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29th of December, she set out for Beaufort, N. C., in tow of the Rhode Island. Admiral Lee had left the time of departure at the discretion ofinto the turret and blower-pipes. Trenchard, who commanded the Rhode Island, stopped his vessel, to see if the Monitor would not ride more e fell off and rolled heavily in the trough of the sea. Again the Rhode Island started, with the Monitor yawing and plunging behind her. The st of distress, cut the hawser, and ranged up under the lee of the Rhode Island. Boats were lowered, and the dangerous work began of removing t succession. As the vessels touched, ropes were thrown over the Rhode Island's quarter; but the crew could not or would not seize them. The Rhode Island's cutter took off a boat-load of men successfully, but the launch was stove by the working of the Monitor; and Trenchard, finding Last of all Bankhead jumped in, and the boat pulled toward the Rhode Island, and was got safely on board. A few moments more, and the Monit
131 Porter, Commodore David D.,90 121 Port Royal, 105, 107 Port Royal, the, 77 Potomac River blockaded, 85 Powhattan, the, 11, 114, 121 et seq. Preble, the, 128 et seq. Privateers, the, 168 et seq. Quaker City, the, 111 Raleigh, the, 77 Rams, at commencement of war 3, 48, 61, 63 et seq., 97 et se 109 et seq., 221 Rappahannock, the, 213 et seq. Renshaw, Commander W. B. commands expedition to Galveston, 143 et seq., 149; killed, 150 Resolute, the, 86 Rhode Island, the, 79 Richmond, the, 11, 128 et seq. Roanoke, the, 60, 62, 65 et seq., 66 (note) Rodgers, Commander, John, 117 et seq. Rowan, Commander, 91 Sabine River, its importance to blockade-runners, 142 et seq. St. Lawrence, the, 62, 66 et seq., 89, 172 St Louis, the, 122 San Jacinto, the, 177, 194 Sassacus, the, 99 Savannah, Ga., blockaded, 35, 85, 87 et seq., 107, 109 Selfridge, Lieutenant, 51 Semmes, Captain, commands the Sumter, 173 et seq.; commands the