nd Captain Wilkes walked forward to the mainmast, and gave the order Beat to quarters.
It was fifteen minutes after one o'clock when the boats were called away, Mr. Fairfax in the second cutter, and Lieutenant Greer commanding the third cutter.
Before the boats were shoved off, the Trent had steamed well up toward the San Jacinto, and was in mid-channel, when the gun on the topgallant forecastle, loaded with a round-shot, was fired in a line across the bows.
Immediately the red cross of St. George went fluttering to her peak, but she kept on her course.
Put a shell in that gun, called out Captain Wilkes, and let it go across her bows, so she may not mistake our intention this time.
The shell exploded about one hundred fathoms ahead of the steamer, and immediately her engines stopped, and she rounded — to within two hundred feet of the man-of-war, and under the muzzles of our broadside, that would have sunk her at the word Fire!
There was much confusion on the mail steamer, and th
n, General, Theodore, commands Fourth Division in advance to Manassas, 174
Russell, Dr. W. H., 202
Sandford, General, 168
Santa Rosa Island, 38
Schenck, General R. C., 74
Scott, General, Winfield, at Washington, 24, 49; views on the relief of Fort Sumter, 51; orders the reinforcement of Harper's Ferry, 95 et seq.; concentrates troops in Washington, 99 et seq.; protects St. Louis, 116; orders and suggestions to Patterson, 162 et seq.; his campaign plans, 171, 172
St. George, W. Va., 151
St. Louis, 116
St. Philip, Fort, 79
Secession, causes of, 1 et seq.; passage of ordinance of, in South Carolina, 5 et seq., 14; true character of, 8; cabal in Washington, 17, 23, 36
Seventh Regiment, N. Y. State Militia, 92 et seq.
Seward, Secretary, opposes relieving Fort Sumter, 51; his idea of the conspiracy, 52; his reply to the rebel commissioners, 54; interview with Judge Campbell, 54, 94
Sherman, General W. T., 174