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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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S. S. Metacomet during the engagement of the fifth instant. One shell through starboard-bow, exploding in the store-room; one shell on port bow; one shot through foremast, cutting two forward shrouds, port side; one cutting off heads of fire-room ventilators; one through smoke-stack; one through escape-pipe; two bursting in starboard paddle-box; one through top of after pilot-house; one cutting mainsail in two; one striking and bending the after quarter davit. Very respectfully, Henry P. Sleeper, Executive Officer. Report of Lieutenant Commander B. Gherardi. U. S. S. Port Royal, Mobile Bay, Aug. 7, 1864. sir: I have the honor to inform you that on the morning of the fifth instant, I took my position on the port side of the United States steamer Richmond, as her consort. I was able to open fire but twice; once as the rebel iron-clad Tennessee passed down the line. The second time as we kept away on a north-west course, I was able to bring the ten-inch pivot-gun to