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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 34: (search)
to all who served under him, as for its brevity and truthfulness; he could have said no more had he used a folio of words: Order.United States Steamer Delaware. off Elizabeth City. February 11th, 1862. The commander of the flotilla in Albemarle Sound avails himself of the earliest moment to make a public acknowledgment of the coolness, gallantry and skill displayed by the officers and men under his command in the capture and destruction of the enemy's batteries and squadron at Cobb's Point. The strict observance of the plan of attack and the steady but onward course of the ships, without returning a shot until within three-fourths of a mile of the fort, excited the admiration of our enemies. The undersigned is particularly gratified at the evidence of the high discipline of the crews in refraining from trespassing in the slightest degree upon the private property of defenceless people in a defenceless town; the generous offer to go on shore to extinguish the flames ap