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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
udd; the Quaker City, Commander Wm. F. Spicer, and the Ossipee, Commander Wm. E. LeRoy, got underway as soon as they could get up steam and went in pursuit of the Webb, the Hollyhock far in the lead. When the Webb was about twenty-five miles below New Orleans, she encountered the Richmond, Captain Theodore P. Green, coming up the river. The chances for her escape being thus cut off, the Webb was headed for the left bank of the river and run ashore, and was set on fire by her commander, Edward G. Reed, formerly of the United States Navy. Her cargo, being very inflammable, she was soon ablaze from stem to stern and blew up, the crew escaping to the shore. Thus ended the career of this remarkable ram, that had caused, at times, a good deal of uneasiness along the river and had done considerable damage. She followed in the footsteps of all the Confederate rams, and was the last one that we know of that was at that time owned by the Confederacy. The following officers of the Webb ga