airly shook the earth.
In about half an hour after the firing had begun, a large iron-clad, the Essex, emerged from the smoke above and made directly for the Arkansas.
When he was fifty yards from te.
It was known that the enemy had several thousand men at Baton Rouge, and that the iron-clad Essex and a small wooden gun-boat was all the force afloat.
It was proposed that General Breckinridgeor though they were aware of her being disabled, they knew how hard she could hit. The iron-clad Essex came up within a quarter of a mile of us, and opened fire with his three bow guns.
The senior eirating expedition up the river.
On the night of September 7th, our lookout signaled that the Essex was coming down.
We waited quietly at quarters until the Essex and her consort alongside of her the battery, when we opened fire; our men worked lively and we pounded away in fine style.
The Essex, after getting at long taw, fired a few wild shots and passed on down.
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