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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
--After the surrender, transportation and subsistence to be furnished by Acting-Rear-Admiral Thatcher for officers and men to the nearest practical point to their respective homes. H. K. Thatcher, Acting-Rear-Admiral, Commanding Western Gulf Squadron. E. Farrand, Flag-officer, Commanding C. S. Naval Force in waters of Alabama. Instructions From Acting-Rear-Admiral H. K. Thatcher To Fleet-Captain Edward Simpson. West Gulf Squadron, U. S. Flag-Ship Stockdale, Off City of Mobile, May 8, 1865. Sir — Having signed and exchanged copies of an agreement with Commodore E. Farrand, commanding officer of the vessels of the Confederate States Navy in the waters of the State of Alabama, on the 4th instant,the terms of which are contained in the inclosed document, you will proceed with the United States steamer Cincinnati to the Tombigbee River, the point designated for the surrender of the vessels under the command of Commodore Farrand and receive from the officer appointed by Commo