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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 2 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 2 0 Browse Search
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
William W. Bennett, A narrative of the great revival which prevailed in the Southern armies during the late Civil War 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 16, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 36: operations of the South Atlantic Squadron under Rear-Admiral Dahlgren, 1863.--operations in Charleston harbor, etc. (search)
t on the dark water, close at hand, was suddenly discovered by the sentinels, and hailed by them, and the officer of the deck, Acting-Ensign C. W. Howard. No response being made. the officer of the deck ordered the sentries to fire into the object. The sentries delivered their fire, and, simultaneously, the ship received a severe shock from the explosion of a torpedo, which threw a large column of water into the air, whence it descended upon the spar-deck and into the engine-room. Acting-Ensign Howard was mortally wounded by a shot from the torpedo-boat, dying five days later. The proximity of the David and the limited target presented by its only visible part — a hatch ten feet by two-precluded the use of great guns upon it; but a brisk musket fire was kept upon it by the marines until it drifted out of sight. Two of the Monitors soon came under the stern of the Ironsides in pursuit of this new device of the enemy, but, although two boats were lowered to assist in the search, no