Lackawanna, the next vessel astern, and avoided her — wishing either to ram Captain Strong's vessel (Monongahela), or cross his bow and attack McCann's vessel (the Kennebec, Strong's consort). Strong was ready for her, and, anticipating her object, made at her, but the blow (by the quick manoeuvring of the Tennessee) was a glancing one, doing very little damage to either Strong's or McCann's vessel.
Thence the Tennessee, after firing two broadsides into the Oneida, proceeded toward the fort, ngle one of the Union vessels, but was herself run into by the Monongahela, Captain Strong, at full speed.
The Tennessee, after colliding with the Monongahela, grat slow--of the fleet, was expected to act as a ram if opportunity offered.
Captain Strong waited for no orders, but seeing the huge ram coming for the fleet left hisals for a general attack of the enemy were being prepared, the Monongahela (Captain Strong) and the Lackawanna (Captain Marchand) were ordered by the more rapid signa
Hartford (flag-ship), Capt. Percival Drayton, 2 100-pounder Parrott rifles, 1 30-pounder Parrott, 18 9-inch, 3 howitzers; Brooklyn, Capt. James Alden, 2 100-pounder Parrotts, 2 60-pounder rifles, 20 9-inch, 1 howitzer; Richmond, Capt. Thornton A. Jenkins, 1 100-pounder rifle, 1 30-pounder rifle, 18 9-inch, 2 howitzers; Lackawanna, Capt. J. B. Marchand, 1150-pounder Parrott pivot, 1 50-pounder Dahlgren pivot, 2 11-inch, 4 9-inch, 6 howitzers; Monongahela, Com. James H. Strong, 1 150-pounder Parrott, 2 11-inch, 5 32-pounders, 3 howitzers; Ossipee, Com. William E. Le Roy, 1 100-pounder Parrott, 1 11-inch, 6 32-pounders, 2 30-pounder Parrotts, 2 howitzers; Oneida, Com. J. R. M. Mullany, 2 11-inch, pivot, 3 30-pounder Parrotts, 4 32-pounders, 1 howitzer; Seminole, Com. Edward Donaldson, 1 11-inch pivot, 1 30-pounder Parrott, 6 32-pounders,
Galena, Lieut.-Com. Clark H. Wells, 1 100-pounder Parrott pivot, 1 30-pounder, 8 9-inch, 1 howitzer.