Browsing named entities in Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States. You can also browse the
collection for Joseph D. Wilson or search for Joseph D. Wilson in
Your search returned 7 results in 6 document
as the reader will recollect, I had left at Gibraltar, in charge of the Sumter, took Chapman's place, and became second lieutenant.
Armstrong was a young gentleman of intelligence and character, and had made good progress in his profession.
He was a midshipman at the Naval School, at Annapolis, when the war broke out. Though still a mere boy, he resigned his appointment without hesitation, and came South.
He had made the cruise with me in the Sumter, and been since promoted.
Midshipman Joseph D. Wilson, of Florida, also an éleve of Annapolis, and who, like Armstrong, had made the cruise with me in the Sumter, and been promoted, took Stribling's place, and became third lieutenant.
My fourth lieutenant in place of Evans was Mr. Arthur Sinclair, who, though not bred in the old service, belonged to one of the old naval families of Virginia, both his father and grandfather having been captains in the United States Navy.
These two young gentlemen were also intelligent, and for the
that at the time of his capturing the Sea-Bride, Green Point lighthouse bore from the Alabama, south-east, about six or six and a half miles. [The Yankee master said that it bore south, by east.] This statement is borne out by the evidence of Captain Wilson, Port-Captain of Table Bay, who has assured me, that at the time of the Sea-Bride being captured, he was off Green Point, in the port-boat, and that only the top of the Alabama's hull was visible.
I am of opinion, if Captain Wilson could onlCaptain Wilson could only see that portion of the hull of the Alabama, she must have been about the distance from shore, which is stated by Captain Semmes, and I have, therefore, come to the conclusion, that the bark Sea-Bride was beyond the limits assigned, when she was captured by the Alabama.
The Governor, after having thus patiently investigated the case, directed his Secretary to inform the Consul of the result in the following letter:—
With reference to the correspondence that has passed, relative to th