igns J. O. Johnson and J. B. De Camarra, Acting-Master's Mates A. F. Haraden and Henry W. Wells.
Acting-Second-Assistant Engineers H. Rafferty and John E. Harper, and Paymaster's Steward John C. Cross, were recommended to especial notice for their bravery in battle.
These commendations were probably only known to the parties who secured them; and, as their names have not been handed down in history, it may be some compensation to them at this late day to know that they are remembered.
De Camarra, Johnson, Wells and Hicks were recommended for promotion.
That the Navy performed excellent service in defending the garrison at Washington, N. C., there can be little doubt.
The naval force appeared promptly on the scene of action, and was so well handled that it saved the garrison from capture; yet all this zeal, gallantry and efficiency is merely mentioned by General Spinola as follows:
I cannot close this report without bearing testimony to the gallant conduct of the Navy while