He may come handy when we skip out, which we expect to do as soon as the gunboats are over the falls.
And if he had failed, could he not then have fallen back to the cover of the gunboats?
(p. 195) Hardly had the flag touched the deck, when the gunboats were alongside.
Farragut then signaled for the gunboats of his fleet to chase those of the enemy.
The gunboats opened fire simultaneously up the ravine, into the graveyard and upon the valley beyond.
The loss of the gunboats from the Gulf is almost irreparable.
We were treated with the greatest kindness by every one connected with the gunboats.
The American gunboats drew off slowly, firing as they departed.
The principle was the same as to gunboats, and the objection of time necessary for building did not exist.
The gunboats formed in line of battle, and advanced up the river.