was literally strewn with their killed.
The fighting was desperate, in many cases hand-to-hand.
There were a number of bayonet wounds reported at the hospitals.
He says nothing about the slaughter of his own men. We had an idea that we were doing some slaughtering ourselves.
However, this dispatch goes to prove that the fight was no child's play.
He then gives a list of some of the rebel officers captured on the 6th instant, as follows:
Navy.—Admiral Hunter, Commodore Tucker, Captain Simms, Midshipman J. H. Hamilton, Lieutenant H. H. Marmaduke, Master W. R. Mays, Midshipman C. F. Sevier, Midshipman T. M. Bowen, Lieutenant C. L. Stanton, Lieutenant J. P. Claybrook, John R. Chisman, Master's-mate, Lieutenant M. G. Porter, Lieutenant R. J. Bowen, Lieutenant W. W. Roberts, Lieutenant J. W. Matterson, Midshipman W. F. Nelson, Lieutenant M. M. Benton, Master's mate S. G. Turner, Lieutenant W. F. Shum, Lieutenant T. C. Pinkney, Captain T. B. Ball, Lieutenant H. Ward, Midshipman B