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Life of Rear Admiral John Randolph Tucker   By: (1826-1889)

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Transcriber's Note: Inconsistent hyphenation in the original document has been preserved. Obvious typographical errors have been corrected. For a complete list, please see the end of this document.

[Illustration: JOHN RANDOLPH TUCKER]

LIFE OF REAR ADMIRAL

JOHN RANDOLPH TUCKER

COMMANDER IN THE NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES, CAPTAIN AND FLAG OFFICER IN THE NAVY OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, REAR ADMIRAL IN THE NAVY OF THE REPUBLIC OF PERU AND PRESIDENT OF THE PERUVIAN HYDROGRAPHICAL COMMISSION OF THE AMAZON

WITH AN APPENDIX

CONTAINING NOTES ON NAVIGATION OF THE UPPER AMAZON RIVER AND ITS PRINCIPAL TRIBUTARIES

By CAPTAIN JAMES HENRY ROCHELLE

AND CONTAINING A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE AUTHOR, AND PORTRAITS OF ADMIRAL TUCKER AND CAPTAIN ROCHELLE

WASHINGTON THE NEALE PUBLISHING COMPANY 431 ELEVENTH STREET MCMIII

COPYRIGHT, 1903, BY MATTIE R. TYLER.

CONTENTS.

A SKETCH OF THE AUTHOR 9

DEATH OF CAPTAIN ROCHELLE 17

PREFATORY NOTE 18

PART I.

THE TUCKERS BIRTH OF JOHN RANDOLPH TUCKER. BOYHOOD APPOINTED A MIDSHIPMAN IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY FIRST CRUISE "THE ROARING LADS OF THE BRANDYWINE" PASSES EXAMINATION FOR PROMOTION APPOINTED A PAST MIDSHIPMAN PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT MARRIAGE MEXICAN WAR. CAPTURE OF TOBASCO COMMANDS UNITED STATES BOMB BRIG Stromboli MADE A COMMANDER COMMANDS UNITED STATES RECEIVING SHIP Pennsylvania ORDNANCE OFFICER AT THE NORFOLK NAVY YARD RESIGNS ON THE SECESSION OF VIRGINIA 19

PART II.

APPOINTED A COMMANDER IN THE VIRGINIA NAVY IN CHARGE OF THE DEFENSES OF JAMES RIVER TRANSFERRED TO THE CONFEDERATE STATES NAVY PLACED IN COMMAND OF THE Patrick Henry FITTING OUT UNDER DIFFICULTIES FIRST PARTIALLY ARMORED AMERICAN VESSEL. LIEUTENANT POWELL'S PLAN FOR ARMORED GUNBOATS OFFICERS OF THE Patrick Henry GUARDING JAMES RIVER SCALING THE GUNS "NAVAL SKIRMISH" A FLAG WHICH WAS NOT PRESENTED BATTLE OF HAMPTON ROADS. SINKING OF THE Cumberland ; AN AMERICAN Vengeur BURNING OF THE Congress COMBAT BETWEEN THE Virginia AND THE Monitor FLAG OFFICER TATNALL TAKES COMMAND OF THE CONFEDERATE SQUADRON SALLY INTO HAMPTON ROADS PLAN FOR CARRYING THE Monitor BY BOARDING EVACUATION OF NORFOLK TOWING UNFINISHED GUNBOATS TO RICHMOND FEDERAL SQUADRON ENTERS JAMES RIVER CREWS OF THE Patrick Henry , Jamestown AND Virginia MAN THE NAVAL BATTERIES AT DREWRY'S BLUFF ACTION AT DREWRY'S BLUFF THE Galena ; A WELL FOUGHT VESSEL. REPULSE OF THE FEDERAL SQUADRON TUCKER ORDERED TO COMMAND THE IRON CLAD STEAMER Chicora AT CHARLESTON SUCCESSFUL ATTACK ON THE BLOCKADING SQUADRON TUCKER POSTED AND APPOINTED FLAG OFFICER OF THE CHARLESTON SQUADRON COMMANDING OFFICERS OF THE CHARLESTON SQUADRON DUPONT'S ATTACK ON CHARLESTON CONFEDERATE TORPEDO BOATS AT CHARLESTON; DAMAGE DONE BY THEM CHARLESTON NAVAL BATTALION SERVING WITH THE ARMY EVACUATION OF CHARLESTON ONE BATTALION OF THE CHARLESTON SQUADRON SERVES WITH THE ARMY AT WILMINGTON TUCKER, WITH THE CHARLESTON SQUADRON BRIGADE, MARCHES THROUGH NORTH CAROLINA AND ARRIVES AT RICHMOND TUCKER ORDERED TO COMMAND AT DREWRY'S BLUFF CONFEDERACY AT ITS LAST GASP EVACUATION OF RICHMOND TUCKER NOT INFORMED OF THE INTENTION TO EVACUATE RICHMOND SUCCEEDS IN JOINING HIS BRIGADE OF SAILORS TO MAJOR GEN... Continue reading book >>




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