y people are living to-day who do not know that the Confederate Government had a navy, and yet there were men who served gallantly on the water and suffered as many hardships as did the brave men who fought on land.
Below will be found a partial and perhaps a very inaccurate list of the survivors of the Confederate Navy.
Richard F. Armstrong, Halifax, N. S.—Born in Georgia; midshipman, U. S. N.; lieutenant C. S. N.; served on cruiser Sumter, Alabama, Battery Buchanan and Fort Fisher.
M. Bynes, private Marine Corps, Corinth, Miss.; served at Drewry's Bluff.
Mortimer M. Benton, Louisville, Ky.—Born in Kentucky; midshipman U. S. N.; lieutenant C. S. N.; served Kentucky State Guard; steamer Gaines, Harriet Lane, Webb; commanded steamer Roanoke; served on the steamer Tallahassee at Drewry's Bluff; captured at battle of Sailor's Creek.
F. L. Blume, Nashville, Tenn.—Midshipman C. S. N.; served on Patrick Henry.
Richard H. Bacot, Clarkesdale, Mo.—Born in South Carolina; midshi