Mobile Harbor

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“Farragut’s naval victory in Mobile Harbor. The Hartford engaging the Confederate ram Tennessee. Official report of the engagement: ‘The engagement with the enemy’s fleet took place on the west side of Mobile Bay, in the direction of Fort Powell, and out of range of the guns of Fort Morgan. The Tennessee boldly steamed in the direction of our fleet, as if for the purpose of running down and destroying the wooden vessels, without paying attention to the monitors, except to keep out of their way; but they persevered in following her and cutting her off, when her whole attention was forced to be directed to them. The fighting did not last long between them, however, for the flagship and the Monongahela steamed in the direction of the Tennessee, the Monongahela striking her amidships with her terrible prow, causing the huge Confederate monster to reel like a drunken man. The Hartford then grappled the Tennessee, but further bloodshed was saved by the latter hoisting the white flag from the pilot-house. Captain Pierre Giraud led the party who boarded the ram, and the Confederate Admiral Buchanana delivered up his sword to him.’"— 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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