t canister-shot, which made a slight abrasure of the skin and then fell into his boot.
He did not stop to remove the ball, but carried it to the steamer in his boot.
The shot fell directly around us, and one charge of canister scattered the dirt all over Col. Jones.
If the enemy had thrown shell as well as they threw shot, very few of us would have been left to have told the story.
Just before we reached the Calhoun, Mr. Swan fired a shell at the rebels from the twenty — four--pounder Parrott on. the steamers after-deck, and after we were on board we threw two or three more shells, one of which appeared to burst right in the piece of woods where the battery was planted.
We could not, of course, see what damage was done by the shell.
The men behaved thoroughly well.
There was no confusion, and Col. Jones's only complaint is that he could not hurry them enough.
In crossing the broken places in the pier there was no pushing or disorder of any kind.
The only regret of the men