the complete destruction of the vessel.
She was literally blown to atoms.
The following are the names of the lost:
C. L. Bell, Assistant Engineer; William Harding, Thomas Johnson, A. Brown, Stephen Wilkins.
The following is a list of the saved:
Captain Gaskill, commander of the vessel; Mr. Gaskill, Mate; D. H. Pettingill, Chief-Engineer; Captain J. R. Smith, Thomas Collins, William Morris, Robert Spagg, J. Smith, Frank Collins, Fred. Hamilton, Richard Whittaker, Henry Coldback, D. Jenkins, Jacob Norcott, Jos. Home, A. Brown, Jr., and twenty soldiers of the Third U. S. colored regiment.
Of the saved nearly all are more or less injured.
Captain Swift states that he was thrown in the air a distance of twenty feet. The Harriet A. Weed was used more as a picket-boat than a transport.
She carried two guns, both of which were exploded by the concussion.
On the same day that the disaster occurred, the river was dragged, and nine torpedoes were picked up. The authorities had