r me, sir, to do justice to the officers who have been under my command during this arduous and sometimes unpleasant service.
Commander Renshaw, Lieutenant-Commander Guest, Lieutenant-Commander Wainwright, Lieutenant-Commander Harrell, Lieutenant-Commanding Bald win, Lieutenant-Commander Woodworth, are the officers commanding steamers connected with the flotilla.
Their duties were various and arduous — towing, supplying, and getting under the guns of the fort when opportunities offered, or the order.
Lieutenant-Commander Guest, with his zealous crew, who had fired over 200 shell at the forts at different times, kept his shell flying as fast as usual, bursting (as I witnessed) with good effect in the midst of the batteries.
Lieutenant-Commander Bald win, whom I have always found ready for any duty, no matter how arduous or thankless, was in no way behind any one; his heavy battery of nine-inch and thirty-two-pounders rattled through the outer works of the fort, helping to keep Jack