The Southerners; A Story Of The Civil War

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byCyrus Townsend Brady

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLIII THE LAST DASH OF THE TENNESSEE OWN under the guns of Fort Morgan lay the Tennessee. She had been lightly rammed by the Monongahela, and every ship of the fleet had poured a broad-side on her as she had attacked them in succession as they came up the channel, and on account of her slow speed they had left her behind as they passed. Admiral Buchanan deemed it proper, therefore, as it certainly was, to withdraw from the action until he could examine his vessel unmolested and ascertain if she had sustained any serious damage. He found that although she had been struck possibly a hundred times by heavy projectiles mainly from the nine-inch broadside guns of the ships she had suffered no material injury save for a few holes through the smoke-stack, which could easily be repaired by her own force. After careful inspection her officers reported her otherwise to be in perfect condition. The Tennessee was a casemated broad-side, iron-clad, two hundred and nine feet long, with a beam of fortyeight feet. She was armed with six heavy Brook rifles, one-hundred-pounders each in round numbers, two in each broadside, one pivoted forward and one aft; her ports, of which there were ten, were so arranged that the fore and after pivots could be fought in either broadside. She was entirely a home production of the Confederacy. The ship was built at Selma, the guns came from Richmond, the iron plating was made at Mobile, from ore mined in Alabama. The casemate, a sort of deck-house with slanting sides, was plated with iron armor varying in thickness from four to six inches. The plating was carried in an unbroken slant below the water-line and then bent back inward to the hull, the knuckle angle so formed being filled with a solid wooden backing which was a great protecti...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLIII THE LAST DASH OF THE TENNESSEE OWN under the guns of Fort Morgan lay the Tennessee. She had been lightly rammed by the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217637485

ISBN - 13:9780217637480

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