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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
rd (since destroyed), then in charge of Commodore Armstrong, a veteran captain in the Navy. Rumonied by Lieutenant Gilman, he called on Commodore Armstrong, and asked his co-operation. ArmstrongArmstrong declined it, because he had no special orders to do so. Slemmer resolved to do what he might witho easily be re-enforced. It was arranged for Armstrong to send the steamship Wyandot, Captain BerrySlemmer was soon ready for the movement, but Armstrong failed to perform an essential part of his bhe Commodore for an explanation. He charged Armstrong with deception, and inquired, indignantly, h surrender to the authorities of the State. Armstrong was powerless. Of the sixty officers and meemanded the surrender of the Navy Yard, Commodore Armstrong said, that he had served his country faer Walke, who had received instructions from Armstrong to put to sea immediately with the Supply, id. These formed a part of the force to whom Armstrong surrendered his post. When the Ordinance [2 more...]