The Naval Battles of the United States in the Different Wars with Foreign Nations, from the Commencement of the Revolution to the Present Time: Including Privateering. Embellished with Twenty ... Engravings (Google eBook)

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Higgins and Bradley, 1857 - United States - 278 pages
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Page 146 - The fore-mait received a 24 pound shot, which passed through its centre, and our rigging and sails were a good deal injured. The Reindeer was literally cut to pieces in a line with her ports ,; her upper works, boats and spare spars, were one complete wreck.
Page 123 - And the officers and crew generally, I am happy to add, their cool and determined conduct have my warmest approbation and applause. As no muster roll...
Page 137 - Porter turned his attention to rescuing as many of his brave companions as possible. Finding his distance from the shore did not exceed three quarters of a mile, he hoped many would be able to save themselves should the ship blow up. His boats had been cut to pieces by the enemies' shot, but he advised such as could swim to jump overboard and make for shore.
Page 90 - You will feel it as a compliment if I say, that the result of our meeting may be the most grateful service I can render to my country ; and I doubt not that you, equally confident of success, will feel convinced that it is only by repeated triumphs in even combatí that your little navy can now hope to console your country for the loss of that trade it can no longer protect.
Page 208 - ... artillery, too, directed by officers who displayed equal skill and courage, did great execution. Yet the columns of the enemy continued to advance with a firmness which reflects upon them the greatest credit. Twice the column which approached me on my left, was repulsed by the troops of general Carroll, those of general Coffee, and a division of the Kentucky militia, and twice they formed again and renewed the assault. At length, however, cut to pieces, they fled in confusion from the field,...
Page 50 - Hull, finding his friends in Boston are correctly informed of his situation when chased by the British squadron off New York, and that they are good enough to give him more credit...
Page 89 - I request you will do me the favour to meet the Shannon with her, ship to ship, to try the fortune of our respective nags.
Page 130 - These ships, having been sent out expressly to seek for the Essex, were in prime order and equipment, with picked crews, and hoisted flags bearing the motto "God and country, British sailors' best rights: traitors offend both.
Page 209 - ... have already been delivered over for burial ; and my men are still engaged in picking them up, within my lines, and carrying them to the point where the enemy are to receive them; this is in addition to the dead and wounded whom the enemy have been enabled to carry from the field, during and since the action— and to those who have since died, of the wounds they received. We have taken about 500 prisoners, upwards of 300 of whom are wounded, and a great part of them mortally.
Page 210 - ... position. The batteries which had rendered me for many days the most important service, though bravely defended, were of course now abandoned ; not however until the guns had been spiked.

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