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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
house of R. W. Leaming, an elegant sword, saying, in a letter to him, that it could have no worthier recipient than the brave sailor who fought his ship while a plank floated, fired his last broadside in sinking, and went down with his flag flying at the peak. On the sword was the motto in Latin, I sink, but never surrender. The citizens who presented the sword were Joseph R. Ingersoll, Charles D. Meigs, M. D., Horace Binney, Jr., J. S. Clark Hare, Thomas A. Biddle, J. Fisher Leaming, Ellwood Wilson, Lewis A. Scott, Clement Biddle, George W. Norris, J. Forsyth Meigs, Robert W. Leading. The writer saw that spar, yet above the water, near Newport-Newce, in the spring of 1865, when on his way to Richmond, just after its evacuation by the Confederate troops. While the Merrimack was destroying the Cumberland, her assistant gun-boats were assailing the Congress. That vessel fought her foes right gallantly until the Cumberland went down, when, with the help of the Zouave, she was run ag