some forty-five killed and wounded, the larger number of killed being on our wooden vessels.
Exhausted with the nervous strain of the day, we slept soundly that night, anticipating a similar career of victory for the morrow.
The Monitor (or Ericsson) had been built in one hundred days especially to meet the Merrimac.
She arrived at Fort Monroe at 9 P. M. of March 8th. Secretary Welles had telegraphed Commodore Paulding at the New York yard March 6th: Let the Monitor come direct to Washingtoved to Old Point, but the Minnesota was yet aground in the same position.
Near her we discovered an object like a raft, floating low in the water, with smoke-stack and turret amidships.
Closer inspection convinced us it was (Ericsson's Battery) the Monitor.
Having sent our wounded ashore we moved out into the Roads, to resume the engagement at 8 A. M. The Merrimac being in advance, our wooden vessels in the rear, to take part if occasion should offer.
Lieutenant Jones, the