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One of the enemy's "Rams" destroyed by torpedoes on the Yazoo river. (search)
One of the enemy's "Rams" destroyed by torpedoes on the Yazoo river. --On Friday last, the 12th inst, three gunboats and two "rams" ascended the Yazoo river as far as the "town of St. Charles, or Blake's lower negro quarter. Only of the vessels, however returned--one of the rams having been destroyed by the explosion of pedo. Evidences of the wreck are very abundant, and the point where the smash up occurred has been visited by large numbers. That the boat carried guns of heavy calibre
forget your self.
December 11, 1862. Dear Ann:
I am still spared to you. We have been up the Yazoo.
We were to-day within four miles of Vicksburg.
We do not see any gunboats of any kind; but when we got to a town called St. Charles, (Blake's lower negro quarter,) we got within a quarter of a mile of it, we came to two torpedoes in the river, which exploded, but did us no harm.
We then came back to the fleet.
I think it is likely that we shall go again to-morrow, and blow the town