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United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 32
ice in Charleston Harbor by W. T. Glassel, Commander Confederate States Navy. [The following interesting paper was sent u United States navy, and had returned from China on the United States steamer Hartford to Philadelphia, sometime in 1862, aftes river. Being actually placed in the ranks of the Confederate States, I should think that even Mr. President Hayes would a belligerent. A lieutenant's commission in the Confederate States navy was conferred on me, with orders to report for little else than harbor defence. The resources of the United States being such that they could build ten iron-clads to our one of these boats and a crew of six men, to attack the United States ship Powhatan with a fifty-pound torpedo of rifle-powdet Fisher. No formidable enemy was in sight, except the United States steamer Minnesota, and she knowing that we could not ge injury I have received. I sincerely hope that harmony and prosperity may yet be restored to the United States of America.
Wilmington, N. C. (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
onclad rams for use should the monitors enter the harbor. My esteemed friend, Mr. Theodore Stoney, of Charleston, took measures for the construction of the little cigar-boat David at private expense; and about this time I was ordered off to Wilmington as executive officer to attend to the equipment of the iron-clad North Carolina. She drew so much water it would have been impossible to get her over the bar, and consequently was only fit for harbor defence. In the meantime, the United Stnots an hour,) I got a necessary order from Commodore Tucker to attack the enemy at discretion, and also one from General Beauregard. And. now came an order from Richmond, that I should proceed immediately back to rejoin the North Carolina, at Wilmington. This was too much! I never obeyed that order, but left Commodore Tucker to make my excuses to the Navy Department. The 5th of October, 1863, a little after dark, we left Charleston wharf, and proceeded with the ebb-tide down the harbor.
Ottowa (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
was against me, and after I had been in the water more than an hour, I became numb with cold, and was nearly exhausted. Just then the boat of a transport schooner picked me up, and found, to their surprise, that they had captured a rebel. The captain of this schooner made me as comfortable as possible that night with whiskey and blankets, for which I sincerely thanked him. I was handed over next morning to the mercy of Admiral Dahlgren. He ordered me to be transferred to the guard-ship Ottowa, lying outside the rest of the fleet. Upon reaching the quarter-deck of this vessel, 1 was met and recognized by her Commander, William D. Whiting. He was an honorable gentleman and high-toned officer. I was informed that his orders were to have me put in irons, and if obstreperous, in double irons. I smiled, and told him his duty was to obey orders, and mine to adapt myself to circumstances — I could see no occasion to be obstreperous. I think Captain Whiting felt mortified at being o
Hartford (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
lassel, Commander Confederate States Navy. [The following interesting paper was sent us through the Secretary of the South Carolina Historical Society. In a note accompanying the paper the author says that while he has written from memory, and without official reports to refer to, he believes he has given the facts in the order of their occurrence.] I had served, I believe faithfully, as a lieutenant in the United States navy, and had returned from China on the United States steamer Hartford to Philadelphia, sometime in 1862, after the battles of Manassas and Ball's Bluff had been fought. I was informed that I must now take a new oath of allegiance or be sent immediately to Fort Warren. I refused to take this oath, on the ground that it was inconsistent with one I had already taken to support the Constitution of the United States. I was kept in Fort Warren about eight months, and then exchanged as a prisoner of war, on the banks of the James river. Being actually placed in
Fort Fisher (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
ilmington as executive officer to attend to the equipment of the iron-clad North Carolina. She drew so much water it would have been impossible to get her over the bar, and consequently was only fit for harbor defence. In the meantime, the United States fleet, monitors and ironsides, crossed the bar at Charleston and took their comfortable positions protecting the army on Morris' Island, and occasionally bombarding Fort Sumter. The North Carolina being finished, was anchored near Fort Fisher. No formidable enemy was in sight, except the United States steamer Minnesota, and she knowing that we could not get out, had taken a safe position at anchor beyond the bar to guard one entrance to the harbor. I made up my mind to destroy that ship or make a small sacrifice in the attempt. Accordingly, I set to work with all possible dispatch, preparing a little steam tug which had been placed under my control, with the intention of making an effort. I fitted a torpedo to her bow so t
Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
congratulate him for the eclat and promotion he obtained thereby. I do not remember the date of my exchange again as a prisoner of war, but it was only in time to witness the painful agonies and downfall of an exhausted people, and the surrender of a hopeless cause. I was authorized to equip and command any number of torpedo boats, but it was now too late. I made efforts to do what I could at Charleston, till it became necessary to abandon that city. I then commanded the iron-clad Fredericksburg on James river, until ordered by Admiral Semmes to burn and blow her up when Richmond was evacuated. Leaving Richmond with the admiral, we now organized the First Naval Artillery Brigade, and I was in command of a regiment of sailors when informed that our noble old General, R. E. Lee, had capitulated. Our struggle was ended. All that is now passed, and our duty remains to meet the necessities of the future. After the close of the war I was offered a command and high rank under a
Minnesota (Minnesota, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
Carolina. She drew so much water it would have been impossible to get her over the bar, and consequently was only fit for harbor defence. In the meantime, the United States fleet, monitors and ironsides, crossed the bar at Charleston and took their comfortable positions protecting the army on Morris' Island, and occasionally bombarding Fort Sumter. The North Carolina being finished, was anchored near Fort Fisher. No formidable enemy was in sight, except the United States steamer Minnesota, and she knowing that we could not get out, had taken a safe position at anchor beyond the bar to guard one entrance to the harbor. I made up my mind to destroy that ship or make a small sacrifice in the attempt. Accordingly, I set to work with all possible dispatch, preparing a little steam tug which had been placed under my control, with the intention of making an effort. I fitted a torpedo to her bow so that it could be lowered in the water or elevated at discretion. I had select
Port Royal (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
ay to carry us on, I thought it about time the fight should commence, and fired my gun. The officer of the deck fell back mortally wounded (poor fellow), and I ordered the engine stopped. The next moment the torpedo struck the vessel and exploded. What amount of direct damage the enemy received I will not attempt to say. Pilot Cannon states that the injuries were of so serious a nature that extra steam-pumps were found necessary to keep her afloat — that she was towed by tug-boats to Port Royal, where they lightened and tried to repair her, but without success; thence she was towed to Philadelphia, and finally sold for old iron . H. H. Davis, a northern writer, makes a statement which entirely contradicts the above.-Y. S. My little boat plunged violently, and a large body of water which had been thrown up descended upon her deck, and down the smoke-stack and hatchway. I immediately gave orders to reverse the engine and back off. Mr. Toombs informed me then that the fires were
Edisto (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
ng the first ship ever blown up by a torpedo boat. I do not think this failure was from any fault or want of proper precaution of mine. The man who backed his oar and stopped the boat at the-critical moment declared afterwards that he had been terrified so that he knew not what he was doing. He seemed to be ashamed of his conduct, and wished to go with me into any danger. His name was James Murphy, and he afterwards deserted to the enemy by swimming off to a vessel at anchor in the Edisto river. I think the enemy must have received some hint from spies, creating a suspicion of torpedoes, before I made this attempt. I got back to Charleston after daylight next morning, with only the loss of one torpedo, and convinced that steam was the only reliable motive power. Commodore Tucker having been ordered to command the naval forces at Charleston, torpedoes were fitted to the bows of ironclad rams for use should the monitors enter the harbor. My esteemed friend, Mr. Theodo
Richmond (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 32
o take this oath, on the ground that it was inconsistent with one I had already taken to support the Constitution of the United States. I was kept in Fort Warren about eight months, and then exchanged as a prisoner of war, on the banks of the James river. Being actually placed in the ranks of the Confederate States, I should think that even Mr. President Hayes would now acknowledge that it was my right, if not my duty, to act the part of a belligerent. A lieutenant's commission in the Con I was authorized to equip and command any number of torpedo boats, but it was now too late. I made efforts to do what I could at Charleston, till it became necessary to abandon that city. I then commanded the iron-clad Fredericksburg on James river, until ordered by Admiral Semmes to burn and blow her up when Richmond was evacuated. Leaving Richmond with the admiral, we now organized the First Naval Artillery Brigade, and I was in command of a regiment of sailors when informed that our
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