solutely thrown away.
Maybe some of the knowing ones read this bit of news with reservations, for it was customary and perfectly honorable to deceive the enemy --as well as the public — in the daily press.
No one knew better than Naval Constructor John L. Porter, Chief Engineer William P. Williamson, Lieutenants William L. Powell and John M. Brooke that her construction was a success.
As for her officers, Flag-Officer Buchanan and Lieutenant Catesby ap R. Jones, her executive officer, they and circumstance.
Her hull was all that was left of one of the gallant old fighting frigates built soon after the United States became a nation.
The men who planned and superintended her construction were skilled officers of the old navy — John L. Porter and William P. Williamson.
Her armament was prepared by another veteran, John M. Brooke, and consisted in part of his own invention, the Brooke rifled gun. She was built at a national navy-yard at Norfolk; and had this not fallen into the ha
kes, 1871, 1872.
Wm. L. Lockhart, 1871.
Charles R. Patch, 1871, 1872.
Warren G. Roby, 1871.
Elected July 1, 1871, in place of Ezra Parmenter, resigned.
Alonzo R. Smith, 1871.
John H. Swiney,
Elected May 15, 1871, in place of Wm. L. Lockhart, resigned. 1871, 1872.
Francis H. Whitman, 1871-1873.
James A. Woolson, 1871.
Sumner J. Brooks, 1872.
George B. Hamlin, 1872.
Joseph G. Holt, 1872.
Thomas L. Huckins, 1872.
Harrison W. Huguley, 1872.
Francis Ivers, 1872, 1873.
John L. Porter, 1872.
Thomas L. Smith, 1872.
John Stone, 1872, 1873, 1875.
Joseph A. Wellington, 1872.
John Clary, 1873-1876.
Frank Corcoran, 1873, 1874.
G. C. W. Fuller, 1873.
Thomas Grieves, 1873.
Leander M. Hannum, 1873.
George H. Howard, 1873, 1874.
John F. Hudson, 1873.
Samuel L. Montage, 1873, 1874.
Edward H. Norton, 1873, 1874.
George F. Piper, 1873-1875.
Charles C. Read, 1873, 1874.
Richard F. Tobin, 1873.
Thomas H. Emerson, 1874.
John J. Fatal, 1874.
army was in superb condition, hardened by almost daily combat with an army more than twice its force.
It was equal to any army that ever fought on any field.
Its general officers were unequaled.
Hardee was its senior corps commander, Stephen D. Lee and A. P. Stewart were the lieutenant-generals, and among the division and brigade commanders was an extraordinary array of able men, John C. Breckinridge, Frank Cheathamn, Cleburne, Stevenson, John C. Brown, Walthall, Loring, Hindman, Wheeler, Porter, were there—and to-day assembled in the Senate are Morgan, Gibson, Cockrell, Eustace, Berry, Walthall and George, who were of that great army, and with them the noble war governor of Tennessee, Isham C. Harris.
No such assemblage of men of intellect ever before controlled any army.
Unfortunately Forrest, Frank Armstrong and Bud Jackson were not with Johnston then, or Sherman would never have made his cruel raid as he did.
A striking proof of the greater tenacity of American troops is
Opie. Major J. N., How he led a Federal charge, 251
Owen, Fort, 68.
Owen, Colonel, Wm. Miller, 35.
Page, Thomas Nelson, on The Social Life of Old Virginia, 126.
Pastimes in Federal Prisons, 35.
Peacock, Lieutenant G J., 270.
Pelham, Major, John, 281.
Peninsula Campaign 60.
Perkins, Captain G. H., 81.
Peterkin. D. D., Rev. Joshua, 188.
Philosophical Society of Virginia, 125.
Pickett Camp Confederate Veterans, Geo. E, 100
Pleasants, John, 129.
Porter, John L., Naval Constructor, 3.
Prisons, North and South, Mortality in, 47, 190.
Prison Times, issued in Fort Delaware, 35.
Pulliam, Samuel H., 406.
Quakers in Virginia, First to influence Religious freedom, 129.
Randolph Thomas Mann and his daughters, 327.
Randolph Wm., Distinguished Descendents of, 135.
Ray, Rev. George H., Address of, 392.
Reams's Station, Battle at, 113.
Richmond College, Geographical and Historical Society of, 125.
Richmond, Evacuation of, 330; Soc