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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)
der. It plainly showed what straits the Confederates were in when they could resort to such a measure to prevent besiegers from firing on a city which was a fair object of attack according to the strictest rules of war, and when, if the besieged non-combatants were in any danger, it was the duty of the military authorities to have them removed, unless they determined to remain and stand the consequences : Headquarters First Military District, Department of S. C., Ga., And Florida. June, 13, 1864. General — I have the honor to inclose for transmission to the Commanding General of the United States forces on this coast, a letter from Major Samuel Jones, commanding this Department. The letter informs him that five generals and 45 field-officers of the Federal army. prisoners, have been ordered to be confined in Charleston. These officers have been placed in my charge, and will be provided with commodious quarters in a part of the city occupied by non-combatants, the majority