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Percival Drayton to Samuel Francis du Pont
Drayton reports that everyone is trying to lay the blame on the Union's losses at Secessionville on everyone else. Drayton is confident that Captain Woolsey on the Ellen handled the situation to the best of his judgment, although some are trying to blame him for not going close enough or firing soon enough. He tells du Pont that he is enclosing a copy of his letter to General Benham recollecting the events of the meeting held on the evening previous to the attack. Drayton told General Stevens at that meeting that whatever orders the General chose to give to the gunboats on his flank would be obeyed by their captains.
Drayton, Percival, 1812-1865Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865
American Civil War (1861-1865)Military operations, NavalSecessionville, Battle of (South Carolina : 1862)
Stono River (S.C.)
Woolsey, Melancthon B. (Melancthon Brooks), 1817-1874Benham, Henry Washington, 1813-1884
1 item (2 pages)
Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Winterthur Manuscripts (Accession WMSS)
Group 9, Item W9-12813
[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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