National Affairs: Defense

Following the successful attack of the Black fleet, Admiral Jones delivered a lecture in the ward room of the transport Henderson. His audience consisted of Secretary of the Navy Denby and the Congressional party which witnessed the maneuvers.

With the maps of the campaign spread before him, the Admiral pointed out how the defenses of the Canal should be strengthened: the coast defense batteries should be more scattered so that ships may not approach to bombard the Canal from angles out of reach of the land guns. There should be several new batteries of 16-inch...

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