ip Malvern, as they proceeded up the James on the morning of April 3, 1865, to enter the fallen city of Richmond.
To the right of the top photograph rise the stacks of the Confederate ram Virginia.
Near the middle lie the ruined wheels of the Jamestown. And in the bottom picture, before Fort Darling appears the wreck of the Patrick Henry. All these were vessels of Commodore Mitchell's command that had so long made every effort to break the bonds forged about them by a more powerful force, aflhe river.
Soon, rising even louder, came the sound of four great explosions one after another — the blowing up of Commodore Mitchell's vessels.
What Lincoln saw: the last of the undaunted Confederate flotilla--Virginia, Patrick Henry, and Jamestown sunk
Confederate ship Patrick Henry sunk in the James River.
Coal schooners wrecked to block the James--(below) Drewry's bluffs the command to devolve upon General G. W. Smith until June 2d, when President Davis assigned General Lee to th