Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1896 - United States
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Page 287 - I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to you, sir, the assurance of my high consideration.
Page 285 - Florida was an unauthorized, unlawful, and indefensible exercise of the naval force of the United States within a foreign country, in defiance of its established and duly recognized Government.
Page 670 - Resolved by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, That the thanks of Congress are due, and...
Page 766 - SIR : By direction of his excellency the governor, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt, this morning, of your letter of yesterday's .date, stating the supplies required for the officers and crew of the vessel under your command, and informing me that the prisoners alluded to in your previous communication have left the Shenandoah without your knowledge, in shore boats, soon after your arrival.
Page 616 - Majesty's orders apply as much to prize cargoes of every kind, which may be brought by any armed ships or privateers of either belligerent into British waters, as to the captured vessels themselves. They do not, however, apply to any articles which may have formed part of any such cargoes if brought within British jurisdiction, not by armed ships or privateers of either belligerent, but by other persons who may have acquired, or who may claim, property in them by reason of any dealings with the captors.
Page 79 - Alabama and rake her, if he did not prevent it by sheering and keeping his broadside to us. He adopted this mode as a preventive, and as a consequence the Alabama was forced, with a full head of steam, into a circular track during the engagement.
Page 651 - June, for the purpose of engaging the enemy's steamer Kearsarge, which had been lying off, and on the port, for several days previously. After clearing the harbor, we descried the enemy, with his head off shore, at the distance of about seven miles.
Page 668 - I had ou board my yacht than the owner of a garden on the south coast of England would have been if they had swum to such a place and landed there, or than the mayor of Southampton was when they were lodging in that city, or than the British Government is now that it is known that they are somewhere in England.
Page 61 - I could not believe that the commander of that vessel could be guilty of so disgraceful an act as taking our prisoners off, and therefore took no means to prevent it, but continued to keep our boats at work rescuing the men in the water. I am sorry to say that I was mistaken ; the Deerhound made off with Captain Semmes and others, and also the very officer who had come on board to surrender.
Page 80 - This drew our fire again, and the Kearsarge was immediately steamed ahead and laid across her bows for raking. The white flag was still flying, and our fire was again reserved. Shortly after this, her boats were seen to be lowering, and an officer, in one of them, came alongside, and informed us the ship had surrendered, and was fast sinking.

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