Cruise of the U.S. Flag-Ship Hartford – From the Personal Journal of Wm. C. Holton

May 2d. In the midst of the excitement the U. S. steam transport Rhode Island came in with a large mail, which gladdened many a heart as they read letters from friends at home. This afternoon a collision took place between the Brooklyn and a gunboat, the latter drifting afoul of the former, when she dragged her anchor and both dropped down the stream; after going half a mile they were disengaged with the loss of the gunboat’s smoke pipe, foremast and quarter boat.

Cruise of the U.S. Flag-Ship Hartford–Wm. C. Holton

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