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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 44: battle of Mobile Bay. (search)
ays open to the calls of humanity, addressed a letter to Brigadier-General R. L. Page (formerly of the United States Navy, and now commanding back that she did not take out. This permission was accorded by General Page, and the Metacomet proceeded on her mission of mercy. The flenited States then present. These terms were accepted by Brigadier-General R. L. Page, of the Confederate service (formerly a Commander in theelma: Commander, Peter U. Murphy; Lieutenant, J. H. Comstock. General Page tried to obtain more favorable terms, but without success. He h the white flag had been displayed. It was also discovered that General Page and several of his officers had no swords to deliver, and, furtherything in good order. The Admiral reflects very severely on General Page and his officers for their wanton destruction of property; but ithe proprieties of the occasion. We do not like to believe that General Page lent himself to such improper proceedings, for while he was in t