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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)
In a few minutes they dismounted one of the stern guns of the Congress and knocked off the muzzle of another, so that, not being able to bring any of her broadside guns to bear, she lay perfectly helpless. Her gallant commanding officer, Lieut. Joseph B. Smith, was killed, her decks were strewn with killed and wounded, and further resistance was hopeless. The colors were accordingly hauled down and a white flag hoisted. A Confederate tug ran alongside the Congress, and the officer in charge o0 A. M., when Capt. Worden was injured. Capt. Worden then sent for me to take charge of the vessel. We continued the action until 12:15 P. M., when the Merrimac retreated to Sewell's Point, and we went to the Minnesota and lay by her. Lieut. Joseph B. Smith. ´╝łActing commander of the Congress.) This is rather a meagre report of so important a transaction. but no one else in the squadron at Hampton Roads, so far as known, says anything about the matter except Capt. Van Brunt, who writes:
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 34: (search)
; Lieutenant-Commanders, C. A. Babcock and C. E. Fleming; Surgeon, J. H. Otis; Assistant Paymaster, F. K. Moore; Lieutenant Wm. Whitehead; Acting-Masters, Edm. Kimble, S. P. Lathrop and P. Leach; Midshipman, H. C. Tallman; Chief Engineer, W. C. Wheeler; Assistant Engineers, W. D. Pendleton W. H. Messinger, C. J. Coney, H. Holmes and M. H. Knapp; Acting-Master's Mates, A. Ellwell, Wm. McCreary and C. A. Stewart; Boatswain, John Burrows; Gunner, Samuel Cross. Frigate Congress. Lieutenants, Joseph B. Smith and Austin Pendergrnst; Acting-Master, Thomas Moore; Master's Mate, Peter J. Hargous; Pilot, Wm. Rhodes. Bark Gemsbok. Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, Edward Cavendy; Acting-Masters, J. E. Giddings, O. Thatcher. T. Werthoff and Samuel Very; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, Thomas Welch; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, E. H. Roberts. Ship supply. Commander, Geo. Colvocoresses; Assistant Surgeon, W. L. Wheeler; Paymaster, Edw. Foster; Acting-Masters, Zac. Kempton and J. D. Wood; Actin