Tuscarora, Wabash, Susquehanna, Brooklyn, Powhatan, Juniata, Seneca, Shenandoah, Pawtuxet, Ticonderoga, Mackinaw, Maumee, Yantic, Kansas, Iosco, Quaker City, Monticello, Rhode Island, Sassacus, Chippewa, Osceola, Tacony, Pontoosuc, Santiago de Cuba, Fort Jackson, and Vanderbilt, having a reserve of small vessels, consisting of the Aries, Howquah, Wilderness, Cherokee, A. D. Vance, Anemone, Aeolus, Gettysburg, Alabama, Keystone State, Banshee, Emma, Lillian, Tristram Shandy, Britannia, Governor Buckingham, and Nansemond.
Previous to making the attack, a torpedo on a large scale, with an amount of powder on board, supposed to be sufficient to explode the powder magazines of the fort, was prepared with great care, and placed under the command of Commander A. C. Rhind, who had associated with him on this perilous service Lieutenant S. W. Preston, Second Assistant Engineer A. T. E. Mullan, of the United States steamer Agawam, and Acting Master's Mate Paul Boyden, and seven men. So much
horses were shot, and I could not bring them off the field with me.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Edward H. Lieb. Captain Fifth U. S. Cavalry. Samuel B. Lawrence, Lieutenant-Colonel and A. A. G.
Casualties in the First separate brigade, Eighth Army corps, commanded by Brigadier-General E. B. Tyler.
Third Regt., Potomac Home brigade, Md. Vols.
Company A--Missing--Privates James Tennant, George C. Wilcher, Peter Conroy, Zachariah Loman, Lloyd S. Buckingham, John T. Gasnell, Patrick Daily, Edward Cromer, John Somerville, Thomas H. Russell, and Corporal William Uphold.
Company B--Wounded — Abraham Powell.
Missing--Corporals Lewis Hampton, Josiah K. Cooper; Privates William Bishop, Frederick Devilliss,John Foreback, Frederick Hessner, B. M. Powell, and David Simmons.
Company C--Wounded--Corporal Jas. Holstead; Private James W. Rice.
Missing--Private James H. D. Biderman.
Company D--Missing--Privates Henry Series, Alfred Sisler,