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Historic Waters of Virginia. [from the Richmond, Va., times, Dec. 30, 1891.] The battle in Hampton Roads as viewed by an eye witness. The achievements of
ay and Hampton Roads, while heavy batteries at Newport News, at the mouth of James river, prohibited communication by water between the Confederate forces at Richmon k, Hardin's Bluff, Mulberry Island, Jamestown and other defensible points on James river.
Such was the situation of affairs in the early spring of 1862.
The Fede having determined on a campaign against Richmond via the peninsula, between the James and York rivers, was urging naval occupation of those streams as an essential p rnment had improvised from the scant materials at hand what was known as the James river fleet—the Patrick Henry and Jamestown (formerly plying as freight and passen
Finally, Admiral Buchanan was compelled to run the ship a short distance up James river in order to wind her. During all this time, he says, her keel was in the mud
Historic Waters of Virginia. [from the Richmond, Va., times, Dec. 30, 1891.] The battle in Hampton Roads as viewed by an eye witness. The achievements of the Virginia. An interesting Paper—The improvised Confederate Naval fleet. By Ex-Governor Wm. E. Cameron. [See ante pp. 243-9, The Ironclad Virginia.—Ed.]
on Fortress Monroe, which, under the then existing conditions of ordnance and of naval architecture, practically controlled the entrance to Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads, while heavy batteries at Newport News, at the mouth of James river, prohibited communication by water between the Confederate forces at Richmond and Norfolk.
occupation of these waterways (as well as in prosecuting a cherished scheme in dominating the mouth of the Mother of Waters, destroying the Federal shipping in Hampton Roads, isolating and perhaps starving out the garrison at Fortress Monroe, and ultimately obtaining free ingress and egress via the capes for ships of war and commer