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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore), chapter 8 (search)
Doc. 8-the iron-clads at Charleston. Report of rear-admiral Dahlgren. flag-steamer Philadelphia, off Morris Island, January 28, 1864. Sir: Conformably to the wishes of the department, I submit the following review of the services of the monitors while under my command; and as some knowledge of the circumstances under which they have been tested may afford a better appreciation of their qualities, I shall briefly narrate some of the leading events in which they have participated du
re of business, which will, I hope, excuse such imperfections as may have inadvertently occurred.
With more leisure I could do full justice to this interesting subject.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Jno. A. Dahlgren, Rear-Admiral, commanding S. A. B. Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Sec. of Navy, Washington, D. C.
flag-steamer Philadelphia, off Morris Island, May 17, 1864.
Sir: I find that several omissions have occurred in