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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 2: bombardment and fall of Fort Sumter.--destruction of the Norfolk Navy Yard by the Federal officers. (search)
he sensitive feelings of the Virginians, and General Scott, the General-in-Chief of our Army, was particularly solicitous that the Government should give the State of Virginia no excuse to secede. There were several reasons for this extra tenderness towards Virginia--one of the principal navy yards, filled with Southern officersd been prepared for that event. They lost no opportunity to impress upon the mind of the Secretary of the Navy the importance of doing nothing to offend the State of Virginia and give it an excuse for seceding from the Union on the ground of invasion of State rights; which meant that the Government should exercise no authority oveof the Navy Yard, was now the very hotbed of secession. Commodore Hiram Paulding. The Southern officers could hardly restrain their impatience until the State of Virginia should secede, so anxious were they to show their gratitude to the United States Government, which had conferred upon them whatever importance they possessed
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 43: operations of the Mississippi squadron, under Admiral Porter, after the Red River expedition. (search)
s Parish; Mr. Sickles, editor Planter's Banner, Kindred Spirits, St. Mary's Parish; Phanor Prudhommer, Esq., St. Mary's Parish; John Blair Smith, Nachitoches Parish, La.; Colonel H. J. G. Battle, Caddo, La.; Reuben White, Caddo, La. We must help one another, and those who can be efficient in our cause must receive all necessary hospitality, aid and information. I introduce none but the worthy. R. J. Page. Report of a commission on Singer's torpedo. Engineer Headquarters, Depot Northern Virginia, July 14, 1863. Colonel — In accordance with your order of the 13th, appointing the undersigned a commission to examine and report upon the merits of Mr. E. C. Singer's torpedo, we beg to state that we have carefully examined the same, and submit the following. report: First. As to the. Place for exploding the charge. In this plan or lock, in our opinion, consists the great merit of the invention. The lock is simple, strong, and not liable at any time to be out of order; and a