structions and torpedoes, not having come into play.
Fort Sumter was the principal object of the attack, and to that garrison . . . special credit is due for sustaining the shock, and, with their powerful armament, contributing principally to the repulse.
Major Echols, of the Corps of Engineers, in his report to Major Harris, Chief Engineer of the department, used this language:
She [the Keokuk] sank off the south end of Morris Island at half-past 8 o'clock the following morning (April 8). Her smoke-stack and turrets are now visible at low water.
From her wreck floated ashore a book, a spy-glass, and pieces of furniture bespattered with blood, and small fragments of iron sticking in them. . . . The total number [of shots] fired by the enemy [was] about 110 [in fact, 151 to 154.--G. T. B.], which were principally directed at Sumter.
Her walls show the effect of fifty-five missiles — shot, shells, and fragments. . . . The casualties are slight.
At Sumter five men were woun