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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 10: naval engagement at South-West pass.--the Gulf blockading squadron in November, 1861. (search)
er Witch, others went to the Richmond, and Captain Handy (the Commander of the Vincennes), in compa, simply the power of imagination acting on Capt. Handy's nerves. He did send to Capt. Winslow ahip. It appears that on leaving his ship Capt. Handy determined that nothing of her should fall upon the decks of the stranded Richmond. Capt. Handy's reception on board the flagship by Capt. This relation would not be complete if Capt. Handy had not had the opportunity to place himselurn her when I leave her? Respectfully, Robert Handy. Capt. Pope seemed quite aware of the ludicrousness of this proposition, and wrote Handy as follows: U. S. Steamer Richmond, South lly, etc., John Pope, Captain, U. S. N. Com. Robert Handy, U. S. N., Commanding Vincennes. Theis nothing that can equal the comicality of Capt. Handy's performance-laying a train with a slow ma Emery. Sloop-of-war Vincennes. Commander, Robert Handy; Lieut., John E. Hart; Surgeon, S. A.