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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 31: operations of Farragut's vessels on the coast of Texas, etc. (search)
een-of-the-West had been disabled and captured. Hart claims that the other two vessels did not assist him; but the probability is that the pilots did not think there was room for three vessels to get into action at one time, as this was the worst point on the river to manage a vessel in — the current ran rapidly and the eddies were very annoying to the best pilots; besides, that class of vessel was not at all suited for this work. The Albatross lost two killed, one being the pilot, Mr. J. B. Hamilton. and four wounded--a small number, considering that her commander reported such a severe engagement. The Confederate steamers carried off the guns, but left a large raft across the river to obstruct the passage. The Confederate commanders had already heard of the arrival at the mouth of the river of a large force of iron-clads, and of the advance of Bank's Army, and their object now was to get the guns to Shreveport. All idea of fortifying Alexandria was abandoned and two or thre