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y Mallory) telegraphed me to endeavor to afford protection to Norfolk as well as the James river, which replaced me in my original position." Why did he not state that his "original position" was in the Elizabeth river, a short distance below Craney Island, which position only protected Norfolk, when, by Lying in the Mouth of the James river, he protected Norfolk and at the same time protected Richmond; because at all tides and at any time, night or day, the ship could be gotten under way, and to Norfolk; and this order Commodore Tatnall Disobeyed by going up to Norfolk and leaving the James river Entirely open and Exposed to the enemy! And even when the "Virginia" was not at the Navy-Yard she lay in the Elizabeth river just below Craney Island, instead of lying in the mouth of the James river, where she protected both Richmond and Norfolk. We now come to the assertion where Commodore Tatnall says, "The pilots had assured me that they could take the ship, with a draught of eigh