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|128k||USS Hartford while running Fort St. Philip ran into a load of
trouble. The Confederate tug Mosher laid a fire raft beside Farragut's flagship and set her on fire. The signal officer on Hartford dropped a
few shells onto the fire raft and blew it up. Hosed down, Hartford steered up river with her port beam still smoldering.
US Library of Congress image from "An Illustrated History of the United States Navy" by Chester G. Hearn.
|388k||USS Hartford attacked by a fire raft at the Battle of Forts
Jackson and St. Philip, pushed by the Confederate tugboat Mosher.
Engraving by J.O. Davidson. Image from p.88 of the book "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, being for the most part contributions by Union and Confederate officers, based upon the Century War Series", volume 2. Courtesy of the British Library from its digital collections.
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