Harriet Lane- Sinking

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Tho merchant craft Elliot Ritchie was othos- than.the once well-known federal cruiser Harriet Lane, During the presidency of Mr. : Buchanan' she was built as a revenue cutter, and named for the accomplished elegant niece of tlie president, who so gracefully did the honors of the Wuita-houso last days ot the old regime of the republic before the -war. The Lane was a fine ship claps, nnd -was very fleet. When the war came on the demand for sailers to catch tho blockade-runners in-juco-i. the government to 1 fit her out as a war nud she was placed on duty with the squadron, on tlie coast of Texas. Galvcstau bad been abandoned by the confederate which had retired to-Houstou, and the fleet lay at its ease in tho sunuy waters of veston'tay. · _,, , ,, .. This fleet consisted of the steamers ,801 tons, six duns, under Commander vf. On tho morning of tho lit of January, the Harriet Lane was tied to tbe Galvestxra wbarf, while tho rest of the squadron anchor in the bay not far olf. The Forty- second Massachusetts regiment lay asleep tho wharf near tbo Lane. There were «o thoughts of nn enemy near, when soon sunrise a sudden change of scene was announced by tne volleys of confederate sharpshooters flrinff from the roofs and windows the neighboring warehouses upon the unsuspecting unsuspecting troops and shipping, i The attack had been organized by Gen'.'ral J B liagruder, who commanded tho Confederates at Houston, and who had moved troops down during tbe previous day niEbt, and bad silently marched them over tbo railroad bridge across tbe bay, and during tbe-nigbt of December 81 of the year, occupied the city unknown to the "limultaneous with tho attack from tbo landside two confederate steamboats, tho Bayou Citv and Neptune, which bud been fitted Houston ns gunboats and armored with cotton bales, steamed rapidly out of tho fog which enveloped the surface ot the water, ecgncofl tha Harriet Lone, the Orst vessel met. The, ^Neptune was pierced by a snell from tbe Lane, which completely disabled bcr when, she drifted on the shallows and eni'k. Her consort, the Bayou City, ran alongside the Lane and was entangled in riirciu"- -when tbe Confederates swarmed aboard the ducks of tbo man-of-war, desperate hand-to-haud fishc took place, resulting resulting in tho capture of tbe Louo atter commander, Captain -Woinwright, aud his principal officers nnd a number of men been laid dead on her decks. Commander Ecnsbaw, while endeavoring free bis ship, tbe Westfleld, from her and to get hor into action, had tbe to around her or. tho flats oft pelican The commander then abandoned hissllip, putting a match to her magazine, aud with his crew iu boats; but after waiting time, and finding that the vessel did explode be returned with'a boat's crow of men to see what was the matter. This fatal move, for scarcely had Commauder shnw again boarded his flagship when she apwith a terrible explosion, and not a craped. Tbe balance of the squadron pu., =ea wbiei the federal garrison had no but to surrender to a victorious nnd The Federals never retook Galveston the entire war, and the Harriet Lane remained in the bonds of the Conferatos uutil tho close of hostilities, whan she w.as bv the federal fleet as u. blockade runner. ter tho war she was sold into tho service; her engines were taken out aud was converted into a four-masted schooner. She has often visi:ed this iort, ns a merchantman as well as when she was «hip, and she was in the fleet with Admiral Farragut captured New Orleans in A most pathetic and tragic inculen« occurred occurred at the time of tho capture of nt Galveston, nnd it was a realization of those terrible possibilities of acivil war, which happily did not often occur during late conflict between the American States. Among the officers of the Lane was a and bandsomo young lieutenant natnert Loi. Amoue 1be confederate officers who tho forces that boarded the Lane ami ' in tbe bloody struggle ou her deck was Albert Lea, cnce an officer of tho United ' army, but then fighting for his native When- the ship struck her flag and tho blood were escnpmK i.iu«iit i3'*i j -"s;.····" bis breast. This was Lieutenant Lea, ,, iiicr his last breffith for tbe Union aud tho flog for which be had given his life. U hose wore f ather aud SOIL , Ihey bad followed diverse roads ni t of duty but now death bad brought thorn together The j'oung man died iu the uruis bis fntier, to whom tho glory o£ that ras Irat as dust and ashes, and the the Texan's fell that day. Among^ham was Soutii, were laid in the same crave Tboy were buried with tailitary honors, aud a concourse of civfliaus, chiefly ladies, followed them to their loit resting-place, aud their tomb with flowers. Side by side tuoy sloop beneath tho sky of Texas, while the balmy jrult breeze with tbo roses tb.pt grow above thoru, bonc-s of tbe fatedil. ship, on whoso duck met their death, now lie buried in tho and sunless deeps.of the South Atlantis but the old flag now floats over a united try and tho mcii', who met as foos niid for'duty, sleep peacefully side by sido, for today they are brothers,

Clipped from The Galveston Daily News27 May 1884, TuePage 8

The Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas)27 May 1884, TuePage 8
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