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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 45: the cruise of the Sumter and the havoc she committed. (search)
, apparently forgetting that, while his Government might incur the responsibility, he, not the one hundred thousandth part of that Government, had no more right to commit such an act than the commonest seaman in his vessel. The letter of Mr. Secretary Benjamin, which came so near causing murder to be done on the high seas, is herewith inserted, showing to what dreadful lengths the asperities of civil war will drive people. It may be hoped that in future wars men will not be condemned to death simply for being led astray by reckless leaders, and that retaliation may not be exercised against men who have borne an innocent part in the conflict: Order of Mr. Benjamin to General Winder in charge of Federal prisoners. Sir — You are hereby instructed to choose by lot from among the prisoners-of-war, of highest rank, one who is to be confined in a cell appropriated to convicted felons, and who is to be treated in all respects as if such convict, and to be held for execution, in the sam
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., chapter 51 (search)
Acting-Master, Wm. T. Street; Acting-Ensign, C. H. Walker; Acting-Master's Mates, W. G. Borden and S. B. Cline; Engineers: Acting Second-Assistant, S. H. Magee; Acting-Third-Assistants, C. Castell and A. F. Bullard. Steamer Coeur de Lion. Acting-Master, Wm. G. Morris; Acting-Ensign, C. F. Watson; Acting-Master's Mate, Wm. Hornby; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, J. M. Dexter; Acting-Third-Assistant, Henry Knight. Steamer resolute. Acting-Master, J. C. Tole; Acting-Ensign, J. S. Benjamin; Acting-Master's Mates, Ed. Huger and J. S. Franklin; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, George Dereamer; Acting-Third-Assistant, J. E. Smith. Steamer Freeborn. Acting-Master, W. A. Arthur; Acting-Assistant-Surgeon, H. H. Smith; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, D. A. Dickinson; Acting-Master's Mates, C. A. Peacock and L. N. Rollins; Engineers: Acting-Second-Assistant, W. P. Magaw; Acting-Third-Assistants, G. W. Yoe and W. E. Webster. Steamer Anacostia. Acting-Master, Nelson Provo