incomplete without the following account of a most impressive scene that occurred on board of the Confederate steam frigate Virginia
, U. S. N.) at the Gosport Confederate States
Navy Yard, in grateful acknowledgment to Almighty God for the distinguished victory gained in Hampton Roads
on Saturday and Sunday, the 8th and 11th days of March, 1862.
This most appropriate and solemn service of praise and grateful adoration was offered on the gun-deck of the steamer, at the special request of the officers and crew—all hands being there assembled—at 12 o'clock noon, on Monday, March 10th, by the Rev. J. H. D. Wingfield
, the assistant rector of Trinity Church, Portsmouth, Va.