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death. Crushing through the fortress' wall, Dealing wounds and death to all; Like an avalanche they fall Amid the rebel camp. Treason shrieks its dying yell, Loud the awful echoes swell, Solemn as a fun'ral knell, Along the river's shore. Gallant Porter's work is done, Farragut's is now begun: Lo!
his noble vessels run To face the deadly guns! Through the serried lines they go, Face to face they brave the foe, While their booming broadsides glow Upon the river's tide. Dark and dreary was the nil 25, 1862.
Failing to reduce them, [Forts Jackson and St. Philip,] after six days of incessant fire, Flag-Officer Farragut determined to attempt their passage with his whole fleet, except the part there — of under the immediate command of Capt. Porter, known as the mortar-fleet.
On the morning of the twenty-fourth instant the fleet got under way, and twelve vessels, including the four sloops of war, ran the gauntlet of fire of the forts, and were safely above.
Of the gallantry, courage, a