1861 Destruction of the United States Vessels And Other Property At Norfolk, VA
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Destruction of the United States Vessels And Other Property At Norfolk, Virginia. Letter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting, in compliance with a resolution of the House of Representatives of July 16, 1861, the correspondence relative to the destruction of the United States vessels and other property at the navy yard at Norfolk, Virginia. 37th Congress, 1st Session, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Ex. Doc. No. 11. (1861, First Printing). 18 pages. Stitched. 9-1/4 inches. Lightly soiled, light foxing, very good condition. - - - The first letter included in this publication is dated April 10, 1861, the day on which Beauregard demanded the surrender of Fort Sumter. It is from Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles ordering the steamer ‘Merrimack’ be made ready for voyaging from Norfolk, Virginia. Subsequent letters - after the fall of Fort Sumter - order the Merrimack to proceed to the Philadelphia navy yard, and discuss the preparations to get the Merrimack in shape. Additionally, letters discuss the state of public feeling at both Portsmouth, and Norfolk, Virginia.