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The opposing forces at Mobile.

The Union fleet in the battle of Mobile Bay.

Rear-Admiral D. G. Farragut, Commanding. Fleet-Captain, Captain Percival Drayton.


Tecumseh, Com. T. A. M. Craven, 2 15-inch guns; Manhattan, Com. J. W. A. Nicholson, 2 15-inch; Winnebago, Com. Thomas H. Stevens, 4 11-inch; Chickasaw, Lieut.-Com. George H. Perkins, 411-inch.


Hartford (flag-ship), Capt. Percival Drayton, 2 100-pounder Parrott rifles, 1 30-pounder Parrott, 18 9-inch, 3 howitzers; Brooklyn, Capt. James Alden, 2 100-pounder Parrotts, 2 60-pounder rifles, 20 9-inch, 1 howitzer; Richmond, Capt. Thornton A. Jenkins, 1 100-pounder rifle, 1 30-pounder rifle, 18 9-inch, 2 howitzers; Lackawanna, Capt. J. B. Marchand, 1150-pounder Parrott pivot, 1 50-pounder Dahlgren pivot, 2 11-inch, 4 9-inch, 6 howitzers; Monongahela, Com. James H. Strong, 1 150-pounder Parrott, 2 11-inch, 5 32-pounders, 3 howitzers; Ossipee, Com. William E. Le Roy, 1 100-pounder Parrott, 1 11-inch, 6 32-pounders, 2 30-pounder Parrotts, 2 howitzers; Oneida, Com. J. R. M. Mullany, 2 11-inch, pivot, 3 30-pounder Parrotts, 4 32-pounders, 1 howitzer; Seminole, Com. Edward Donaldson, 1 11-inch pivot, 1 30-pounder Parrott, 6 32-pounders,


Galena, Lieut.-Com. Clark H. Wells, 1 100-pounder Parrott pivot, 1 30-pounder, 8 9-inch, 1 howitzer.


Octorara, Lieut.-Com. Charles H. Greene, 1 100-pounder Parrott pivot, 3 9-inch, 2 32-pounders, 4 howitzers; Metacomet, Lieut.-Com. James E. Jouett, 2 100-pounder Parrotts, 4 9-inch, 4 howitzers; Port Royal, Lieut.-Com. B. Gherardi, 1 100-pounder Parrott pivot, 1 10-inch, 2 9-inch, 2 50-pounder Dahlgren rifles, 2 howitzers.


Kennebec, Lieut.-Com. W. P. McCann, 1 11-inch, 1 20-pounder, 3 howitzers; Itasca, Lieut.-Com. George Brown, 1 11-inch, 2 32-pounders, 2 20-pounders, 1 howitzer.

Confederate fleet.--Admiral Franklin Buchanan, commanding.

Iron-Clad ram.

Tennessee (flag-ship), Com. J. D. Johnston, 2 7-inch Brooke rifles, 4 6.4-inch Brooke rifles.

Side-wheel gun-boats.

Morgan, Com. George W. Harrison, 2 7-inch rifles, 4 32-pounders; Gaines, Lieut. J. W. Bennett, 1 8-inch rifle, 5 32-pounders; Selma, Com. P. U. Murphy, 1 6-inch rifle, 3 8-inch shell guns.

Land operations against Mobile.--August 5th-23d, 1864.

the Union forces were immediately commanded by Maj.-Gen. Gordon Granger (with Maj.-Gen. E. R. S. Canby as his superior), and consisted of the following organizations: Infantry, 77th 111., 94th Ill., 67th Ind., 20th Iowa, 34th Iowa, 38th Iowa, 161st N. Y., 96th Ohio, 20th Wis., 23d Wis., 96th U. S. C. T., and 97th U. S. C. T. Cavalry: 3d Md.; A, 2d Me.; M, 14th N. Y. Artillery: 1st Ind. Heavy (battalion) ; 6th Mich. Heavy; Battery A, 2d Ill.; 2d Conn. Battery; 17th Ohio Battery.

The brigade commanders were Colonels Joseph Bailey, Joshua J. Guppey, George W. Clark, Henry Bertram, and George D. Robinson.

The effective strength of this command was about 5500; loss in the bombardment of Fort Morgan, 7 wounded.

the Confederate forces: Maj.-Gen. Dabney H. Maury was the Confederate commander at Mobile, with Brig.-Gen. Richard L. Page in command of the defensive works at Fort Morgan, etc. Fort Morgan was garrisoned by a portion of the 1st Ala. battalion of artillery, one company of the 21st Ala., and the 1st Tenn. Fort Gaines, commanded by Col. Charles D. Anderson, was garrisoned by six companies of the 21st Ala., two companies 1st Ala. battalion of artillery, the Pelham Cadets, some reserves and marines; in all about 600. Lieut.-Col. James M. Williams was in command of Fort Powell, which was garrisoned by two companies 21st Ala. and a part of Culpeper's S. C. battery.

Confederate loss in Fort Morgan: 1 killed, 3 wounded. [401]

The Confederate iron-clad “Tennessee.” from a War-time sketch.

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