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By John Lorimer Worden, Samuel Dana Greene, H. Ashton Ramsay

This can be the first-hand tale of what used to be performed and obvious and felt on either side within the conflict of the video display and the Merrimac. the particular stories on either vessels are pictured, in a single case by means of the commander of the computer screen, then a lieutenant, and the following in rank, Lieutenant Greene, and within the different through Chief-Engineer Ramsay of the Merrimac. essentially one of these list of non-public studies has a spot on its own within the literature of the topic.

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L. WORDEN, U. S. N. LIEUT. GREENE, U. S. N. OF THE display screen AND H. ASHTON RAMSAY, C. S. N. leader ENGINEER OF THE MERRIMAC All rights reserved, which come with the fitting to breed this booklet or parts thereof in any shape other than supplied through U. S. Copyright legislation. electronic Scanning and Publishing is a pace-setter within the digital republication of historic books and records. We submit lots of our titles as eBooks, paperback and hardcover variants. DSI is dedicated to bringing many conventional and recognized books again to lifestyles, keeping the appear and feel of the unique paintings. alternate Paperback ISBN: 1-58218-836-X ©2009 DSI electronic copy First DSI Printing: December 2009 released by means of electronic Scanning Inc. Scituate, MA 02066 781-545-2100 http://www. Digitalscanning. com and http://www. PDFLibrary. com CONTENTS bankruptcy web page creation vii I. THE computer screen AND THE MERRIMAC instructed through Lieutenant Worden and Lieutenant S. D. Greene of the display screen 1 II. THE MERRIMAC AND THE video display instructed via H. Ashton Ramsay, significant C. S. A. , leader Engineer of the Merrimac 25 III. THE final OF THE video display through an eye-witness, Rear-Admiral E. W. Watson, U. S. N. sixty seven INTRODUCTION this can be the first-hand tale of what was once performed and obvious and felt on either side within the conflict of the computer screen and the Merrimac. the particular stories on either vessels are pictured, in a single case by means of the commander of the visual display unit, then a lieutenant, and the following in rank, Lieutenant Greene, and within the different by way of Chief-Engineer Ramsay of the Merrimac. basically the sort of list of private reviews has a spot on its own within the literature of the topic. It a number of is sort of pointless to live upon the controversies which vii INTRODUCTION this conflict has concerned. As to the 1st use of armor, we all know that France experimented with floating armored batteries within the Crimean struggle, and England had armored ships prior to 1862. As to the discovery of the movable turret, which has been a bone of rivalry, the pages of Colonel Church's lifetime of John Ericsson and different books are open to the curious. The fight of Ericsson to acquire reputable reputation, the elevating of cash, the hasty apparatus of the computer screen, and the restraining orders lower than which she fought shape a narrative supplementary to the conflict, yet of unusual curiosity. The video display was once ordered to behave at the protective. It used to be her challenge first to guard the wood ships. That explains definite misconceptions of her viii INTRODUCTION wary angle. And the truth that the powder fees for her Dahlgren weapons have been formally restricted to 15 kilos, even if thirty or even fifty kilos have been used with safeguard later on, invitations hypothesis upon the consequences if she had fought with a unfastened hand. however the major end result used to be reached. The Union fleet used to be stored. The profession of the Merrimac used to be checked. No Union vessel used to be destroyed after the video display seemed. it sort of feels right to notice those proof right here, in Ramsay's clean view of the very fact and extraordinary tale that Mr. of the Merrimac, that's awarded for the 1st time, enters upon the main points of the conflict extra absolutely than the narrative of Lieutenant Worden and Lieutenant Greene.

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