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eet, and in their crowded and confused condition it seemed to be a matter of no difficulty to pick out whatever victims the Confederate commander (Admiral Franklin Buchanan) might desire, as he had done in 1861 when commanding the Merrimac in Hampton Roads.
Before he could reach them the line had become straightened, and the leading vessels had passed the fort.
Admiral Jenkins, who commanded the Richmond during the fight, writing of this part of the fight, for the use of the present writer, scur until after 10 o'clock that night, when the Fort was evacuated.--editors. resist the temptation to inform him that they had met before under different circumstances, the captain having been on the frigate Cumberland when she was sunk in Hampton Roads by Buchanan in the Merrimac.
The casualties of the Union fleet, as reported by Admiral Farragut, were 52 killed and 170 wounded, as follows: