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se—as these were represented to be—placed under the command of such officers as Semmes, Maffitt, Brown, Taylor, Jones, Huger, Hartstein, Hamilton, Pegram, and Reid, dngland, irresponsible though she was, paid, at a later date, the penalty of Admiral Semmes's achievements. In his Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Mr. ter my inauguration at Montgomery, he had directed Captain (afterwards Admiral) Semmes, as agent of the Confederate States, to proceed north in order not only to purck for vessels which would serve for naval purposes. He further states that Captain Semmes was unsuccessful in his errand, and, on his return, reported that he could be used to naval purposes. Ibid. vol. II. p. 245. This can only refer to Captain Semmes's mission North, in the latter part of February, 1861, and relates, not to hase, or at what time he was sent, though he asserts that it was soon after Captain Semmes had left for the North. As to the first point, the reader has nothing furt
regard was under the impression that our gunboats had done all that could have been expected of them. A careful reading of other telegrams, letters, and reports, Confederate as well as Federal, have, since that time, compelled him to modify his opinion. He now thinks that the Confederate flotilla, under Commodore Hollins, did not display the energy, resoluteness, and daring afterwards evinced by many an officer in the Confederate States navy, most conspicuous among whom were the heroic Admiral Semmes, Commodore Maffitt, and Captain Brown of the Arkansas. Among the gunboats brought from New Orleans by Commodore Hollins, or sent to him after he had left, was the celebrated ram Manassas, which, however, could not then be used to any advantage, for the reason, as it appears, that there was no Federal craft of any description south of Island No.10, against which her ramming qualities might be brought into play. Later, and just as she could have been of much use, General Lovell insiste
ame. General Beauregard's plan of operations in Tennessee and Kentucky. interview of the Hon. Thomas J. Semmes and Edward Sparrow with President Davis, September 13th. petition of Senators and Repauregard's restoration to his command. President Davis's refusal. notes of the interview, by Mr. Semmes. comments upon President Davis in connection with these events. successful result of military a week had elapsed after the foregoing communication was forwarded to Richmond, when the Hon. Thomas J. Semmes and the Hon. Edward Sparrow, Members of Congress from Louisiana, called by agreement, auregard to say that this step is taken without his knowledge or consent. Ed. Sparrow,La. T. J. Semmes, W. L. Yancey,Ala. L. C. Haynes,Tenn. H. C. Burnet,Ky. J. B. Clark,Mo. —Peyton, G. A. H I can recollect; it is not all that passed, nor do I pretend to give the exact language. Thomas J. Semmes. A few words more, and we have done with this subject. We have furnished the whole