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he Monitor, and Lieutenant Greene, her executive, admits that she withdrew twice from the engagement—once to hoist shot into the turret, and again when Worden was wounded—page 725-727, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, volume I.
Lieutenant Ap. Catesby Jones, of the Merrimac, concludes his statement of the engagement of March 9th in these words:
We for some time awaited the return of the Monitor to the Roads.
The loss of our prow and anchor, consumption of coal, water, etc., had lighteing overboard all heavy stones, ballast, and pig-iron which had been put aboard to bring her down in the water to fighting trim.
Commodore Tatnall being unwell had retired to rest.
Between 1 and 2 A. M. of the 11th, he was aroused by Lieutenant Ap. Catesby Jones, with the report that after the crew had been at work some five hours, and had lightened the ship so as to expose her hull and render her unfit for action, the pilots now said the ship could not be carried with eighteen feet above Jame