wn, commanding Forest Rose; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant C. Dominey, commanding Signal; Acting-Volunteer Lieutenant J. H. Hurd, commanding Covington; Ensign Win. C. Hanford, commanding Robb; Acting-Master J. C. Bunner, commanding New Era; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant John Pierce, commanding Petrel; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant J. V. Johnstone, commanding Romeo; Acting-Master W. E. Fentress, commanding Rattler; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant T. E. Smith, commanding Linden; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant E. C. Brennan, commanding Prairie Bird; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant J. Goudy, commanding Queen City.
There are others who deserve commendation, but these seem to be the most prominent.
The action of the 4th of July, at Helena, wherein the Taylor participated so largely, has already been reported to the Department.
There is no doubt left in the minds of any, but that the Taylor saved Helena, for, though General Prentiss fought with a skill and daring not excelled in this war, his little for
Mail-boat New national (4th rate).
Acting-Masters, Alexander M. Grant and Oscar H. Pratt; Acting-Ensign, J. Hill; Acting-Masters' Mate, W. C. Herron; Engineers, W. H. Price, James Wilkins and E. C. Rensford.
Iron-clad steamer Benton (4th rate).
*Lieutenant-Commander, James A. Greer; Acting-Master, G. P. Lord; *Ensign, J. F. Reed; Acting-Ensigns, C. A. Wright, J. M. Walker, W. J. Lees and Frank Reed; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, C. G. Lowndes; Acting-Master's Mates, E. C. Brennan and W. H. Lemassena; Engineers, J. V. Starr, C. W. Fairfowl, R. Hoffman, C. W. Ridgely, Robert Long and Oliver Bragg; Gunner, N. B. Willetts; Carpenter, R. Blackford.
Hospital-ship Red Rover.
Acting-Master, W. R. Welles; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, A. N. Pearson; Acting-Ensign, Wm. Harris; Acting-Master's Mates, C. King and F. Lowe; Engineers, W. J. Buffington, G. W. Gimbeo, W. O. Logne, Julius Eliter and J. A. Goodloe; Acting-Carpenter, H. Kenney; Acting-Assistant Surgeons, George