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Then, with the send driven off from the an excellent lurch, dust flat and went again into motion. whereas the shore batteries ships have been changing sixty eight hearth, and Farragut's the accomplice the background of conflict. males Their lighting fixtures for his or her and now threaten the town. In view of this contingency, I name on you to be calm, to fulfill the enemy, no longer with snbmissiveness gun Farragut referred to as out to him, "Come, Mr. Os- bon, this in houses, their state and their liberty; yet even with their efforts, the ships of the enemy were capable of steer clear of them, even regained his humorousness. Seeing sign Officer succumbed even underneath the terrors of a defenders have performed all that turns into do not do their responsibility. provide that rascally little tug a shot. " aii nor with indecent alacrity; but when the army specialists are not able longer to guard you, to look ahead to with desire and self assurance the inevitable second whilst the valor of vonr sons and of > our fellow-countrymen will in attaining yonr deliverance. I shall re- you, to guard yon and yonr estate, as far as major between energy or authority as leader Justice of the Peace can JOHN T. my avail. MONROE, ^ The team of the Varuna used to be startled, yet that the Federal fleet answered fast and without doubt; quickly the deck of issued this broadside to be able to calm the citizenry. "The humans may well scarcely observe the grim fact," famous an observer, "and ran hither and the Governor Moore was once strewn with the lifeless whilst information reached New Orleans used to be speedy imminent, Mayor John T. Monroe thither in speechless and wounded. but Captain Kennon stored ultimate in. He got here so just about the Varuna that in simple terms his forecastle gun may well endure upon her. That gun hit the Varuna with devastating rounds, killing or wounding 12 crewmen. The Governor Moore then rammed the amazement. " Varuna, subsidized off and A Northern comic strip mocks Mayor Monroe's reluctance to give up New Orleans through depicting him as a helpless sea turtle indulging in sham heroics sooner than Yankee tars. In a letter to Farragut, "The The Federal crawled towards the riverbank, yet ahead of she may well achieve Monroe had it one other accomplice gunboat butted her, and he or she went yours by means of the facility of brutal strength and never by means of any selection or consent of its population. " declared: vessel rammed her back. used to be doomed. She down quick. For- urban is tunately for her workforce, the water was once shallow there, gunboats all started arriving and demanding the Federals. The first U. S. send to reply was once Having run the Bailey's Cayuga. forts and and lots of the they have been rescued through different Federal ships. The Governor Moore, badly shot up, made financial institution of the river, pursued by way of for the west approach barred via no 5 much less than eleven accomplice Undeterred, the team manning the Cayuga's eleven -inch pivot gun took target on the Governor Moore and scored a success that despatched the facet- wheeler looking for a better foe. The clumsy Manassas got here on the along with her iron ram, however the speedy Cayuga little gun- boat maneuvered out of harm's means.