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advantage of the clemency shown them to make their escape. In the meantime the shore batteries fired upon the tugs, and compelled them to retire. By this fire five of their own men, our prisoners, were wounded. Flag Officer Buchanan had stopped the firing upon the Congress when she struck her flag, and ran up the white flag, as heretofore described. Lieutenant Jones in his official report, referring to the Congress, writes: But she fired upon us with the white flag flying, wounding Lieutenant Minor and several of our men. We again opened fire upon her, and she is now in flames. The crew of the Congress escaped, as did that of the Cumberland, by boats, or by swimming, and generously our men abstained from firing on them while so exposed. Flag Officer Buchanan was wounded by a rifle ball, and had to be carried below. His intrepid conduct won the admiration of all. The executive and ordnance officer, Lieutenant Catesby ap R. Jones, succeeded to the command. It was now so near nig
els, arguing as well for their efficiency as for the economy in building them, believing that one such vessel could successfully engage a fleet of the wooden vessels which constituted the enemy's navy. His further view was that we could not hope to build wooden fleets equal to those with which the enemy were supplied. The committee, if it should be deemed expedient to construct an ironclad ship, was urged to prompt action by the forcible declaration, Not a moment should be lost. Commander George Minor, Confederate States Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance, reported the number of guns sent by the Navy Department to New Orleans, between July 1, 1861, and the fall of the city, to have been one hundred ninety-seven, and that before July twentythree guns had been sent there from Norfolk, being a total of two hundred twenty guns, of which forty-five were of large caliber, supplied by the Navy Department for the defense of New Orleans. Very soon after the government was removed to
gs, M. C., 90. Melton, Col., Samuel, 430. Memphis, Tenn., occupation by Federals, 62. Mercer, Captain, 494. General, 466, 490. Mercideta (frigate), 172. Merrimac (frigate), 67, 191. Equipment, 164-65. Merryman, John, 391-92. Messec, Private, 596-97. Middletown, Va., Battle of, 452-54. Military Justice, Bureau of, charge against Davis, 420. Miller, —, 282. Mills, Capt. A. N., 199. Milroy, General, 96, 97, 367, 600. Minnesota (frigate), 165, 166, 167, 168. Minor, Commander, George, 167, 191. Missionary Ridge, Battle of, 365. Mississippi. Reconstruction, 635-38, 642-43. Mississippi (warship), 178, 180, 189, 190-91. Missouri. Subversion of state government, 399-401. Mitchell, General, 43, 46, 55, 184, 191. Mobile, Ala. Harbor defense, 172-73, 175-76. Monahan, Michael, 200. Monitor (frigate), 67, 85, 167, 169. Fight with the Virginia, 168. Monroe, John T. Extract from reply to Farragut, 194-95. Moody, Captain, 596-97. Moore, General, 3