April 14th, 1861: Lt. Thomas B. Huger to Gen. Beauregard. "These vessels of the enemy, which are causing us some anxiety, and, at any rate, treating us with great disrespect, I would like to have the pleasure of driving them off from our port; and if we cannot succeed in that, at least make them keep a respectable distance.
"I volunteer for the service. If you will allow me to put the rifled cannon on board the Lady Davis, under my command, I can go out, and, at long range, try the effect of the shot on them.
Go get 'Em, Lieutenant. --Old B-R'er