ers, with the Benicia and the Colorado, and an expedition was formed to return and destroy the forts.
This force consisted of 945 men, with the Palos and the Monocacy. June 11 the Americans destroyed the forts near the mouth of the river, burned the neighboring houses, and continued to advance until they reached the forts which had opened fire on the expedition June 1.
The Americans stormed these forts, and in the first onset took them, with a loss of three killed and seven wounded. Lieutenant McKee was killed as he entered the intrenchments.
The Korean commander-inchief was killed in the combat, and the second officer in command was taken prisoner, besides many other natives.
Admiral Rodgers a few days later released the prisoners, whom the Korean authorities did not appear willing to receive.
A formal protest against the war-like actions of the Koreans was made by Mr. Low, the American minister.
Documents found by the Americans showed that the Korean government had planned th