Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Merrimac Again

Fortress Monroe, April 11.

To the Secretary of War:

The Merrimac, Jamestown, and Yorktown, several gunboats and tugs, appeared to-day between Newport News and Sewell’s Point. The only damaged done was the capture of two small vessels – one empty and one loaded with coal.

(Signed) J. E. WOOL

Fortress Monroe, April 11 – P. M.

To E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War:

The Merrimac came down towards the Monitor and Stevens’ Battery, (Naugatuck). The latter fired four or five rounds, and the Merrimac one, when she and her consorts returned to Craney Island.

(Signed) WOOL

– Published in the Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Saturday, April 19, 1862

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