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College.—2. City Hotel..—3. Battery.—4. Capitol.—5. Midshipmen's Quarters.—6.
Constitution.—7. Recitation Hall.—8. Chapel.—9. Observatory.—10. Officers'
Quarters.—11. St. John's (Episcopal) College.- 12. Hospital.—13. Monument—the
same that was in front of the Capitol at Washington.—14. Naval Monument.
GENERAL VIEW OF ANNAPOLIS,
WITH THE "CONSTITUTION" IN THE FOREGROUND.
OUR WAR PICTURES.
WE publish herewith a series of
views of Annapolis, from sketches made by one of our artists who is now
traveling for us through the South. Our illustrations consist of, 1. A GENERAL
VIEW OF ANNAPOLIS ; 2. TILE PRACTICE BATTERY ; 3. TARGET PRACTICE THEREFROM; 4.
THE NAVAL MONUMENT IN
THE SCHOOL GROUNDS; and, 5.
LEARNING THE ROPES ON BOARD THE "CONSTITUTION." Every body knows that Annapolis
is to the United States Navy what West Point is to the Army—the great training
school from whence our gallant navy officers are sent forth to fight the battles
of their country.
Our own Seventh, and the other
Volunteers sent forward from Boston, New York, and elsewhere for the defense of
Washington, all landed at Annapolis last week. A letter from a member of the
Seventh thus describes the landing:
"At 4 o'clock P.M. of Monday,
April 22, the
first landed in a hostile State on a military errand, and was disembarked at the
dock of the
Naval School at Annapolis.
The men marched ashore by companies in good order, and formed in regimental line
on the beautiful parade-ground in the rear of the Naval-school buildings.
" These grounds and views compose
one of the most lovely spots that ever was beheld by mortal eye. The Severn
River and the broad bay present a constant panorama of ships and boats ; the
distant shores are green and beautiful, with groves of forest trees; the
buildings of the yard are shellcontrived and imposing in appearance ;
from the orchards and gardens on
every side floated the delicious fragrance of peach and plum blossoms, there
being now thousands of these trees in full bloom. At irregular intervals about
the grounds were haycocks, lying as the mowers had left them a few hours before
; and the enchanting odor of new-mown hay added still another charm to the
scene. Tired soldiers, just from the cramped discomforts and foul smells of a
three-days' sea-voyage in an overcrowded boat, could never have had a more
welcome sight or one of greater beauty. After a short inspection, the men were
given leave to rest, when they stretched them-selves on the bright green grass,
or tumbled in the new hay, in a perfect glory of delicious luxury. Under some
trees, where every gentle breeze covered them with the pink fragrant peach
blossoms, the howitzers were drawn up, loaded to the muzzle with cannister shot:
To have fired those cannon the gunner must have stood up to his knees in
new-mown clover, and have brushed away the flowers from the piece before he
could apply the match."
pages 296 and
we publish two fine illustrations of the
burning of the
BY THE UNITED STATES TROOPS, under orders from Washington. The following
description of the event has been published: On Saturday evening, at nine
o'clock, the Pawnee arrived from Washington with 200 volunteers and 100 marines,
beside her own crew, and at once the officers and crew of the Pawnee and
Cumberland went to the Navy-yard and spiked and disabled the guns, and threw the
shot and small-arms into the river. At ten (Cont.
TARGET PRACTICE FROM THE NAVAL