0th of February, 1863, by the commanders of the Housatonic, Flag, Quaker City, Augusta, Memphis, and Stettin, and forwarded to the Secretary of the Navy by Rear-Admiral Du Pont, sets forth that only the Keystone State and Mercedita were seriously damaged; that no vessels were greatly injured by fire, and that none of the fleet abaeted Keokuk was the eighth,
Colonel D. B. Harris, C. S. A. From a photograph, and closed the line.
Experienced and gallant officers commanded them all. Rear-Admiral Du Pont was on board the flag-ship.
Other Federal steamers stood outside the bar, but evidently with no intent to take part in the action.
They were the Canandaif the monitors were almost wholly submerged — was, indeed, an impressive one, not to be easily forgotten.
After a lapse of about three-quarters of an hour, Admiral Du Pont's flag-ship, the New Ironsides, advanced to within some seventeen hundred yards of Sumter, evidently with a view to breach its walls.
But the concentrated fi