OPERATIONS IN SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA.
January 11-March 17, 1862.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
Jan. 11, 1862.-The Burnside Expedition sails from Hampton Roads for North carolina coast.
March 8-9, 1862.-Naval engagement in Hampton Roads, Va., and destruction of the U. S. frigate Congress and sloop-of-war Cumberland by the Confederate iron-clad Virginia (formerly the Merrimac).
17, 1862.-Embarkation of the Army of the Potomac of the Peninsula commenced at Alexandria.
MARCH 8-9, 1862.-Naval engagement in Hampton Roads, Va., and destruction of the U. S. frigate Congress and sloop-of-war Cumberland by the Confederate iron-clad Virginia (formerly the MERRIMAC).
Numbers 1.-Extract from Annual Report, December 1, 1862, of the Secretary of the Navy.
Numbers 2.-Major General John E. Wool, U. S. Army, commanding Department of Virginia.
Numbers 3.- Brigadier General Joseph K. F. Mansfield, U. S. Army, commanding brigade.
Numbers 4.-Colonel David W. Wardrop, Ninety-ninth New York Infantry.
Numbers 5.-Major General Benjamin Huger, C. S. Army, commanding Department of Norfolk.
Numbers 6.-Confederate Secretary of the Navy.
Numbers 7.-Flag-Officer Franklin Buchanan, C. S. Navy.
Numbers 8.-Major General John B. Magruder, C. S. Army, commanding Department of the Peninsula, of his co-operation with naval attack.
Numbers 1. Extract from Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy.
DECEMBER 1, 1862.
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It was the intention and constant effort of the Department and contractors that the Monitors should be completed in the month of January, but there was delay in consequence of difficulties incident to an undertaking 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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