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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 19: battle of the forts and capture of New Orleans. (search)
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