But the poor Keokuk —— she, of all others, was the most fearfully maltreated.
This vessel was struck ninety times, and she had nineteen holes above and below the water-line, some of a size through which a boy might crawl.
Her turrets (five and three quarter inches of iron in thick-ness) were fairly riddled and came out of the contest mere sieves.
During the action twelve of her men were wounded, among whom was her commander, the gallant Rhind.
The others are as follows:
Alexander McIntosh, Acting Ensign, dangerously wounded; Charles McLaughlin, seaman, dangerously wounded ; James Ryan, seaman, severely; William McDonald, seaman, severely; Richard Nicholson, Quartermaster, slightly; David Chaplin, seaman, slightly; C. B. Mott, landsman, slightly ; J. W. Abbott, seaman, slightly; J. O'Connor, landsman, slightly; George Wilson, seaman, slightly; J. Brown, seaman, slightly; Henry Swords, seaman, slightly.
During the night her pumps were kept at work, to throw out the lea