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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 2 0 Browse Search
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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)
was virtually over, it was evacuated in a panic before the Federal gun-boats had fired a shot into the city. While the Army was landing in front 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 sent at once up the Tombigbee River, where the Confederate iron-clad Nashville and the gun-boat Morgan had fled. The two powerful rams, Huntsville and Tuscaloosa, were sunk in the Spanish River before the place was evacuated. The naval forces were at once set to work clearing the main ship channel of torpedoes and obstructions, which proved to be a formidable task. While picking up torpedoes, the tug-boat Ida was blown up and destroyed, as well as a steam-launch belonging 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 bay, in twelve feet of water, making the fifth ves