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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.52 (search)
Davis and Davidson. [from the N. Y. sun, Feb. 28, 1897.] a chapter of war history concerning torpedoes. The correspondence that passed between Jefferson Davis and Captain Davidson in relation to the services of the latter officer. A letter from Captain Hunter Davidson, formerly of the Confederate naval service, dated Villa Rica, Paraguay, December 14, 1896, places at the disposal of the Sun, a fragment of personal experience during the Civil War, which is also, in its way, a contribution of value to the literature relating to that period. It was originally published in the Buenos Ayres Herald, but will of course find an incomparably greater circle of readers in this country. Captain Davidson entered the navy with Admiral Luce in 1841, and they were together at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, twenty years later, while their friendship was renewed after the Civil War. As to the correspondence with Jefferson Davis, it speaks for itself, although it should be added that Captain Da