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Col. Harvey Brown to Gen. Lorenzo Thomas, November 25, 1861

Lorenzo Thomas, detail
Combined Union artillery and naval gunfire bombarded the powerful Confederate gun emplacements at Fort McRae and Fort Barrancas around Pensacola in Florida. U.S. Navy units Niagara and Richmond, along with the artillery at Fort Pickens, pounded the area for two days in late November. Two days after the action, Colonel Harvey Brown, commanding Fort Pickens, reported the action and included this assessment of the performance of the Union artillery and naval gunfire and recommendations for future equipment and tactics to Adjutant-General Lorenzo Thomas in Washington. The sixty-six year-old Brown was a vastly experienced artilleryman with more than forty years of service. (By John Osborne)

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