man, thank God, the relatives of our dead and wounded hastened to Moultrie
to learn their fate.
Mothers came asking for their sons, sisters for brothers, sons for fathers, and all were told that all were well — that none were killed, but that confusion prevailed, and the soldiers could not be seen.
That night the bodies of the dead were boxed up and conveyed on shore, where they were buried in trenches in the negro burying-ground.
One hundred and sixty bodies were conveyed to the burial-place on a small schooner, and the others by various other conveyances
. On the following day, when relatives inquired for those who were dead, they were told that they had been sent away to other points to recruit their energies.
Every possible means were resorted to, to keep the truth from being known.
I myself counted over two hundred dead bodies
, and know that there were others which I did not see. I have no means of knowing the extent of the slaughter at the other fortifications, but heard, incidentally, that it was serious, although not so great as at Moultrie
I was told that one shot at Stevens's Battery dismounted a cannon and killed several persons.--N. Y. Evening Post, May 6