in the rebel army there, who managed to secrete himself when they were going, and from whom we received valuable information relative to the mines the rebels had laid to blow up the works.
The fortifications around Yorktown itself were of the most formidable character.
I have positive and reliable information that ever since the battle of Big Bethel, almost a year ago, and before it, the rebels have been hard at work fortifying the whole peninsula.
The works at Big Bethel, and those at Howard's bridge — which were abandoned when we marched up here a month ago — required considerable labor.
From the time of the occupation of Yorktown, about a year ago, by the rebel General Magruder, two thousand slaves have been constantly employed, principally on the fortifications in the immediate vicinity of Yorktown and across the river at Gloucester.
These have been assisted by the effective rebel force, some seven thousand men, which Gen. Magruder has had under his command.
They were comp
John Hardegan, landsman, slightly; Joseph Lands, ordinary seaman, slightly; Nathan Salter, ordinary seaman, contusion; Capt. John L. Broome, marine, contusion; Flag-Officer D. G. Farragut, slight contusion.
Richmond — Howard F. Maffat, master's mate, amputated arm; James Noonan, ordinary seaman, contusion; Thomas Nolan, marine, do.; George W. Harris, marine, do.; James Reddy, seaman, severely; James Mohegan, landsman, do.; George Millard, seaman, do.; Wm. Nicholas, landsman, slightly; Charles Howard, ordinary seaman, do.
Oneida — Richard M. Hodgson, assistant engineer, severely; Wm. Cowell, seaman, do.; Henry Clark, boatswain's mate, slightly.
Pinola — John Brown, ordinary seaman, severely; Wm. H. Shucks, landsman, slightly.
Scioto — Edward Hathaway, seaman, amputated arm; Wm. Arne, landsman, slightly; Clarence Miller, ship-steward, severely.
killed; eight.--Mortar flotilla--Six scalded, one killed, one drowned.
Total — Killed, fifteen; wounded, thirty.