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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 44: battle of Mobile Bay. (search)
the fleet in past the forts. At this time a shell from the rebel gun-boat Selma passed through this vessel into the forward storeroom, killing one man and wounding another, and setting the ship on fire. By prompt action on the part of Acting-Ensign G. E. Wing, in charge of powder division, we succeeded in extinguishing it. At 5 minutes past 8 cast off from the Hartford and steamed for the rebel gun-boats, who were annoying the fleet by a raking fire. They steamed up the bay, engaging us wG. Eastwick and P. J. Langer; Boatswain, Wm. Green; Gunner, J. D. Fletcher. *steamer Metacomet. Lieutenant-Commander, James E. Jouett, at Mobile; Acting-Masters, Henry J. Sleeper, N. M. Dyer and C. W. Wilson; Acting-Ensigns, H. C. Nields, G. E. Wing, John White and John O. Morse; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, Horace M. Harriman; Assistant Surgeon, Edw. D. Payne; Acting-Master's Mates, J. K. Goodwin,----Miller, Chas. C. Jones and Henry Wyman; Engineers: First-Assistant, Jas. Atkins; Second-As