ter's mate and five seamen and two marines are killed, and twenty-four wounded. Mr. George W. Cole, master's mate, was killed by a cannon shot, and he died bravely, shouting to the men not to mind him, but go on with their guns.
The Iroquois is badly injured in her hull, but her masts and spars are sound, except the bowsprit and jibboom.
These are hit with large shot; all our boats are smashed, and most of them are not worth repairs.
I am, most respectfully, your obedient servant, John de Camp, Commander United States Navy. Flag-officer D G. Farragut, Commanding Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, New Orleans, La.
Report of Commander James Alden, United States steamer Richmond.
United States Steamer Richmond, Off New Orleans, April 27, 1862.
Sir — In accordance with your instructions, I herewith enclose copies of the boatswain's and carpenter's reports of the damage done to this vessel by the enemy's shot during the engagement of Forts Jackson and St. Philip on the