'I was sleeping when the first missile hit the ship'
Whether he was shooting men's shoes or men at sea, Charles E. Kerleespared no attention to detail.
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Leathernecks witnessed the assassination and played a role in the roundup of the conspirators
Small force of Navy ships battled Confederate guns to keep the Potomac open for traffic
Bad roads and mountains made ditches and locks the most modern mode of transportation—for a while
To protect Washington from surrounding Southerners, Maj. John Barnard built a network of forts and gun emplacements. It was only tested once.