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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
ls of the expedition to reassemble around the flag-ship. When passing Charleston harbor, Commodore Dupont sent in Captain Lardner with the Seneca to direct the Susquehanna, on blockading duty there, to proceed to Port Royal; and on the following morning, at eight o'clock, the Wabash anchored off Port Royal Bar in company with twenout half-past, nine, by a gun at Fort Walker, which was instantly followed by one at Fort Beauregard. The Wabash immediately responded, and was followed by the Susquehanna. After the first prescribed turn, the signal for closer action was given, at a quarter past ten, the Wabash passing Fort Walker at a distance, when abreast, of eight hundred yards. In the designated order the fight went on. At half-past 11 the flag of Fort Walker was shot away, and the heavy guns of the Wabash and Susquehanna had so discomforted the enemy, as Dupont reported, and the shells from the smaller vessels were falling so thickly upon them at the enfilading point, Commander Jo
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
Potomac with his army, heading toward the Susquehanna, that Governor Curtin issued August 4. a proclamation calling out 30,000 militia, and the inhabitants of the Cumberland Valley commenced another exodus from their homes, with cattle and other property. Grant was now satisfied that an efficient force was needed in the Shenandoah Valley, for the protection of Washington from seizure, and Maryland and Pennsylvania from invasion, and he proceeded to consolidate the Washington, Middle, Susquehanna, and Southwest Virginia Departments into, one, called the Middle Military Division, under the command of General Hunter. The latter expressed a willingness to be relieved, and Grant assigned August 7, 1864. General Philip H. Sheridan to the command of the new organization. He entered at once upon his duties, and found himself at the head of over thirty thousand troops, with which to confront Early with about twenty thousand. Sheridan's column for active operations consisted of the S
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
esday, the 14th, Butler joined them in his flag-ship, the Ben Deford, off Cape Henry, and the whole fleet put to sea. The naval fleet had then been gone about thirty-six hours. This was the most formidable naval armament ever put afloat. It consisted of the following vessels: Malvern (a river or bay steamer), the flag-ship; New Ironsides, Brooklyn, Mohican, Tacony, Kansas, Unadilla, Huron, Pequot, Yantic, Maumee, Pawtuxet, Pontoosuc, Nyack. Ticonderoga, Shenandoah, Juniata, Powhatan, Susquehanna, Wabash, Colorado, Minnesota, Vanderbilt, Mackinaw, Tuscarora, Vicksburg, St. Jago de Cuba, Fort Jackson, Osceola, Sassacus, Chippewa, Maratanza, R. R. Cuyler, Rhode Island, Monticello, Alabama, Montgomery, Keystone State, Queen City, Iosco, Aries, Howquah, Wilderness, Cherokee, A. D. Vance, Moccasin, Eolus, Gettysburg, Emma, Lillian, Nansemond, Tristram Shandy, Britannia, Governor Buckingham, Saugus, Monadnock, Canonicus, Mahopac. Total, 58. The last four were monitors. On the eveni
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
er. Steamer Ann 53,071 12 5,736 95 47,334 17 do Feb. 29, 1864 Susquehanna, Kanawha, Preble. Boat Alligator 119 90 118 35 1 55 Key West Schooner Alabama 9,867 38 1,291 56 8,575 82 do Mar. 17, 1864 Susquehanna. Sloop Ann 50 00 60 15 No proceeds do   Gem of the Sea. Sc York July 18, 1863 Harriet Lane, Minnesota, Wabash, Cumberland, Susquehanna, Monticello, Pawnee. Steamer Henry Lewis 37,337 76 4,041 62 3hooner Prince Alfred 3,618 20 2,001 20 1,617 00 do July 21, 1864 Susquehanna. Schooner Pride 2,918 06 401 39 2,516 67 Washington Oct. 19, Schooner Princeton 3,870 28 916 96 2,953 32 do Oct. 16, 1862 Susquehanna. Schooner Prize 837 84 237 54 600 30 do Oct. 24, 1863 Octorarbridge and Susquehanna. 765 46 300 00 465 46 Boston   Cambridge, Susquehanna. Steamer Rouen 38,662 26 1,905 72 36,756 54 do Mar. 9, 1865 Kr San Juan 2,728 86 1,031 85 1,697 01 Philadelphia July 21, 1864 Susquehanna. Schooner Specie 10,214 86 1,275 91 8,938 95 do Oct. 17, 1862
carrying 800 soldiers, with two tugs laden with supplies; the Naval force under the command of Corn. Stringham. Arriving the second night off the entrance through Hatteras Inlet to Pamlico Sound, it was found defended Hatteras. Explanations to the plan of the Bombardment of Forts Hatteras and Clark. A. United States troops and marines. B. Masked Batteries. C. Scouting parties awaiting the bombardment D. Small Boats. 1. Cumberland. 2. Wabash. 3. Minnesota. 4 and 5. Susquehanna and Monticello, during the afternoon of the bombardment. 6, 7, and 8. Steamers Pawnee, Harriet Lane, and Monticello, protecting the landing of troops. by the new Forts Hatteras and Clark, mounting five and ten guns respectively, with five more ready for mounting on the more important work; the whole defended by 700 Confederates, under Corn. S. Barron, late of the Federal Navy; the infantry consisting of the 7th North Carolina, Col. Martin. The forts were found far less formidable
