Compiled from letters, reports, and personal accounts, this book details the signaling and the assembly of the fleet being led by the USS Wabash flagship engaged in the attack of two undermanned as well as outgunned Confederate forts in Hilton Head in a clash called the Battle of Port Royal, whereby Samuel Du Pont had a fleet of 17 warships, 600 marines, and an army of 12, 000 strong. From planning to completion, it details military movements and Union strategies used to defeat the Confederacy.Cousin Willie told us that Mr. John Gourdin had read him a letter from Henry Young, who, as one of Gen. ... a gallantry and a heroism worthy of the highest commendation and which reflects honor on the land of his adoption, having replaced the flag of his country after ... Consequently, when Georgia seceded in January 1861, he resigned his commission and became a flag officer of the Confederate navy.
|Title||:||The Battle of Port Royal|
|Author||:||Michael D. Coker|
|Publisher||:||The History Press - 2009|