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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 29 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 12 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 10 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 9 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: May 8, 1862., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 8 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 0 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 6 0 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 6 0 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 6 0 Browse Search
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rtment, commands Fort Macon. Loss on our side, one killed and eleven wounded. Jno. E Wool, Major-General. News from Norfolk — Via Fortress Monroe. A dispatch from Fortress Monroe, of May 2d, gives the following: Three refugees from Norfolk left last night in a row boat, and arrived at half-past 7 o'clock this morning. There is little news except a repetition of previous reports. Commodore Tatnall received sealed orders on Monday and sailed, but opening them in Elizabeth river, found he was ordered to run the blockade and proceed to York River. He therefore returned to Norfolk and immediately resigned his commission, together with his chief officers. There was general expectation in Norfolk that the Merrimac would come out for the last three or four days. Refugees say that there are several hundred Union men in Norfolk known to be such, and many others who keep quiet, including many of the soldiers. There are six or seven thousand troops under Gen
nds of dollars upon their pet scheme was no trifle for them, and every precaution was taken to prevent a failure.--They constructed a trap at the mouth of the Elizabeth river, so that in case the Merrimac should be compelled to flee from an untasking force, the parading ships might be ensured and compelled to surrender. The channel of the Elizabeth river was staked out with piles so that a clear channel of from seventy to ninety feet only was left by which Norfolk could be approached. Just beyond the mouth of the river, the Germantown was moored with springs upon her cable and ready for instant movement. The ship was also prepared, by boring, so that of the pursuing vessels. By examining the principle upon which a rat is trapped, one may readily see what would have been the position of our "cheese box" in Elizabeth river with the bars put up. All our efforts to release her would have proven futile, and we should have been compelled to record a far greater disaster than the los