a was about a mile and a half from the Weehawken she fired a rifled shot which passed across the stern of the later vessel and struck near the Nahant.
At this time the Atlanta lay across the channel waiting the attack of the Monitors.
Commander William A. Webb, her commanding officer, showed more courage than judgment, as he was not called upon to await the attack of two vessels which together were superior in force.
The Weehawken approached within three hundred yards of the enemy and at 5dgers steamed close to her and ordered a boat to be sent on board the Weehawken. Lieutenant Alexander, of the Confederate Navy, went on board to surrender the Atlanta, which he informed Captain Rodgers was aground on a sand-spit.
Soon after, Commander Webb of the Atlanta repaired on board the Weehawken to deliver up his sword, and a prize-crew, under Lieutenant-Commander D. B. Harmony, was sent to take charge of the prize.
The Weehawken received no damage from the Atlanta's shot, the only in