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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 12 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 10 2 Browse Search
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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)
tional surrender of that place. On his arrival at Donaldsonville, Lieutenant-Commander Perkins was directed to proceed to New Orleans, the Winona to accompany him , and though it was night their range was improving all the time. Lieutenant-Commander Perkins lowered all his boats and got kedges out astern to haul his vessel oof range of the upper batteries. The principal battery being below, Lieutenant-Commander Perkins towed the New London with his boats to the east bank and made her fahile there were Confederate field-pieces in the neighborhood. But Lieutenant-Commander Perkins, knowing that the Confederates would attack him at night with a forc, which proved too much for them. This affair was well managed by Lieutenant-Commander Perkins, who did all that lay in his power to prevent his vessel falling intgun-boat in the night, and escaped in the boats after setting fire to her; but Perkins preferred to use his boats to tow her out of range of the enemy's guns until h