They steamed up the bay, engaging us with their stern guns, of which they had three each.
At half-past 8 the Gaines retreated under cover of the fort in a crippled condition.
At 9 the Morgan hauled off to starboard, and at 10 minutes past 9 the Selma struck her flag to this ship.
I immediately dispatched a boat, in charge of Acting-Master N. M. Dyer, to take charge of the prize, and to send her Captain and First-Lieutenant on board.
He hoisted the American flag, and reported Captain Murphy wounded and the First-Lieutenant killed.
He transferred fifty of her crew to this vessel, and at 50 minutes past 9, Captain P. U. Murphy came on board and surrendered his sword and vessel.
She had five killed and ten wounded, including the Captain, two of whom have since died.
The dead and wounded were attended to. The remainder of her crew and officers were sent to the Port Royal.
Put engineers and firemen on board and steamed to the fleet, reporting the capture of the Confedera