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The Daily Dispatch: may 21, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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ur boats. Gen. Thompson was on board the Bragg, which made the first attack. All did their duty nobly, though special mention is made of Capt. Fulkerson, of the Van-Dorn. The St. Louis was seriously damaged, and was run on a bar opposite Plumb Point. --Yesterday, at noon, she was still on the bar, with a transport alongside, supposed to be in a sinking condition. The fight was brought to a close by the Federal gunboats withdrawing into shoal water, where ours could not go. They then og and the steward on the Van-Dorn. The former had his leg shot off at the thigh, and the latter had his head shot off.--We also had four slightly injured. The Federal loss is known to be at least twenty five. The engagement took place at Plumb Point, and lasted an hour and a half, when our boats returned to the fort. The impregnability of our cotton-clad fleet is considered now to be fully demonstrated — the enemy's shot penetrating into the cotton only a few inches, and none passing