Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Commodore Prendergast” in chapter 58, page 179 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:
Duryea to have the 200 rifles, (Sharpe's rifles, purchased the day previous, are alluded to.) He will pick the men to whom to intrust them.
Rocket to be thrown up from Newport News.
Notify Commodore Prendergast (flag-officer) of this, to prevent general alarm.
Newport News movement to be made somewhat later than this, as the distance is less.
If we find and surprise them we will fire one volley, if de...
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