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firing was kept up, the Union fleet lying a mile or more up the river, the Confederate vessels being huddled under the guns of Fort Pillow. On the 4th of June, great clouds of smoke were seen to arise from the fort, and terrific explosions accompanying The vessel with the armed prow. The federal ram Vindicator An excellent example of the steam rams as developed from the ideas of Charles Ellet, Jr., adding a new chapter to the history of naval warfare. As far back as the siege of Sebastopol, in 1854, Charles Ellet — being then in Europe — proposed a plan to the Russians to equip their blockaded fleet with rams. The plan was not adopted, and in 1855 he published a pamphlet outlining his idea and said, in proposing it to the United States Government, I hold myself ready to carry it out in all its details whenever the day arrives that the United States is about to become engaged in a naval contest. It was not until after the appearance of the Merrimac at Hampton Roads and the