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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
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S. S. Kennebec. U. S. S. Kennebec, Mobile Bay, Aug. 6, 1864. sir: I respectfully report the following casualties in action yesterday morning, while passing Fort Morgan, namely: Daniel Godfrey, coal-heaver, mortally wounded in abdomen, by fragment of shell from the rebel iron-clad Tennessee, and has since died; Acting Ensign H. E. Tinkham, serious gunshot wounds, and contusions of left, arm, side, thigh, and leg, by fragments of shell from the rebel ram Tennessee, no fracture; Peter R. Post, landsman, gunshot wound and fracture of right cheek-bone, serious; Charles Sanders, Master-at-Arms, slight contusion of lips; J. D. Ireson, Captain of the Hold, Isaac Fisher, (colored,) first-class boy, and several others, very slight contusions, by fragments of shell from the Tennessee, and splinters caused by it; and Kimball Prince, landsman, contusion of right shoulder, slight, by splinter caused by a solid shot from the Fort. Very respectfully, George W. Hatch, Acting Assistant-
-10.30 A. M. Major-General McCook, Commanding Twentieth Army Corps: The General Commanding directs you to send two brigades of General Sheridan's division at once and with all possible despatch to support General Thomas, and send the Third brigade as soon as the lines can be drawn in sufficiently. March them as rapidly as you can without exhausting the men. Report in person to these headquarters as soon as your orders are given in regard to Sheridan's movement. Have you any news from Colonel Post? J. A. Garfield, Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff. At a few minutes before eleven these orders were received almost simultaneously, not six minutes interval, and the fate of the right was sealed. Well might the General, who was calm and confident at his lines in the morning, become anxious, when he saw the dust rising through the woods to his front, at the moment he received an order to break his line and march to the flank. The attack on the right came at thirty minutes a