the one removed, at the outbreak of hostilities, by the Confederates.
The outlying navy-yard — Hilton Head, 1862
The outlying navy-yard — Hilton Head, 1862--the anchor rack
Monitor at Port Royal convoying lightship
One was the Atlantic Blockading Squadron, of twenty-two vessels carrying two hundred and ninety-six guns and thirty-five hundred men under Flag-Officer Stringham, who had for his field of operations the whole of the Atlantic coast from Norfolk to Cape Florida. Flag-Officer Mervine had been given command of the other squadron, whose department was the Gulf.
Here were twenty-one vessels, carrying two hundred and eighty-two guns and thirty-four hundred men. As fast as new ships could be built or old ships bought and repaired, these squadrons were reenforced.
During the war more than two hundred vessels were built and more than four hundred purchased.
As has been noticed before, in the chapter on Federal Organization, there were more officers in the navy at the
as "the lower orders" of our people may be; they quite understand that their Government can have no motive in acting on this case but to do what seems best for the country.
Naval officers retired
The Washington correspondent of the New York Tribune sends the following list of retired naval officers, under the, recent bill which passed Congress to promote the efficiency of the navy;
Commodores Shubrick, Kearney, Smith, Storer, Gregory, McCauley, Lavallette, Aulick, Stringham, Mervine, Armstrong, Paulding, Crabbe, Breeze, Levy, Ramsey, Long, Conover, Luman, McCluney, Montgomery, Striboling, Sands, Bell, Jarvis, Pendergrast, Nicholson, Pull, Chauncey, Kelly, Paragut, Gardner, Wilson, Dornier, Glynn, Angle, Rudd, Ritchie, McKean, Mercer, Golusborongh, Lounds, Marston, Adams, Walker, Pearson, Nicholas, Dapont, Hudson, and Pope.
There are also quite a number of surgeons, pay masters, and other officers, who come under the provisions of this bill.
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