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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 27 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 8 0 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 13: the capture of New Orleans. (search)
p-of-war Portsmouth, 17; gun-boats Varuna, Captain Boggs, 12; Cayuga, Lieutenant Harrison, 5; Winon terribly its vials were poured upon her. Commander Boggs said, in his report, that immediately aft of them blew up. She was soon afterward Charles Boggs. furiously attacked by the ram Governor M, killing four and wounding nine of her crew. Boggs managed, he said, to get a three-inch shell in around nearly to the side of the Varuna, when Boggs gave her five 8-inch shells abaft her armor from his port guns. This settled her, said Boggs, and drove her ashore in flames. Finding his own vain Lee, came to the rescue of the Varuna, but Boggs waved him on after the Moore, which was then ihe cruelty of the flames. Report of Captain Charles Boggs to Commodore Farragut, April 29th, 1862. In his report, Captain Boggs warmly commended a powder-boy named Oscar Peck, only thirteen yearrragut had reached the Quarantine, he sent Captain Boggs in a small boat, through shallow bayous in[4 more...]
ing to the Varuna with your despatches for Gen. Butler, returning with him yesterday afternoon. Very respectfully, Charles Boggs, Commander U. S. Navy. The loss of the Varuna. U. S. Steam gunboat Varuna, at sea, May 8, 1862. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: sir: I have the honor to enclose herewith a duplicate of the report of Commander Boggs, late of the Varuna, and attached to my division of the attacking force. This gallant officer came up to my support when I had steamers, and directed Commander Lee, of the Oneida, to go to his support, which he did in the most dashing manner. Commander Boggs's description of the loss of his vessel, I believe to be accurate. I saw him bravely fighting, his guns level with d below the city, on which were twenty-nine and thirty guns each. Immediately on my getting above the Forts, I sent Capt. Boggs, who is now deprived of a command by the sinking of his ship, (which he had so nobly defended,) down to Capt. Porter,