Books: Sailor

ADMIRAL FRANKLIN BUCHANAN —Charles Lee Lewis—Norman, Remington ($3-50).

Every U. S. schoolboy knows about the fight in Hampton Roads between the Monitor and the Merrimac, and about the naval battle in Mobile Bay, when Farragut said, "Damn the torpedoes! Jouett, full speed! Four bells, Captain Drayton!" But many a schoolboy's parents may have forgotten how one man played a principal role in both duels, was wounded in both. He was Franklin Buchanan, Admiral, Confederate States Navy.

Franklin Buchanan, probably named after the late great Ben Franklin, was born in Baltimore in 1800. At 15 he entered the U. S. Navy as midshipman, at...

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