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The Atlantic Coast

The Atlantic Coast by Daniel Ammen
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This volume in the series The Navy in the Civil War describes the naval operations from Cape Hatteras to Cape Florida along the coasts and within the sounds, rivers and harbours of this area.

Daniel Ammen, Naval Officer, was born in Ohio, 15 May 1820. He was appointed midshipman 7 July 1836. In 1861, at the outbreak of the civil war, he was executive officer of the North Atlantic blockading squadron. At the reduction of Port Royal, 7 November 1861, he commanded the "Seneca," and was sent ashore to hoist the flag over the surrendered forts, and hold them till the army took possession.

He was promoted to be commander 21 February 1863, was assigned to the monitor "Patapsco", and participated in the attack on Fort Macallister, 3 March 1863. In May 1864, he was dispatched to the Pacific in command of 220 seamen as passengers on board a California steamer. Two days out from New York a well-organized attempt at mutiny was suppressed by Commander Ammen and Boatswain Bell, aided by Captain Tinklepaugh, of the steamer, and a few volunteers from among the passengers.

He participated in the two attacks on Fort Fisher in the winter of 1864-65, was commissioned captain 26 July 1866, and was on special and sea service until 11 December 1877, when he was made rear-admiral and was placed on the retired list after 49 years and 6 months of service.

Digital Scanning, Inc.; October 2001
299 pages; ISBN 9781582185736
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Title: The Atlantic Coast
Author: Daniel Ammen