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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the
Confederate States Navy. (search)
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps., Chapter
John D. Billings, Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life, Index. (search)
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The Union and Confederate navies. (search)
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The
first fight of iron-clads. (search)
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 15.58 (search)
Watching the Merrimac. R. E. Colston, Brigadier-General, C. S. A. In March, 1862, I was in command of a Confederate brigade and of a district on the south side of the James River, embracing all the river forts and batteries down to the mouth of Nansemond River. My pickets were posted all along the shore opposite Newport News. From my headquarters at Smithfield I was in constant and rapid communication through relays of couriers and signal stations with my department commander, Major-G
The commander of the Congress recognized at once the impossibility of resisting the assault of the ram which had just sunk the Cumberland.
With commendable promptness and presence of mind, he slipped his cables, and ran her aground upon
The Merrimac passing the Confederate Battery on Craney Island, on her way to attack the Federal fleet. the shallows, where the Merrimac, at that time drawing twenty-three feet of water, was unable to approach her, and could attack her with artillery alone.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., chapter 15.60 (search)
The plan and construction of the Merrimac. I. John M. Brooke, Commander, C. S. N. Early in June, 1861, the Secretary of the Navy of the Confederate States asked me to design an iron-clad. The first idea presenting itself was a shield of timber, two feet thick, plated with three or more inches of iron, inclined to the horizontal plane at the least angle that would permit working the guns; this shield, its eaves submerged to the depth of two feet, to be supported by a hull of equal le
eck ends were two feet below water and not awash, and the ship was as strong and well protected at her center-line as anywhere else, as her knuckle was two feet below her water-line, and her plating ran down to the knuckle and
Cross-section of Merrimac, from a drawing by John L. Porter, Constructor.
a-4 inches of iron.
B--22 inches of wood. was there clamped.
Her draught of water was 21 feet forward and 22 feet aft.
After the engagements of the 8th and 9th of March, 1862, I put her in t
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The
First iron-clad Monitor. (search)
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Torpedo service in
Charleston harbor. (search)
Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death., Chapter
: from 20 Shiloh to New Orleans. (search)