m us three full broadsides of 9-inch solid shot, each broadside being eleven guns.
They were well aimed and all struck, but when she was examined next day, no other indications were seen than scratches.
The musketry fire into the two ports prevented the leveling of her guns, and therefore two of her shot or shell passed harmlessly over the Richmond, except the cutting of a ratline in the port main-shroud, just under the feet of the pilot, while the other whistled unpleasantly close to Lieutenant Terry's head.
The Tennessee passed toward the 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 broadsi