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s to prevent its turning, many of the bolts of both turret and pilot-house broken, and the latter rendered nearly untenable by flying bolts and nuts. Porter, p. 376. His vessel assisted, as a reserve, in the capture of the Atlanta in Wassaw Sound, on June 17, and assisted in covering General Gillmore's batteries on Folly Island, July 10, an engagement in which the Nahant was hit six times. He joined with the other commanders of iron-clads in a letter in May, vindicating the cause of Admiral Dahlgren in declining to attack Charleston harbor with the monitors. Ammen's Atlantic Coast, p. 162. A Massachusetts officer, Capt. (afterwards admiral) John A. Winslow, commanded the Kearsarge when it finally destroyed the Alabama, and put an end to its destructive career on June 19, 1863. His brief and modest despatch to the War Department on this occasion is one of the classics of the Civil War, and is in curious contrast with the burst of enthusiasm which hailed his victory. There w