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ame up in the following order: four monitors—the Weehawken, the Passaic, the Montauk, the Pa-tapsco; then the New Ironsides, as flag-ship; then the Catskill, the Nantucket, the Nahant, and, bringing up the rear, the doubleturreted monitor Keokuk. They were commanded by experienced and gallant officers of the United States Navy. TApril, and the number of shots received by each ironclad, as copied from United States journals: Roads Fired. New Ironsides8 Catskill25 Keokuk3 Montauk26 Nantucket15 Passaic9 Nahant24 Weekawken26 Patapsco18 —— Total154 Shots Rec'd. New Ironsides65 Keokuk90 Weehawken60 Montauk20 Passaic58 Nantucket51 CatskillNantucket51 Catskill51 Patapsco45 Nahant80 —— Total520 Thomas Jordan, Chief of Staff. This was the real cause—there existed no other—of Admiral Dupont's failure to carry out his programme against Fort Sumter and the other defensive works in Charleston Harbor. The torpedoes and the rope obstructions, so much spoken of, had nothing wh
mament sixteen guns; the Keokuk, two stationary turrets, carrying one gun each; and seven single revolving turreted vessels, carrying (supposed) two guns in each, presumed to be the Montauk, Passaic, Weehauwken, Patalpsco, Nahant, Catskill, and Nantucket, which took position from nine hundred to fifteen hundred yards from Fort Sumter. They steamed up main ship-channel towards Fort Moultrie, in line of battle, as follows: four single turrets, Ironsides, three single turrets, and Keokuk, follocompanied by the ironmailed frigate New Ironsides, bearing the Admiral's pennant. On the 7th of April, in the afternoon, the enemy moved forward to the attack, in single file—seven single-turreted monitors—to wit: Weehawken, Catskill, Montauk, Nantucket, Passaic, Nahant, and Patapsco, the Keokuk (with two fixed turrets), and the New Ironsides—the Weehawken leading, the New Ironsides fifth in the order of battle. By 3 o'clock P. M. the head of the line had come within easy range of Forts Sumte<