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Daily Archives: July 4, 2011

With a view to perfect protection….

In his report to Congress on July 4, 1861, Secretary of the Union Navy, Gideon Welles, voiced the following opinion: Much attention has been given within the last few years to the subject of floating batteries, or iron-clad steamers. Other Governments, and particularly France and England, have made it a special object in connection with […]

Two Americas: Observing July 4th in the Southern Confederacy

Richmond Enquirer, July 4, 1861 We are happy to see many proofs in our Confederate exchanges, that the 4th of July is to be generally observed throughout the Southern Confederacy. We are glad of this because of the association of the day itself, and of the grand event of which it is the anniversary. Let […]