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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 2: bombardment and fall of Fort Sumter.--destruction of the Norfolk Navy Yard by the Federal officers. (search)
k Navy Yard. the Navy Department powerless. Commodore Paulding summoned. hostile attitude of the people of situation, summoned to the Navy Department Commodore Hiram Paulding, a loyal officer, but who was now declinin only energy of mind but great bodily vigor. Commodore Paulding broke up the conclave which was in the habit , was now the very hotbed of secession. Commodore Hiram Paulding. The Southern officers could hardly rest while the Pawnee of fifteen guns had brought Commodore Paulding from Washington with instructions to save whae could and act as he thought proper. When Commodore Paulding arrived at the Navy Yard he found that all thked! The whole thing looked so hopeless to Commodore Paulding that, in view of the orders he had received fful alternative to that faithful old officer, Commodore Paulding, who abhorred everything in the shape of rebe loyalty of those gallant old seamen, McCauley and Paulding, for undoubtedly they had the best interests of th