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Percival Drayton to Samuel Francis du Pont
On June 10, Drayton reports that the Union army troops have been transferred to the James river side and have not been successful at penetrating further into the island. He remarks that there is little confidence in the ability of General Benham by his subordinates. The floating battery that attacked the Ellen on its first arrival has made another appearance, and Drayton has been able to gather more information on it and the fort near it. Drayton reports on the state of his ships and their ordnance. On June 11, Drayton reports that the Confederates attacked General Wright last night, which will postpone or render altogether unfeasible the Union's planned attack on them.
Drayton, Percival, 1812-1865Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865
American Civil War (1861-1865)Military operations, NavalOrdnance, Naval
Stono River (S.C.)
Benham, Henry Washington, 1813-1884
1 item (4 pages)
Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Winterthur Manuscripts (Accession WMSS)
Group 9, Item W9-12758
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Winterthur Manuscripts (Accession WMSS), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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