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A busy day…

On this day in 1861…… In Virginia, Lieutenant John Mercer Brooke, CSN, began to study and experiment with projectiles and rifled guns – including armor-piercing bolts. Captain George Hollins, CSN, captured the side-wheel steamer St. Nicholas on the Potomac River. Captain Samuel Francis DuPont, USN, of the Blockade Strategy Board recommended that two ports, one […]