rvice): I am satisfied the Hartford was never rammed at the battle of New Orleans.
The nearest approach to her being rammed was when a Confederate craft pushed a fire-raft under her port quarter while she was aground under Fort St. Philip.
（8 ) Lieutenant Warley mentions only one vessel rammed by him in this way, and his description certainly answers for what happened in the attack on the Brooklyn.
（9) In reference to the Brooklyn there is no possible question.
Captain Craven's and Commander Bartlett's testimony is absolutely conclusive. (10) Lieutenant Warley must be mistaken in stating that Captain Mahan informed him that his vessel struck the Hartford.
Mahan in his book [pp. 76 and 77] does not mention any ramming of the Hartford by the Manassas.
His statements are such that if he had supposed the Manassas rammed the Hartford he could not have omitted it. He says of the Hartford: She took the ground close under St. Philip, the raft lying on her port quarter, against which it w