National Affairs: Admiral v. General

Fierce summer warfare broke out anew last week in the sea angle, between Long Island and New Jersey, which forms the entrance to New York Harbor. An enemy fleet viciously attacked U. S. land defenses at Forts Hancock and Tilden and was finally repulsed, but only after lower Manhattan, the bridges across the East River, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, great ammunition dumps at the Jersey City railheads had been laid in ruins. The invading fleet in this Army-Navy war game was commanded by Rear Admiral William Carey Cole, U. S. N. Aged 61, slender, handsome,...

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