§The CSS Tennessee was the
flagship of Admiral
§The Confederate fleet consisted
of that morning Tennessee and three wooden gunboats.
Tennessee was unable to ram the faster Union ships and had to
on the Federals at close range.
§The Confederate gunboats were
sunk or dispersed.
§Farragut's fleet steamed
into the bay and anchored.
§Rather than remaining under Fort
Morgan’s protection, Buchanan pursued and
engaged the Federal fleet.
§The Tennessee ram became
the target for the entire Union fleet.