Naval Scenes and Reminiscences of the Civil War in the United States, on the Southern and Western Waters During the Years 1861, 1862 and 1863 ...

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F.R. Reed & Company, 1877 - United States - 480 pages
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Page 362 - God bless our native land! Firm may she ever stand, Through storm and night; When the wild tempests rave, Ruler of wind and wave, Do Thou our country save By Thy great might. 2 For her our prayer shall rise To God, above the skies ; On Him we wait : Thou who art ever nigh, Guarding with watchful eye, To Thee aloud we cry, God save the State'!
Page 412 - HEAR, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: For the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, And they have rebelled against me. The ox knoweth his owner, And the ass his master's crib: But Israel doth not know, My people doth not consider.
Page 94 - For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the gentiles, and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts.
Page 125 - The waters saw Thee, O God, the waters saw Thee, and were afraid : the depths also were troubled. The clouds poured out water, the air thundered : and Thine arrows went abroad. The voice of Thy thunder was heard round about : the lightnings shone upon the ground ; the earth was moved, and shook withal. Thy way is in the sea, and Thy paths in the great waters : and Thy footsteps are not known.
Page 321 - ... he telleth it. 7 All mine enemies whisper together against me: even against me do they imagine this evil. 8 'Let the sentence of guiltiness proceed against him : and now that he lieth, let him rise up no more.' 9 Yea, even mine own familiar friend, whom I trusted : who did also eat of my bread, hath laid great wait for me.
Page 434 - The monitors, and such of the wooden vessels as I thought best adapted for the purpose, were immediately ordered to attack the ram, not only with their guns, but bows on at full speed, and then began one of the fiercest naval combats on record.
Page 144 - Stir up thy strength, O Lord, and come and help us; for thou givest not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by many or by few. O let not our sins now cry against us for vengeance ; but hear us thy poor servants begging mercy, and imploring thy help, and that thou wouldest be a defence unto us against the face of the enemy. Make it appear that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Page 432 - If one or more of the vessels be disabled, their partners must carry them through, if possible ; but if they cannot, then the next astern must render the required assistance; but, as the admiral contemplates moving with the flood-tide, it will only require sufficient power to keep the crippled vessels in the channel.
Page 202 - Srst was by the engineer of the ' Richmond,' Mr. Moore, by suggesting that the sheet cables be stopped up and down on the sides in the line of the engines, which was immediately adopted by all the vessels.
Page 401 - ... assembling in force, and with a large number of cannon, to block up the river and cut off the transports bringing down supplies, reenforcements, and ammunition for the army. Though the rebels, on several occasions, built batteries, and with a large force attempted to sink or capture the transports, they never succeeded, but were defeated by the gunboats with severe loss on all occasions.

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