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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 84 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 54 8 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 41 5 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 36 0 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 36 0 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 36 0 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 32 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) 24 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 11, 1861., [Electronic resource] 22 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 20 0 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in The Daily Dispatch: August 20, 1861., [Electronic resource]. You can also browse the collection for Aquia Creek (Virginia, United States) or search for Aquia Creek (Virginia, United States) in all documents.

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Chased 'Ex off. --Y. Doodle, Esq., has been "just a goin' of it" on the broad Potomac of late. On Friday morning last, the width of the river at Aquia Creek having been ascertained by triangulation to be much less than had hitherto been supposed, Capt. Walker determined to refresh himself and battery with a little ball practice, and accordingly opened fire at daybreak upon the fleet of Federal steamers (seven in number) which was lying off the mouth of the Creek. A rich scene ensued; such frenzied firing up and hasty scampering off was never before witnessed, nor did every Bull Run racer evince greater anxiety to be enchanted by a distant view of the "darned Seceders," than did this potent Armada on the present occasion. The Pocahontas having been grazed by two or three shots, and her rigging somewhat damaged, thought it necessary to go to Washington to refit and to report to the Tribune man, and was only persuaded to desist by the frantic signals of Capt. Craven in the Yanke
r Romney, and an attack on the Federals is momentarily expected. A flag of truce has conveyed the Nicaraguan Minister wholly beyond the Federal lines. A flag of truce from Norfolk brings prisoners released on account of various good actions. Several others, including chaplains, are coming. More "masked batteries"--the navigation of the Potomac in Peril. Washington, Aug. 17. --The correspondent of the New York Post says that a new Confederate battery, two miles below Aquia Creek, unexpectedly opened on the Pocahontas to-day. No damage was done. This is the fourth new battery erected in this neighborhood, and unless some immediate action is taken prominent naval officers here think that the navigation of the Potomac will cease. The Union men here say that there will be a great Federal victory in Virginia when the next battle occurs, and that it will extinguish "rebellion" in all the Confederate States. [Those Union men who entertain such views ought to obt