Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mr. Gregory, the rebel advocate . . .

. . . admitted in a recent debate in the British House of Commons, on mail-clad vessels that if the Warrior and met the Merrimac, it was a matter of grave doubt whether the angular sided vessel would not overcome her vertical sided antagonist; but that if the Warrior and Monitor had met, there is little doubt that the smaller vessel would have plunged her shot into the unprotected parts of the Warrior, and would, in fact have overcome the pride of the British navy.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 26, 1862, p. 2

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