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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Du Pont's attack at Charleston. (search)
who were available for the great work he had so much at heart. Percival Drayton, John Rodgers, Worden, Ammen, George Rodgers, Fairfax, Downes, and Rhind were chosen for the turret ships, and Commodothat the officers who came in contact with Admiral Du Pont felt for him. The Montauk, Captain John L. Worden, was the first monitor to arrive, and as months would pass before all the others could bruction, against our ships of commerce upon the high seas. On the 28th of February, 1863, Captain Worden was so fortunate as to find the Nashville, aground, near Fort McAllister, and to approach wi attention to the cruiser. The so-called Alabama claims were much diminished by this episode of Worden's, characterized by his usual skill and judgment. The Monttauk, in retiring from the fort, was the Weehawken, Captain John Rodgers; the Passaic, Captain Percival Drayton; the Montauk, Captain John L. Worden; Patapsco, Commander Daniel Ammen; New Ironsides, Commodore Thomas Turner; Catskill, Com
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.7 (search)
ot, 2 12-pounder heavy howitzers; Stettin, Act. Master C. J. Van Alstine, 1 30-pounder Parrott pivot, 4 24-pounder S. B. howitzers; Uncas, Act. Master William Watson, 4 32-pounders, 1 20-pounder Parrott; Memphis, Lieut.-Com. P. G. Watmough, Act. Master C. A. Curtis, 4 24-pounder S. B. howitzers, 1 30-pounder Parrott rifle, 2 12-pounder rifle howitzers. Monitors. (1 15-inch, 1 11-inch, each.) Patapsco, Com. D. Ammen; Passaic, Captain P. Drayton; Nahant, Com. John Downes; Montauk, Com. John L. Worden, Com. D. M. Fairfax; Nantucket, Com. D. M. Fairfax, Lieut.-Com. L. H. Newman, Com. J. C. Beaumont; Weehawken, Captain John Rodgers; Catskill, Com. George W. Rodgers. Other iron-clads. Keokuk, Com. A. C. Rhind, 2 11-inch. S. B.; New Ironsides, Com. T. Turner, 14 11-inch, 2 150-pounder Parrotts, 2 50-pounder Dahlgrens. Sailing vessels (Barks). Kingfisher, Act. Master J. C. Dutch, 4 8-inch; Braziliera, Act. Master W. T. Gillespie, 6 32-pounders; Restless, Act. Master W. R. Br
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 15: siege of Fort Pickens.--Declaration of War.--the Virginia conspirators and, the proposed capture of Washington City. (search)
ort Pickens re-enforced, 368. imprisonment of Worden Colonel Brown relieves Lieutenant Slemmer, 36n time the Government had dispatched Lieutenant John L. Worden of the Navy (the gallant commander o Navy Yard at Warrington. On the day of Lieutenant Worden's arrival there, Captain Adams had dinedss men, and had returned to his ship. Lieutenant Worden had acted with great energy and discretimediately wrote a pass, and as he handed it to Worden, he remarked, I suppose you have dispatches foil the next morning. At noon April 12, 1861. Worden's message was delivered to Captain Adams, and Map of Pensacola Bay and vicinity. Lieutenant Worden, in the mean time, had returned to Pensa, was exchanged for him. Statement of Lieutenant Worden to the author. Worden was the first prisWorden was the first prisoner of war held by the insurgents. Lieutenant Worden's family and friends were in much distress by the Provost-Marshal of Montgomery, in whom Worden found a friend. Applications to the Confedera[10 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
f the fight, 365. the contending vessels Captain Worden, 366. movements in Western Virginia, 367.rtest range. She was in command of, Lieutenant John L. Worden, of the Navy, See page 365, volumad been encountered on her way from New York. Worden reported to the flag-officer in the Roads for March 9; oral statements to the author by Captain Worden, and various accounts by contemporaries angement. During the combat, the gallant Captain Worden, whose record in the history of the Navy iuck fairly in front of the peep-hole, at which Worden was watching his foe. It shivered some cement,ked him, that for a time he was insensible. Worden had no thought for himself. When he recoveredwhen it was struck; but, with the exception of Worden, no one was very seriously injured on board th few days, his life was in peril, but he John L. Worden. this is from a fine likeness of CaptaiCaptain Worden, taken before his injury on board the Monitor. recovered and performed other gallant explo
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 21: slavery and Emancipation.--affairs in the Southwest. (search)
were afloat, and had captured millions of property belonging to American citizens. The most formidable and notorious of the sea-going ships of this character, were the Nashville, Captain R. B. Pegram, a Virginian, who had abandoned his flag, and the Sumter, Captain Raphael Semmes. The former was a side-wheel steamer, carried a crew of eighty men, and was armed with two long 12-pounder rifled cannon. Her career was short, but quite successful. She was finally destroyed by the Montauk, Captain Worden, Feb. 28, 1862. in the Ogeechee River. The appearance of the remains of the Nashville in the Ogeechee River is seen in the tail-piece on page 327. The career of the Sumter, which had been a New Orleans and Havana packet steamer, named Marquis de Habana, was also short, but much more active and destructive. She had a crew of sixty-five men and twenty-five marines, and was heavily armed. She ran the blockade at the mouth of the Mississippi River on the 30th of June, 1861. and was pu
