Beaufort to execute her orders if no hindrance intervened, Commodore Buchanan noting that the Congress was not on fire, and fearing an attempt at recapture by the United States fleet from Old Point, said in the presence of his flag lieutenant, R. D. Minor, ‘that ship must be burned.’ Minor instantly volunteered for the duty, and the Teaser was ordered to cover the attempt. Choosing the starboard side of the Congress as more protected, Minor, with a boat's crew, started to execute the order, but had hardly gotten within fifty yards of the vessel, when fire was again opened upon him both from the shore and the vessel, wounding him severely and several of his men. Commodore Buchanan observing the failure of the attempt, recalled the boat and gave orders to set the Congress on fire with hot shot and shell, but at this moment he, too, was severely wounded by a shot from the shore, though the Merrimac was several hundreds of yards further away, and the command of the Merrimac devolved upon Lieutenant Catesby Ap. R. Jones.
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Reunion of Company D . First regiment Virginia Cavalry , C. S. A.
The question of rank.
The Medical history of the Confederate States Army and Navy
The determination of the number and condition of the surviving Confederate soldiers who were disabled by the wounds and diseases received in the Defence of the rights and Liberties of the Southern States .
Organization of a Medical relief Corps during the reunion of the United Confederate Veterans , at Chattanooga, Tennessee , July 2 , 3 , and 4 , 1890 .
From the valuable Roster of the Louisiana troops mustered into the Provisional Army Confederate States , prepared by Colonel Oscar Aroyo , Secretary of State .
Unveiling of the monument to the Richmond Howitzers
With the Oration of Leigh Robinson , of Washington, D. C.
Exercises at the Theatre .
History of the Home .
Senator Hill 's address.
Unveiling of the statue of General Ambrose Powell Hill at Richmond, Virginia , May 30 , 1892 .
March through the streets.
General Walker 's Oration.
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