n, if possible, a better understanding of what was going on. In his conference with Hunter, that officer expressed a willingness to be relieved, if that were deemed desirable; and Grant at once telegraphed to Washington to have Sheridan sent up to Harper's Ferry; himself awaiting there that officer's arrival. An order soon appeared Aug. 7. appointing Maj.-Gen. Philip H. Sheridan commander of the new Middle Department, composed of the late Departments of West Virginia, Washington, and Susquehanna; and two divisions of cavalry (Torbert's and Wilson's) were soon sent him by Grant; raising his force to nearly 30,000 men; while Early's, confronting him, can hardly have exceeded 20,000. There was, in 1865, a spicy newspaper controversy between these Generals touching their respective strength in their Valley campaign. Early made his force scarcely half so numerous as Sheridan's. Sheridan rejoined that the prisoners taken by him from Early exceeded the number to which that General l
a. 62 Jerusalem Road, Va. 1 Gettysburg, Pa. 49 Siege of Petersburg, Va. 4 Auburn Va. 4 Deep Bottom, Va. 1 Mine Run, Va. 4 Poplar Spring Church, Oct. 2, 1864 2 Wilderness, Va. 16 Boydton Road, Va. 3 Spotsylvania, Va. 9 Hatcher's Run, Va. 1 North Anna, Va. 3 Petersburg, Va., March 25 1 Present, also, at Kelly's Ford; Totopotomoy; Cold Harbor; Strawberry Plains; Sailor's Creek; Farmville; Appomattox. notes.--Seven companies were recruited in Bradford County, two in Susquehanna, and one in Wayne. It left Harrisburg, August 30, 1862, and active service commenced at once. It was assigned to Robinson's (1st) Brigade, Birney's (1st) Division, Third Corps, in which it fought at Fredericksburg, where it was engaged mostly as a battery support. At Chancellorsville it charged the advancing lines of the enemy, holding them in check until nearly surrounded, when it retired slowly and in good order; its losses were 23 killed, 152 wounded, and 60 missing; total, 235 out
rd for its relief. General signal, Engage batteries, was immediately made. The Minnesota, Susquehanna, and Pawnee opened fire at once, the Wabash having towed the Cumberland into the offing. Tk batteries, but be careful not to fire near the battery in our possession. At eight A. M. Susquehanna leading, opened fire on Fort Hatteras, the Wabash following; Minnesota passing inside of the fire on us from the steam frigate Minnesota, (forty-three guns,) Wabash, (forty-three guns,) Susquehanna, (fifteen guns,) frigate Cumberland, (twenty-four guns,) steamer Pawnee, (ten guns,) and Harrat my command. On the next day at 7.40 A. M. the fleet, consisting of the Minnesota, Wabash, Susquehanna, Cumberland, Pawnee, and Harriet Lane, (other steamers being in company,) took their positionst boat hung from a single davit. A carpenter was despatched to her assistance. The Wabash, Susquehanna, and Minnesota resumed the attack, and continued an hour or two, aided at last by the Cumberl
enemy took up his position of the previous day,) viz., Nos. six, seven, and eight. At forty minutes past seven A. M., of the 29th; the enemy opened fire on us from the steam frigate Minnesota, (forty-three guns,) Wabash, (forty-three guns,) Susquehanna, (fifteen guns,) frigate Cumberland, (twenty-four guns,) steamer Pawnee, (ten guns,) and Harriet Lane, (five guns,) and a rifled battery of three guns erected in the sand hills three miles east of Fort Clark. Thus you will see they brought swing day, after the bombardment had commenced, and when the time came that I deemed evacuation or surrender unavoidable, the means of escape were not at my command. On the next day at 7.40 A. M. the fleet, consisting of the Minnesota, Wabash, Susquehanna, Cumberland, Pawnee, and Harriet Lane, (other steamers being in company,) took their position and opened fire. In addition to the batteries of the ships, the enemy had, during the night, erected a battery of rifled guns near Fort Clark, which
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 36. battle of Port Royal, S. C. Fought November 7, 1861. (search)
d and Bay Point: Wabash--Killed one; Thomas Jackson, cockswain, captain of a gun. Slightly wounded, two--Alfred Hernsby, seaman, and William Wall, seaman. Susquehanna--Killed, two--John P. Clark, orderly sergeant, and Wm. Price, second coal-heaver. Wounded seriously, one--Samuel F. Smart first class boy. Wounded slightly, tw give them Hatteras. In the mean time Capt. Dupont was pitching into two batteries--one on the right and one on the left bank of the river — with the Wabash, Susquehanna, Seminole, Pawnee, Mohican, and several of the gunboats. But when the old Pocahontas arrived, the others had to stand back and give us a chance with our big teal we had been watching anxiously for some time. I never saw an anchor come up livelier in my life. We then started up the bay in the following order: Wabash, Susquehanna, Seminole, Mohican, Pawnee, Unadilla, Ottawa, Seneca, Pembina, Augusta, Bienville, Curlew, Penguin, Pocahontas, Isaac Smith, and R. B. Forbes. The two batterie
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