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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 6 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 24, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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g. But it was such a drop as a panther makes when a deer comes under the tree in whose boughs he is crouching. It was a spring upon the enemy, altogether a different kind of dropping from any they had anticipated. We should be glad to know how the Star likes this kind of dropping. The day on which this battle was fought had already become immortal in history. It was the anniversary of the battle of Trafal gar, (21st of October,) the most memorable sea-fight of modern times, that of Lepanto alone excepted. General Evans has given it an additional claim to be remembered. His achievement, though on a smaller scale, may rank with Cressy and Agincourt. The odds against which the two great English monarchs contended on those memorable occasions, were not so great as the odds against which Evans had to contend on Monday last. Nor was the victory of the latter less decided. He seems to have routed the enemy entirely — to have driven them headlong into the river — to have drowned