The conduct of William Hatch and John Richards, masters' mates, during the bombardment, has also met my warmest approval — the former having sighted the mortar every time it was fired during the action; the latter having charge of the powder division, and making himself generally useful about the vessel.
The only wounded in this division were two of the crew of the Carlton, one severely, the other slightly.
Very respectfully your obedient servant, W. W. Queen, Lieut.-Comanding, in Command of 2d Div. Mortar Flotilla. Commander D. D. Porter, Commanding Mortar Flotilla.
Report of Lieutenant-Commander K. Randolph Breese, Third division mortar flotilla.
U. S. Barkantine, Horace Beales, Mississippi River, April 30, 1862.
Sir — I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the third division mortar flotilla, under my command, in the bombardment of Fort Jackson.
At 9.30 A. M., of the 18th instant, the John Griffiths, (on board of whi