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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 20: commencement of civil War. (search)
egan again, and for nearly an hour they poured volleys of heavy shot on the flotilla like hail, but only wounding one man. Unable to reply at that distance with effect, Ward withdrew his vessels, but resumed the conflict on the following day, June 1, 1861. in company with the sloop-of-war Pawnee, of eight guns, Captain S. C. Rowan. For more than five hours, a continuous storm of shot and shell assaulted the works on shore. This cannonade and bombardment were briskly responded to by the insurghulled four times, and nine shots in all struck her; and yet, neither on board of this vessel nor of those of Ward's flotilla was a single person killed or seriously injured. report of Commander Ward to the Secretary of the Navy, May 31 and June 1, 1861. report of Commander Rowan to Secretary Welles, June 2, 1861. during the engagement, the large passenger and freight House near the landing was destroyed by fire. at about this time, another aggressive movement was made by the United State