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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 40: (search)
eet and batteries. Manoeuvres of Generals Grant, Sherman and Butler, and of Confederate armies. speech of Jefferson Davis. General Grant on necessity of retaining iron-clads on James River. expedition under Lieutenant-Commander Flusser to Windsor, N. C. attack on Plymouth, N. C. Confederate ram Albemarle attacks Southfield and Miami. the Southfield sunk. death of Lieutenant-Commander Flusser. capture of Plymouth by Confederates. communication of Secretary Welles on loss of Plymouth. Gollows: Yesterday morning engaged the enemy with a force of two hundred men and a rifled field piece. After a fight of two hours, in which we engaged twelve hundred men of the enemy and three pieces of artillery, the Yankees were driven from Windsor, N. C., to their boats. We lost six men; loss of the enemy not known. Lieutenant-Commander C. W. Flusser, indignant at such a report, in a communication to Acting-Rear-Admiral Lee, writes as follows: The report is false from beginning to co