Killed in the Late Battle

The Daily Delta, New Orleans, 11 June 1862

(Note: The dead sailor was most likely Augustus Thomas, Captain of the Forecastle, USS Hartford, who was lost overboard when the fleet engaged the Chalmette batteries on 25 April 1862)

An inquest was held yesterday upon the bodies of two men found in the river, right bank, a short distance below the fortifications. Supposed to be two men that has been shot in the battle below the city. One of them had been struck by a cannon ball in the left side, carrying away his left arm and tearing away the left side of his shirt. This one was dressed as a United States sailor. The other was naked, and had the appearance of being struck by a cannon ball in the right thigh, near the body.