& Co., of London
, take credit to themselves, of course through the columns of the London Times
, for providing the steel shot for the rebels by which the Keokuk
A statement published in England
to the effect that “practical artillerists have not been using spherical steel shot” put this house of Vavasseur & Co. upon its defence, and as a proof that artillerists do use such implements of war, they say they “have reason to believe that the same shot made by us (Vavasseur & Co.) were used by the confederates in the first attack of the monitors upon Charleston
, in which action the Keokuk
was so severely handled.”
Vavasseur & Co., like good “neutral” Englishmen as they are, rather pride themselves on the efficient aid thus rendered to the rebels.