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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 5 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 4 0 Browse Search
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rceived that it was the Philippi, and I could not imagine how she came to be set on fire. I have since received the report of her commanding officer, Acting Master J. T. Seaver, which is herewith inclosed: The facts appear to be, that Acting Master Seaver, on the evening before the action, asked Fleet-Captain Drayton if he syour obedient servant, D. G. Farragut, Rear-Admiral Commanding W. G. B. Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington. Report of Acting Master James T. Seaver. U. S. S. Cowslip, August 6, 1864. sir: I beg leave to make the following report to you in regard to the loss of the U. S. steamer Philippi: rmaster, mortally wounded; John Collins, coal-heaver, scalded; and Joseph Boyd, slightly wounded. The officers were perfectly cool throughout the time while under fire, and in leaving the ship. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, James T. Seaver, Acting Master. To Admiral D. G. Farragut, Commanding W. G. B. Squadron.