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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book
I:—the war on the Rapidan. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: may 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], War Movements. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: may 17, 1861., [Electronic resource],
Torpedoes and Submarine batteries. We are happy to be informed that, among the other defences of the Elizabeth and Nansemond rivers, are these admirable contrivances for giving an unexpected hoist to an invading fleet. In one place, we are informed the work is of a character that would damage seriously the largest squadron that ever floated on the waters. It is also said that the same contrivance either have been or are about to be arranged at various places along the coast. The batteries around Norfolk are in tip-top condition, and any demonstration upon that point will be met in a manner that will make the eyes of the next generation of Virginians sparkle with delight when they open that illumined page of her history.
The Daily Dispatch: may 21, 1861., [Electronic resource], Drumming out. (search)
[by telegraph.] Norfolk, May 20 --1:30 P. M.--The report of heavy guns heard at 10 o'clock this morning, proceeded from the battery at Pig Point, Nansemond river. They were trying the range of their guns. All is quiet at Sewell's Point.
The Daily Dispatch: June 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], Important from
Another engagement between a U. S. Vessel and a battery. We learned, yesterday, from a passenger by the James River steamer, that an engagement took place yesterday morning at "Pig's Point," situate at the month of Nansemond river, between the United States steamer "Harriet Lane," and the battery at that place. The fight commenced about eight o'clock, and lasted for an hour and a half, during which time the steamer fired fifty-eight shot and shell, the battery responding in a very spirited manner, many of its shot taking effect. It was thought that the "Harriet Lane" was badly damaged, as she careened a good deal, and beat a hasty retreat for Old Point, probably for repairs. [The above report was brought to us by gentlemen who believed it to be true; but as they did not witness the battle, we give the rumor for what it is worth.]
The Daily Dispatch: June 24, 1861., [Electronic resource], [Communicated.] (search)