Co. C, Privates Joseph Heritage, leg, severe; J. Hickman, hand. Co. D, Privates Wm. Phillips, scalp, slight; Geo. Worth, chest, severe; David A. Johnson, neck, slight. Co. F, Private Samuel Blake, side, severe. Co. G, Privates B. Ruddinger, head; Victor Williamson, lower jaw. Co. H, Private Edward Clayton, mouth, slight. Co. K, Private Jonathan Burl, leg amputated, dangerous; Private Geo. P. Dobbs, head. Co. H, Private Wm. Aumick. This report is as perfect as can be under the circumstances, being compiled from the chief medical director's report of the wounded, and the regimental reports of the killed. The names of some of the wounded on the fleet are subjoined. R. M. Coleman, wounded in the chest, is master's mate of the Ceres. Alexander Hand, seaman on the Ceres, wounded in the arm. He was promoted to be mate. Two of the crew of the Ceres were killed at Elizabeth City. I have not learned their names. Stephen Millis, second assistant-engineer of the J. N. Seymour, received a wound in the thigh, and is in a critical condition. The master's mate on the Hetzel was killed by a shell. One man was killed on the Morse, whose name I did not learn. The killed and wounded on the fleet do not exceed twenty.
Rebel documents.A post report for the month of December, made by Major Hill, in command of Pork Point battery, was found signed by Major Hill, in which he returns three officers absent, captured at Hatteras by the enemy since August twenty-eighth, 1861. These are Capt. L. S. Johnson, Lieuts. J. T. Lassell and J. W. Poole. One of these, I understand, is again in our hands, having been liberated from Fort Warren, and having rejoined his regiment. His name is Capt. L. S. Johnson. A memorandum, found in the enemy's works, shows the strength of the rebel position at Roanoke Island:
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R. I., February 7th, 1862.dear sir: The enemy are in sight of our battery, and have already twenty-three steamers and twenty-six transports moored this side of the marshes. We are all ready for them, and expect to give them a good thrashing, and send them home to their work. The engagement will certainly be a long and desperate one, but our cause is good. God being, as I firmly believe, on our side, will give us the victory. With much respect, your obedient servant,
Report of Commanding officer, Roanoke Island.
General: I have the honor to report the operations that have been constructed under my direction at this post. I took charge on October twelfth, relieving Capt. Dimmick, and found the works in the condition following: Pork Point battery complete, and turned over to its commander. Robles Fishing battery, essentially complete, with six gun-carriages mounted, but no guns, and a small amount of sod-revetments had to be done after I took charge. The barge Superior was in position at Redstone Point, and the barge Nicholas, which now forms part of that battery, was moved out in the stream. Weir's Point battery was nearly complete, having the front face finished, and the rear parapet partly built. There were eight guns mounted, four barbette and four embrasure. These guns in embrasure have since been mounted on better carriages, and two of the barbette guns replaced by rifled guns. On or about the fifteenth October, Gen. Hill came here, and upon examination disapproved of the R. F. battery, as too far off, and not in supporting distance of the others. Gen. Hill then went to Norfolk, whence he returned on Sunday, October twentieth. Gen. Hill gave me several orders, verbally and written, relative to the works, and among them directed me to use four of the guns that had been sent here for R. F., at Fort Blanchard; to let Gen. Mann have two guns, with equipments; to build Fort Blanchard without delay, and to mount no guns at Robb's Fishing, till further orders. The orders of Gen. H. have been executed, and the parapet to the barges at Fort Forrest, and the works at Fort Blanchard, and on the eastern side of the island, has been erected under my direction. The work at Fort Forrest was not designed by me. The barges are from the navy-yard to Flag-Officer Lynch, and the location selected by him. Upon his application I had the embankment erected; it was a work of great labor, and the effect of working in the mud and water producing so much sickness among the negroes, that I was compelled to discharge a large number as soon as the work was finished. I have always considered obstructions of the channel as indispensable to the defence of this post. It was so considered by Captain Dimmock, and Corn. Hunter ordered piles to be cut, and contemplated procuring a pile-driver from the navvyard,