It would make a good study for someone to research the data relating to both the USS MOUND CITY and the USS TECUMSEH, to clear things up a bit. I did see one source giving the complement of the MOUND CITY as 200 and another as 175. Of these we know that 100 were killed by that shot through the boiler. I also see one source which gives the complement of the TECUMSEH as being 85, yet the muster rolls of officers and enlisted personnel (ORN volume 21, page 492) name 107 personnel of the vessel, these without some of the additional names of those who escaped when the vessel went down (shown on previous, and subsequent pages of the same volume). I did try to make an exact count of the personnel on the vessel, including the names of some officers who were also drowned, and whose names are not shown in the ORN (as shown in other sources), and came to more than 120. We know that only about ten were saved, which leaves about 110 who drowned. However, I admit that my figures may not be correct, as some of those on the muster rolls may have been sent away from the vessel, etc., prior to August 5, 1864. On the other hand these personnel may have also been replaced by those coming on board, etc. I guess we will never know exact figures, because of the loss of the deck logs, when the vessel went down.