water Witch—Captured from the Federals
in Ossabaw sound
. June 3, 1864.
Burned at the fall of Savannah
, December, 1864.
—Wooden ram on the Mississippi
and Red rivers
Burned by the Confederates
after the close of the war.
—Side-wheel river steamer, formerly the J. E. Coffee
. Bought at Norfolk
in 1861 and mounted one gun. Wrecked on a sunken hulk outside of Hatteras
, in 1861.
Built at Wilmington
and burned by the Confederates
at the fall of that city in 1865.
In addition to the foregoing, there were the following which were used temporarily as tenders and afterwards returned to their original owners, that did not carry permanent armament:
, and Kankakee
, and the Schrapnel
In the fall of 1861 the citizens of New Orleans fitted up a number of river boats as rams for local defense, and put them under command of Captain J. Edward Montgomery
They were bravely fought and were sunk in battle at Memphis
and New Orleans.
They were not attached to the Confederate States
They were the Warrior, Stonewall Jackson, Resolute, Defiance, Breckenridge, Van Horn, Price, Bragg, Lovell, Sumter, Beauregard, Jeff. Thompson
. Little Rebel, Governor Mooore, Quitman
, and possibly three or four others.
There were in the Confederate States
Navy at Richmond
three torpedo launches—the Hornet, Scorpion
. The Wasp
was destroyed by the Federal
batteries at Trent
's Reach, in January, 1865, and the others were burned by the Confederates
at the evacuation of Richmond
, in April, 1865.
There was also a torpedo launch at Charleston
, with which Lieutenant Glassell
attacked the Ironsides
, and also the one with which Lieutenant Dixon
, of the 21st Alabama Regiment, sunk the United States