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-directed shot from the monitor's 15-inch gun struck the Nashville fair amidships, and in a few minutes she burst into flame, and blew up.
The Confederate ram Atlanta, on the 17th of June, 1863, running down into Wassaw Sound, secure in the protection of
A fearless blockader — U. S. S. Kansas
This little screw steamer, under Lieutenant-Commander P. G. Watmough, with four other vessels no more formidable than she, stood her ground when the great ironclad ram Raleigh came down from Wilmington on May 7, 1864, and attempted to raise the blockade at the mouth of the Cape Fear River.
The Raleigh trained her ten guns on the little vessels for nine hours. But they replied with vigor, and finally Flag-Officer W. F. Lynch, C. S. N., under whose direction the Raleigh had been built, judged it best to retire, since she was hardly in a state of completion to warrant coming to close quarters.
To the Kansas belongs the honor of capturing the famous blockade-runner Tristram Shandy, May 15,