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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 0 Browse Search
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ll that is said in them about the officers and men of their respective commands. I would also beg leave to say that although there was very considerable loss of life in the powder division, thanks to the good arrangements and the example of Ensign Dana, who was in charge of it, there was no confusion. He was also greatly assisted in the after-part of the division by sailmaker T. C. Herbert, whose example tended much to give confidence to those around him; he is a most deserving officer. ndsman,) and Mellage, (Paymaster's Steward,) deserve special mention. Seven of the forward part of the division were wounded and three of them killed; most of the wounds were mortal. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Wm. Starr Dana, In Charge of Powder Division. Lieutenant Commander L. A. Kimberly, U. S. Flag-Ship Hartford. In addition to the above, I would call attention to the conduct of Sailmaker F. C. Herbert, whose conduct and cool courage is spoken of as mos
. 2, 1863. Again an army of American soldiers is on Texas soil, and once more in the neighborhood of the almost sacred battle-fields of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. The following account of the expedition from the time it left South-West Pass to the successful landing of troops on the Texan coast, at Brazos de Santiago, nine miles from the mouth of the Rio Grande del Norte, will be read with interest by all. An expedition was fitted out at New-Orleans under the command of Major-General Dana. General Banks and staff also accompanied it. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, all went well, the vessels keeping in line at their proper distances; weather fine, sea a little rough. On Friday morning, October thirtieth, at half-past 4 o'clock, there was a sudden and great change. The weather, up to this time, (night and day,) had been uncomfortably hot, but at the hour mentioned a heavy norther struck us; the fleet could no longer be kept together, many vessels being compelled