; Maratanza. Lieutenant-Commander Geo. W. Young; Nyack, Lieutenant-Commander L. H. Newman; Chippewa, Lieutenant-Commander E. E. Potter; Shawmut, Lieutenant-Commander John G. Walker; Seneca, Lieutenant-Commander M. Sicard; Malvern, Acting-Ensign Wm. C. Wise; Pontoosuc, Lieutenant-Commander Wm. G. Temple; Unadilla, Lieutenant-Com Assistant, Jos. Watters; Acting-Second-Assistant, A. A. Winship; Acting-Third-Assistants, R. W. Wilton and Henry Romaine. Saco--Fourth-rate. Lieutenant-Commander, John G. Walker; Acting-Master, W. F. Hunt; Acting-Ensigns, O. F. Wixon, T. J. Rollins, W. H. Potter and A. H. Ostrander; Passed-Assistant-Surgeon, A. Matthewson; g Ensigns, E. T. Mauter, C. G. Whiting and Robt. Wiley; Acting Assistant Surgeon, John Blackmer; Acting Assistant Paymaster, J. Watson; Acting-Masters Mates, T. J Walker and C. A. Neill; Engineers: Acting-First-Assistant, G. H. Wade; Acting Second-Assistants, John McEwen, J. Williams and J. Allen; Acting-Third-Assistants, G. H. Br