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Arkansas (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.7
of the Essex to make an effort to destroy the Arkansas; and the following programme was agreed on: al fleet. She was, in appearance, unlike the Arkansas, having sloping sides and shields fore and afhe West, already met and put to flight by the Arkansasin the early morning fight on the Yazoo River.llows: A more opportune moment to destroy the Arkansas could not have been chosen, as many of her ofrom the smoke above and made directly for the Arkansas. Commander Brown received the attack at anchrly touching each other, the broadside of the Arkansas was exchanged for the bow guns of the Essex.10-inch solid shorts struck the armor of the Arkansas. * * * killing eight men and wounding six, hats; and, but for the short-handed crew of the Arkansas, would not have escaped capture. The Queenircumstances, was the best achievement of the Arkansas. —Lieut. Gift. Notwithstanding her severe fiery ordeal of those two great battles, the Arkansas could be seen, almost daily, steaming up and [2 more...]
James T. Davis (search for this): chapter 1.7
s under tow of the Eads iron-clads, all escaping by their superior speed. On the 21st of July, Flag Officers Farragut, Davis and W. D. Porter held a council of war on board the Benton, at which Commander Porter volunteered the service of the Esseagreed on: That on the morning of the 22d, precisely at 4 o'clock the whole available fleet, under command of Flag Officer Davis, was to get under way, and when within range, to bombard the upper batteries at Vicksburg; the lower fleet, under Fhis charge of having no relief or assistance was sharply resented by Porter's superiors. Flag Officer Farragut writes to Davis: I regret to say to you how much I was disappointed and chagrined at the results of Porter's fight this morning. It appey their skilful management of her in loosening their shorefast, whereby Porter slipped by her and ran ashore. Then Flag Officer Davis writes Farragut: I am also entirely dissapointed in the result of the morning's work, which last night seemed
W. D. Porter (search for this): chapter 1.7
speed. On the 21st of July, Flag Officers Farragut, Davis and W. D. Porter held a council of war on board the Benton, at which Commander PoCommander Porter volunteered the service of the Essex to make an effort to destroy the Arkansas; and the following programme was agreed on: That onby the Arkansasin the early morning fight on the Yazoo River. W. D. Porter, commanding the Esssex, reports: On the morning of the 22d, I gois charge of having no relief or assistance was sharply resented by Porter's superiors. Flag Officer Farragut writes to Davis: I regret to sa to you how much I was disappointed and chagrined at the results of Porter's fight this morning. It appears that in the first place he missedeir skilful management of her in loosening their shorefast, whereby Porter slipped by her and ran ashore. Then Flag Officer Davis writes Farre was killed and no one even seriously wounded. * * * I charge Commodore Porter, in his statement of the conduct of the Benton, and other ves
D. G. Farragut (search for this): chapter 1.7
the mortar boats under tow of the Eads iron-clads, all escaping by their superior speed. On the 21st of July, Flag Officers Farragut, Davis and W. D. Porter held a council of war on board the Benton, at which Commander Porter volunteered the serv was to get under way, and when within range, to bombard the upper batteries at Vicksburg; the lower fleet, under Flag Officer Farragut, was to do the same, and attack the lower batteries; the Essex was to push on, strike the rebel ram, deliver her ge below the fleet. This charge of having no relief or assistance was sharply resented by Porter's superiors. Flag Officer Farragut writes to Davis: I regret to say to you how much I was disappointed and chagrined at the results of Porter's fighement of her in loosening their shorefast, whereby Porter slipped by her and ran ashore. Then Flag Officer Davis writes Farragut: I am also entirely dissapointed in the result of the morning's work, which last night seemed to me to promise ver
lancing. She came into us at an enormous speed, probably fifteen miles an hour. * * * Her blow, though glancing was a heavy one; the prow or beak making a hole in our side and causing the ship to carreen and roll heavily. * * As did the Essex, so the Queen ran into the bank astern of us, and got the contents of our stern battery. More nimble than the Essex, the Queen soon backed away, returning up-stream and, getting our broadside guns ready again, she evinced no disposition to engage us further. * * Beating off these two vessels, under the circumstances, was the best achievement of the Arkansas. —Lieut. Gift. Notwithstanding her severe experiences at Vicksburg, and the fiery ordeal of those two great battles, the Arkansas could be seen, almost daily, steaming up and down the river in front of the batteries, as if in contempt of all the efforts made to destroy her. The Federal fleet had given up the siege of Vicksburg, and gone down the river towards New Orleans, or Baton Roug
