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12 June 1864: “I am, with the assistance of an engineer officer, Lieutenant [W. R.] King, of the Army, placing torpedoes in the Roanoke River, to be exploded by friction matches.”

Item description: A report from acting Rear Admiral Samuel P. Lee concerning “the placing and trial of torpedoes for defense against the C. S. ram Albemarle.” Item transcription: Report of Acting Rear-Admiral Lee, U. S. Navy, transmitting a report regarding … Continue reading

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14 May 1864: “Nothing can be more disheartening than the disasters at Plymouth.”

Item description: “The War in North Carolina—Plymouth.—From a sketch by Mr. Von Grieff.”  In Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, 14 May 1864, page 116.  The illustration   accompanied the article “Plymouth, North Carolina” on page 119. Note: The article and illustration depict events … Continue reading

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