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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
is occurred in the case of the officers and men of the Water Witch. The surgeon supposed that he would be treated according to the usual manner of captured medical officers. Understanding that there was an arrangement between the Federals and Confederates that the medical officers should be permitted to attend their own wounded, and, after there was no longer any necessity for their services, be allowed to depart, Acting-Assistant Surgeon W. H. Pierson made a request in writing to Flagofficer W. W. Hunter, that the Confederate Secretary of the Navy be applied to for his release, according to the supposed agreement; but he only, after a second application, received for answer the following letter: Savannah, July 17, 1864 I have received your note of this day. In reply, I have to inform you that I am instructed by the honorable Secretary of the Navy as follows, viz.: When the services of Assistant-Surgeon Pierson, United States Navy, are no longer needed with the wounded offic