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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
the duty of the historian to correct these discrepancies when they are manifest, where it can be done without raising questions that might end in angry controversies. There was published in the Army and Navy Journal, on the 16th of April, 1864, a review of the services of the Monitors in Southern waters. Commander Edward Simpson, in a report dated April 21st, expressed himself as dissatisfied with the amount of credit given his vessel, the Passaic, in the official reports. On the 29th of July, 1863, the Passaic went into action with Fort Wagner, followed by the Patapsco and the New Ironsides. The presence of the Passaic is not mentioned in Rear-Admiral Dahlgren's review. On the 31st of August, 1863, the most serious engagement in which the iron-clads had yet taken part occurred between Fort Moultrie on one side, and the Monitors Patapsco, Weehawken, Passaic, Commander (now Rear-Admiral) Edward Simpson. and Nahant on the other; the detachment being under the command of Comma