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Armorer of the Confederacy, Secretary Mallory.

Joseph T. Durkin

Armorer of the Confederacy, Secretary Mallory.

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Published by Benziger Bros. in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Mallory, Stephen R. 1813-1873.,
    • Catholics -- Biography.,
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliography.

      StatementIllustrated by Frank Vitale.
      GenreBiography.
      SeriesBanner books, [9]
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE596.M3 D78
      The Physical Object
      Pagination186 p.
      Number of Pages186
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5796566M
      LC Control Number60008737
      OCLC/WorldCa11890212

      The newly rebuilt superstructure was unusual: above the waterline, the sides sloped inward and were covered with two layers of heavy iron-plate armor. Meals[ edit ] The menu had little variety. Here the treasury was temporarily held in the Charlotte mint, but taken out as the contingent moved to Chester, South Carolina. Breafast was hard-tack and a decoction of coffee made from either sweet potatoes or beans. Winfield Scott's Anaconda Plan.

      Due to the lack of industrial strength, ingenuity and cunning were needed to strengthen naval forces. That body determined that the Florida legislature had acted within its authority in certifying Mallory, and so he was seated. L-R: Judah P. In addition to the ships included in the report of the committee, the C.

      No parties in the Confederacy acquitted themselves well in the three losses, but Mallory must bear a large part of the blame. Owl must leave immediately. He was chosen for two principal reasons: first, he had extensive experience with nautical affairs, both in his boyhood home of Key West and later in Washington; and second, he was from Florida. Luckily for the Confederates, the enemy ships were in rough water on the windward side of the shoal and could not employ their guns with any precision.


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The practice of flogging had been outlawed in the previous Congress, and many of the old captains believed discipline on their warships was deteriorating; they wanted a return to the old ways or at least a reasonable substitute that would enable them to exert their Secretary Mallory.

book. When other states also seceded, he was selected as a South Carolina delegate to the Provisional Congress of the Confederate Statesand was the chairman of the committee which drafted the Provisional Constitution of the Confederate States. Lee, supported by General P. After about three years, his mother could no longer afford to pay his tuition, so in his schooling ended and he returned home.

The guns of the blockaders roared, sending shells screaming indiscriminately in all directions. Sewardalready selected to be Secretary of State in the incoming administration. Philipwhen the fate of New Orleans was decided, and she was then blown up rather than be surrendered.

Halen J. Most citizens and the government thought that the Navy failed its main task — the breaking of the blockade. In the post-war years, he returned to Charleston, received a presidential pardon inand returned to private law practice and business investment.

He also introduced bills that provided for marine hospitals in port cities in Florida. Of most importance to the Confederacy was the shipyard's dry dockshardly damaged by the departing Union forces. In that first day of the battle, she had demonstrated the basic validity of Mallory's belief that armored warships could destroy the best wooden ships and were almost impervious to damage in return.

The opposing Union Navy had 90 vessels. Ultimately, however, he was confirmed. In spite of the moonless night, Federal blockaders quickly spotted the ship and proceeded to send nine shots screaming over and around the speeding Confederate vessel. Against incredible odds, the often overlooked Confederate navy distinguished itself in a number of desperate encounters against the Union armada, which, despite eventually resulting in defeat, forever transformed naval warfare.

Having seen enough of his new pilot to realize that he was no good whatsoever, Taylor decided to lie off shore all day, keeping a sharp lookout, and that night creep slowly up the coast until he made out the Federal blockading fleet.

Senator from Florida. Taylor sent the speedy runner home to England, where she was eventually sold for less than one-tenth of her original cost.Apr 01,  · Mallory had served as one of Florida's U.S. senators for ten years before becoming navy secretary in the Confederate government, challenged to create a valid military force where none had existed.

This biography chronicles Mallory's formative years in Key West, his decades of public service, and his declining days.5/5(1). The daunting task of building a navy fell on the shoulders of Stephen Mallory, newly appointed secretary of the navy.

Confederate States Secretary of War

A former United States senator from Florida, Mallory had resigned from office when his home state seceded from the Union and he pledged himself to the service of the Confederacy.

Originally published as Stephen R. Mallory. Underwood, Rodman L. Stephen Russell Mallory: A Biography of the Confederate Navy Secretary and United States Senator. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, Whitfield, James B. "Some Legal Phases of the Senatorial Contest Between David L.

Yulee and Stephen R. Mallory, Sr., in ''. Rodman L. Underwood’s biography of Stephen R. Mallory expands our appreciation for the accomplishments and character of the Confederate naval secretary, particularly during his Senate years frombut Joseph T.

Durkin’s yearold biography Confederate Navy Chief: Stephen R. Mallory remains the standard. Jan 21,  · On March 4,Stephen R.

The Civil War

Mallory was appointed Secretary of the Navy of the Confederate States of America. To me, he is one of the more interesting persons of the Civil War navies, Union or Confederate. Born circa in Trinidad, he was raised mostly in Key West, Florida. Christopher Gustavus Memminger (born Christoph Gustav Memminger; January 9, – March 7, ) was a German-born American politician and one of the founding fathers of the Confederate atlasbowling.com was the principal author of the Provisional Constitution (), as well as the founder of the nation's financial system.

As the first Confederate States Secretary of the Treasury, Memminger was Alma mater: South Carolina College.