Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Fortress Monroe” in chapter 1.1 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20.:
I doubt much whether they relied upon our statements, for on March 7th Mr. Welles, Secretary of the United States Navy, wrote to Captain John Marston, United States Navy, commanding at Fortress Monroe : Send the St. Lawrence, Congress, and Cumberland immediately into the Potomac river.
Use steam to tow them up. Let there be no delay.
This order was modified by telegram of March 8th from Secreta...
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