reported casualties as follows: Killed in Fort Walker
, 10; wounded, 20; killed in Colonel De Saussure
's regiment, 1; wounded severely, 15; missing, 4; wounded in Fort Beauregard
The total of casualties on board of all of the vessels is given by the flag-officer
as follows; Total killed, 8; wounded seriously, 6; wounded slightly, 17.
The earthworks had not traverses of the height that the enemy learned to make thereafter, which served him so well at Fort Fisher
Looking from the direction of the enfilading fire from the north at Fort Walker
, the wonder was that the ammunition at the guns had not been exploded, and that many more of the men who served the guns were not killed.
It seemed almost a miracle that explosions did not occur in the passage-way from which powder and shells were supplied.
It will be remembered that Fort Beauregard
was not the direct object of attack.
In entering the harbor, the flanking column alone delivered its fire in that direction, and afterward in passing to the northward the Wabash
gave it some shells.
General T. W. Sherman
, commanding our troops of the Port Royal expedition
, in his report of November 8th, says: ‘The beautifully constructed work on Hilton Head
was severely crippled and many of the guns dismounted.
Much slaughter had evidently been made there, many bodies having been buried in the fort, and some twenty or thirty were found some half mile distant. . . . On clearing out the fort the body of Doctor Buist
, surgeon of the fort, was found; he was killed by a shell and buried by the falling in of a parapet.
The number of pieces of ordnance that have fallen into our hands is fifty-two, the bulk of which is of the largest calibre, all with fine carriages, etc., except eight or ’