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Yet at a captains' con- realized the fleet: complete volume of the harm The Weehawken were to his struck fifty three Nahant 36 instances, the Passaic 35, the Montauk 14, the Patapsco forty seven, the Catskill instances, the 20, the Nantucket fifty one. a number of of the turrets couldn't be circled, and disabled. And the a number of weapons have been Keokuk could quickly be ly- whereas, the Confederates peppered her, scor- as much as her towers. Du Pont excused himself and retired to his stateroom. through the evening he made the choice to not renew the assault. "We have met with a tragic ing fifty five hits, although none did critical harm. repulse," he informed his captains. "I shall now not aid. aside from one parting broadside di- rected at citadel Moultrie, her sixteen weapons re- mained silent during the assault; The Keokuk used to be been the beginning; in final the She had send within the formation on the the confusion, in spite of the fact that, she came upon herself prime 118 much less lucky. all — and shutting speedy on fortress ing in water flip it right into a nice catastrophe. " with no "The exception, the officials supported him. ironclad captains," his leader of employees later wrote, "stood like a wall of iron approximately Admi- ral Du Pont's popularity, and there has been no of the Keokuk, her smokestacks seen even be pierced of their armor. " joint to In Charleston and in the course of the South, the rout of the ironclads introduced nice rejoicing. 1863. The unarmed vage her 11-inch weapons, they may be Fox all made up our minds to aim to retrieve them. all riggers directed Du him all our strength, part of our greatest officials, a half-hour and the lack of one guy sal- normal Beauregard by way of Adolphus civilian engineer, ation, urban. A team of W. l. a. Coste, a begun the perilous oper- operating purely at evening and at low tide. simply off the bar stood the Federal blockad- ing fleet; a dropped hammer or crowbar 7, craft within the foreground is the U. S. Coast Survey steamship Bibb, which carried chuffed the Du ation. newspaper journalists. Confederates may possibly Pont for the failure. "After a wide struggle of tide. If the used to safeguard the scornfully wrote, "giving Belching smoke from their weapons, vessels of the Federal ironclad fleet assault fortress Sumter on April excessive re- our outlay and nice preparations," Welles and at In Washington, there have been merely criminations. Lincoln, Welles and blamed 1,300 yards off Morris Island, lay the spoil can be adequate admiral. " Pont used to be to endure yet another humili- open air Charleston Harbor, approximately to convey the riggers below the hearth of the gunboats. yet evening after evening, via overdue April and early may well, the • 119 Gun Charleston lower than the males worked on, clinging to the slippery towers whereas they struggled to chop away steel and Their project didn't loose the weapons. stay a mystery: One opened a barrage upon them, and the Con- federate ram evening the Federals Chicora, guarding the salvage group, lower back the fireplace. For unknown rea- sons, the Federals didn't press the assault. weeks of in depth eventually, after exertions, the 2 13-foot-long, eight-ton weapons have been and take on and effectively raised with block transferred to Charleston's defenses.

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