4,00 € vč. 1918 Influenza by Vice Admiral Albert Gleaves, Commander of Convoy Operations in the Atlantic, 1917-1919. While the Beaufort and Raleigh were alongside the Congress, and the surrender of that vessel had been received from the commander, she having two white flags flying hoisted by her own people, a heavy fire was opened on them from the shore and from the Congress, killing some valuable officers and men. Thousands have this day blessed you. The general order under which the squadron went into action required that, in the absence of all signals, each commanding officer was to exercise his own judgment and discretion in doing all the damage he could to the enemy, and to sink before surrendering. 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This is the first fight between the ironclads. CATESBY AP R. JONES, The boatswain had charge of a gun and fought it well. After having fired several shells into us she left us and engaged the Minnesota and the shore batteries. I was hard and immovably aground, and they could take position under my stem and rake me. At 4 a. m., supposing the Minnesota to be afloat and coming down upon us, got underway and stood out of the channel. Norfolk, Va., March 10, 1862. The CSS Virginia also had armor protecting it, unlike John Ericsson, the Confederates covered a wooden boat with iron creating the CSS Virginia. She returned my fire with her rifled bow gun with a shell, which passed through the chief engineer's stateroom, through the engineer's mess room, amidships, and burst in the boatswain's room, tearing four rooms all into one in its passage, exploding two charges of powder, which set the ship on fire, but it was promptly extinguished by a party headed by my first lieutenant; her second went through the boiler of the tugboat Dragon, exploding it and causing some consternation on board my ship for the moment, until the matter was explained. His constant attention to his duties in the equipment of the ship; his intelligence in the instruction of ordnance to the crew, as proved by the accuracy and effect of their fire, some of the guns having been personally directed by him; his tact and management in the government of raw recruits; his general knowledge of the executive duties of a man-of-war, together with his high-toned bearing, were all eminently conspicuous, and had their fruits in the admirable efficiency of the Virginia. On March 9, 1862, one of the most famous naval battles in American history occurs as two ironclads, the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Lieutenant Wood handled his pivot gun admirably, and the executive officer testifies to his valuable suggestions during the action. It gives me great pleasure to say that during the whole of these trying scenes the officers and men conducted themselves with great courage and coolness. The ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (ex USS Merrimack) met for their date with fate March 9, 1862 at the Battle of Hampton Roads. 7 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1898): 10-12. Between 7 and 8 o'clock we discovered that the rebels had set fire to the Congress, and she continued to burn till 1 o'clock, when she blew up. The muzzle of their gun was struck by a shell from the enemy, which broke off a piece of the gun, but they continued to fire as if it was uninjured. 29, USS San Francisco CA38 War Damage Report No. The facts above stated as having occurred after I had placed the ship in charge of Lieutenant Jones were reported to me by that officer. The Congress, having been set on fire by our hot shot and incendiary shell, continued to burn, her loaded guns being successively discharged as the flames reached them, until a few minutes past midnight, when her magazine exploded with a tremendous report. USS Monitor Versus CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack)and the Battle for Hampton Roads,8-9 March 1862. Their escape was miraculous, as they were under a galling fire of solid shot, shell, grape, and canister, a number of which passed through the vessels without doing any serious injury, except to the Patrick Henry, through whose boiler a shot passed, scalding to death four persons and wounding others. I have the honor to be, your very obedient servant. The Virginia, I understand, has gone into dock for repairs, which will be made at once. The crew instantly took to their boats and landed. An Eye-witness Account of the Battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack) on March 9th 1862 (Lieutenant Samuel Dana Green, USN) 52, [USS] Joseph Hewes APA22 War Damage Report No. The two sailing vessels (Cumberland and Congress) were destroyed--the first sunk and the other burned by the Virginia--and on the 9th the Minnesota; still aground, would probably have been destroyed but for the ironclad battery of the enemy called, I think, the Monitor. At 12 p. m. discovered three vessels under steam, standing down the Elizabeth River toward Sewell's Point. Surgeon Phillips and Assistant Surgeon Garnett were prompt and attentive in the discharge of their duties. Series 1, vol. Commander WILLIAM RADFORD, She tried to run us down and sink us, as she did the Cumberland yesterday, but she got the worst of it. Navy. 226 (1877) Importance of Complete Reports and Logs, General Order No. 135 (1911) Definitions of Well-known Naval Terms, General Order No. The Marine Corps was well represented by Captain Thom, whose tranquil mien gave evidence that the hottest fire was no novelty to him. They were soon sadly undeceived, for a few minutes after we opened on her again, she having run on shore in shoal water. 