een circumstances it was delayed until the 5th.
This delay turned out to be fortunate, for on the 4th the Confederates were engaged in throwing more troops and supplies into Fort Gaines, all of which were captured.
At 5:40 A. M. on the 5th of August, 1864, all the vessels outside of the bar, which were to participate in the battle, got underway in the following order, two abreast, lashed together:
Brooklyn, Captain James Alden, with the Octorara, Lieutenant-Commander C. H. Greene, on the aid aside his politeness under any circumstances) saw the white flag fluttering on the Tennessee, and stopped and backed his engines.
Confederate ram Tennessee after her surrender to U. S. Squadron, Rear-Admiral D. G. Farragut, Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864.
The Tennessee had done well, though she was not fought with the skill expected from Buchanan.
The latter was wounded and had his leg so shattered that it had afterwards to be amputated.
The Tennessee lost only two or three men killed,