seemed to delight in making explorations where little was to be gained except hard knocks, and it is remarkable that in the severe river-fighting to which he was exposed he did not sooner lose his life.
On the 9th of July, 1862, he left Plymouth for Hamilton in the steamer Commodore Perry, having taken on board Captain W. W. Hammell, Company F., 9th New York Volunteers, and twenty of his men, with the steamers Shawsheen and Ceres in company; the latter vessel having on board Second-Lieutenant Joseph A. Green and ten men.
While ascending the river, at 1 o'clock P. M., the flotilla was fired upon from the south bank by riflemen.
Flusser returned the fire and pushed on, expecting to meet the enemy at Hamilton in force.
The vessels were under fire from the banks and rifle-pits for two hours, during which time they had to run very slowly, looking out for batteries.
When they reached Hamilton, the enemy, who had been firing from concealed places, retreated, being afraid to meet Flu