544 (1900) Establishment of the General Board, General Order No. My aid, Acting Midshipman Rootes, of the Navy; Lieutenant Forrest, of the Army, who served as a volunteer aid, and my clerk, Mr. Arthur Sinclair, jr., are entitled to my thanks for the activity with which my orders were conveyed to the different parts of the ship. 74 (1908) Establishing Ship Post Offices, General Order No. Close up of map showing the Hampton Roads area and depicting the March 9, 1862 battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (formerly the Merrimack). At 1 p. m. the enemy hove in sight, gradually nearing us; the ironclad steamer Merrimack, accompanied by two steam gunboats, passed ahead of the frigate Congress and stood down toward us. Merrimack, a 40-gun frigate launched in 1855. 30 (1913) Movement of the Rudder, General Order No. We sank the Cumberland, drove the Congress ashore, where she hauled down her colors and hoisted the white flag, but she fired upon us with the white flag flying, wounding Lieutenant Minor and some of our men. Report from CSS Virginia (Commander) We returned the fire with solid shot with alacrity. Historical musings: 293. The ships from Old Point opened their fire upon us. The bearing of officers and men was all that could be wished, and in fact it could not have been otherwise after the noble and daring conduct of the flag-officer, whose wound is deeply regretted by all on board, who would gladly have sacrificed themselves in order to save him. 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He promptly volunteered to take a boat and burn her, and the Teaser, Lieutenant Commanding Webb, was ordered to cover the boat. SIR: Having been confined to my bed in this building since the 9th instant, in consequence of a wound received in the action of the previous day, I have not had it in my power at an earlier date to prepare the official report, which I now have the honor to submit, of the proceedings on the 8th and 9th instant, of the James River Squadron under my command, composed of the following-named vessels: Steamer Virginia, flagship, 10 guns; steamer Patrick Henry, 12 guns, Commander John R. Tucker; steamer Jamestown, Lieutenant Commanding J. N. Barney, 2 guns; and gunboats Teaser, Lieutenant Commanding W. A. Webb, Beaufort, Lieutenant Commanding W. H. Parker, and Raleigh, Lieutenant Commanding J. W. Alexander, each 1 gun; total, 27 guns. 32, USS Lexington CV2 War Damage Report No. STEAM BATTERY VIRGINIA, IRONCLAD MONITOR, Of the extent of her loss and injury you will be informed from the official report. Adjutant and Inspector General, Colloquium on Contemporary History 1989-1998, DANFS - Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Needs and Opportunities in the Modern History of the U.S. Navy, Permitting Policy and Resource Management, "Ex Scientia Tridens": The U.S. TheMonitor had a draft of less than 11 feet so it could operate in the shallow harbors and rivers of the South. Lieutenant Selfridge and Master Stuyvesant were in command of the gun deck divisions, and they did all that noble and gallant offices could do. 28, USS Princeton CVL23 War Damage Report No. Sign up now to learn about This Day in History straight from your inbox. In fact, the ship was on fire from the commencement to the end of the action, three times in the sick bay and wardroom and twice in the main hold, produced by hot shot thrown from the Merrimack. 99 (1914) Prohibition in the Navy, General Order No. As a young child, he sang for pennies on ...read more, A nuclear accident at a Japan Atomic Power Company plant in Tsuruga, Japan, exposes 59 workers to radiation on March 9, 1981. To cart. 1, War Damage Report No. One shot went through our foresail, cutting away two of our shrouds, and several shells burst over and near the ship, scattering their fragments on the deck. The murder was thought to be the culmination of an ongoing feud between rap music artists from the East and West coasts. 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I remain very respectfully, your obedient servant, General S. COOPER, 19, USS South Dakota BB57 War Damage Report No. Kearsarge - 19 Jun 1864, Selected Sources on the German Battleship Bismarck, The Sinking of the German Battleship Bismarck as Described in the B.d.U. [+-] Battleship-Meister. During the action they cheered again and again. This action shows the power and endurance of ironclad vessels. Series 1, vol. As flag-officer I am entitled to someone to perform the duties of flag-captain, and I should be proud to have Lieutenant Jones ordered to the Virginia as lieutenant-commander, if it be not the intention of the Department to bestow upon him a higher rank. We were accompanied from the yard by the Beaufort (Lieutenant Parker) and Raleigh (Lieutenant Alexander), and as soon as it was discovered up the James River that the action had commenced we were joined by the Patrick Henry (Commander Tucker), the Jamestown (Lieutenant Barney), and the Teaser (Lieutenant Webb), all of which were actively engaged and rendered very efficient service. American ...read more, On March 9, 1996, the legendary cigar-chomping performer George Burns dies at his home in Beverly Hills, California, just weeks after celebrating his 100th birthday. The great length and draft of the ship rendered it exceedingly difficult to work her. Gun after gun was fired by the Monitor, which was returned with whole broadsides from the rebels with no more effect, apparently, than so many pebblestones thrown by a child. DPH . I would also beg leave to say that Captain Poor, of the Ordnance Department, kindly volunteered to do duty temporarily on board this ship, and from whom I have received much assistance. 