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water Witch—Captured from the Federals in Ossabaw sound. June 3, 1864. Burned at the fall of Savannah, December, 1864.

Webb—Wooden ram on the Mississippi and Red rivers. Burned by the Confederates after the close of the war.

Winslow—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.

Yadkin—Wooden gun-boat. 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:

Superior, Harmony, and Kankakee near Norfolk, and the Schrapnel at Richmond.

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 Navy. 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 and Wasp. 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 ship Housatonic..

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