d the character of the wounds.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, D. G. Farragut, Rear-Admiral, Commanding W. G. Blockading Squadron. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington.
Report of casualties on the U. S. S. Hartford.
Killed — Wm. H. Heginbotham, Acting Ensign; Charles Shaefer, ordinary seaman; Wm. Smith, landsman; Louis McLane, seaman; Benjamin Harper, seaman; James B. Osgood, ordinary seaman; Adolphus Pulle, seaman; Thomas Bayne, ordinary seaman; John C. Scott, ordinary seaman; Thomas Stanton, seaman; James Alexander, landsman; Henry Clark, first-class boy; Wm. E. Andrews, Captain After-Guard; Frederick Munsell, landsman; George Walker, landsman; Thomas Wildes, landsman; George Stillwell, nurse; David Morrow, Quarter-Gunner; Peter Duncan, coal-heaver; Andrew E. Smith, coal-heaver; Francis Campbell, second-class fireman; Charles Stevenson, second-class boy; David Curtin, landsman.
Severely Wounded — Wilder Verner, landsman; M. C. Forbes, Cap
ighth, we still remained in the pit. Now three companies of our regiment — B, H, and G--Captain Ragsdale commanding.
Captain Scott, Forty-fifth Ohio, commanding skirmish-line.
November twenty-ninth, long before day the rebels made a desperate chht passed our left in the ditch, giving him a flank range on us, thus exposing the men in the ditch to a cross-fire.
Captain Scott seeing the movement of the enemy in the hollow below the ridge, gave orders for the men in the ditch to fall back, which was done in very good order.
After we had fallen back about a hundred yards, Captain Scott rode up to Captain Pulliam and told him to go back to the ditch, that he believed we could hold it yet. We started back through the open field under a galling fire from the enemy behind trees, and were already beginning to get into the ditch.
As Captain Scott rode by me, I observed to him that the whole line, both right and left of us, was falling back.
Then he told Captain Pulliam to fall back.