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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.22 (search)
Capture of the Underwriter. [from the Virginia Pilot, Norfolk, April 30, 1899] At New Bern, North Carolina, February 2, 1864. an interesting paper. Read by request before Pickett—Buchanan Camp, Confederate Veterans, this city, April 25th, 1899, by B. P. Loyall commander Confederate States Navy—Reminiscences that will be read with interest and profit. The following reminiscenses of the capture of the U. S. S. gunboat Underwriter, at New Bern, N. C., February 2, 1864, were read before Pickett-Buchanan Camp, Confederate Veterans, April 25th, by special request, and are reproduced in these columns in response to the earnest solicitation of many of our readers: Commander and Comrades. I thank you for the invitation to speak to you this evening, and respond to it cheerfully, but with some misgiving, lest I should fail to give honor where honor is due, and because the subject is so personal to me. A boat expedition is somewhat out of the ordinary events, and to make it u