for the feelings and wishes of those under his command, he allowed them to fire one broadside, eight guns, at Moultrie.
This caused the enemy to open a heavy fire on the flag-ship, and as it was coincident with her retirement, it was supposed at Fort Moultrie to have injured her and caused her withdrawal.
The day on which this engagement took place was very beautiful; there was little wind and the sea was smooth.
When the Confederate guns of 10-inch, 9-inch, 8-inch Columbiads and 7-inch Brooke rifles, with many other rifled and smooth-bore guns, were turned upon the iron-clads, the sight was one that no one who witnessed it will ever forget; sublime, infernal, it seemed as if the fires of hell were turned upon the Union fleet.
The air seemed full of heavy shot, and as they flew they could be seen as plainly as a base-ball in one of our games.
On board the Ironsides, the sense of security the iron walls gave those within them was wonderful — a feeling akin to that which one exper
0-pounder, 3 howitzers; Itasca, Lieut.-Com. George Brown, 1 11-inch, 2 32-pounders, 2 20-pounders, 1 howitzer.
Confederate fleet.--Admiral Franklin Buchanan, commanding.
Tennessee (flag-ship), Com. J. D. Johnston, 2 7-inch Brooke rifles, 4 6.4-inch Brooke rifles.
Morgan, Com. George W. Harrison, 2 7-inch rifles, 4 32-pounders; Gaines, Lieut. J. W. Bennett, 1 8-inch rifle, 5 32-pounders; Selma, Com. P. U. Murphy, 1 6-inch rifle, 3 8-inch shell gBrooke rifles.
Morgan, Com. George W. Harrison, 2 7-inch rifles, 4 32-pounders; Gaines, Lieut. J. W. Bennett, 1 8-inch rifle, 5 32-pounders; Selma, Com. P. U. Murphy, 1 6-inch rifle, 3 8-inch shell guns.
Land operations against Mobile.--August 5th-23d, 1864.
the Union forces were immediately commanded by Maj.-Gen. Gordon Granger (with Maj.-Gen. E. R. S. Canby as his superior), and consisted of the following organizations: Infantry, 77th 111., 94th Ill., 67th Ind., 20th Iowa, 34th Iowa, 38th Iowa, 161st N. Y., 96th Ohio, 20th Wis., 23d Wis., 96th U. S. C. T., and 97th U. S. C. T. Cavalry: 3d Md.; A, 2d Me.; M, 14th N. Y. Artillery: 1st Ind. Heavy (battalion) ; 6th Mich. Heavy; Battery