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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 13 1 Browse Search
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l officer, District of Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, February 24, 1864. Surgeon Ebn. Swift, United States Army, Medical Director, Department of the South: sir: I quantities, furnished by them. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Ebn. Swift, Surgeon, United States Army, Medical Director. Surgeon Adolf Majer, U. S. VDirector began to lose somewhat of its strength, from the direct inquiry of Surgeon Swift, how many ambulances there were at Beaufort, South Carolina, and how many Iould not have been on the ground could I have coincided with the opinion of Surgeon Swift, to the effect, that all my sick and wounded from the several posts along ty of these required amputation. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Ebn. Swift, Surgeon, U. S. A., Medical Director. To Surgeon A. Majer, U. S. V. Hilton His Adjutant-General. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Ebn. Swift, Surgeon, U. S. A., Medical Director To Surgeon Adolf Majer, Surgeon, U. S.
ng, Thomas Johnson, A. Brown, Stephen Wilkins. The following is a list of the saved: Captain Gaskill, commander of the vessel; Mr. Gaskill, Mate; D. H. Pettingill, Chief-Engineer; Captain J. R. Smith, Thomas Collins, William Morris, Robert Spagg, J. Smith, Frank Collins, Fred. Hamilton, Richard Whittaker, Henry Coldback, D. Jenkins, Jacob Norcott, Jos. Home, A. Brown, Jr., and twenty soldiers of the Third U. S. colored regiment. Of the saved nearly all are more or less injured. Captain Swift states that he was thrown in the air a distance of twenty feet. The Harriet A. Weed was used more as a picket-boat than a transport. She carried two guns, both of which were exploded by the concussion. On the same day that the disaster occurred, the river was dragged, and nine torpedoes were picked up. The authorities had information that the rebels were watching for an opportunity to sink torpedoes, for a number of deserters who came into our lines a few days prior to the explosion,