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The Daily Dispatch: April 13, 1864., [Electronic resource], A Disappointed man. (search)
A Disappointed man. Capt. Preble, of the U. S. ship St. Louls, having permitted the Confederate steamer Florida to sli
is health to resume command of the Florida, and perhaps Capt. Preble did not know.
Whoever commands her, we respect the sound sense of Capt. Preble in venerating the rights of a central port.
The United States has shown through the whole war such s own reward, and it is gratifying to feel assured that Capt. Preble by the same act saved the honor of his country and his eign to the character of calm and discreet commanders like Preble, and so instead of taking balls out of guns, he put them i obably be associated with the St. Louis long after that of Preble is forgotten.
The fact that the Florida had steam, and the St. Louis only sails, is mentioned by Preble as a sufficient reason for his inability to make an effectual pursuit.
P the wind was ahead also; or it may have been as calm as Capt. Preble's own mind, which no "wild" elements are ever permitted