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The governors of Pennsylvania and New Jersey also react to the emergence of naval ironclad warfare

Continental Hotel, Philadelphia
03/18/1862
In an obvious reaction to the appearance of Confederate ironclad ships and the success of the C.S.S. Virginia in the Hampton Roads ten days before, the governors of Pennyslvania and New Jersey, Andrew Greg Curtin and Charles Smith Olden, met at the Continental Hotel in Philadelphia to discuss the strengthening of defenses along the Delaware Bay and the safeguarding of the port of Philadelphia.  In a similar response six days before, Governor Edwin D. Morgan of New York had ordered the forts in New York Harbor garrisoned. During the entire war, the Confederate fleet never acted, nor had the capability, to attack northern ports.  (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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