Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion Volume 20

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion Volume 20

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: in drawing a correct conclusion. Our armies being victorious everywhere, we must hold ourselves ready to go into the bay when they attack the city. It is distressing to hear of the broken-down condition of the gunboats when their best efforts will probably be required very soon. I can in no event send you more than the Arizona and Albatross to replace them, having only one other; the former in about ten days and the latter, say, about two weeks. They are the fastest in the fleet. Please inform the officers on that station that I have no other officers or men to send them; they must do the best they can until recruits are sent to us. My own ship can man only six guns of a side, instead of eleven, and officers are short in the same proportion, having only one regular line officer (the executive) on board, so you observe I am far worse off than any.of the fleet. I have received notice that Commander Strong is ordered out "to relieve Captain Emmons in the Monongahela." This will make a little stir, and officers should be prepared for changes. I must keep the Genesee in the Mississippi Sound for a short time longer, although 1 consider the rest of the force there quite sufficient, I am. yours, yerv cordially, H. II. Bell, Commodore, Comdg. West Gulf Blockading Squadron ro tern. Captain John R. Goldsborough, V. S. S. Colorado, Commanding Blockade off Mobile Bay. Report of Commander Mullany, U. S. Navy, referring to the rumored fitting of'four steamers as cotton-clad ramsat the mouth of the Brazos River. U. S. S. Bienville, Off Galveston, Tex., August 20, 1863. Sir: The brig G. T. Ward sails from here to-day for New Orleans, having delivered to the squadron all the coal called for by the charter party. She takes back for ballast...
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  • Paperback | 466 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 826g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236830113
  • 9781236830111