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Richmond Ironclads at Trent's Reach
Harper’s Illustrated, Feb. 11, 1865, Vol. IX, No. 424:81  (Sketch by A.R. Waud)

"The Rebel Iron-Clad Fleet Forcing the Obstructions in James River"

The Confederates reached the obstructions 90 minutes behind schedule, as the river's tide was falling. With U.S. gunners firing wildly, the torpedo boat Scorpion dashed forward to find the gap. Beyond it lay open water and the Onondagaand beyond her, nothing but a dozen miles of hard steaming to an anchorage packed with cargo ships and disaster for the United States.
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