Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion Volume 1,

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion Volume 1,

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... current. The prediction was fulfilled, for while this obstruction held its position throughout December, January, and, I think, until the latter part of February or the early part of March, it finally gave way under the pressure of the current, as well as of the immense accumulation of drift which is carried down the river at that season. On the Fort St. Philip side of the river the raft, to the extent of about three-quarters of a mile, with the cables and anchors, gave way, causing the raft to drift down a little way until the anchors caught again. But the whole thing went off in that way, little by little. Mr. Skmmks. Why did you not catch it and bring it back! General Lovell. I sent all the vessels I could to pull it up, but they were unable to do so. I had it cut in sections, but only a few sections near the shore were secured. I sent down Colonel Higgins and Captain Jackson, of New Orleans, in whose skill to manage such an affair I had great confidence, but they succeeded only to the extent I have just mentioned. Mr. Dupre. Were these all the guns you had? I mean those you have just mentioned. General Lovell. Yes, sir; all the smoothbore guns. I subsequently got two 7-inch rifled guns, but when the Louisiana was complete--to the extent, at least, that she was made available for action--one of these was returned. I got two 10-inch columbiads from Mobile. I borrowed from the Navy two 7-inch rifled guns, but, as I said, one was taken back. Mr. Dtjpre. Was there not an attempt subsequently made to throw obstructions, in the way of old boats, across the river? General Lovell. When I found I could not carry back the first obstruction Colonel Higgins brought back two sections of the raft) which were again placed in position across the...show more

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 644g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826027
  • 9781236826022