es despatched his aids to bring up any troops they met to fill this blank.
Major Tremaine, of his staff, fell in with General Zook, at the head of his brigade, (Second corps,) and this gallant officer instantly volunteered to take Barnes's place.
Wreached the ground, Barnes's disordered troops impeded the advance of the brigade.
If you can't get out of the way, cried Zook, lie down and I will march over you.
Barnes ordered his men to lie down, and the chivalric Zook and his splendid brigade, under the personal direction of General Birney, did march over them right into the breach.
Alas! poor Zook soon fell, mortally wounded, and half of his brigade perished with him. It was about this time — near seven P. M.--that Sickles was struck bydivision, of the Fifth corps, which lost over fifty per cent of its numbers, holding its position most obstinately.
General Zook, so highly complimented by Historicus, commanded a brigade of Caldwell's division.
When night fell, our lines were
n; and Peter Parks, seaman.
These officers are certainly in error in their statement that a row of buoys stretched from the shore a distance of one to two hundred yards. We now know, that the channel adjacent to the shore was entirely clear of torpedoes, and that the latter were placed between the two large buoys, to which I have referred in my reports.
In addition to the persons named in this report as saved, the boat from the Metacomet, under Acting Ensign Nields, rescued Acting Ensign John P. Zetlich, Chauncey V. Dean, Quartermaster; Wm. Roberts, Quartermaster; James McDonald, seaman; Geo. Major, seaman; James Thorn, seaman; Chas. Packard, ordinary seaman; Wm. Fadden, landsman; and Wm. C. West, coal-heaver — with the pilot of the Tecumseh, John Collins.
Four others also swam to the beach, and were taken prisoners at Fort Morgan and immediately sent away.
This information was received when communicating by flag of truce with the Fort.
none of them, we were told, were of