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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 3 1 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 3 1 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Torpedo service in the Harbor and water defences of Charleston. (search)
rture, at the Atlantic wharf, about midnight, after having performed one of the most daring feats of the war. The New Ironsides never fired another shot after this attack upon her. She remained some time at her anchorage off Morris Island, evidently undergoing repairs; she was then towed to Port Royal, probably to fit her for her voyage to Philadelphia, where she remained until destroyed by fire after the war. Nearly about the time of the attack upon the New Ironsides by the David, Mr. Horace L. Hunley, formerly of New Orleans, but then living in Mobile, offered me another torpedo-boat of a different description, which had been built with his private means. It was shaped like a fish, made of galvanized iron, was twenty feet long, and at the middle three and a half feet wide by five deep. From its shape it came to be known as the fish torpedo-boat. Propelled by a screw worked from the inside by seven or eight men, it was so contrived that it could be submerged and worked under wat