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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 4 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
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st, if not all, the serious damage she has sustained was caused by the fifteen-inch shot from this vessel. This ship was struck by the enemy's shot nine times, causing no material damage; but of this I will make a separate report. No person was injured on board. Officers and men all did their duty; but I especially recommend Acting Ensign John B. Trott, who was stationed at the wheel steering the ship himself, for the admirable manner in which he performed his duty. Also Acting Master Robert B. Ely, for the manner in which he worked his guns. Both of these gentlemen, I think, are worthy of being advanced a grade in the service. One of the fifteen-inch carriages is temporarily disabled by the breaking of some bolts. I am, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, J. W. A. Nicholson, Commander. Rear-Admiral D. G. Farragut, Commanding W. G. B. Squadron, Mobile Bay, Ala. U. S. Iron-clad Manhattan, Mobile Bay, Ala., August 8, 1864. sir: Of the six fifteen-inch p