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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 30: (search)
o-called tin-clads, armed with boat-howitzers. Hearing that Morgan was moving in force up the left bank of the Ohio River, pursued by the Union forces under General Judah, Lieutenant-Commander Fitch determined, if possible, to cut him off. The water in the river was very low and the five light draft gun-boats which Fitch had witand arm themselves in the interior on his left, which induced him to cling to the river bank, little dreaming of the danger threatened him from the gun-boats. General Judah's forces pushing after him, Morgan determined to cross the river, but here he was confronted by Fitch and his tinclads, which were spread out for the space of s said to have been used by Morgan when weary of horseback exercise. The gunboats pushed on up river to look after the remnant of Morgan's band, leaving it to General Judah to pick up the stragglers in the rear. About fifteen miles above the scene of his last conflict, Fitch encountered another portion of Morgan's command who w