At this time the ram was receiving the fire of most all the vessels of our flotilla.
She succeeded in passing the fleet and in reaching Vicksburgh, although, it is supposed, with considerable damage.
The ram was pumping a heavy stream of water from her side, from three miles above the mouth of Yazoo River until she passed the fleet.
The following are the casualties:
Killed belonging to the Tyler — Oscar S. Davis, Third Assistant Engineer; T. Jeff. Hood, seaman.
Wounded — John Sebastian, pilot, lost left arm; David Hiner, pilot, slightly; R. H. Smith, pilot, slightly; J. W. Holly, coal-heaver, lost right arm; J. J. Milford, seaman, severely; R. Williamson, seaman, severely; James Hughes, seaman, slightly; James Morris, seaman, slightly; Richard Carter, seaman, slightly; Fred. Cooper, seaman, slightly; Stephen Tracy, seaman, slightly.
Killed belonging to detachment of Fourth Wisconsin regiment, detailed as sharp-shooters, on the United States gunboat Tyler--Capt. Lynn