Yesterday's Gazette gives an account of the capture of the city of Memphis, Tenn., after a spiritied gunboat fight off the city. Com. Davis (who is the successor of the excellent and brave Com. Foote whose wounds rendered it necessary to retire from service for a season) managed the affair admirably.
"The Total Annihilation of the Rebel Fleet by the Federal Fleet under Commodore Davis." http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-us-cs/csa-sh/csash-ag/gn-beaug.htm
"On the Morning of June 6th 1862, off Memphis, Ten."
Lithograph by Middleton, Strobridge & Co. In the foreground, the print depicts the Confederate ships (from left to right): General M. Jeff Thompson (shown sinking); Little Rebel (shown burning); General Sterling Price ; General Beauregard (shown being rammed by the Ellet Ram Monarch ); General Bragg (shown aground) and Colonel Lovell (shown sinking).
In the background are the Federal warships (from left to right): Queen of the West ; Cairo ; Carondelet ; Louisville ; Saint Louis ; a tug; and Benton . The city of Memphis is in the right distance, with a wharf boat by the shore.
Photo from the Naval Historical Foundationhttp://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-us-cs/csa-sh/csash-ag/gn-beaug.htm
|USS Cairo today|
Photograph courtesy of Amy Green, used with permission