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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 254 78 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 58 12 Browse Search
Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States 48 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 40 0 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 34 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 31 5 Browse Search
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th, and her glorious cause. Monday, May 30th. My patience is sorely tried by the mechanics. The water-tanks for the Sumter are not yet completed. The carriage for the 8-inch gun was finished, to-day, and we are busy laying down the circles for it, and cutting the holes for the fighting-bolts. The carriages for the 32-pounders are promised us, by Saturday next, and also the copper tanks for the magazine. Our ammunition, and small arms arrived, yesterday, from Baton Rouge. Besides the Brooklyn, at the Passes, we learn, to-day, that the Niagara, and Minnesota, two of the enemy's fastest, and heaviest steamships have arrived, to assist in enforcing the blockade, and to lie in wait for some ships expected to arrive, laden with arms and ammunition, for the Confederacy. May 31st.—The tanks are at last finished, and they have all been delivered, to-day. Leeds & Co. have done an excellent job, and I shall be enabled to carry three months' water for my crew. We shall now get on, rapi
L'Outre, to the effect, that a boat from the Brooklyn had put into the river and was making for the service with the enemy. The object of the Brooklyn's boat, which, as we have seen, pulled into t At Pass à L'Outre there are three ships, the Brooklyn, and another propeller, and a large side-wheed steamed about four miles down the pass, the Brooklyn was seen riding very quietly at her anchors, e may be able to add half a knot more. The Brooklyn soon loosed, and set her sails, bracing them er. As the rain blew off to leeward, and the Brooklyn reappeared, she seemed fearfully near to us, se, I began to perceive that I was eating the Brooklyn out of the wind; in other words, that she wast the most beautiful of them all was when the Brooklyn let fly all her sheets, and halliards, at onc-past 3, the chase was abandoned, the baffled Brooklyn retracing her steps to Pass à l'outre, and thety was wholly allayed, as soon as we saw the Brooklyn turn away from us. We were, as yet, only a[8 more...]
Brief sketch of the officers of the Sumter her first prize, with other prizes, in quick succession her first port. Captain poor, the commander of the Brooklyn, was greatly censured by his Government, for permitting the escape of the Sumter. It was even hinted that there had been treason, in the engine room of the BrookBrooklyn, as one or more of the engineers had been heard to express sentiments favorable to the South. There was no truth, of course, in this report. It had its origin in the brain of a people, who, having become traitors, themselves, to their former principles, were ready to suspect, and to impute treason to every one else. The greo introduce to him some of my officers. This is indeed but a courtesy due him, as he is to be a passenger in our midst. On the afternoon of our escape from the Brooklyn, the officers of the ward-room were kind enough to invite me to drink a glass of wine with them, in honor of our success, and I will avail myself of this occasio
charge of a prize crew, with the hope that she may be able to elude the vigilance of the blockading squadron, of the enemy, and run into some one of the shoal passes, to the westward of the mouth of the Mississippi, as Barrataria, or Berwick's Bay. In great haste, I avail myself of this opportunity to send you my first despatch, since leaving New Orleans. I can do no more, for want of time, than barely enumerate, without describing events. We ran the blockade of Pass à L'Outre, by the Brooklyn, on the 30th of June, that ship giving us chase. On the morning of the 3d of July, I doubled Cape Antonio, the western extremity of Cuba, and, on the same day, captured, off the Isle of Pines, the American ship, Golden Rocket, belonging to parties in Bangor, in Maine. She. was a fine ship of 600 tons, and worth between thirty and forty thousand dollars. I burned her. On the next day, the 4th, I captured the brigantines Cuba and Machias, both of Maine, also. They were laden with sugars.
or more, and a state of the atmosphere highly favorable to the conduct of sound. The wind, besides, was blowing in the direction of the enemy's fleet. As a matter of course, our guns awakened the echoes of the coast, far and near, announcing very distinctly to the Federal Admiral— Bell, a Southern man, who had gone over to the enemy — that the ship which he had sent out to chase the strange sail, had a fight on her hands. He immediately, as we afterward learned, got under way; with the Brooklyn, his flag-ship, and two others of his steamers, and came out to the rescue. Our broadside was returned instantly; the enemy, like ourselves, having been on his guard, with his men standing at their guns. The two ships, when the action commenced, had swerved in such a way, that they were now heading in the same direction— the Alabama fighting her starboard-broadside, and her antagonist her port-broadside. Each ship, as she delivered her broadside, put herself under steam, and the action<