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trepidity displayed by the officers and men in general under my supervision. Too much praise cannot be accorded to First Assistant-Engineer R. A. Fitch, who, at the time of the injury to the boiler, displayed the utmost courage and coolness, remaining at his station in the execution of his duties, until he was so badly scalded by the escaping steam as to be rendered almost helpless. I desire also to refer in terms of the highest commendation to the conduct of Acting Third Assistant-Engineer Nicholas Dillon, who, after the disabling of Mr. Fitch, rendered me invaluable assistance in discovering the nature of damages, and making the requisite provision for working the engines with the remaining boiler. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Wm. H. Hunt, Chief-Engineer. Lieutenant Chas. L. Huntington, Commanding U. S. S. Oneida. U. S. S. S. Oneida, Mobile Bay, August 6, 1864. sir: The following is a report of the damages in the Master's department of this ship during the
but never the position first obtained, from which the enemy in vain attempted to drive him. General Morgan L. Smith kept gaining ground on the left spur of Missionary Ridge, and Colonel Loomis got abreast of the tunnel and the railroad embankment on his side, drawing the enemy's fire, and to that extent relieving the assaulting party on the hill-crest. Calander had four of his guns on General Ewing's hill, and Captain Wood his Napoleon battery on General Lightburn's; also, two guns of Dillon's battery were with Colonel Alexander's brigade. The suddenness of the attack disconcerted the men, and, exposed as they were in the open field, they fell back in some disorder to the lower end of the field, and re-formed. These two brigades were in the nature of supports, and did not constitute a part of the real attack. The movement, seen from Chattanooga, five miles off; gave rise to the report, which even General Meigs had repeated, that we were repulsed on the left. Not so. The