The Naval History of the United States. Volume 2

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THE NAVAL HISTORY
OF THE
UNITED STATES

BY

WILLIS J. ABBOT

With Many Illustrations
BY H. W. McVICAR AND W. C. JACKSON

New York:
PETER FENELON COLLIER, PUBLISHER.

CONTENTS.
THE NAVAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.

VOLUME TWO

PART II.

  • CHAPTER XII.

    Capture of the “Surveyor.”—Work of the Gunboat Flotilla.—Operations on Chesapeake Bay.—Cockburn’s Depredations.—Cruise of the “Argus.”—Her Capture by the “Pelican.”—Battle Between the “Enterprise” and “Boxer.”—End of the Year 1813 on the Ocean.

  • CHAPTER XIII.

    On the Lakes.—Close of Hostilities on Lakes Erie and Huron.—Desultory Warfare on Lake Ontario in 1813.—Hostilities on Lake Ontario in 1814.—The Battle of Lake Champlain.—End of the War upon the Lakes.

  • CHAPTER XIV.

    On the Ocean.—The Work of the Sloops-of-War.—Loss of the “Frolic.”—Fruitless Cruise of the “Adams.”—The “Peacock” Takes the “Épervier.”—The Cruise of the “wasp.”—She Captures the “Reindeer.”—Sinks the “Avon.”—Mysterious End of the “Wasp”.

  • CHAPTER XV.

    Operations on the New England Coast.—The Bombardment of Stonington.—Destruction Of the United States Corvette “Adams.”—Operations on Chesapeake Bay.—Work of Barney’s Barge Flotilla.—Advance of the British Upon Washington.—Destruction of the Capitol.—Operations Against Baltimore.—Bombardment of Fort McHenry.

  • CHAPTER XVI.

    Desultory Hostilities on the Ocean.—Attack Upon Fort Bowyer.—Lafitte the Pirate.—British Expedition Against New Orleans.—Battle of the Rigolets.—Attack On New Orleans, and Defeat of the British.—Work of the Blue-jackets.—Capture Of the Frigate “President.”—The “Constitution” takes The “Cyane” and “Levant.”—The “Hornet” Takes the “Penguin.”—End of the War.

  • CHAPTER XVII.

    Privateers and Prisons of the War.—The “Rossie.”—Salem Privateers.—The “Gen. Armstrong” Gives Battle To a British Squadron, and Saves New Orleans.—Narrative of a British Officer.—The “Prince de Neufchatel.”—Experiences Of American Prisoners of War.—The End.

  • CHAPTER XVIII.

    The Long Peace Broken by the War With Mexico.—Activity of the Navy.—Captain Stockton’s Stratagem.—The Battle at San Jose.—The Blockade.—Instances of Personal Bravery.—The Loss of the “Truxton.”—Yellow Fever in the Squadron.—The Navy at Vera Cruz.—Capture of Alvarado.

  • CHAPTER XIX.

    The Navy in Peace.—Surveying the Dead Sea.—Suppressing the Slave Trade.—The Franklin Relief Expedition.—Commodore Perry in Japan.—Signing of the Treaty.—Trouble in Chinese Waters.—The Koszta Case.—The Second Franklin Relief Expedition.—Foote at Canton.—”Blood is Thicker Than Water”.

PART III.
BLUE JACKETS OF ’61.

  • CHAPTER I.

    The Opening of the Conflict.—The Navies of the Contestants.—Dix’s Famous Despatch.—The River-gunboats.

  • CHAPTER II.

    Fort Sumter Bombarded.—Attempt of the “Star of the West” to Re-enforce Anderson.—The Naval Expedition to Fort Sumter.—The Rescue of the Frigate “Constitution.”—Burning the Norfolk Navy-Yard.

  • CHAPTER III.

    Difficulties of the Confederates in Getting a Navy.—Exploit of the “French Lady.”—Naval Skirmishing on the Potomac.—The Cruise of the “Sumter”

  • CHAPTER IV.

    The Potomac Flotilla.—Capture of Alexandria.—Actions at Matthias Point.—Bombardment of the Hatteras Forts.

  • CHAPTER V.

    The “Trent” Affair.—Operations in Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.—Destruction of the Confederate Fleet.

  • CHAPTER VI.

    Reduction of Newbern.—Exploits of Lieut. Cushing.—Destruction of the Ram “Albemarle”.

  • CHAPTER VII.

    The Blockade-runners.—Nassau and Wilmington.—Work of the Cruisers.

  • CHAPTER VIII.

    Du Pont’s Expedition to Hilton Head and Port Royal.—The Fiery Circle.

  • CHAPTER IX.

    The First Ironclad Vessels in History.—The “Merrimac” Sinks the “Cumberland,” and Destroys the “Congress.”—Duel between the “Monitor” and “Merrimac”.

  • CHAPTER X.

    The Navy in the Inland Waters.—The Mississippi Squadron.—Sweeping the Tennessee River.

  • CHAPTER XI.

    Famous Confederate Privateers,—The “Alabama,” the “Shenandoah,” the “Nashville”.

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