1] Commander S. F. Dupont led a naval fleet that captured Port Royal, South Carolina (off Hilton Head), on November 7, 1861. Dupont's South Atlantic Blockading Squadron first assaulted the stronger Fort Walker on the south and then, circling back from the sea, attacked Fort Beauregard.
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Original text: Collected Poems of Herman Melville, ed. Howard P. Vincent (Chicago: Packard, 1947): 15. PS 2382 V5 Robarts Library
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2003
Recent editing: 1:2003/6/2
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