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their victory sure. Promotion has been frequently promised him; if it does not come now, Missouri will fail to recognise and honor her bravest soldier. To Major McDonald, commanding the Eighth Missouri, and to Col. McGinnis, Lieut. Col. W. J. H. Robinson, and Major J. C. Elston, of the Eleventh Indiana, and the officers and mepany, behaved gallantly during the day. Below you have a list of casualties in my regiment: Co. A, Captain Morton Commanding. Badly wounded — John Harl, James McDonald, Samuel Graham. Slightly wounded — Henry Hunter, Lawson Matthews, Moreus D. Matthews, Rumsey Smith. Co. B, Captain Smith Commanding. Killed — Austin Stinsies of the Eighth Missouri, not deployed on the hill exactly at the right time. Annexed please find report of killed, wounded, and missing, also reports of Major McDonald and Col. McGinnis of their regiments. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant. Morgan L. Smith, Colonel Eighth Mo. Vols., Commanding Fifth Brigade. To<
nated Mr. M. W. Cluskey, of Tennessee, and supported the nomination earnestly. Mr. Lyons, of Virginia, nominated Mr. James McDonald, of Virginia, and earnestly supported the nomination. He spoke of Mr. McD.'s position as one of the editors of an lously labored for the maintenance of constitutional liberty. He hoped it would be the pleasure of the House to elect Mr. McDonald, which would be an evidence on the part of the House, in its organization, to disregard former political opinions in t to call the roll, with the following result: First vote — Dixon, thirty-six; Clusky, twenty-eight; Johnson, twenty-one; McDonald, seven. Mr. Lyons withdrew the name of Mr. McDonald, and the House proceeded to a second vote, as follows: Dixon, forty-Mr. McDonald, and the House proceeded to a second vote, as follows: Dixon, forty-one; Cluskey, twenty-seven; Johnson, nineteen. There being no election, a third and final vote was had, which decided the contest in favor of Mr. Dixon. Third vote — Dixon, forty-four; Cluskey, twenty-six; Johnson, seventeen. Mr. Dixon having rec
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 82.-fight in Hampton roads, Va., March 8th and 9th, 1862. (search)
ood effect; could plainly see our shells bursting on the enemy. At twelve M., received orders to go alongside of the Minnesota, and be ready to assist in towing her off. Made fast on the port-side, being in direct line of the Merrimac's batteries. At the same moment received two shots from her, one taking effect in the boiler, blowing up the vessel, together with the captain and three men; seriously wounding Charles J. Freese; badly scalding Ben. S. Hungerford, and breaking the legs of----McDonald, which will have to be amputated Received orders to get on board the Minnesota. Vessel on fire. Shortly after received orders to get bags and hammocks on board of the Whitehall. The following is a list of officers at the time: Acting Master Commanding.--Wm. Watson. First Engineer.--Wm. A. Seward. Second Engineer.--Thomas Jordan. Master's Mate.--Wm. Bowdin. Quartermaster.--Ben. S. Hungerford. Steward.--Jeferine Banditche. Six firemen and ten seamen. Wm. Watson, Capta
and Monday, my regiment fired over one hundred and sixty rounds of cartridge at the enemy. No men ever fought more bravely; too high praise cannot be given them. Captain Murray and First Lieut. Barton, company B; Lieut. Newman, commanding company H; Capt. Tannehill and Lieut. Grund, company C; Capt. Williams and Lieuts. Shoemaker and Carey, company G; Captain Cosgrove and Lieut. Wayne, company D; Captain Aldrich and Lieuts. Wilson and Bennett, company K; Acting Captain George Weamer, Lieut. McDonald, and Acting Lieut. Warren Banta, company E; Lieut. Kinmont, commanding company F; and Acting Lieuts. Gunsenhouser and Kinmont of same company; Lieut. Hodges, in command of company I, and Lieut. Curtis of same company; Lieut. Burge Smith and Acting Lieut. Ulam, company A, were all in the thickest of the fight, and no men ever fought more heroically, and justly deserve mention. I am greatly indebted to Lieut.-Col. Stoughton for his valuable aid; there is no braver man — he had his hors