Office Memo, Volume 7

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If you love Civil War history, here's a book that contains everything that everyone of note during the war wrote to one another. A riveting and true tale that's worth a read.

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Page 57 - Resolved by the Congress of the Confederate States of America: That the thanks of Congress are due, and are hereby tendered to Gen. John H. Morgan, and the officers and men of his command, for their varied, heroic, and invaluable services in Tennessee and Kentucky immediately preceding the battle before Murfreesboro...
Page 26 - Her bow passed over our deck and our sharp upper edged side cut through the light iron shoe upon her stem and well into her oak. She will not try that again.
Page 380 - American fleet was now left entirely without protection. Several of the galleys and smaller vessels of the Pennsylvania navy ran by the city in the night and escaped up the river. All the others were destroyed to prevent their falling into the hands of the enemy, who now completely controlled the...
Page 748 - SIR:— I have the honor of acknowledging the receipt of your letter of the I3th instant.
Page 27 - Captain Ericsson, I congratulate you upon your great success. Thousands have this day blessed you. I have heard whole crews cheer you. Every man feels that you have saved this place to the nation by furnishing us with the means to whip an ironclad frigate that was, until our arrival, having it all her own way with our most powerful vessels.
Page ix - The first series embraces the reports, orders, and correspondence, both Union and Confederate, relating to all naval operations on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and inland waters of the United States during the war of the rebellion, together with the operations of vessels acting singly, either as cruisers or privateers, in different parts of the world. These reports are accompanied by occasional maps and diagrams.
Page 46 - Parker, who proceeded to Norfolk with the wounded and prisoners, as soon as he had left the Congress, without reporting to me. The Congress having been set on fire by our hot shot...
Page 579 - ... our commerce if she got out in some quarter distant from our cruisers. One of the Lairds, an active member of this firm, is a member of Parliament. This vessel is ready for sea, and, if not prevented, will sail before" the end of next week. Captain Bullock will command her. She will enter upon the business as a privateer at once, and not attempt to run into a southern port. It is said that her armament will consist of eleVen guns, all of heavy caliber.
Page 12 - Merrimack and the two other steamers headed for my ship, and I then felt to the fullest extent my condition. I was hard and immovably aground, and they could take position under my stern and rake me. I had expended most of my solid shot...
Page 46 - ... wounded. The stem is twisted, and the ship leaks ; we have lost the prow, starboard anchor, and all the boats ; the armor is somewhat damaged, the steam-pipe and smoke-stack both riddled; the muzzles of two of the guns shot away. It was not easy to keep a flag flying ; the flag-staffs were repeatedly shot away ; the colors were hoisted to the smokestack and several times cut down from it.

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