Report of Lieutenant - Commander Upshur, U. S. Navy, regarding means of checking a torpedo attack by the enemy.
U.S. FLAGSHIP MINNESOTA
Off Newport News, Va., February 29, 1864.
SIR: In obedience to your order of this date, I have given such orders and made such disposition of the U. S. S. Mount Washington as to make it highly probable that any attempt on the part of the enemy to approach this ship with torpedoes will be promptly discovered and checked.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. H. UPSHUR,
Lieutenant- Commander, Commanding U. S. S. Minnesota.
Acting Rear-Admiral S. P. LEE,
Commanding North Atlantic Blockading Squadron.
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion; Series I - Volume 9: North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (May 5, 1863 - May 5, 1864), 1899, U.S. Government Printing Office
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