15 April 1863: “We would be out of ammunition in a few hours’ fire and have to remain under the fire of the rebel batteries and not [be able to] get up to New Berne or to return again.”

Item description: “Report of Lieutenant-Commander McCann, U. S. Navy, giving the views of Major-General Foster, U. S. Army, regarding boats in the Pamlico.”

The report discusses naval actions near Washington, North Carolina, and includes the opinions of Major General John G. Foster, as well as those of Lieutenant Commander W. P. McCann, who was aboard the U. S. S. Hunchback.

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Item citation: Official records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion.. Series I, Volume 8. Washington : G.P.O., 1899. C970.75 U58no Ser. I, Vol. 8. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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