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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 36: operations of the South Atlantic Squadron under Rear-Admiral Dahlgren, 1863.--operations in Charleston harbor, etc. (search)
is vessel underway, and, while endeavoring to get a berth closer to the enemy, and inside the Weehawken's position, the Catskill was struck by a shot from Wagner, and Rodgers was instantly killed. This shot first struck the top of the pilothouse, fracturing the outer plate and tearing off an irregular piece of the inside plate about one foot in area, and forcing out several of the bolts by which the pieces were held together, fragments of which struck Commander Rodgers and Acting-Assistant Paymaster J. G. Woodbury, killing both instantly, besides wounding the pilot, Mr. Penton, and Acting-Master's Mate Trescott. When the commander fell, Lieutenant-Commander Charles C. Carpenter hove up the anchor, steamed down to the tug Dandelion. and, depositing the bodies in her, returned to his station and continued the action. Rear-Admiral Dahlgren pays the highest tribute to Commander Rodgers, whose death was regretted by all who knew him. The latter's relations to the commander-in-chief (