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ss than a lack of it, yet oftentimes a less measure of success does not measure a less degree of professional skill or of courage. The publishers purpose presenting the naval operations during our civil war in three volumes. The first would naturally comprise events precedent and immediate, and as many of these transpired within the Capes of Virginia, they and matters of primary interest, and matters relating to blockaders and blockade-runners, will be found in the volume written by Professor Soley, U. S. Navy. This volume, which may be regarded as the second, treats of naval operations from Cape Hatteras to Cape Florida, along the coasts, and within the sounds, rivers, and harbors of this watershed. As an actuality, two centres of operations existed : the one at Port Royal, the depot of supplies and usual headquarters of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron; the other within the sounds, and on the coast of North Carolina, over which the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron h
Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 6: the Monitor class of vessels. (search)
itness the triumph of the Atlanta, saw instead, their pride and their hope in the possession of the enemy. They certainly had not long to wait, and, however painful the suspense, it was of short duration. The armament of the Atlanta was two Vii-inch and two VI: 4/10-inch rifled guns, two of which could be pivoted either on broadside or ahead and astern. Length of vessel, 204 feet; extreme breadth, 41 feet; draught, 16 feet. A more detailed description will be found in the volume of Professor Soley. The superstructure was built on a staunch new steamer known as the Fingal, with excellent enginery. The plating was four inches in thickness, composed of two plates, but of little tenacity, as it shattered almost like cast-iron. Chronometers and other nautical instruments found on board disclosed the fact that the builders intended the vessel for sea purposes, and the boldness of her commander indicated the belief that she was far superior to any of the rams in Charleston Harbor.
Sherman, General T. W., 14, 17 (note); his report on Port Royal expedition, 32 et seq.; moves against Port Royal Ferry, 43, 47, 59, 152 et seq.; 242 et seq. Shokokon, the, 196 Shuttleworth, Captain, 166 Simms, Mate, 237 Sketches: of the Atlanta, 119; of torpedo-boats, 140 Small, Robert, colored pilot of the Planter, 65, 67 Smith, Captain, Joseph, Chief of Yards and Docks, 3 Smith, Captain, Melancton, 204 et seq., 207, 210 Snell, Lieutenant-Commander, 70 Soley, Professor, volume of, 120 Sonoma, the, 152 et seq., 155 et seq. Southfield, the, 177 et seq., 189 et seq., 201 et seq., 212, 214 Speidel, Major, 46 Sproston, Lieutenant John G., killed, 69 Squadron, Mississippi, 216 Squadron, North Atlantic, 216 Squadron, West Gulf, 216 Star of the South, the, U. S. transport, 49 Stars and Stripes, the, U. S. vessel, 177, 189, 193 State fealty, 5 et seq. Steedman, Commander, Charles, 21, 70 et seq. Stellwagen, Captain F. S