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Arkansas (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.5
ppi above Vicksburg. By 8:45 A. M. they were all engaged with the Arkansas standing down past the fleet. As before, the narrative from the pparedness of the combined Federal fleets above Vicksburg. Why the Arkansas took her foes so much by surprise is almost unaccountable. Flag O, notwithstanding my prediction to the contrary, the iron-clad ram Arkansas has at length made her appearance and taken us by surprise. * * * squadron should be wiped out by the capture or destruction of the Arkansas. The achievement of passing through the fire of such a fleet, he following compliment was issued to the officers and crew of the Arkansas: Lieut Brown and the officers and crew of the Confederate steamer Arkansas, by their heroic attack upon the Federal fleet before Vicksburg, equalled the highest recorded examples of courage and skill. Tnear Vicksburg, in the brilliant and successful engagement of the sloop of war Arkansas with the enemy's fleet. Approved October 2, 1862.
sloops of war, iron-clads, gun-boats, rams, etc. In passing them we underwent a terrific fire at close range, which we answered actively, bringing every gun into action that would bear upon the enemy. The Federal ram Lancaster, running out to strike us, received a shot in her drum from one of our bow guns, which caused an escape of steam. Many of her crew leaped overboard and perished in full sight of the fleet. A shell penetrated the broken armor on our port side and exploded, wound-Lieut Gift in the right shoulder and killing most of his gun's crew. I was at the same time cut in the arm and leg by fragments of wood and iron. The heat on the gun deck from rapid firing and the concussions from shot and shell on all sides was terrific. Men and officers fought their guns, clad only in pantaloons and undershirts. Another shell exploded in front of my gun port, killing my sponger and knocking down the other men. An 11-inch solid shot entered the ship's side above my gun, smashin
John A. Wilson (search for this): chapter 1.5
The Second action of the Arkansas. Retreating down the Yazoo before the victorious Confederate ram, the gunboat Tyler and the ram, Queen of the West rejoined the combined Union fleets in the Mississippi above Vicksburg. By 8:45 A. M. they were all engaged with the Arkansas standing down past the fleet. As before, the narrative from the papers of Active Master's Mate John A. Wilson tells the story of the ram's second action—her great action. Continuing down the river we soon came in sight of the whole fleet, thirty-three vessels in all, (the mortar fleet below the city is not included), consisting of sloops of war, iron-clads, gun-boats, rams, etc. In passing them we underwent a terrific fire at close range, which we answered actively, bringing every gun into action that would bear upon the enemy. The Federal ram Lancaster, running out to strike us, received a shot in her drum from one of our bow guns, which caused an escape of steam. Many of her crew leaped overboard
Isaac N. Brown (search for this): chapter 1.5
t regains its proper element, will be one of the chief bulwarks of national defence, and that it is entitled to a high place in the confidence and affection of the country. Congress also passed the following joint resolution of thanks to Lieut. I. N. Brown and all under his command: Resolved, by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, that the thanks of Congress are hereby cordially tendered to Lieut. Isaac N. Brown, and all under his command, for their signal exhibition of skilt resolution of thanks to Lieut. I. N. Brown and all under his command: Resolved, by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, that the thanks of Congress are hereby cordially tendered to Lieut. Isaac N. Brown, and all under his command, for their signal exhibition of skill and gallantry on the 15th day of July last, on the Mississippi River, near Vicksburg, in the brilliant and successful engagement of the sloop of war Arkansas with the enemy's fleet. Approved October 2, 1862.
E. H. Brown (search for this): chapter 1.5
neglect, or apparent neglect, of the squadron should be wiped out by the capture or destruction of the Arkansas. The achievement of passing through the fire of such a fleet, at close quarters, will always remain the most creditable exploit in the history of the Confederate navy. Has it ever been matched in the history of any other navy? In General Orders, No. 51, from the war department, in Richmond, the following compliment was issued to the officers and crew of the Arkansas: Lieut Brown and the officers and crew of the Confederate steamer Arkansas, by their heroic attack upon the Federal fleet before Vicksburg, equalled the highest recorded examples of courage and skill. They prove that the navy, when it regains its proper element, will be one of the chief bulwarks of national defence, and that it is entitled to a high place in the confidence and affection of the country. Congress also passed the following joint resolution of thanks to Lieut. I. N. Brown and all und
D. G. Farragut (search for this): chapter 1.5
ing to statements published in Northern papers,) besides the damages sustained by their vessels. The day was passed in burying the dead, sending the wounded ashore, cleaning ship and making all possible repairs. The escape of the Confederate ram, from what threatened to be certain destruction, was due to her daring, her build and largely to the unpreparedness of the combined Federal fleets above Vicksburg. Why the Arkansas took her foes so much by surprise is almost unaccountable. Flag Officer Farragut reports to the Secretary of the Navy: It is with deep mortification that I announce to the department that, notwithstanding my prediction to the contrary, the iron-clad ram Arkansas has at length made her appearance and taken us by surprise. * * * Although we were all lying with low fires, none of us had steam or could get it up in time to pursue her, but she took the broadsides of the whole fleet. It was a bold thing, and she was only saved by our feeling of security. The Secreta
papers of Active Master's Mate John A. Wilson tells the story of the ram's second action—her great action. Continuing down the river we soon came in sight of the whole fleet, thirty-three vessels in all, (the mortar fleet below the city is not included), consisting of sloops of war, iron-clads, gun-boats, rams, etc. In passing them we underwent a terrific fire at close range, which we answered actively, bringing every gun into action that would bear upon the enemy. The Federal ram Lancaster, running out to strike us, received a shot in her drum from one of our bow guns, which caused an escape of steam. Many of her crew leaped overboard and perished in full sight of the fleet. A shell penetrated the broken armor on our port side and exploded, wound-Lieut Gift in the right shoulder and killing most of his gun's crew. I was at the same time cut in the arm and leg by fragments of wood and iron. The heat on the gun deck from rapid firing and the concussions from shot and shell
ssued to the officers and crew of the Arkansas: Lieut Brown and the officers and crew of the Confederate steamer Arkansas, by their heroic attack upon the Federal fleet before Vicksburg, equalled the highest recorded examples of courage and skill. They prove that the navy, when it regains its proper element, will be one of the chief bulwarks of national defence, and that it is entitled to a high place in the confidence and affection of the country. Congress also passed the following joint resolution of thanks to Lieut. I. N. Brown and all under his command: Resolved, by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, that the thanks of Congress are hereby cordially tendered to Lieut. Isaac N. Brown, and all under his command, for their signal exhibition of skill and gallantry on the 15th day of July last, on the Mississippi River, near Vicksburg, in the brilliant and successful engagement of the sloop of war Arkansas with the enemy's fleet. Approved October 2, 1862.
October 2nd, 1862 AD (search for this): chapter 1.5
sued to the officers and crew of the Arkansas: Lieut Brown and the officers and crew of the Confederate steamer Arkansas, by their heroic attack upon the Federal fleet before Vicksburg, equalled the highest recorded examples of courage and skill. They prove that the navy, when it regains its proper element, will be one of the chief bulwarks of national defence, and that it is entitled to a high place in the confidence and affection of the country. Congress also passed the following joint resolution of thanks to Lieut. I. N. Brown and all under his command: Resolved, by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, that the thanks of Congress are hereby cordially tendered to Lieut. Isaac N. Brown, and all under his command, for their signal exhibition of skill and gallantry on the 15th day of July last, on the Mississippi River, near Vicksburg, in the brilliant and successful engagement of the sloop of war Arkansas with the enemy's fleet. Approved October 2, 1862.