Ogeechee River

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“Reconnoissance in the great Ogeechee River, near Ossabaw Sound, Ga., by the ironclad monitor Montauk, Captain Worden, and other Federal gunboats, January 27th, 1863. A reconnoissance in force was made against Fort McAllister, in the Ogeechee River, on January 27th. The ironclad Montauk, the gunboats Seneca, Dawn, Wissahickon, the tug Daffodil, and mortar schooner C. T. Williams participated in the movement. They found it impossible to get within one thousand seven hundred yards of the work on account of the obstruction in the channel. At this distance, however, a sharp fight of several hours duration was indulged in, when the character of the fort and the nature of the channels having been definitely ascertained and a thick fog coming on, operations were suspended for a time. For McAllister was a casemated work, covered with railroad iron, and mounted thirteen guns."— Frank Leslie, 1896


Frank Leslie Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War (New York, NY: Mrs. Frank Leslie, 1896)


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