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 about twenty tons of coal a day; was very fast under favorable circumstances—made fifteen miles an hour under sail. I am much indebted for some account of the incidents of the cruise of the Shenandoah to Captain W. C. Whittle, Waddell's first lieutenant, who has preserved the details in an admiral address delivered before the R. E. Lee Camp of Virginia. Captain Whittle says: ‘Captain Waddell, though brave and courageous, was naturally discomforted and appalled at the work to be done.’ The battery consisted of four 8-inch, smooth bore cannon, two rifle Whitworth 32-pounders and two 12-pounder signal guns.
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