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Doc. 93.-the loss of the Monitor. Report of Commander Bankhead. United States steamer Rhode Island, January 1, 1862. sir: I have the honor to report to you that the Monitor left Hampton Roads in tow of the United States steamer Rhode Island, on the twenty-ninth of December, 1862, at half-past 2 P. M., wind light at stion and kindness has been shown to us by Captain Trenchard and his officers, to whom we all feel deeply grateful. Very respectfully your obedient servant, J. P. Bankhead, Commander. Acting Rear-Admiral S. P. Lee, Commanding North-Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Official report of Commander Trenchard. United States steamhe Monitor rode much easier, and made better weather. About two hours afterward, (eleven P. M.,) when about twenty miles south-south-west of Cape Hatteras, Commander Bankhead made signals for assistance, and upon hailing, we learned the Monitor was in a sinking condition. We lowered our launch and first cutter without delay, and