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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 158 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 105 3 Browse Search
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 76 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 68 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) 62 4 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 58 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 48 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 40 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 40 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 36 0 Browse Search
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Suffolk after the fall of Roanoke Island, and by getting possession of Suffolk and the two railroads at this place, Norfolk might be attacked in the rear, and probably forced to surrender. The plan was to approach Suffolk from the direction of Edenton, Winton or some point on the Chowan, by a land force, while the gunboats at Old Point would attempt to ascend the Nansemond river, at the same time. But while Burnside was maturing his grand scheme, the iron-clad Virginia paid a visit to Hampton Roads, and demolished everything in her way. This made the proposed attempt to ascend the Nansemond with gunboats wholly impracticable, and changed the whole programme of Burnside. He immediately concentrated his fleet at Hatteras and determined to attack Newbern. Thus, it will be seen, that what saved us from conflict here plunged Newbern into ruin. As soon as it was certain that Burnside had gone toward Newbern, things became more quiet here, and have thus remained. What, however, ma
lower of the old Navy, as well as of the old Army, in our service, and that the Government ought to put them in a position where they could render still more efficient aid to their country. The wonderful achievements of the Sumter, the brilliant career of the Nashville, the heroic fighting of our little fleet of tugs at Savannah under old Tatnall, the defiant running of the Yankee gauntlet on the Savannah by Kennard, the gallant fighting at Roanoke Island, and the magnificent victory of Hampton Roads, all prove what our naval officers can do if they have means in proportion to their merits, and can be placed upon a theatre equal to their deserts. Not only have these brave and patriotic gentlemen served with efficiency upon their own element, but have rendered most important services in the loud batteries. Congress ought to provide at once for the construction of a fleet, such as the interests of the country require, and which would afford a field for the naval talent and energy of