facts to be known. H. B. Littlepage. Washington, Feb. 21.
The following letter from Captain W. H. Parker to the Norfolk Landmark, is also an interesting and unanswerable statement of the questioiew of the facts above cited, in my humble opinion, preposterous.
Very respectfully, &c., Wm. H. Parker.
Note.—The Merrimac was christened the Virginia by the Confederate authorities; but I hoes the claim that the Monitor whipped the Merrimac on that occasion stand?
Respectfully, Wm. H. Parker.
The Army of Tennessee. By Colonel Wm. Preston Johnston.
[The following eloquent respilenced
We were accompanied from the yard by the gunboats Beaufort, Lieutenant-Commander W. H Parker, and Raleigh, LieutenantCom-mander J. W. Alexander.
As soon as the firing was heard up James rito which these defects of the Parrott projectiles sometimes went: at the siege of Knoxville, Captain Parker's battery of four captured Parrott rifles fired one hundred and twenty shell at the enemy's