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The Daily Dispatch: February 19, 1862., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: February 19, 1862., [Electronic resource], Safety of Capt. Cook--release of prisoners. (search)
isoners. --The Norfolk Day Book says Captain Cook, of the Confederate steamer Ellis, who was reported among the killed in the recent engagement with the enemy's vessels off Cobb's Point Battery, arrived at his home in Portsmouth on Friday night. Capt. Cook behaved very gallantly in the action. He was last to leave his vessel and refused to strike his colors. He is wounded in the right arm. The Sea Bird was completely riddled, and had she not taken fire, she would have been of no use to the enemy. The following seamen prisoners, captured in the fight, have been released on parole and have returned to Norfolk: Of the Sea Bird.--Joseph Weaver, carpenter;--Willis, pilot; George Livingston, captain's clerk; Samuel Merrill, purser's steward; Phillips and Butt, quartermaster; Williams and Gregory, seamen; Alfred Roid, (colored,) steward. Of the Ellis.--Wormsely, engineer; Young, seaman. In addition to the above, a number of other Captain McCarrick, arrived
nd received a severe wound on the skull, which we fear will terminate fatally. His vessel was boarded by an overpowering number of the enemy. The officers captured by the enemy were, Captain Cooke, James Peters, J. Hanks, J. J. Henderson, James W. McCarrick, R. W. G. Livingston, and Mr. Wombsley--the first and last named of the Ellis, and the rest of the Sea Bird. Drs Greenhow and Jones were also captured, both being attached to the Sea Bird. As far as ascertained, only three were wounded into escape was given, he jumped over board and was making his way to the mainland, when he was struck by a shell, from the effects of which he died.--Eight of the enemy were killed, and many others placed soldiers de combat. The enemy . Capt. McCarrick will visit Richmond in a day or two to effect an exchange. I must not omit to say that during the second engagement some of the enemy were badly burned--one of our shells passing through one of their magazines and setting fire to all th