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List of the dead, scalded, or wounded - explosion of the steamer Enterprise
Posted by: Sherry Wilkinson (ID *****6795) Date: November 01, 2009 at 06:31:24
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Found this and wanted to share. I don't know if someone has posted this before.

From the American Flag, Matamoros, Aug. 30, 1846: Gentlemen--The following is a statement, as far as I am able to give at this time, in ference to the explosion of the steamer Enterprise....The following is a list of the dead, scalded, or otherwise wounded, as far as is ascertained:

Drowned--Alex. BOSWELL, private in Capt. ALLENs' com. Texas Vol.; Thomas, 2nd cook of the boat. Badly Scalded, Burnt, or Bruised--W. A. COOK; M. CUNNINGHAM; J. C. HOWARD; W. E_____; Mr. ADAMS of N.O.; Mr. HICKLEY, clerk of Wm. MANN, sutler; B. F. CLARK, mate; W. TABOR, pilot; Capt. WOOD, Tex. Vol.; Wm. GRAY, of WOOD's comp.; Jos. GRIGSBY of St. Louis Reg. Mo. Vol.; Lieut. DENBRIG, Ky. Vol.; Thomas HENRY, Solomon MARTIN, Patrick KELLY, Frank POLLENT, deck hands. Slightly Scalded, Burnt, or Bruised--Capt. D. S. KELSEY, W. J. DOWING, of Corpus Christi, H. A. EMORY; Jacob BOWIN; C. B. COOK; Enoch TUCKER; Joshua WILSON; J. WHEELER, Christ'n KAUFMAN, J. HUMERICK, Matthew LAMON, of Capt. WOOD's company. At the last account received from Reynosa, the wounded were all doing very well, and with proper attention, will all recover. There is so far as we know, no blame to be attached to the Captain of the Boat, as he is well known in this section as an experienced steamboat Captain--having been master of different boats upon the Mississippi river, and the Texas coast; and I am convinced that Capt. D. S. KELSEY is entitled to the esteem of all parties for his conduct in this unfortunate affair. -Edmund F. NEWELL, Agent of Steamers Enterprise and Panola. 9/23/1846 U. S. Steamer Brownsville, Sept. 28, 1846. Sir: I left [not legible] at 7 A.M., with Captain Eaton (Gen. TAYLOR's Aid) with dispatches for Washington. He reports that Monterrey was taken on the 24th, after a hard fight of four days and a loss of five hundred in killed and wounded. ...The loss of Mexicans were about the same as ours. Gen TAYLOR had his horse disabled, and fought for a long time in the streets on foot. I send a list of the killed and wounded. Yours &c, A.Q. BRETH, Commander U.S. Steamer Brownsville.

Killed--Col. WALTON, Baltimore, Maryland
Maj. BARBOUR, 3d Infantry
Capt. McKARETT, 8th Infantry
" WILLIAMS, Top. Eng.
" L. MORRIS, 3d Infantry
" FIELD, " "
" GILLESPIE, Texas Rangers
" ALLEN, Tenn. Vol.
Lieut. TERRELL, 1st Infantry
" IRWIN, 3d "
" HAZLITT, " "
" WOODS 4th "
Wounded--Maj. Gen. BUTLER, Vol.
Col. McCLUNG, Mississippi Vol.
" ABERCROMBIE, 1st Infantry
Maj. ALEXANDER, Tenn. Vol.
" LEAR, 3d Infantry, badly
" MANSFIELD, Engineer Dep.
Capt. BRINBRIDGE, 3d Infantry
" LAMOTTE, 1st "
Lieut. GRAHAM, 4th "
" DILWORTH, 1st "
" ROSSELL, 5th "
" POTTER, 7th "
" WAINWRIGHT, 8th " 10/7/1846


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