Re: Role of telegraph in Sherman's repulse at Chickasaw Ba...
- In INFERNAL MACHINES by Milton F Perry, in the appendix there is a
list of Union ships sunk or damaged by torpedoes: a total of 43, 29 of
which were sunk; of sunk, 4 monitors and 4 other ironclads. The CAIRO
had the fine distinction of being the first US asset to be lost to any
kind of torpedo, however. I believe the CAIRO victims wanted to
believe they had been hit by the very latest technology. Maybe this
made it not so bad.
Not to believe Brown's account is to suspect he would have some
post-war reason to spin a lie. I can't imagine why, so I for one have
become completely convinced on the matter.
--- In email@example.com, keeno2@... wrote:
> Many thanks for that, Carl. I had indeed accepted official history
> even suspecting that it was askew. To all the people I have assured
> CAIRO was the first authenticated use of an electically-detonated