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remembered, and the service rendered by this floating battery considered, the only wonder must be that so much was so well done under the circumstances. Her armament consisted of ten guns, four single-banded Brooke rifles, and six nine-inch Dahlgren shell-guns. Two of the rifles, bow and stern pivots, were seven inch; the other two were six and four-tenths inch, one on each broadside. The nine-inch gun on each side, nearest the furnaces, was fitted for firing hot shot. The work of constrwarfare of which they knew so little, and the character and disposition of which it was so difficult to discover. In this system of defense, therefore, the enemy found their greatest security; and, notwithstanding all the efforts of Du Pont and Dahlgren, Charleston, Wilmington, and Savannah remained closed to our forces until near the close of the war. In 1862, while General McClellan was in command of the enemy's forces below Richmond, it was observed that they had more than a hundred vess
ginia expeditions of Custer, Kilpatrick, and Dahlgren for the destruction of railroads, the burning while Generals Custer and Kilpatrick and Colonel Dahlgren were to attack it and enter on the west a and the James River and Kanawha Canal by Colonel Dahlgren, would have isolated that army from its bners and more than one hundred horses. Colonel Dahlgren started with General Kilpatrick, but at Sck. This was done with such impetuosity that Dahlgren and his men were routed, leaving some eighteee fallen expressed the public lamentation. Dahlgren now commenced his retreat. To increase the c with negroes, horses, etc. On the body of Dahlgren was found an address to his officers and men,. Photographic copies of the papers found on Dahlgren's body were taken and sent to General Lee, wih question was then made, and the denial that Dahlgren's conduct had been authorized was accepted. warrantable malignity toward the deceased Colonel Dahlgren. The fact was that his body was sent to [2 more...]
Crump, Colonel, 131. Cullen, Dr., 77. Cumberland (frigate), 164, 165, 168, 171. Sunk, 166. Cumberland Gap, Tenn.-Ky., surrender, 357. Curtin, Governor A. G., 89. Curtis, General, 39, 40, 59. Custer, General, 423, 426. D Dahlgren, Colonel, 174, 423. Raid on Richmond, 424-25. Death, 425-26. Daily Post (Houston, Texas), account of Sabine Pass, 200-01. Davies, General, 424. Davis (member of Confederate cabinet), 585. General, 39. Garrett, 142, 622. General J. R., 436. 5. Reed, Lieutenant, 205. Reese, Judge, 631. Reliance (gunboat), 188. Reno, General, 275. Renshaw, Commander, 196, 197, 198. Retribution (ship), 237. Rheins, Charles, 200. Rhett, General, 131. Richmond, Va. Kilpatric's raid, 424. Dahlgren's raid, 424-25. Evacuation, 556. Tobacco burned, 565-66. Ricket, General, 286. Ripley, General, 114, 133, 270. Rives, General, 40. Roanoke (frigate), 165, 166. Robertson, General, 270, 271. Roddy, General, 462, 472, 473, 474. Rodes