so long in the water that they had, fortunately, become harmless.
In consequence of this, the seamen became somewhat careless in handling them, and one torpedo exploded, killing and wounding the following named persons:
Killed — C. E. Milliken (Ord.
Mortally wounded — Isaac Young (Ord.
Sea.); John Miller (Sea.), Robert G. White (Sea.), George Thompson (Sea.)--all of U. S. S. Seminole.
Wounded seriously--Pilot Martin Freeman, U. S. S. Hartford; Acting-Ensign John White; H. J. O'Brien (Qr.
Mr.); William Howard (Lds.); James McDonald (Sea.), all of the Metacomet; and Boatswain Charles White, of the Seminole.
Slightly wounded — Henry Chester (Sea.); Edward Mann (O. S.); Thomas Webster (Lds.)--U. S. S. Seminole.
These men had passed through all the danger of battle, and had stood to their guns like heroes, and now, when they might hope to live and enjoy part of the honor won in this great victory, they were snatched from life or maimed forever by an infernal machi<