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— reached the head of the island, they opened with their heaviest guns, throwing shell over the other boats. About fifty minutes after the engagement commenced, a forty-two pound shot struck the Essex just above the port, on her port bow, killing instantly S. B. Britton, Master's Mate, cutting his head completely off — passing through the bulwark, and stove in one of the flues of the starboard boiler. The boat was instantly filled with steam, The pilots — March Ford, of Pittsburgh, and James McBride, of Cincinnati — were scalded so that they died instantly. Ford was found with one hand on the wheel and the other on the bellrope. Twenty-six of the officers and men were killed and wounded, but one by shot. The Essex, being completely disabled, dropped down the stream, and was towed by a tug to Camp Ralleck. At this time the rebels, couraged by the disabling of the Essex, redoubled their fire, raining a storm of shot and shell upon the remaining three boats.--Our boats still k