Bates went aboard to receive the surrender, and of this number one-third were wounded.
Several of them died that night.
The officers were all killed or wounded excepting the commanding officer.
This officer informed Captain Dickison that his first lieutenant, who was killed, was one of the best officers in the navy.
He requested to be permitted to bring the remains of this officer to Dickison's headquarters for interment, and that his winding sheet should be one of the three captured United States flags—which request was granted.
Never did a command fight with more gallantry than our artillery and sharpshooters in this daring affair, every man displaying remarkable coolness and bravery.
There was not a casualty on our side.
After removing the prisoners and the dead, the arms, etc., at sundown Captain Dickison ordered the boat burned, as it was impossible to save her from the enemy, several gunboats being in the river below.
The Columbine was almost entirely new, and consider