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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 5: capture of the works at Hatteras Inlet by Flag officer Stringham.--destruction of the privateer Judah. (search)
oops, and as they neared the shore the soldiers rushed wildly into the water, having lost all idea of order or discipline in their great eagerness to escape. Two of the boats loaded with men were struck by shells and sent to the bottom, several officers were killed, and the shore for a distance of four miles was strewn with killed or wounded. The Confederate steamers fired several times across the island at the Monticello, but their projectiles fell short and they soon desisted. Lieutenant Braine continued his attack until 5:25 P. M., when, as he was running short of ammunition and the enemy were completely scattered and disorganized, he decided to withdraw. Destruction of the privateer schooner Judah. There is always an excitement in a cutting-out expedition that does not exist in any Destruction of Fort Ocracoke, on beacon Island, by a party from the U. S. S. Pawnee. other service during war, and many events of that kind which happened in the American and British navi