d force, which I agreed to furnish. Immediately commenced the assemblage in Hampton Roads, under Admiral D. D. Porter, of one of the most formidable armada ever collrequired at once, and went myself, in company with Major-General Butler, to Hampton Roads, where we had a conference with Admiral Porter as to the force required and explosion of the powder-boat.
The expedition was detained several days at Hampton Roads, awaiting the loading of the powder-boat.
The importance of getting the other duty to strengthen this expedition.
The vessels are concentrated at Hampton Roads and Beaufort, where they remain — an immense force lying idle, awaiting theith the other branch of the service, and, after the expedition started from Hampton Roads, neither commander visited the other!
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I shall, therefore, said he, sail for Hampton Roads as soon as the transport fleet can be got in order.
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