Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Assistant-Engineer John Purdy” in chapter 4, page 122 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
I have to report no casualties.
The officers and men conducted themselves well; and to Acting Volunteer Lieutenant W. T. Shankland, First Assistant-Engineer John Purdy , who volunteered for this vessel, and the pilot, William H. Wroten, I am indebted for valuable assistance.
I have the honor to remain, your obedient servant, T. H. Stevens, Commander.
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