OPERATIONS IN SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA
January 11-March 17, 1862.
SUMMARY OF TIIE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
Jan. 11, 1862.—The Burnside Expedition sails from Hampton Roads for the North
Mar. 8- 9, 1862.—Naval engagement in Hampton Roads, Va., and destruction of the
U. S. frigate Congress and sloop-of-war Cumberland by the Confed-
erate iron-clad Virginia (formerly the Merrimac).
17, 1862.—Embarkation of the Army of the Potomac for the Peninsula com
menced at Alexandria.
MARCH 8-9, 1862.—Naval engagement in Hampton Roads, Va., and de-
struction of the II. S. frigate Congress and sloop-of-war Cumberland by the
Confederate iron-clad Virginia (formerly the Merrimac).
No. 1.—Extract from Annual Report, December 1, 1862, of the Secretary of the Navy.
No. 2.—Maj. Gen. John E. Wool, U. S. Army, commanding Department of Virginia.
No. 3.—Brig. Gen. Joseph K. F. Mansfield, U. S. Army, commanding brigade.
No. 4.—Col. David W. Wardrop, Ninety-ninth New York Infantry.
No. 5.—Maj. Gen. Benjamin Huger, C. S. Army, commanding Department of Norfolk.
No. 6.—Confederate Secretary of the Navy.
No. 7.—Flag-Officer Franklin Buchanan, C. S. Navy.
No. 8.—Maj. Gen. John B. Magruder, C. S. Army, commanding Department of the
Peninsula, of his co-operation with naval attack.
Extract from Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy.
DECEMBER 1, 1861
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It was the intention and constant effort of the Department and con-
tractors that the Monitor should be completed in the month of January,
but there was delay in consequence of difficulties incident to an under-
taking of such novelty and magnitude, and there were also some slight
defects, which were, however, promptly remedied, and she left New York
early in March, reaching Hampton Roads on the night of the 8th.
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