5 April 1865: “We found that the rebel rams and gunboats had all been blown up.”

Item Description: This is a report of rear admiral Porter, U. S. Navy, regarding operations following the evacuation of Richmond. He reports on the progress of the removal of torpedoes left by Confederate ships.

[Scans courtesy of Google Books and Cornell University. This item can also be found via the North Carolina Collection, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]



Item Citation: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. Series 1, Volume 12.  Washington : Government Printing Office, 1901. C970.75 U58no Ser. I, vol. 12. p.101North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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