Correspondence, Orders, And Returns Relating To Operations On The Coasts Of South Carolina And Georgia, And In Middle And East Florida
HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA,
Charleston, S.C., August 15, 1863.
B. A. WHITNEY, Esq.,
In Charge of Submarine Torpedo-Boat, Charleston, S.C.:
SIR: I am authorized to say that John Fraser & Co. will pay over to any parties who shall destroy the U.S. steam iron-clad Ironsides the sum of $100,000, a similar sum for the destruction of the wooden frigate Wabash, and the sum of $50,000 for every monitor sunk.
I have reason to believe that other men of wealth will unite and give with equal munificence toward the same end.
At the same time, steps are being taken to secure a large sum to be settled for the support of the families of parties, who, making any attempt against the fleet now attacking our outworks, shall fail in the enterprise, and fall or be captured in the attempt.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
Chief of Staff.
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