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Lilburn W. Boggs (search for this): entry varuna-the
e chief efforts of the Confederate gunboats seemed to be directed against the Cayuga, Captain Bailey, and the Varuna, Captain Boggs. the Cayuga had compelled three of the Confederate gunboats to surrender to her, and was fighting desperately, when n the Varuna became the chief object of the wrath of the Confederates. Immediately after passing the forts, reported Captain Boggs, I found myself amid a nest of rebel steamers. As he penetrated this nest, he poured a broadside upon each vessel asain Kennon, formerly of the United States navy. It raked along the Varuna's port-gangway, doing considerable damage; but Boggs soon drove her out of action, when another ram, its beak under water, struck the Varuna at the same point. The shots ohe same place, which crushed in her side. The ram became entangled, and was drawn nearly to the side of the Varuna, when Boggs gave her five 8-inch shells abaft her armor from his port-guns, and drove her ashore in flames. Finding his own vessel s
er boiler was exploded by a shot, and she drifted ashore. Soon afterwards the Varuna drove three other vessels ashore in flames, and all of them blew up. Very soon afterwards she was fiercely attacked by the ram Governor Moore. commanded by Captain Kennon, formerly of the United States navy. It raked along the Varuna's port-gangway, doing considerable damage; but Boggs soon drove her out of action, when another ram, its beak under water, struck the Varuna at the same point. The shots of th ashore in flames. Finding his own vessel sinking, he ran her into the bank, let go her anchor, and tied her bow fast to the trees. All that time her guns were at work crippling the Moore, and did not cease until the water was over the guntrucks. Then he got his wounded and crew safely on shore. the Moore was soon afterwards set on fire by Kennon, who abandoned her, leaving his wounded to perish in the flames. This was one of the most daring exploits of the war, and received great applause.
James E. Bailey (search for this): entry varuna-the
Varuna, the In the naval battle on the Mississippi, below New Orleans, the chief efforts of the Confederate gunboats seemed to be directed against the Cayuga, Captain Bailey, and the Varuna, Captain Boggs. the Cayuga had compelled three of the Confederate gunboats to surrender to her, and was fighting desperately, when the Varuna rushed into the thickest of the battle to rescue her. Then the Varuna became the chief object of the wrath of the Confederates. Immediately after passing the forts, reported Captain Boggs, I found myself amid a nest of rebel steamers. As he penetrated this nest, he poured a broadside upon each vessel as he passed. The first that received his fire appeared to be crowded with troops. Her boiler was exploded by a shot, and she drifted ashore. Soon afterwards the Varuna drove three other vessels ashore in flames, and all of them blew up. Very soon afterwards she was fiercely attacked by the ram Governor Moore. commanded by Captain Kennon, formerly of t