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At this time it was reported to me that the Merrimack had passed the frigate Congress and run into the sloop of war Cumberland, and in fifteen minutes after I saw the latter going down by the head. 83-43, BUREAU OF NAVIGATION CIRCULAR LETTER NO. I therefore consented to our being landed on Sewell's Point, thinking that the room on board vacated by us could be used for those who might be wounded in the renewal of the action. Having thus given a full report of the actions on the 8th and 9th, I feel it due to the gallant officers who so nobly sustained the honor of the flag and country on those days to express my appreciation of their conduct. 73 (1866) Resolution of Thanks from Congress to Admiral Farragut for Mobile Bay Action, General Order No. As the battle was fought by the navy, Flag-Officer Forrest will no doubt report to the Navy Department the result of the engagement. 1 Austrian 6-pounder Howitzer with cutout, No. The Confederates captured it and covered it in heavy armor plating above the waterline. We ran ashore about a mile from the frigate and were backing fifteen minutes before we got off. Monitor and Virginia were not the first ironclad warships in the world, not even the first in the Civil War. It was commissioned on February 25, 1862, and arrived at Chesapeake Bay just in time to engage the Virginia. 132 (1915) Khaki Dye for White Undress Uniform, General Order No. In passing the batteries at Swell's Point, both going and returning, the rebels opened their fire on us, which was returned from our pivot guns, but the range was too great for them, while the enemy's shot [fell] far beyond us. I continued to stand on till we found ourselves in 3½ fathoms water, and was on the ground astern. Influenza at the United States Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C. Add to cart. At 2:10 p. m. the Merrimack opened with her bow gun with grape, passing us on the starboard side at a distance of about 300 yards, receiving our broadside and giving one in return. Every man feels that you have saved this place to the nation by furnishing us with the means to whip an ironclad frigate that was, until our arrival, having it all her own way with our most powerful vessels. 5 - Decorations Awarded By Foreign Governments, Pt. Our fire immediately ceased, and a signal was made for the Beaufort to come within hail. 1 Austrian 6-pounder Howitzer - Plaque, No. The Virginia retired, intending to sink other ships the … View the interactive image by Stephen McGill. We silenced several of the batteries and did much injury on shore. Lieutenant Butt fought his gun with activity, and during the action was gay and smiling. The Merrimack then hauled off, taking a position, and about 2:30 p. m. engaged the Congress, throwing shot and shell into her with terrific effect, while the shot from the Congress glanced from her iron-plated sloping sides without doing any apparent damage. The … Monitor and the C.S.S. For the men aboard the ships, the battle must have been a very strange experience. 45, USS New Orleans CA32 War Damage Report No. This time I had concentrated upon her an incessant fire from my gun deck, spar deck, and forecastle pivot guns, and was informed by my marine officer, who was stationed on the poop, that at least fifty solid shot struck her on her slanting side without producing any apparent effect. USS Monitor and CSS Virginia meet at Hampton Roads, VA. CSS Virginia was the first steam-powered ironclad warship built by the Confederate States Navy during the first year of the American Civil War; she was constructed as a casemate ironclad using the raised and cut down original lower hull and engines of the scuttled steam frigate USS Merrimack. In one of the most famous naval battles in history the Union Monitor defeated the Confederate Virginia. Midshipmen Foute, Marmaduke, Littlepage, Craig, and Long rendered valuable services. 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Worden having been disabled in the action of the 9th instant between this vessel and the rebel ironclad frigate Merrimack, I submit to you the following report: We arrived at Hampton Roads at 9 p. m. on the 8th instant and immediately received orders from Captain Marston to proceed to Newport News and protect the Minnesota from the attack of the Merrimack. On ascending the poop deck I observed that the enemy's vessels had changed their course and were heading for Craney Island. I recommend pausing the video at times to allow students to reflect and answer questions. © 2020 A&E Television Networks, LLC. 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