of the Army, who so effectually cooperated in the reduction of Island No.10, the following telegram received from the Secretary of the Navy; and he trusts that the future will be crowned with the same success to our arms as the past has been; and may we all, in letter and spirit, as suggested by the Honorable Secretary, render our hearty thanks to God for His goodness in giving us the victory. A. H. Foote, Flag-officer.
Secretary Welles to Flag-officer Foote.
Navy Department, April 12, 1862.
Sir:--The Department desires you to convey to Commander Henry Walke, and the officers and men of the Carondelet, also to Acting First Master Hoel, of the Cincinnati, who volunteered for the occasion, its thanks for the gallant and successful services rendered in running the Carondelet past the rebel batteries on the night of the 4th inst. It was a daring and heroic act, well executed and deserving a special recognition.
Commendation is also to be extended to the officers and crew of