t on board the bonded vessels, with ample provisions taken from the vessels destroyed for their support.
Eleven of the enumerated vessels were captured on June 28.
These were our last prizes.
Some of the prisoners expressed their opinion, on the strength of the papers brought by the Susan Abigail, of General Lee's surrender, that war might be and probably was over, but as an evidence that such was not believed to be the case, eight men from these vessels enlisted on the Shenandoah.
On June 29, at 1 A. M., passed the Behring Straits into the Arctic Ocean.
At 10 A. M., finding heavy floes of ice all around ahead of us, we turned to the southward and re-entered, through Behring Straits, Behring Sea, being at noon, or two hours after we turned around, in 66 degrees 14 minutes north latitude.
Encountered very heavy ice on July 1.
On July 5 passed through Amukta Pass (172 degrees west longitude) of the Aleutian Islands, from Behring Sea into the Pacific Ocean. One of the islands by