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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
with Mobile Bay. The gun-boats kept shelling the woods from Point Clear to Blakely River bar, while the troops were landing, to clear the coast of the enemy's forcese works, while the enemy lost heavily in killed and wounded. Apalache and Blakely Rivers were at once dragged by the sailors in boats, and sixteen large submerged t of Mobile, the Octorara and three river iron-clads worked their way up the Blakely River, and thence down the Tensas, and anchored in front of the city. They were nging to the Cincinnati. The tug-boat Althea was destroyed by a torpedo in Blakely River, and the gun-boat Sciota was blown up while underway, running across the baemy that it would be impossible for our Monitors and gun-boats to cross the Blakely River bar, owing to the shallowness of the water; but, should we succeed in doing the Osage, Lieutenant-Commander W. M. Gamble, were sunk at the entrance to Blakely River, the former on the 28th of March and the latter on the 29th. The tin-clad