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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 21: capture of New Orleans.--first attack on Vicksburg by Farragut's fleet and mortar flotilla.--junction of flag-officers Farragut and Davis above Vicksburg.--ram Arkansas. (search)
s to blow off at once the cover to the forward hatch, filling the forward berth deck (under which is the forward magazine) with steam, and killing instantly Thomas Collins, gunner's mate; Robert Sargent, ship's cook; Wm. Morris, captain's cook; John Burke, ordinary seaman; John B. Carter, landsman, and Peter Hall, landsman, of the forward powder division; and severely scalding George B. Derwent (colored), wardroom steward, who died a few hours afterwards of the effects of his injuries, and John y of them are sick. I respectfully submit a list of the killed and wounded on board the steamers Clifton and J. P. Jackson. On the Clifton there were eight killed and one wounded: Thomas Collins, gunner's mate; Robert Sargeant, ship's cook; John Burke, ordinary seaman; William Morris, captain's cook; John B. Carlton, landsman, and George B. Derwent (colored), wardroom steward, killed; and John Hudson, master-at-arms, severely wounded; John Connor. 2d-class fireman, was drowned. On the Jack