firing national salutes.
additional reports of officers.
operations after capture of Fort Fisher.
Confederate gun-boats and their movements in James River.
Miscellaneous operations of North Atlantic Squadron, from October, 1864, to April, 1865.
The reader can imagine the disappointment in the North when the failure to take Fort Fisher was announced, and the numerous reports that were flying about must have considerably mystified the public.
One said the whole expedition had goneuietly dispersed, and all that portion of the Confederacy fell permanently into the hands of the Unionists.
But for the unfortunate sinking of the Otsego and the Bazley, all the operations of the North Atlantic squadron from October, 1864, to April, 1865, would have been crowned with success.
Although the area of operations in and around Plymouth was not a large one, what thrilling incidents had occurred in that small space!
First: the capture and fortification of Plymouth by the Union for