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Samuel Francis DuPont, Rear Admiral Commanding, South Atlantic Blocking Squadron, aboard U.S.S. Wabash, orders Commander T.H. Patterson, aboard the U.S.S. James Adger, to take the "Montauk" in tow to Ossabaw Sound, Georgia. DuPont also mentions the ships that are already in the sound. Port Royal Harbor, S.C., January, 1863.
Flagship Wabash Port-Royal Harbor S.C. Jany 22 1863 Sir When the “Montauk” is ready for sea, and commander Worden deems it proper to move under his orders- you will please take her in tow and carry her to Ossabaw Sound, Coast of Georgia.. A skillful pilot will be sent to you. The “Canandaigua”, Captain J.F. Green, is lying off the bar of Ossibaw [sic]. The “Seneca”, “Wissahickon” and “Dawn”, with a mortar schooner are lying inside. You will remain in Ossabaw to tow back the “Montauk” Respecfully Your obdt Servt [signed]S.F. DuPont Rear Admiral Comdg So Atl Blockg Squadron Comdr T.H. Patterson U.S.S. Jas Adger
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Du Pont, Samuel Francis, "S.F. DuPont, aboard U.S.S. Wabash, orders Commander T.H. Patterson, aboard the U.S.S. James Adger, to take the "Montauk" in tow to Ossabaw Sound, Georgia. Port Royal Harbor, S.C., January, 1863." (1863). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 247.
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