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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations of Confederate States Navy in defence of New Orleans. (search)
tes Navy, by Captain C. W. Read, and particularly to that portion of the article (page 346) relating to the surrender of Forts Jackson and Saint Phillip, below New Orleans. I take exceptions to the paragraph terminating with the sentences, Fort Saint Phillip, on the opposite side of the river, was entirely unhurt, and was well supplied and had a full garrison of true men. The Louisiana mounted sixteen heavy guns, and was invulnerable. Comment is unnecessary. The concluding remark in the abo, it is so obscurely expressed that I am at a loss to determine against which of the three parties it is directed, viz: General Duncan, commanding both forts, but in the immediate command of Fort Jackson, the officer specially in command of Fort Saint Phillip, myself, commanding the Louisiana, or against all combined. However, to remove all doubts on the minds of the readers of the Southern Historical Papers as to the merits of the part taken by the Confederate naval forces, in connection wit