and of Acting-Master George W. Sumner, executive officer, was towed up to within 600 yards of the rear of the mortar vessels, and discharged her ordnance stores, as was required, with great promptness.
During the bombardment she received many of the articles saved from the Maria J. Carlton, and a ten-inch gun carriage and ammunition from the Jackson.
She also received the sick and wounded of the flotilla and several of the wounded of the squadron.
Ten of the men of the Beales, with Acting-Master Sumner, served on board the Harriet Lane during the engagement with the forts.
The enemy's shot and fragments of shell, at times, flew about the division in all directions.
Several pieces of the latter, of the size of an egg, and many smaller pieces, were picked up on board of the different vessels, but, through God's mercy, not a person was struck, nor have I a casualty of any kind to report during the whole bombardment.
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