on long after any resistance could have been offered, with a cold-blooded barbarity and perseverance which nothing can palliate. As near as I can learn, there were about five hundred men in the Fort when it was stormed. I received about one hunded men, (including the wounded and those I took on board before the flag of truce was sent in.) The rebels, I learned, had few prisoners, so that at least three hundred of our troops must have been killed in this affair. I have the honor to forward a list of the wounded officers and men received from the enemy under flag of truce. I am, General, your obedient servant,
W. Ferguson, Acting Master U. S. N., Commanding U. S. Steamer Silver Cloud. Major-General Hurlbut, Commanding Sixteenth Army Corps.
headquarters Sixteenth army corps, Memphis, Tenn., April 24, 1864.A true copy.
T. H. Harris, Assistant Adjutant-General.