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Percival Drayton to Samuel Francis du Pont
Drayton writes of his uneasiness with the current state of the war, particularly concerning army and political strategy, as well as of his dissatisfaction with iron-clad vessels. He also believes that General Hunter's request to use the Vanderbilt as a ram is a bad idea, as the Vanderbilt 'would only mash herself up and not disable her enemy.' Drayton comments on the 'newspaper wars' being conducted between General Henry Benham and General Isaac Stevens concerning the failed attack at Secessionville.
Drayton, Percival, 1812-1865Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865
American Civil War (1861-1865)Politics and warSecessionville, Battle of (South Carolina : 1862)Armored vessels
Stono River (S.C.)
Benham, Henry Washington, 1813-1884Stevens, Isaac Ingalls, 1818-1862
1 item (4 pages)
Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Winterthur Manuscripts (Accession WMSS)
Group 9, Item W9-13147
[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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