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Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 7: operations against Charleston. (search)
ter from the nearest attainable points on Morris Island, and were aided by the cross-fire of 150-pounder rifles on board of the Patapsco and Lehigh. This seemed wholly a work of supererogation, as Sumter was in appearance and in reality only a mass of ruins, without a gun mounted upon it. On December 6th the monitor Weehawken sunk when made fast to one of the mooring buoys placed for those vessels within the Charleston bar. The previous day Commander Colhoun had been relieved by Commander Jesse Duncan, and a day or so before had taken on board as many heavy shells as the vessel would hold. The capacity of the shell-room of a monitor was found to be entirely insufficient for long continuous operations, hence the fore body was also allotted for their stowage. The hold was little deeper than sufficient to contain a Xv-inch shell, below the flying deck, which means one made of movable sections. The shells were thus conveniently stowed, and easily got up in action, and their weight
navant, Colonel, 27 et seq. Downes, Commander, John, 87, 92, 117, 125, 162(note) Drayton, Commander, Percival, of the Pocahontas, 26; transferred to the Pawnee, 36 et seq., 39; in St. Andrew's Inlet, 50 et seq., 67 et seq.; at Fort McAllister, 87 et seq.; off Charleston, 92, 162 (note) Drayton, General, 16 (note), 19, 21; his description of attack on Fort Walker, 24 et seq., 28; report on defence of Forts Walker and Beauregard, 31 et seq.; his coast chart found, 34, 114 Duncan, Commander, Jesse, 142 Dupont, Flag-Officer, Samuel Francis, 13 et seq., 16 et seq., 26, 38; receives a confidential letter from Sherman, 43; reports of, 53 et seq.; report of, 60 et seq., 65, 70; letter to, concerning Beauregard's proclamation, 78 et seq., 83; before Fort McAlister, 85, 87; off Charleston, 91, 100 et seq.; conflicting orders to, 104 et seq.; relieved of command, 121 et seq.; sketch of, 123 et seq, injustice toward, 161 et seq.; 182 E. Eastman, Lieutenant, 172 Ellen, the,