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Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 4: raid of the Confederate ironclads off Charles-Ton.—attack on Fort M'Allister. (search)
with ample bomb-proofs. On February 1st the Montauk again took position, supposed to be within six hundred yards of McAllister, supported by the same vessels as before. The falling of the tide made it necessary to drop down to a distance of fourses of the fort. One officer was killed, seven men wounded, and one gun disabled. Colonel R. H. Anderson, commanding Fort McAllister, in his report of this action states: The enemy fired steadily and with remarkable precision. At times their fn she has been destroyed. On the evening of February 27th Commander Worden observed the Nashville in movement above McAllister. In a reconnoissance it was discovered that she had grounded in a bend known as the seven-mile reach, and supposed to e smoke-stack went by the board, and soon after the magazine exploding shattered the smoking ruins. During this time McAllister was busily engaged firing at the Montauk, but in the attendant excitement only struck her five times, without damage to