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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 79 13 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 66 6 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 54 2 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 49 1 Browse Search
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 34 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 33 5 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 23 1 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 23 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 20, 1861., [Electronic resource] 21 1 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 18 0 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource]. You can also browse the collection for Charles Wilkes or search for Charles Wilkes in all documents.

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Report of Capt. Wilkes.why he did not seize the Trent. The following is the report of Capt. Wilkes, assigning his reasons for the arrest of Messrs. Mason and Slidell: U. S. Steamer San Jacinto, At Sea, Nov. 16. Sir: --In my dispatch by Commander Taylor I confined myself to the reports of the movement of this shiCapt. Wilkes, assigning his reasons for the arrest of Messrs. Mason and Slidell: U. S. Steamer San Jacinto, At Sea, Nov. 16. Sir: --In my dispatch by Commander Taylor I confined myself to the reports of the movement of this ship, and the facts connected with the capture of Messrs. Mason, Slidell, Eustis, and Macfarland, as I intended to write you particularly relative to the reasons which induced my action in making these prisoners. When I heard at Cienfuegos, on the south side of Cuba, of these Commissioners having landed on the Island of Cuba, anI am assured they are quite content to forego any advantages which might have accrued to them under the circumstances. I may add that having assumed the responsibility, I am willing to abide the result. I am, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Charles Wilkes, Captain. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy.
The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], The orders for the arrest of Mason and Slidell. (search)
The orders for the arrest of Mason and Slidell. The following is a copy of the orders issued by Captain Wilkes, of the San Jacinto, to Lieut. Fairfax, executive officer of that vessel, for the arrest of Messrs. Mason and Slidell: "U. S. Steamer San Jacinto, At Sea, Nov. 8, 1861. "Sir: You will have the second and third cutters of this ship fully manned and armed, and be, in all respects, prepared to board the steamer Trent, now hove to under our guns. "On boarding her you ster. "Lieut. James A. Greer will take charge of the third cutter, which accompanies you, and will assist you in these duties. "I trust that all those under your command, in executing this important and delicate duty, will conduct themselves with all the delicacy and kindness which becomes the character of our naval service. "I am, very respectfully, "Your obedient servant, (Signed,) "Charles Wilkes, "Captain, "Lieut. D. M. Fairfax, U. S. Navy, Executive Officer, San Jacinto."