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Fort Morgan (Alabama)

Fort Morgan
In the early daylight of August 5, 1864, the Federal fleet began its attack on Fort Morgan. Farragut's plan was for the fleet to dash up the narrow ship channel directly under the guns of the fort. The wooden ships were lashed together in pairs with the Tecumseh and three other ironclad monitors leading the way. As the tiny Confederate fleet waits, only the monitor Techumseh is destroyed by the "torpedos" (mines).