ge waited till the heads of the Confederates appeared above the river bank.
Then he let drive at them with his two big guns, pouring upon them a rain of grape, canister, and shrapnel.
General Green, who behaved with the greatest gallantry, had his head blown off. After an hour and a half the Confederates withdrew from the unequal contest, with a loss of over four hundred dead and wounded.
The Osage was sent to Mobile Bay in the spring of 1865 and was there sunk by a submarine torpedo on March 29th.
A veteran of the rivers — the Pittsburg
The Pittsburg was one of the seven ironclads that Eads completed in a hundred days. She first went into action at Fort Donelson, where she was struck forty times.
Two shots from the Confederates pierced her below the guards.
She began shipping water so fast that it was feared that she would sink.
In turning around to get out of range, she fouled the Carondelet's stern, breaking one of her rudders.
In going ahead to clear the Carondelet f