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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
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E. Fleke, first-class boy; Charles Dennis, (colored,) landsman; Auguste Simmons, ordinary seaman; William Thompson, first ordinary seaman; Peter Pitts, (colored,) landsman; R. D. Dumphy, coal-heaver; Wm. Doyle, first-class boy; Wm. Eldin, seaman; Walter Lloyd, first-class boy; R. P. Herrick, Acting Master's Mate; Wm. McEwan, Acting Third Assistant-Engineer. Slightly Wounded — L. P. Adams, Lieutenant; Robert Dixon, Boatswain; William A. Donaldson, seaman; George A. Wightman, landsman; Michael English, second-class fireman; James F. Brown, landsman; James Anderson, seaman; Stephen H. Jackson, first-class boy. Killed, twenty-three; wounded severely and transferred to hospital at Pensacola, twenty; wounded slightly, remaining on board, eight. Total, fifty-one. Respectfully, P. Lansdale, Surgeon. To Captain P. Drayton, United States Navy, Commanding United States Steamer Hartford, Mobile Bay. Report of casualties on the U. S. S. Brooklyn. U. S. S. Brooklyn, in the Bay o
notes were received and delivered. The answer was handed me, written in pencil, on a slip of paper without envelope, and was, as well as I remember, in these words: Negotiations will not attain the desired object. As the officers who were in charge of the Federal flag of truce had expressed a doubt as to my presence, and had pronounced the demand a trick, I handed them back a note, saying: I am General Forrest. Go back and say to Major Booth that I demand an answer in plain, unmistakable English: Will he fight or surrender? Returning to my original position, before the expiration of twenty minutes I received a reply, copy of which is marked No. 4. While these negotiations were pending, the steamers from below were rapidly approaching the Fort; the foremost was the Olive Branch, whose position and movements indicated her intention to land. A few shots fired into her caused her to leave the shore and make for the opposite one. Other boats passed up on the bar side of the river;