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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 44: battle of Mobile Bay. (search)
he flag-ship, I again started to run down the Tennessee, but, whilst still at a distance, she surrendered to our fleet. Our loss throughout the day was 4 killed and 35 wounded. Herewith I send the reports of the surgeon, engineer, and board of officers, on the injuries and expenditures. Under no circumstances could more coolness and bravery have been shown by the crew. I cannot express my deep feeling for the un-daunted courage and aid given me by all the officers. Second Lieutenant Hiram Adams of the Army Signal Corps, with two assistants, were on board, and great credit is due them for their promptness in transmitting signals. Very respectfully, &c. Sir — In the report made of the part taken by the Lackawanna in passing the forts and entering Mobile Bay on the 5th instant, I inadvertently omitted to state that Commander Edward Donaldson, commanding the Seminole, which was lashed alongside of this ship, rendered most efficient service by his coolness and ju