their knowledge) superior to their own vessel, but she never proved herself to be so. Designed to operate with the Essex in the approaching action was one of Lieut. Col. Ellet's rams, the Queen of the West, already met and put to flight by the Arkansasin the early morning fight on the Yazoo River. W. D. Porter, commanding the Esy dissapointed in the result of the morning's work, which last night seemed to me to promise very fair. I do not understand where the Sumter was this morning. Col. Ellet went down according to the plan and struck the ram in such a manner as to injure her, to what extent my observers cannot form an opinion until the sun falls upon her. Col. Ellet's ram ( Queen of the West ) is cut to pieces with round shot and grape, but, strange to say, though many persons in her small crew were struck, no one was killed and no one even seriously wounded. * * * I charge Commodore Porter, in his statement of the conduct of the Benton, and other vessels of the squadron on
Isaac N. Brown (search for this): chapter 1.7
with a disabled engine. * * * In about half an hour after the firing had begun (the upper fleet engaging the land batteries) the large and formidable iron-clad ram, the Essex emerged from the smoke above and made directly for the Arkansas. Commander Brown received the attack at anchor, with a crew sufficient to work two guns, but with the aid of his officers he was able to man all the guns which could be brought to bear. When the muzzles of the guns were nearly touching each other, the broadw close to us, evidently determined to ram us. The guns had been fired and were now empty and inboard. Somehow we got them loaded and run out; and by the time she commenced to round to, the columbiads were ready, as also the broadside guns. Captain Brown adopted the plan of turning his head to her also, and thus received her blow glancing. She came into us at an enormous speed, probably fifteen miles an hour. * * * Her blow, though glancing was a heavy one; the prow or beak making a hole in
e Eads iron-clads, all escaping by their superior speed. On the 21st of July, Flag Officers Farragut, Davis and W. D. Porter held a council of war on board the Benton, at which Commander Porter volunteered the service of the Essex to make an effort to destroy the Arkansas; and the following programme was agreed on: That Arkansasin the early morning fight on the Yazoo River. W. D. Porter, commanding the Esssex, reports: On the morning of the 22d, I got under way and passed the Benton, * * I arrived at the ram, delivered my fire and struck her; the blow glanced and I went high on the river bank with the bows of the ship, where I lay ten minutesrsons in her small crew were struck, no one was killed and no one even seriously wounded. * * * I charge Commodore Porter, in his statement of the conduct of the Benton, and other vessels of the squadron on that day, with a misstatement of facts, so well-known, so directly observed and actively participated in by hundreds of peop
ommander Porter volunteered the service of the Essex to make an effort to destroy the Arkansas; an the same, and attack the lower batteries; the Essex was to push on, strike the rebel ram, deliver ind the lower fleet. This armored ram, the Essex was held to be the strongest vessel of war in herself to be so. Designed to operate with the Essex in the approaching action was one of Lieut. Cos) the large and formidable iron-clad ram, the Essex emerged from the smoke above and made directlyrkansas was exchanged for the bow guns of the Essex. As the latter struck the Arkansas, one of ht men and wounding six, half of the crew. The Essex swung alongside of the Arkansas, when the lattsed firing and drifted down the river. The Essex fired only three shots; and, but for the shortip to carreen and roll heavily. * * As did the Essex, so the Queen ran into the bank astern of us, ts of our stern battery. More nimble than the Essex, the Queen soon backed away, returning up-stre
avis and W. D. Porter held a council of war on board the Benton, at which Commander Porter volunteered the service of the Essex to make an effort to destroy the Arkansas; and the following programme was agreed on: That on the morning of the 22d, precisely at 4 o'clock the whole available fleet, under command of Flag Officer Davis, was to get under way, and when within range, to bombard the upper batteries at Vicksburg; the lower fleet, under Flag Officer Farragut, was to do the same, andn the approaching action was one of Lieut. Col. Ellet's rams, the Queen of the West, already met and put to flight by the Arkansasin the early morning fight on the Yazoo River. W. D. Porter, commanding the Esssex, reports: On the morning of the 22d, I got under way and passed the Benton, * * I arrived at the ram, delivered my fire and struck her; the blow glanced and I went high on the river bank with the bows of the ship, where I lay ten minutes, under three batteries of heavy guns, I back
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