Lincoln Pushes Development of Mortars

January 26, 1862

Delays in the production and deployment of navy mortars on the Mississippi River annoy President Lincoln and he tells Assistant Secretary of the Navy Gustavus V. Fox that he will “to take these army matters into his own hands. He meets with Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton to help resolve difficulties in the production of mortar boats.

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