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The Nahant received in all thirty wounds, several of them bad fractures of the deck and sides, below and above the water-line.
The most fatal blow, however, was given by a heavy rifled shot, which struck the pilot-house, and dislodged several of the bolts, one of which, driven violently inward, wounded all of the three inmates of the pilot-house — the Captain, (Captain Downs, Massachusetts,) the Pilot, (Isaac Sofield, New-Jersey,) and the Quartermaster, (Edward Cobb, Massachusetts.) The Quartermaster had been struck by the bolt on the back of the skull, which received a compound comminuted fracture.
When I saw the poor fellow, late at night, he was in a state of coma, his life ebbing away.
He died this morning.
The pilot's wound was a severe contusion of the neck and shoulder, and he is doing well.
The Captain received merely a slight contusion of the foot.
Other bolts were driven in, in the turret also, and the following were wounded: John McAl