ut one man left to pass ammunition, with the exception of Acting-master's mate C. V. Rummell, in charge of his division, who imnmediately gave his personal assistance, although he had been knocked down a few moments previous by splinters; and James A. Bashford, was slightly wounded by splinters.
A number of other missiles grazed our sides, doing, however, but slight damage.
Immediately following the disaster on the berth-deck, it was reported to be on fire, whereupon the Gunner's-mate, S. B. Frisbee, instantly closed the magazine, he remaining inside.
All traces of fire having been quickly extinguished by the fireman, re-enforcements to the powder division were quickly supplied, and the guns continued their fire.
After passing the forts, and out of range of their heavy cross fire, we came suddenly in view of our squadron, which had been hidden from us by the dense smoke, and noticed at the same time a steamer on the starboard hand, which at first sight I supposed to be the Iroqu