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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Confederate steamship Patrick Henry. (search)
ort on the battles and combats fought or participated in by the Confederate States Navy. Commodore Lynch wrote to Flag-Officer Tucker, then commanding the Confederate States Naval Forces at Charleston, for information in relation to the battle of Hampton Roads and the subsequent repulse of the United States squadron at Drewry's Bluff. Flag-Officer Tucker having, as Commander Tucker of the Confederate steamship Patrick Henry, been present at both these engagements. I was in command of the ConCommander Tucker of the Confederate steamship Patrick Henry, been present at both these engagements. I was in command of the Confederate steamship Palmetto State, one of the iron-clads of Flag-Officer Tucker's squadron at Charleston, when he received Commodore Lynch's letter, and as I had been executive officer of the Patrick Henry, the Flag-Officer requested me to give him Flag-Officer Tucker's squadron at Charleston, when he received Commodore Lynch's letter, and as I had been executive officer of the Patrick Henry, the Flag-Officer requested me to give him my recollection of the principal events connected with that vessel. The letter which follows is my reply to that request. J. H. Rochelle. August 23, 1886. Confederate steamship Palmetto State, Charleston S. C., January 30, 1865. Flag-Officer Jo