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ike a brave man, exclaimed, Why do this?
We have no men left; I'll be — if I stand here to be murdered, so he slapped the helm hard-a-starboard.
As we came round, the enemy's ships, being near, fired a shower of heavy projectiles which struck the vessel in every part.
One gun was dismounted.
The boats had already been destroyed.
The wheel-ropes, the head of the rudder, the slide of the engine, and a large piece of the walking-beam were shot away; the latter fell on the cylinder
The Pensacola disabling the Governor Moore.
Captain H. W. Morris of the Pensacola says, in his report: The ram [Governor Moore], after having struck the Varuna gun-boat, and forced her to run on shore to prevent sinking, advanced to attach this ship, coming down on us right ahead.
She was perceived by Lieutenant F. A. Roe just in tile to avoid her by sheering the ship, and she passed close on our starboard side, receiving, as she went by, a broadside from us.
Until I read this, I thought the vessel