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A fearless blockader — U. S. S. “Kansas This little screw steamer, under Lieutenant-Commander P. G. Watmough, with four other vessels no more formidable than she, stood her ground when the great ironclad ram “Raleigh” came down from Wilmington on May 7, 1864, and attempted to raise the blockade at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. The “Raleigh” trained her ten guns on the little vessels for nine hours. But they replied with vigor, and finally Flag-Officer W. F. Lynch, C. S. N., under whose direction the “Raleigh” had been built, judged it best to retire, since she was hardly in a state of completion to warrant coming to close quarters. To the “Kansas” belongs the honor of capturing the famous blockade-runner “Tristram Shandy,” May 15, 1864. The “Tristram Shandy” afterward became despatch vessel to Porter's fleet.

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