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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 12: fight between the Merrimac and Monitor, March 8, 1862. (search)
A. prow of steel: b. wooden Bulwark: h. Pilot House: dd. iron under water: c. propeller: the Merrimac. (from a sketch made the day before the fight.) he think proper to do so. Instead of making it a trial trip, as first intended, Buchanan determined to make it a day of triumph for the Confederate Navy. At this time there was at anchor in Hampton Roads, off Fortress Monroe, the Minnesota, of forty guns, Capt. Van Brunt; Roanoke, of forty guns, Capt. Marston; St. Lawrence, fifty guns, Capt. Purviance; and several army transports. Seven miles above, off Newport News, lay the Congress, fifty guns, and the Cumberland, thirty guns. Newport News was well fortified and garrisoned by a large Union force. It was a beautiful day, following a storm. The water was smooth and the vessels in the Roads swung lazily at their anchors. Boats hung to the swinging booms,washed clothes on the lines, nothing indicated that an enemy was expected, and no one had, apparently, the least idea that the
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 34: (search)
; Assistant Paymaster W. S. Higbee; Midshipman, Chas. W. Tracy; Acting-Ensign, G. F. Hollis; Assistant Engineers, Jackson McElwell, E. J. Brooks, C. R. Morgan, J. G. Cooper and E. W. Clark. Steamer Whitehead. Acting-Master, Charles A. French; Acting-Assistant Engineers, Morris Petersen and W. W. Baker. Store-ship William Badger. Acting-Master's Mate, Reuben Rich; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, W. M. Whittemore. Mortar schooners, Arletta and Para. frigate St. Lawrence. Captain, H. Y. Purviance, and Commander J. F. Schenck [at different times in command]; Lieutenant, H. F. Picking; Acting-Masters, G. L. Allyn, G. J. Murray and Wm. H. Smith; Second-Lieutenant of Marines, R. S. Collum; Acting-Master's Mates, John Fisher, V. W. Jones and T. W. Jones; Boatswain, J. A. Briscoe; Gunner, C. De Bevoise; Carpenter, J. A. Krim; Sailmaker, L. Rogers. Steamer Delaware. Lieutenant-Commander. S. P. Quackenbush; Assistant Surgeon, Lorenzo Traver; Assistant Paymaster, F. R. Curtis;