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cept gunshot wounds. There was no prize-money, but the officers and men of this expedition were spoken of in the highest terms of praise, which cheered them on in the absence of other rewards. Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant John Macdearmid and Acting-Master Thomas J. Woodward, who commanded the steamers Ceres and Shawsheen on this expedition, were highly spoken of. Acting-Lieutenant R. T. Renshaw, commanding U. S. steamer Louisana, reports that while at Washington, N. C., on the 6th of September, 1862, the enemy attacked that place in force and opened on his vessel with volleys of musketry. That he returned the fire with grape and shell, killing a number and finally driving them back. He also followed them up with shell and killed a number in their retreat. During this action the Army gun-boat Picket blew up, killing the captain and 18 men, and wounding others, who were taken on board the Louisiana and properly cared for. Acting-Master Edward Hooker is well spoken of for t