Alabama Civil War Timeline: September 13, 1864

Print More
Rare painiting of Tecumseh at sea en route to Mobile Bay, accompanied by Augusta (right) and Eutaw. Oil on canvas (1912) by Xanthus Smith, Captain's Clerk aboard Augusta

Rare painiting of Tecumseh at sea en route to Mobile Bay, accompanied by Augusta (right) and Eutaw. Oil on canvas (1912) by Xanthus Smith, Captain's Clerk aboard Augusta

Alabama Civil War Timeline

September 13, 1864

Rear Admiral David Farragut

Rear Admiral David Farragut

USS Tecumseh under construction at Jersey City, New Jersey

USS Tecumseh under construction at Jersey City, New Jersey

Admiral Farragut At Mobile Bay

Rear Admiral Farragut’s sailors continued to clear the main ship channel at Mobile Bay of torpedos such as the one that had sunk U.S.S. Tecumseh on 5 August. He reported to Secretary Welles that 22 torpedos had been raised. He added: ” This part of the channel is now believed to be clear, for, though beyond doubt many more were originally anchored here, report says they have sunk over one hundred to the bottom.” Despite the Admiral’s efforts, Union ships would be destroyed in the vicinity of Mobile Bay by torpedoes in the months to come.

MORE MOBILE COUNTY ARTICLES

ALABAMA CIVIL WAR MAIN PAGE

 

Comments are closed.