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e of youth, and with him was Lieutenant Catesby ap R. Jones, who had been specially in charge of the battery, and otherwise thoroughly acquainted with the ship. His high qualifications as an ordnance officer were well known in the old navy, and he was soon to exhibit a like ability as a seaman in battle. Now the first Confederate ironclad was afloat, the Stars and Bars were given to the breeze, and she was rechristened the Virginia. She was joined by the Patrick Henry, six guns, Commander John R. Tucker; the Jamestown, two guns, Lieutenant-commanding John N. Barney; the Beaufort, one gun, Lieutenant-commanding W. H. Parker; the Raleigh, one gun, Lieutenant-commanding J. W. Alexander; the Teaser, one gun, Lieutenant-commanding W. A. Webb. The enemy's fleet in Hampton Roads consisted of the Cumberland, twenty-four guns; Congress, fifty guns; St. Lawrence, fifty guns; steam frigates Minnesota and Roanoke, forty guns each. The relative force was as twenty-one guns to two hundred fo
ery and troops, and the two divisions, with their trains, crossed on the night of the 4th and encamped on the hills beyond the river. On the next day the column moved on to Amelia Court House; it was now joined by the naval battalion, under Commodore Tucker, and the artillery battalion of Major Frank Smith, which had been withdrawn from Howlett's Bluff; both of these were added to G. W. C. Lee's division. The supply train, not being able to cross the Appomattox River near Meadville, went farthonvalescents in Richmond as were able to march, moved down to supply the vacancy created by the transfer of Longstreet's force to Petersburg. General Ewell, in command at Richmond, had for its defense the naval force at Drewry's Bluff under Commander Tucker, which was organized as a regiment and armed with muskets. On the north side of the James were General Kershaw's division of Confederate troops and General G. W. C. Lee's division, composed mostly of artillerymen armed as infantry, and the
ruction, 640. Thomas, General, 16-17, 18, 19, 31, 268, 273,297, 361,475,482, 483, 485, 488, 490. Judge, 614. Thompson, —. Member of Confederate peace commission, 517. Tidball, —, 589-90. Tift, Messrs. 189. Tilghman, General, Lloyd, 21, 23, 340, 343. Tod, Gov., David, 89-90. Toombs, General, Robert, 131, 283. Trabue, General, 48. Tracy, General, 334. Trenholm, —, 585-86. Trigg, General, 360. Trimble, General, 93-94, 270, 271, 281, 284, 285, 302. Trobriand, General de, 642. Tucker, Commodore John R., 165, 563, 565. Turner, Capt. Edmund P., 199, 200. Twiggs, General, 328. Tyler, Gen. E. B., 392. U United States. Comparison with Confederate States, 158. Demand for reclamation from Great Britain, 224-25. Statements of Lord Russell, 225, 226-27. Action when a neutral power, 231. Accusations against Britain, 229, 231-32. Alabama claims, 236. Oath of allegiance made qualification of voter, 258-59. Blockade of Southern ports, 288-89. Attempts to secure co<