Report of Lieutenant Murray

        U. S. Navy, commanding second column

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Elizabeth City, N. C.,

February 11 [10], 1862.


SIR: I respectfully report that in accordance with the plan of attack decided upon by you last night. I directed the column under my command, reduced by injuries at Roanoke Island, to the Lockwood and Seymour and this vessel, to take the positions assigned.

I am happy to report that the column and officers under my command in an engagement against fortified works, aided by the whole naval forces of the enemy, did their duty.

I congratulate you on its perfect success, as well as the moderation and humanity exhibited in the hour of victory.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,



Commanding Second Column B.


Commander S. C. ROWAN,


Navy Official Records

Series I, Volume 6

Atlantic Blockading Squadron

From October 29, 1861, to March 8, 1862.

pg. 609