t 110 [in fact, 151 to 154.--G. T. B.], which were principally directed at Sumter.
Her walls show the effect of fifty-five missiles — shot, shells, and fragments. . . . The casualties are slight.
At Sumter five men were wounded by fragments of masonry and wood. . . . At Moultrie one man was killed by the falling of the flagstaff when shot away.
At Battery Wagner an ammunition chest . . . exploded from the blast of the gun. killing three men, mortally wounding one, slightly wounding Lieutenant Steedman, in charge of the gun, and three men.
G. T. B. [See also papers to follow.]
In the communication sent by me to the War Department, dated May 24th, with regard to the attack of April 7th, I made the following statement:
The action lasted two hours and twenty-five minutes, but the chief damage is reported by the enemy to have been done in thirty minutes. The Keokuk did not come nearer than nine hundred yards of Fort Sumter; she was destroyed.
The New Ironsides could not stand t