of the Essex to make an effort to destroy the Arkansas; and the following programme was agreed on: al fleet.
She was, in appearance, unlike the Arkansas, having sloping sides and shields fore and afhe West, already met and put to flight by the Arkansasin the early morning fight on the Yazoo River.llows: A more opportune moment to destroy the Arkansas could not have been chosen, as many of her ofrom the smoke above and made directly for the Arkansas.
Commander Brown received the attack at anchrly touching each other, the broadside of the Arkansas was exchanged for the bow guns of the Essex.10-inch solid shorts struck the armor of the Arkansas. * * * killing eight men and wounding six, hats; and, but for the short-handed crew of the Arkansas, would not have escaped capture.
The Queenircumstances, was the best achievement of the Arkansas.
Notwithstanding her severe fiery ordeal of those two great battles, the Arkansas could be seen, almost daily, steaming up and