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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 13 1 Browse Search
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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)
ll appear from Mr. Fox's letter, which has been quoted. Captain Montgomery Meigs, of the Engineer Corps, had been thinking of a plan by whing in troops and mounting heavy guns. Neither Mr. Seward nor Captain Meigs believed in the plan to succor Fort Sumter. In their opinion tusiness, and was slow to act, though precious time was flying. Captain Meigs conferred with Lieut. D. D. Porter, who conceived the plan perfmptly that he did know, and then suggested the plan proposed by Captain Meigs. You are the very man I want, said the Secretary. Come with me to the President. At that moment Captain Meigs came in and accompanied the party. Those familiar with the early events of the Rebellion lans that had been proposed. He had talked with Mr. Seward and Captain Meigs, and was so heartily interested in the scheme, that he agreed tdone but write the necessary orders, Lieut. Porter wrote out and Capt. Meigs transcribed them. They were as follows: Executive Mansi