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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
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s protection. Inclosed are the reports of damages in the different departments of the ship. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Chas. L. Huntington, Lieutenant U. S. Navy. Rear-Admiral D. G. Farragut, Commanding W. G. B. Squadron. U. S. S. S. Oneida, Mobile Bay, Ala., Aug. 6, 1864. sir: I beg leave to submit the following report of damages sustained in the Engineer's department of this ship, in her passage by Fort Morgan, on the morning of the fifth instant. A seven-inch Brooke's rifle projectile penetrated the forward out-board end of the starboard boiler, about eight inches above upper tube sheet, carrying away the entire sheet through which it entered; and exploding inside the boiler, inflicted serious damage to the entire forward end of the same, destroying all the angleiron and the fore and aft braces thereto attached, starting the tube-sheets and all the tubes in the two forward tube-boxes. Two of the heaviest fragments of the shell were driven through the f
of blood was to be seen. He was a brave man; must have been to meet death so coolly. Pity he had not died in action, that his friends and family might revere his memory! This is evening, and I am writing this on some boxes of cartridges, by the fire out in the open air, and the wind keeps my candle flickering. The transports have come back and landed the troops on the other side of the river, and we are going to-morrow, report says, back to Stevensburgh, by the way of Port Conway. Charles Brooke, Quartermaster Sergeant, in charge Ordnance Train, Kilpatrick's Expedition. New-York Tribune account. Washington, Saturday, March 5, 1864. The much talked of raid by General Kilpatrick has ended with failure as to the main result intended to be accomplished, but with success in cutting the railroads between Lee's army and Richmond, and the destruction of much property, stores, etc., and the actual shelling of Richmond. Starting on Sunday at three A. M., from camp with fiv