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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Merrimac and the Monitor—Report of the Committee on Naval Affairs. (search)
rimac, which had fallen into their hands when Norfolk was abandoned. On the afternoon of the 8thdisabled and crippled condition, retreated to Norfolk and immediately went into dry-dock to preventhooner sunk, and another captured and sent to Norfolk. The loss of life on shore we have no means Brothers, wreckers, and put into the dock at Norfolk, cut down and fitted up—a heavy frame of woodat she went into the dock upon her arrival at Norfolk, with orders that neither labor nor expense setter from General Benj. Huger, commanding at Norfolk, to Hon. Judah P. Benjamin, Secretary of War,as master of the situation in the waters from Norfolk to Hampton Roads. We have thus given all oewell's Point. The Merrimac immediately left Norfolk for the scene of conflict. As she approached But at this point the Merrimac withdrew to Norfolk. As she moved off Green fired at her twice, m the North and had been for some time around Norfolk, waiting an opportunity to escape into the Un[39 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Letter of instructions to Hon. John Slidell. (search)
a shorter and cheaper route into the South, the West, and the centre of the United States. 4th. A relative augmentation in the movement of our commercial marine. 5th. Rapid and advantageous provisions of copper, machine oil, tar, bacon, and salt pork of the West, and building timber for our naval arsenals. 6th. Cheapness of coal for our different maritime stations. 7th. An immense opening in the great West of the United States for French merchandise. 8th. The probability of seeing Norfolk become an entrepot for the productions of French industry and commerce, to be distributed in part in Central and South America by vessels, taking them to complete their cargoes. The establishment of the independence of the Confederate States would secure to France large supplies of coal, iron and naval stores in exchange for her manufactures and other products beyond almost all the probable chances of war. Committed as these Confederate States would be to the policy of Free Trade by thei
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The opening of the lower Mississippi in April, 1862-a reply to Admiral Porter. (search)
is worthy of note that neither General Lovell, who commanded all the troops in and below New Orleans, nor Lieutenant-Colonel Higgins, who was second in command of Fort Jackson, could be gotten as witnesses before this court, notwithstanding Admiral Porter's statement that the conduct of Commodore Mitchell was severely criticised and condemned by the Confederate army officers. The Louisiana was a coveted prize. In one of the Federal yards, with every facility for work, she could soon have been made into a formidable engine of war. No doubt her destruction was a great disappointment to Admiral Porter, and I can only explain his harshness towards Commodore Mitchell and his Lieutenants as prisoners, and his bitterness in his criticisms since, by his failure to possess himself of her. Would it not be far nobler to gracefully wear the laurels he has won, than to pluck those from the brow of his dead friend, Farragut, or his vanquished foe, Mitchell? Norfolk, Va., December 18th, 1885.