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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Fighting Farragut below New Orleans. (search)
both sides of the river. Until we got clear of this, there was nothing to attract attention toward us, the Varuna being half a mile ahead, as shown by her lights. Her engines were working finely and driving her rapidly on her spurt. Lieutenant C. H. Swasey, of the Varuna, remarks in his report upon the slowness of the Varuna at this point: Owing to the small amount of steam we then had (17 pounds), he [Kennon] soon began to come up with us.--Editors. We too, by using oil on our coal, had a people know that any other Confederate vessel than mine was within several miles of her. Suddenly the ram Stonewall Jackson, having to pass the Varuna to reach New Orleans, rammed deep into the latter's port gangway. Commander Boggs and Lieutenant Swasey, of the Varuna, and Captain Philips, commanding the Stonewall Jackson, agree in saying that the Stonewall Jackson rammed the Varuna while she was afloat, and that it was in consequence o f this blow that the Varuna was disabled and beached.