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
squadron of monitors and mortar-vessels These consisted of the Passaic, Montauk, Ericsson, Patapsco, and Nahant, all monitors; three mortar-vessels, and gun-boats Seneca, Wissahickon, and Dawn. were at the mouth of the Ogeechee, where Commander J. L. Worden had been for some time, with the monitor Montauk, watching the Nashville. He finally discovered Feb. 27. that she was aground, just above the fort, and on the following morning he proceeded with the Montauk, followed by the Seneca, Wissaconsisted of nine monitors and five armored gun-boats. Floating machine-shop. The names of the monitors and their respective commanders were as follows: Weehawken, Captain John Rodgers; Passaic, Captain Percival Drayton; Montauk, Commander John L. Worden; Patapsco, Commander Daniel Ammen; New Ironsides, Commander Thomas Turner; Cattskill, Commander George W. Rodgers; Nantucket, Commander Donald M. Fairfax; Nahant, Commander John Downes, and Keokuk, Lieutenant-Commander Alexander C. Rhind
to Gen. Buell, 2.234; threatened by Forrest, 2.501; attempt of Forrest on, 2.539; Invested by Hood, 3.424; battle of, 3.425; visit of the author to in 1866, 3.430. Nashville, Confederate cruiser, short career of, 2.568; destruction of by Commander Worden, 3.190. Natchez, bombarded by Porter, 2.530. Natchitoches, Gen. Franklin at, 3.255. Navy, condition of before the outbreak of the war, 1.299; vessels purchased for the, 1.559; abundance of recruits for, 1.560; important services of ent warned by, 1.219; important services of in preserving Washington, 1.430; appointed to command the Department of Southeastern Virginia, 1.482; relieves Butler in command at Fortress Monroe, 2.105; his, operations against Norfolk, 2.387. Worden, Lieut., bearer of important dispatches to Pensacola, 1.368; arrested and imprisoned, 1.369; commander of the Monitor in her fight with the Merrimack, 2.363; wounded, 2.366; destroys the Nashville, 3.190. Writs of Habeas corpus, practical suspensi
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
under the orders of this department. You will immediately, on the first favorable opportunity after the receipt of this order, afford every facility to Capt. Vodges by boats and other means to enable him to land the troops under his command, it being the wish and intention of the Navy Department to co-operate with the War Department in that object. I am, respectfully yours, Gideon Welles. Secretary of the Navy. These orders were sent to Capt. Adams by a special messenger (Lieut. John L. Worden), who crossed the rebellious States to deliver them. He committed the orders to memory, in case the papers should be lost or he be arrested, but he arrived in safety, and delivered the document to Capt. Adams on the 12th of April. Capt. Vodges' company was immediately landed at Fort Pickens. Thus from the time Capt. Vodges arrived and was placed on board the Brooklyn, and from the time of General Scott's orders to land the troops, dated March 12, 1861, twenty-four days elapsed be
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 11: Goldsborough's expedition to the sounds of North Carolina. (search)
the morning. The plan of battle was for the naval force to lead up to the attack, and engage the batteries at Pork and Sandy Points and the Confederate vessels. While this was going on the Army was to advance and land under cover of the naval fire. A naval brigade of artillery was also detailed to land from six launches, at Ashby Harbor, or, if possible, at Sandy Point, half a mile above. The naval division under Com. Rowan was arranged in three columns, commanded respectively by Lieuts. Worden, Murray and Davenport, these to be followed by the Army transports, also in divisions. Two days were occupied by our fleet in threading its way through the intricate channels of the marshes, owing to fogs and foul weather. These channels were so narrow that only two vessels could proceed abreast, and in this order they continued until reaching the wider and deeper waters of Croatan Sound. The naval division, composed and commanded as stated above, was accompanied, as predetermined
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 12: fight between the Merrimac and Monitor, March 8, 1862. (search)
When the vessel was launched and equipped, Lieut. Worden started at once for Hampton Roads, withoutish what her inventor claimed for her. In fact Worden was somewhat doubtful whether he should ever as little Monitor, under the command of Lieut. John L. Worden, arrived from New York, after experienof the result of the coming conflict. Lieutenant Worden was ordered to proceed at two o'clock A.e time the Monitor was signalled to attack. Worden showed his confidence in the Monitor and her eter could use but a small proportion of them. Worden's plan was to keep near to his enemy and endeaerrimac, but previous to leaving New York, Lieut. Worden received orders from the Bureau of Ordnancs as much as the eleven-inch guns would bear. Worden felt obliged to conform to these instructions,same place would have made an opening, and had Worden known this at the time. he would doubtless haontinued the action until 11:30 A. M., when Capt. Worden was injured. Capt. Worden then sent for me[9 more...]
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