y their own exertion; but there is no doubt but some were drowned by this unfortunate occurrence.
As this was the only boat at command, companies B, Lieut. J. McGrath ; D, Capt. Isaac G. Gotthold; F, Capt. J. W. Tobin; G, Capt. Quinn; and I, Capt. D. Hogg, were thus prevented from crossing to Virginia to assist their compatriots already in conflict with a largely superior force of the enemy.
The men evinced the deepest anxiety to go to the rescue of their brother soldiers, and manifested the hat remained on the island, in consequence of the accident heretofore mentioned, consisting of Companies B, Lieut. McGrath, commanding; D, Capt. Isaac Gotthold, commanding; F, Capt. J. W. Tobin, commanding; G, Capt. Quinn, commanding; and I, Capt. David Hogg, commanding — were on active and arduous service from the moment of their arrival on the island until two P. M. of the succeeding day,in taking care of, and conveying the wounded to the hospital, and in standing in the intrenchments as a gua