November 2, 1864: Mr. Ward and Dahlgren’s Pedee/Santee Proposal

On November 2, 1864, Rear-Admiral John Dahlgren sent a confidential message to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, outlining a possibility for action on the South Carolina coast: Sir: This will be handed to the Department by Mr. Ward, who has very recently fled from his home in South Carolina. He represents to me thatContinue reading “November 2, 1864: Mr. Ward and Dahlgren’s Pedee/Santee Proposal”