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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 31: operations of Farragut's vessels on the coast of Texas, etc. (search)
took place in the river before July 10th, 1863, was the attack of some Confederate field batteries upon the U. S. steamer New London, Lieutenant-Commander G. H. Perkins. The New London was on her way from Port Hudson, having on board a bearer of dispatches from General Banks, announcing the unconditional surrender of that place. On his arrival at Donaldsonville, Lieutenant-Commander Perkins was directed to proceed to New Orleans, the Winona to accompany him past some batteries at Whitehall Point. At 1 o'clock, A. M., as the New London was passing this point, the enemy opened on her with artillery and musketry. The third shell entered one of the boilers, and exploding, made seven holes in a line with the upward flues, scalding six persons severely. Another perforated the steamdrum, and the vessel was disabled and enveloped in steam. The Captain put the vessel's head toward the eastern shore, but the steam escaped so rapidly that the men could not stay at the wheel and the