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The Governor of New York reacts to the emergence of naval ironclad warfare in Virginia

New York City, circa 1856
03/12/1862
In reaction to the appearance of Confederate ironclad ships and the success of the C.S.S. Virginia in the Hampton Roads the previous week, Governor Edwin D. Morgan of New York ordered the forts in New York Harbor to be garrisoned. Other responses came along the east coast, such as in Philadelphia, when New Jersey and Pennsylvania governors met six days later to discuss the defenses of the Chesapeake Bay. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1862), IV: 57.
J.Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), II: 795.

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