aintain the conviction that whatever errors may be made in the records of historians and others, posterity will always give justice to whom justice is due.
Very truly, yours, D. G. Farragut, Admiral. Rear-Admiral T. Bailey, U. S. Navy.
P. S.--By referring to pages 334 and 335--337, of Draper's history, you will find that he gives you all the credit claimed by your own report, as well as that given you by mine. D. G. F.
Response of Rear-Admiral Bailey.Washington, D. C., April 27, 1869.
My Dear Admiral — I have received and carefully read your letter of the 3rd, in reply to mine of the 1st instant, and admit all you say about prominently mentioning my name to the Department.
But your remark: As to historians, I can do nothing.
This is so; but the difficulty is, that the historians derived their erroneous account of the battle from your report of the 6th of May, 1862, and from the diagram which you sent to the Department, as the true order of sailing into the battl