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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 49: first attack on Fort Fisher.--destruction of the confederate ram Albemarle, etc. (search)
s misdirected and the grape did little injury. The torpedo, exploding directly afterwards, filled the launch with water, when, seeing that she would be captured, Gushing and others jumped into the river and swam down stream under a shower of musketry, which, however, failed to do any harm. As soon as the Confederates saw the to passed, and from their conversation Cushing learned for the first time that the iron-clad was at the bottom of the river. As soon as his strength would allow, Gushing plunged into the dense swamp, where he would not likely be followed, and after incredible difficulty in forcing his way through the mud and slime, he reached a pointo Plymouth to find out the particulars of the sinking of the ram. The negro soon re turned with assurances that the Albemarle was actually sunk. Thus cheered, Gushing pursued his tedious journey through the swamps, till, coming suddenly on a creek, he found one of the enemy's picket-boats, of which he took possession, and pulle