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1 The above is a transcript from the official report of the Admiral. It seems entirely admissible, in view of the facts presented, to suppose that he was not very favorably impressed with the endurance of the monitors. Captain Rodgers reports ‘that the deck has been entirely broken through in four places, two of these sufficiently large to admit large quantities of water, requiring shot-plugs The hull was struck on the port quarter, completely shattering all the plates.’ Two engineers and several firemen were prostrated by the intense heat in the fire-and engine-room. The distance from the fort, it will be remembered, was given as 1,200 yards. Admiral Dahlgren's Memoirs, seen since writing the above, says, ‘her armor was very much hurt. The sides of the pilot-house bulged through, and I just escaped the end of a bolt that was dislodged’
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