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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
er cargo was made up of rosin and turpentine. No one was thinking of such an attempt, when the Webb appeared above New Orleans on April 24th, 1865, running at full speed, and passed down the river. She was flying the United States flag, and had a torpedo on a pole projecting from the bow. Every one who saw the Webb took her for an army transport, but, being finally recognized by some one, she received two shot in her hull, which, however, did no damage. The Hollyhock, Lieutenant-Commanander Bancroft Gherardi; the Florida, Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant-Commander Wm. Budd; the Quaker City, Commander Wm. F. Spicer, and the Ossipee, Commander Wm. E. LeRoy, got underway as soon as they could get up steam and went in pursuit of the Webb, the Hollyhock far in the lead. When the Webb was about twenty-five miles below New Orleans, she encountered the Richmond, Captain Theodore P. Green, coming up the river. The chances for her escape being thus cut off, the Webb was headed for the left b