ghtened himself up as if the mere mention of the name gave him strength and courage.
On the 12th we saw the flag at the Navy Yard lowered, and then knew that it had been quietly and tamely surrendered.
Seeing our flag thus lowered to an enemy caused intense excitement and emotion, a mingled feeling of shame, anger, and defiance.
Not yet having a flag-staff up, we hung our flag over the north-west bastion of the fort, that all might see that our flag was still there.
The Supply (Captain Henry Walke) immediately hoisted extra flags, and soon after was towed out of the harbor by the Wyandotte (Captain O. H. Berryman). With the capture of the Navy Yard everything on shore fell into the enemy's hands, including the large fine dry dock — the workshops, material, and supplies of all sorts.
Fortunately, the Supply and Wyandotte, the only United States vessels in the harbor, were commanded by loyal men, and were saved.
We now felt sure that an attack on the fort would not long be d