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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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Ellis, came on board and manned one of my thirty-two pounder broadside guns during the engagement with Fort Morgan. Their conduct during the action was gallant, and met with my entire approbation. I regret to say that my First Lieutenant, Mr. Prentiss, lost a leg in the action, and that fears are entertained for his life. Inclosed I send you the Executive Officer's report of the expenditure of ammunition, and the damages sustained, also the Surgeon's and Engineer's reports. Very respeboard gangway, carrying away head-board of starboard quarterdeck hammock netting, grazing top-rail and mainmast, and passing through port side under main channels. Pieces of the head-board were driven through the fire-room ventilators. Lieutenant Prentiss and two men were wounded by this shot. In the rigging fore-peak halliards, end of main stay and port ridge rope shot away. I also report the following expenditure of ammunition: Seventeen shells, one hundred and fifty pounder rifl