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Abraham Lincoln and the battles of the Civil War (1886) (14740049776)


Abraham Lincoln and the battles of the Civil War (1886) (14740049776)



Identifier: abrahamlincolnba01newy (find matches)
Title: Abraham Lincoln and the battles of the Civil War
Year: 1886 (1880s)
Subjects: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Generals Generals
Publisher: (New York, N.Y.) : (The Century Co.)
Contributing Library: Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection
Digitizing Sponsor: The Institute of Museum and Library Services through an Indiana State Library LSTA Grant

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the latter isonly five feet, it will be found that by turningthe turret through an angle of only six t/t\i^r(YSfrom the center line of the vessel, the shotwill clear the pilot-house, a structure too sub- 284 THE MOXITOJ^S. stantial to sufter from the mere aerial currentproduced by the tiight of the shot. Consider-ing that the Monitor, as reported by Lieuten-ant Greene, was a quick-turning vessel, thedisadvantage of not being able to fire over thebow within jvIy dcgnrs of the line of keel isinsignificant. Captain Coles claimed for hisfamous iron-clad turret-ship the advantageof an all-round fire, although the axis of his Mo/iifor would not have been ready to pro-ceed to Hampton Roads until the beginningof April, 1S62. The damage to the nationalcause which might have resulted from thatdelay is beyond computation. The next important part of the batterydelineated on the forward section of the illus-tration, namely, the quarters of the officersand crew, will now be considered ; but before
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DOMBAkDME.ST OF FOKT SUMTER AND ADJACENT FORTS, APRIL 7, l£63. 1 he monitor* engaged were the IVeehawken, Passaic, Moiitauk, Catskill, Nahant, Patapsco, and Nantucket. turret guns had many times greater deviationfrom the line of keel than that of the Monitor.The statement jiublished by LieutenantGreene, that the chief engineer of the batteryimmediately after the engagement in HamptonRoads •• suggested the clever plan of puttingthe pilot-house on top of the turret, is incor-rect and calls for notice. The obviousdevice of placing the pilot-house in the cen-ter and above the turret was carefully consid-ered beforethe Monitor turret was constructed,but could not be carried out for these reasons: 1. The turret of the battery was too lightto support a structure large enough to accom-modate the commanfling officer, the pilot, andthe steering-gear, unfler the severe condition ofab-solute impregnability against solid shotfrom guns of ten-inch caliber employed bythe Confederates. 2, A cent





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