History of the Confederate States Navy; From Its Organization to the Surrender of Its Last Vessel

History of the Confederate States Navy; From Its Organization to the Surrender of Its Last Vessel

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...bails whistled close and fast by us, we remained unhurt. One t ing I can vouch for is, that there is not a man upon this little steamer but who has grown familiar with that peculiar whizzing sound which always accompanies a ball in its flight through the air. Several rifle cannon balls assed in close proximity to us. and though perhaps it was the first time t at some of them had ever heard a cannon fired, 1.iajor W. S. G. Andrews. inhis official report to the Adjutant Gcn. of North Carolina. says: " I desire especially to s weak of the conduct of the nfflcers and men att e naval gun, who fired frequently to try the rnnge. Lieut. Murdaugh was badly wounded. Lieut Sharp was knocked down by a shot which passed through the pars. wct. near his head and brought the blond from is earsnd cheek in considerable quantity. killing n man at his side. at the same time knockin down and covering Col. J. A. Bradford with sod and earth: and Midshipman Sisflord cheered on the men, behaving in a most gallant manner. After the fall of Lieut. Murdaugh his men bore him to the commodore's host and he escaped. An othcer of the steamer Wimlmo said: " Lieut. Murdsugh, the friend and brother oflicer of Capt. Barron. who was brought on board of the Winslow during the engagement, with n severe wound in the left srni, informed me that he never saw a man possessed of more cool courage than animated Capt. Bun-on in that hour of peril; and he says also, that the resolution to surrender the fort was the result of calm and serious deliberation, actuated by decided feelings of honor and patriotism. The gallant lieutenant, who also behaved most nobly in the eugngomcnt, wil, when he recovers from the effects of his wound. boar me out in the statement of facts, which...
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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 875g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236886372
  • 9781236886378