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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
ollowed by a flotilla of armed vessels under the command of Commodore John Rodgers, whose flag-ship was the ironclad Galena. She was accompann of the Galena was nearly expended. Then the flotilla withdrew. Rodgers lost in this attack twenty-seven men, and a 100-pounder rifled canarrand (once of the National Navy), reported his loss at fifteen. Rodgers fell back to City Point. The appearance of this flotilla in theplies been changed to a point on the James River immediately after Rodgers drove the Confederate gun-boats to Richmond, and held that highway the north. It was eleven days before that dispatch was sent that Rodgers went up to Drewry's Bluff; and General Barnard, the Chief Engineere gunboats, and then went on board the Galena, to confer with Commodore Rodgers. By this time a greater part of the army had emerged from th first, McClellan again went on board the Galena, to accompany Captain Rodgers, to select the final location for the army and its depots. Th