I am especially indebted to Mr. Terry, our second lieutenant, for his ready and intelligent aid in the management of the ship during the action; but to Mr. Cummings, our first lieutenant, are mainly due, as far as this ship is concerned, the handsome results of that morning.
By his cool and intrepid conduct the batteries were made to do their whole duty, and not a gun was pointed nor a shot sent without its mark.
My thanks are due to Mr. Bogart, my clerk, who took the place of Mr. John B. Bradley, master's mate, who was shot down at my side while gallantly performing his duty as my aid.
I am, sir, respectfully, etc., James Alden, Commander. Flag-officer D. G. Farragut, Commanding Western Gulf Blockading Squadron.
Report of Lieutenant-commander Edward T. Nichols, United States gun-boat Winona.
United States Gun-Boat Winona, New Orleans, April 30, 1862.
Sir — I beg leave respectfully to present the following report of the operations of this vessel in the engagem