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Percival Drayton to Samuel Francis du Pont
Drayton writes that Winter Davis asked him about the propriety of showing du Pont's reports directly to the President. Drayton suggested that Davis might mention the reports but advised against showing them directly, as it would be very unlikely to influence the President against either Welles or Fox. Drayton expresses a lack of confidence in Admiral Foote, who is to relieve du Pont as the head of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Drayton believes the truth about the limitations of the ironclads will be made known eventually, but there is nothing to be done so long as Assistant Secretary Fox supports John Ericsson.
Drayton, Percival, 1812-1865Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865
American Civil War (1861-1865)Navies--OfficersWar--Public opinionArmored vessels
United States. Navy DepartmentDavis, Henry Winter, 1817-1865
1 item (5 pages)
Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Winterthur Manuscripts (Accession WMSS)
Group 9, Item W9-15266
[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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