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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 97 5 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 37 1 Browse Search
Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States 26 2 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 16 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 13 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 10 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: may 1, 1862., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 23, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 16, 1864., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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ous act ever performed in naval warfare. It could scarcely have been Farragul, the commander of the squadron, who is a notorious braggart, but in all probability Porter, son of the old Commodore of that name, who is said to be one of the most daring men in the service. But with every disposition to do justice to our enemy, we assissippi were lined with columbiads and heavy rifled cannon, and against the strong current of the Mississippi, this terrific gauntlet had to be passed. Would David Porter, or even the David that whipped Golish, have undertaken such a task? Never, unless he was a stark staring madman. Courage is not lunacy, and brave as we believe Porter is, he would not write himself down such an ass as to undertake such an enterprise, unless, by some miraculous process, he had been able to foresee precisely what occurred. And is it not a most curious coincidence that, supposing he were fool enough to attempt an impossibility, the result should have proved it the high