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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Merrimac and Monitor. (search)
o Canada, Why do you not convoy the ships? Why, that was like saying, Why do you not set a pony to catch a race-horse. Our heavy ships could not possibly catch up with the fleet merchantmen of the present day. It was absolutely necessary, therefore, that we should have vessels that could cruise at sea. With regard to wooden ships, he thought we ought to hold out our hand. No new line-of-battle ship of wood had been laid down since he had been in office. With regard to the vessels on Captain Coles' plan, he believed if we had many of those vessels it would make the approach to Portsmouth harbor almost impossible. Considering, however, that forts could carry any sized guns, we ought not hastily to give up the forts. [Hear, hear.] With reference to the action between the Merrimac and the Monitor, he might say that it was anything but conclusive, because the Monitor was so low in the water that the guns of the Merrimac could not be brought to bear on her opponent. He had now, to t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
04. Cleveland, 12. Cleveland, Capt. J. S., 381. Clyburne, Major T. F., 21. Cobb's Mill, Battle of, 312. Cochran, Lt., J. Henry, 65, 68. Cockburn, Admiral, 434. Cold Harbor, Battle of, 19, 21, 54, 258, 377. Coleman, Capt. W. P., 22. Coles' Island 120, 126, 131. Coles' Plan of Monitor, Capt., 219. Collart, Col., 299. Colleges and schools in S. C., 3. Colquitt, Gen., 132, 156, 298, 349. Columbia, S. C., 30. Columbus, Ky., 81. Cone, Capt., 141. Confederate Army 1861-186Coles' Plan of Monitor, Capt., 219. Collart, Col., 299. Colleges and schools in S. C., 3. Colquitt, Gen., 132, 156, 298, 349. Columbia, S. C., 30. Columbus, Ky., 81. Cone, Capt., 141. Confederate Army 1861-1861, numbers of 256; contrasted with Federal, 257; cause, 410; constitution and government, 294; currency, 177; generals, ability of, 252; humanity, 232; navy, 439; soldier, armaments of, 129; grim humor of, 48; rations of green corn to, 257; truce flag, trading of, 52; sufferings of, 416; valor of, 342. Confederates, post-bellum mortality among, 270. Confederate States steamers, Charm, 72, 78; Kentucky, 78. Constitution of the United States, 319, 336. Conway, John R., 448. Cooke, Gen.