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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 47: operations of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, under Rear-admiral Dahlgren, during latter end of 1863 and in 1864. (search)
ew Ironsides. 805 4 1,400 Wagner   July 20. New Ironsides. 168 13 1,300 Wagner.   Aug. 23. New Ironsides. 90 4   Wagner. Ship was underway — distance varied from 1,100 to 1,300 yards. Sept. 2. New Ironsides. 41   1,000 Gregg. Hits from Gregg and Moultrie. Ship at anchor. Sept. 2. New Ironsides. 9   1,500 Sumter.   Sept. 5. New Ironsides. 488   1,300 Wagner.   Sept. 5. New Ironsides. 32 1 1,800 Gregg. Hit from Gregg. On July 29th, the Passaic engaged Wagner, and on August 31st Moultrie. On September 8th, the Passaic (in a disabled condition), Patapsco, Weehawken, and Nahant engaged Moultrie. This was scant justice to an officer who had so well maintained the reputation of the Navy at Charleston, under the hottest fire; but, no doubt, he obtained full credit from his comrades in arms, who, after all, are the ones who appreciate a brother officer's services on such occasions. One of the points in the efficiency of the iron-clads was the manner in which