Distribution of Vessels, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, January 1, 1865

During the war the commanders of the Navy’s operating squadrons provided periodic reports on the assignments of vessels in their respective commands.  Rear-Admiral John Dahlgren did so twice a month (with some variance, but more or less on the 1st and 15th of each month).  As was the practice, he submitted a report on JanuaryContinue reading “Distribution of Vessels, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, January 1, 1865”

Another Colvocoresses raid? Yes, on Bethel, Georgia on August 24-25, 1864

I like mentioning Commander George Colvocoresses.  Not only because his name causes my spell-checker fits, but because his activities along the Georgia coast are prime examples of how naval forces should operate along the littorals. I’ve posted about his Ebenezer Church and South Newport Raids in August 1864.  But Colvocoresses was not done for theContinue reading “Another Colvocoresses raid? Yes, on Bethel, Georgia on August 24-25, 1864”

“Captain Colvocorresses has executed another descent”: Another naval raid on the Georgia coast

Throughout the mid-summer of 1864, naval parties raided along the Georgia coast.  Earlier I looked at raids on salt works near Brunswick and the capture of civilians at Ebenezer Church.  On August 17, 1864, Commander George Colvocoresses made another raid into McIntosh County. This raid was aimed at a Confederate outpost on the South Newport River,Continue reading ““Captain Colvocorresses has executed another descent”: Another naval raid on the Georgia coast”