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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Siege and capture of Fort Pulaski. (search)
sight of the captured work. There was a sea running which threatened at times to swamp the craft, and the rowers could make little headway against the wind and tide. In fact, the parties made such slow progress in pulling for the fort that the effort became rather ludicrous, and it looked for a time as if even the patience of a garrison waiting to surrender might become exhausted, and they be tempted to open fire again on their dilatory captors. among the visitors to the fort was George W. Smalley, the correspondent of the New York Tribune, and now the well-known London representative of that journal. one of the captured officers asked me who was the person in citizen's dress, and when I replied that he was a war correspondent of the Tribune, exclaimed, what! that old abolition sheet? yes. Edited by old man Greeley? yes. and we're going to be written up by his gang? yes. well, I could have stood the surrender, but this humiliation is too much! from a photograph. t